Julia Jones

by Gurrl on February 17, 2014

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Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 23, 1981

Ethnicity:
*African-American, possibly other (father)
*possibly English (mother)

Julia Jones is an American actress. She is known for playing Leah Clearwater, a Native American character, in the Twilight series.

Julia’s father is Frank N. Jones, a lawyer and political figure in Massachusetts. He has often been publicly identified as an African-American. It appears that Julia’s mother is white.

Julia has said: “My dad is part Choctaw, Chickosaw and African American. I didn’t realize the significance of not being white until I moved to LA”.

She has also stated:

I’m part Chickasaw and Choctaw, but I’m a multi-[ethnic] person. That’s just a part of my identity. I’ve been playing Native roles for a long time, a very long time. [“Twilight” is].. an opportunity to portray a group of people who are not portrayed very frequently and very accurately at all in the media. And I cherish that. I think that there should be more roles for Native actors in contemporary pieces, and it’s an important part of who I am.

She has also said: “I’m a Native American actress.”

It is not clear if this Choctaw Native American and Chickasaw Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Julia has a degree in English from the Columbia University, which she attended after graduating from the Boston Latin School in Massachusetts.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

fuzzybear44 May 16, 2016 at 12:03 am

So this is the kind of honeys the Choctaw are turning out, maybe I should go and get registered

fuzzybear44 June 7, 2016 at 1:44 am

Some sites where people claim to be Native Americans, are upset with her saying she’s a Native actress, seeing how it’s the least thing she is. That show Longmire, will hirer anybody, as long as they fit the stereotype of a native(even when they’re not native)

phaedra May 15, 2016 at 7:07 pm

Doesn’t look African much.

I see more white/native mix.

cwm85 November 5, 2015 at 10:56 pm

Where does the African-American ethnicity come from if she says she is part Choctaw and Chickasaw?

Mr. Postman November 6, 2015 at 2:12 pm

“I’m part Chickasaw and Choctaw, BUT I’m a multi-[ethnic] person.”

Readin’ hard.

Nikki May 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Correction: SHe is english, irish, native american and african

angrygirl19 November 5, 2015 at 11:12 am

Ummm….no.

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