Kidada Jones

by ethnic on March 13, 2008

Kidada Jones

Kidada Jones (right) and her mother Peggy Lipton (left)

Birth Name: Kidada Ann Jones

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 22, 1974

*African-American, with some English, Scottish, and Welsh (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Kidada Jones is an American model, actress, and fashion designer. She is the daughter of music producer Quincy Jones and actress and model Peggy Lipton. She is the older sister of actress Rashida Jones. Kidada was the girlfriend of musician Tupac Shakur around the time of his death.

Kidada’s father is of mainly of African-American (West African/Central African) ancestry, with some English, Scottish, and Welsh, heritage.

Kidada’s mother is Jewish (of Russian Jewish and Latvian Jewish descent).

Kidada’s paternal grandfather was Quincy Delight/Delightt Jones (the son of Caesar Jones and Susannah/Susanna Burgess). Kidada’s grandfather Quincy was born in South Carolina, and was a semi-pro baseball player. Caesar and Susannah were both black. Susannah was the daughter of West Burgess and Adele, or of Osborne Burgess and Elizabeth.

Kidada’s paternal grandmother was Sarah Frances Wells (the daughter of Love Adam Wells and Mary Belle Lanier). Sarah was born in Mississippi. Love, who was black, was the son of Nelson Wells and Sarah Campbell. Mary Belle Lanier’s father, James Balance Lanier, was caucasian, and had mostly English, as well as Scottish and Welsh, ancestry. Mary Belle’s mother, Cordelia Dickson, was black.

Kidada’s maternal grandfather was Harold Arlen Lipton (the son of Max Lipschitz and Alice Goldfarb). Harold was born in The Bronx, New York City. Max and Alice were Russian Jewish emigrants, Max from Slutsk and Alice from Brest. Max was the son of Harris/Harold Lipschitz and Rebecca Leah Pitovsky/Witkowsky. Alice was the daughter of Aaron Goldfarb and Frieda/Freude Bass/Bab.

Kidada’s maternal grandmother was Rita Hetty Benson/Rosenberg (the daughter of Hyman Rosenberg and Jeanie “Jane” Benson). Rita was born in Dublin, Ireland. Hyman was a Russian Jewish emigrant, who was born in Saga, the son of Marko Benjamin Rosenberg and Sarah Hahn. Jeanie was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England, to Jewish parents from Latvia and/or Kaunas, Lithuania, Benjamin Joseph Bensohn/Benson, from Kovno, and Sophia Winestein/Weinstein.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show African American Lives (2006) stated that Kidada’s father’s, Quincy Jones’s, genetic ancestry is:

*66% Sub-Saharan African
*34% European

In his 2009 book about the show, In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. wrote that Quincy’s African DNA matches the Tikar people of Cameroon, the Sukuma people of Tanzania, the Tonga people of Mozambique, and the Fang people of Equatorial Guinea.

Sources: Genealogies of Kidada Jones –

Genealogy of Kidada Jones (focusing on her mother’s side) –

photo by s_bukley/

{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Kimmel May 15, 2016 at 8:17 pm

It’s weird; she looks like her sister but kinda doesn’t. And weirdly as if one of her parents isn’t actually one of her parents. But she’s prettier than Rashida though.

fuzzybear44 May 15, 2016 at 11:55 pm

That’s what happens in mixed blooded families, the kids can be all different

Hill May 19, 2017 at 3:31 pm

Weird? not looking exactly like your sibling is weird? I’m done with this website’s community.

Adrian1Cram February 12, 2016 at 11:48 pm

Attractive, kinda

xoxo October 21, 2015 at 3:19 am

She looks a little Indian (South Asian Indian, not Native American) too.

Adrian1Cram February 12, 2016 at 11:48 pm

I agree

Hill May 19, 2017 at 3:31 pm

She looks half Jewish and half African-American to me.

cwm85 August 28, 2015 at 10:24 pm

She dated Tupac what the hell did she see in that dude. He was a rapist, into all kinds of trouble. He cheated on her all the time too. I never liked him… not s rap fan anyway especially gangster rap… rap music is bad for black community. Hasn’t help the imagine at all.

neiltennant July 26, 2015 at 1:40 pm

both sisters look very good !

quincy jones looks like a typical gentleman. Not ugly but the two girls come after their mother

she looks more black than her sister

her sister always plays white roles in movies and video clips

Multiethnicchick September 5, 2016 at 12:31 pm

no she doesn’t. She looks just as mixed as her sister

Bow Down Bitches July 25, 2015 at 9:03 pm

she’s prettier than her sister

neiltennant June 28, 2015 at 1:28 pm

her sister rashida looks more white but she looks more black

but both are good looking

mom peggy lipton must be proud of her two beautiful girls

SEEXYPUREBLOODLATINA July 5, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Her she was a hooooooo!

Christian March 23, 2012 at 10:41 am

she looks like a 80 percent black person

unlike her sister who looks 99 percent white

andrew September 1, 2013 at 12:52 pm
Bow Down Bitches July 25, 2015 at 9:03 pm

her sister doesn’t look 80%, you need your eyes checked

Bow Down Bitches July 25, 2015 at 9:04 pm

i mean she (kidada), not rashida

Amber Berg July 18, 2011 at 6:10 am

I love this ancestry, particularly because this is what I am lol!

neiltennant June 28, 2015 at 1:40 pm

dear amber if you look like her you may be very lucky :-)))

Alice July 18, 2011 at 3:31 am

Why does her sister Rashida have 2 extra ethnicities e.g. Irish and Russian? Are they 2 full sisters?

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kathleen April 17, 2011 at 12:29 pm

i agree, kidada does look more black than rashida but she also looks a little east indian/hispanic, am i the only who thinks this? both sisters are very beautiful

411 April 17, 2011 at 2:52 pm


That’s normal,children of mixed bloodlines come out like that.One might be black,while the other becomes white.I’ve seen plenty of families like that

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g September 25, 2010 at 3:46 am

what a shame the reason why is because 1 of the sisters is a proud black oman and the other one is a sell out k

Multiethnicchick September 5, 2016 at 12:32 pm

their father is more mixed than them. So they’re mostly white

Carrie February 25, 2010 at 12:55 am

Just wondering why the post for kidada lists African first under heritage, yet her sister’s post lists Jewish-Russian and Jewish Irish first? They are sisters with both parents in common, I believe. Is the difference in the post due to the fact that kidada looks more African American than her sister?

jenny March 17, 2009 at 5:11 pm

they look mixed, their father is black. Sure he may have some white blood in him, but what african american doesn’t?

Leanna1991 December 5, 2008 at 2:12 pm

she looks black and her sister looks white. Both are pretty.

Multiethnicchick September 5, 2016 at 12:32 pm

you have no idea what a black person looks like then

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