Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 9, 1955
*Puerto Rican (mother)
Jimmy Smits is an American actor. He is famous for his roles on the series NYPD Blue and L.A. Law.
His father, Cornelis Leendert Smits, was Surinamese, from Paramaribo, Suriname, and was of Dutch ancestry. His mother, Emelina Pola y Bermúdez, was Puerto Rican, born in Peñuelas, Puerto Rico.
Jimmy’s paternal grandparents were Hendrik Smits and Henriette Wilson.
Jimmy’s maternal grandparents were Joaquín Pola y Orenzo/Orengo (the son of Martes/Marle/Marlo Pola and Juana Orengo) and Tomasa Bermúdez y Rivera (the daughter of José Ramon Bermúdez y Rodriguez and Maria Paz Rivera y Hernandez).
Sources: Obituary of Jimmy’s father – http://marineparkfh.com
Obituary of Jimmy’s mother – http://marineparkfh.com
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