by ethnic on April 23, 2009

Birth Name: Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque

Place of Birth: Brattleboro, Vermont, United States

Date of Birth: December 20, 1990

*French-Canadian (father)
*English, Irish, Polish, Scottish (mother)

JoJo, also credited as Joanna Levesque, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her father is of French-Canadian descent. Her mother has English, Irish, Polish, and Scottish ancestry.

She has also stated that she has Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented. On her twitter account, she stated that she has “one big gumbo pot of heritage”.

JoJo’s paternal grandparents were Maurice Henri/Henry Levesque (the son of Louis J. Levesque and Wilhelmina D. Cote) and Irene Marion Fortier (the daughter of John Jermiah Fortier and Marion Delia Bedard).

JoJo’s maternal grandparents were Eugene Thomas Blagden (the son of William Albert Thomas Blagden and Irene Cahill) and Sonja J. Granskie (the daughter of Henry Joseph Granskie and Helen J.).

Sources: Obituary of JoJo’s paternal grandmother, Irene Marion (Fortier) Levesque –

JoJo’s tweets about her ancestry –

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Manila September 5, 2015 at 4:49 am
ihatemostpeople February 23, 2014 at 5:57 pm

I know a girl who’s half Hispanic and she looks like JoJo. She looks a bit Hispanic.

aja675 May 18, 2012 at 4:45 am

Had no idea she was JoJo.

SparkleTime December 25, 2011 at 12:08 am

Are all whites here part Native? It’s crazy how nearly all of them are. Kind of cool, yet suspicious at the same time.

i'mee January 22, 2012 at 12:00 am

Why are you an agent in search of talent?
Look. Nobody chose their backgroundto be what they are. [isn’t she half-Polish btw.] Why can’t people accept people for what they are? They’ll be just fine, know who they are. – I’m not polish

Rumor Mill January 22, 2012 at 12:21 am

She is castiza/harniza like Megan Fox.

Shell Mangiacavallo November 8, 2011 at 10:49 am

I always thought she was mixed with italian. I guess you learn something new everyday.

great May 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Her cheekbones give the Native American away. She’s so proud of her heritage.. how refreshing. In my experience most people are embarrassed to admit their NA side.

SparkleTime January 3, 2012 at 9:52 pm


That is an obvious lie. Almost everyone claims Native heritage, even if they do not have it.

! January 15, 2012 at 11:50 am

No, it’s because lots of Americans DO have a little Native in them.

me January 4, 2012 at 5:25 am

“most people are embarrassed to admit their NA side”
i agree

ethnic January 14, 2010 at 2:00 am

Great find Vacha, thanks for that.


im kira January 13, 2010 at 7:57 pm

On January 12, a magnitude 7.0 quake struck about 10 miles (15 kilometers) southwest of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. MSF teams on the ground have witnessed significant damage to its medical facilities, injuries to patients and staff, and an influx of wounded towards these hospitals in the capital.

There arent enough doctors and thehospitals are filled.The people of Haiti need you.

LiL V4CH4 C0MiN yUR W4yy January 13, 2010 at 8:49 am

Oh “ethnic” Jojo also said that she is also of English and Scottish descent too on her twitter page I think wikipedia has a source to that she states that.

Jen January 3, 2010 at 12:33 am

she sure has a great mix!! :)

ethnic November 30, 2009 at 1:33 pm

shes got an album called “All I Want Is Everything” coming out soon apparently.

kira November 30, 2009 at 2:56 am

love her voice!i wonder if she has any projects coming up

alyssa May 18, 2009 at 10:09 am

i didnt know you were french thats cool im french too ok i was just wondering and looking up if you were french cause ur last name ok byez

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