Leigh-Anne Pinnock

by ethnicitiies on March 18, 2014

Girlguiding Big Gig 2013 London - Arrivals

Place of Birth: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 4 October, 1991

Ethnicity: African-Jamaican, African-Barbadian, possibly other

Leigh-Anne Pinnock is a British singer, songwriter, and fashion blogger. She is a member of the British band Little Mix, alongside Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, and Jade Thirlwall.

Leigh-Anne has Afro-Barbadian, Afro-Jamaican, and possibly other, ancestry.

On her mother’s side, Leigh-Anne is the granddaughter of Leslie J. Thornhill and Valerie Faulkner. Leslie was born in Eton, then Buckinghamshire.

Source: Family background of Leigh-Anne Pinnock – http://www.allaboutlittlemix.com

photo by Prphotos

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant November 26, 2017 at 3:05 am

her surname sounds like Pinnoccio

is this a French name or Italian?

Kimmel August 2, 2016 at 10:01 pm

Been wondering what her ethnicity was. I suspected some small amount of indigenous blood like Taino, which is probably, or could very well be the case given the places listed for her ethnicity. Pleased to see she isn’t another full on mixed race woman.

andrew August 3, 2016 at 12:51 pm

her paternal grandfather was English, making her mother of mixed-race background:


andrew August 3, 2016 at 12:52 pm

*maternal grandfather, sorry,

follers August 3, 2016 at 1:23 pm

Her grandfather was born in England, but his own parents may have been immigrants.

andrew August 3, 2016 at 4:03 pm
Kimmel August 4, 2016 at 5:14 am

Okay, distant enough for me though.

ProjectViral November 30, 2015 at 4:20 am

Here’s a cool link that shows how to get Leigh-Ann’s stylish look from one of her recent Instagram pics: http://fashioncelebstyle.com/fashioncelebstyle/leigh-anne_pinnock_printed_skirt_and_crop_top

WTF June 21, 2014 at 7:53 am

mixed girls are the prettiest

midori29 February 13, 2015 at 7:01 am

@WTF, Black girls are the prettiest, she is BLACK

Multiethnicchick September 5, 2016 at 1:30 pm

she is without a doubt mixed. Her hair texture and features are clear indicators

midori29 February 13, 2015 at 7:02 am

There is nothing in her description that says she has a white parent. Both parents are black.

cwm85 September 10, 2015 at 10:07 am

Doesn’t matter if a parent is white. If their is ancestry other than African than she can’t be 100 percent black african. My grandfather was white and native. So my father carried those to me. My parents aren’t whole black because they are mixed too. Some people are a quarter of things because of a grandparent or two grandparents.

Adamina September 10, 2016 at 5:12 pm

@WTF have you seen all?

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