Marsha Thomason

by ethnic on March 3, 2011

Birth Name: Marsha Lisa Thomason

Place of Birth: Manchester, Lancashire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 19 January, 1976

*English (father)
*African-Jamaican (mother)

Marsha Thomason is a British actress. She is famous for her roles on the series Las Vegas, as Nessa Holt, and Lost, as Naomi Dorrit. Her father is English (and white). Her mother is Jamaican (and black).

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midori29 June 15, 2017 at 7:56 am

There are near 100 percent African people who are much much lighter than her. Its not about skin tone when it comes to race. Alot of biracials come out looking black. These dna links are near 100 percent black African people.

82% Black African subsaharans can get very light skinned

80% Subsaharan African

100% African Nigerian

midori29 June 15, 2017 at 7:48 am

I would never think she was biracial. She looks just black to me .

alexgxo January 29, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Why are people surprised? If we went back 400 years ago, the mulattos you’d all see would more than likely have African usually slave mothers.

Many of the multi generation mulattos you’d meet in the new world maybe outside of Canada/America probably can trace their first black grandparent as having a African great (insert number) grandmother. .

perez-richart June 6, 2016 at 1:35 pm

majority of mixed people have black mother and white father in france,brazil,belgium and many others countries.

Connerfromvine December 26, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Her body is unnaturally wide

perez-richart August 1, 2015 at 1:17 pm

most birracial people have white fathers and black mothers now especially in france,portugal and spain.

neiltennant July 15, 2015 at 2:59 pm

from which year the photo was taken ?

she was born in 76 ?

somethimes i think that mother nature is unfair, Most blacks look much younger than they are

cwm85 July 15, 2015 at 3:04 pm

She is Black and English. She is NOT just black. Do you not understand that her father is white? That means she is NOT just African. Skin complexion is the cause of aging, not race dumbass. The darker you are the less the sun ages you…. some people really need to read a book and get educated. She is biracial. Like me, I’m triraical. Not just black.

cwm85 July 15, 2015 at 2:49 pm

I’m black, scottishc, English and native American and my complexion is hers or a little lighter doing the winter month’s. My dad is Scottish, English and native and my mom is like all African American like Oprah’s complexion. People should embrace we mix people more instead of trying to box us or say we are just black. If our parents are not 100 percent pure black African then its impossible to be just black. Skin complexion alone does not make you a certain race. There are some very tan Europeans too. I think instead of trying to box we multiracial people we should be able to acknowledge who we are without fear of being called names because we simply choose to acknowledge our whole ancestry.

perez-richart August 1, 2015 at 1:19 pm

yes and os good to see many black girls with white men now i live in colombia and here is very common to see black/brown girls with white guys.

LucarioCooper October 4, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Why is that good? That’s kind of racist. Wow.

xoxo December 27, 2015 at 9:38 pm

perez-richart is a racist prick. He’s against white women and black men and wants black women and white men to be together only.

perez-richart June 6, 2016 at 1:36 pm

xoxo racist is you.

maurogomes3193 July 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm

majority of mulattos are now black women mother and white father

A user July 8, 2015 at 1:54 pm

You sure?

andrew July 8, 2015 at 2:01 pm

in France, UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany most of biracial people are the product of a black father (usually from a former colony) and a white mom. This trend is nearly absent in South Europe (Italy, Spain, Greece)

maurogomes3193 July 13, 2015 at 4:48 pm

only in germany in other countries are clearly more black mother and white fathers.and remember 70 percent of foreins are men.

maurogomes3193 July 13, 2015 at 4:51 pm

go to jamaica,brazil,and other latin countries is the same most of biracial people are product of white male and black female.

perez-richart August 1, 2015 at 1:25 pm

i agree with you maurogomes3193

Gurrl July 13, 2015 at 10:37 pm

Most half black biracials have white mothers, it goes for many Countries in Europe and especially the United States where a disproportionate amount of half blacks have white mothers.
In Europe it’s slightly more even.

perez-richart August 1, 2015 at 1:26 pm
A user August 23, 2015 at 6:24 am

Really? In my experience at least, and i know a lot of biracial people, only one of them i know has a white farther,black mother. I guess it depends where you from.

California July 14, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Maurogomes3193~ That is such bullshit. Most of these biracials have a White mom and a Black dad. BOTH celebrities and “normal” people. If you were to take a survey, you would find out that most majority has a Black dad and a White mom. Black women aren’t open to dating White men and White men aren’t open to dating Black women. I’ve seen only a few BW/WM couples, but everywhere I go I see WW/BM couples. White men seem to love Asian women though, and Asian women seem to love White men. That’s the only interracial couple I’ve seen that involves a White man.

fuzzybear44 July 24, 2015 at 12:43 am


Quote( Black women aren’t open to dating White men and White men aren’t open to dating Black women)

I can’t agree with you on that, I have four female cousins that are married to white men. One of my cousins divorce her white husband, and turn around a few years later and married another white man , while her ex married another black woman. Also have you visited the ethnic couples part of the site? there are bw/wm couples there . Oh wait I see that part of the site has been removed, to bad.

perez-richart August 1, 2015 at 1:22 pm

i see more black girls with white men. black men with black girls its very rare.

perez-richart August 1, 2015 at 1:23 pm

correct: black men and white girls its very rare couple

M July 15, 2015 at 5:19 pm

I have to agree with most of the people here. Never in my life have I met someone with a black mother and a white father, it’s always the typical white mother and black father. Alicia Keys, Halle Berry, Obama, Paula Patton, Shemar Moore, Boris Kodjoe, Persia White, Lisa Bonet, Sade, Victoria Rowell, Sophie Okonedo, Barbara Becker, Rick Fox, Jasmine Guy, Ben Harper, Mariah Carey (her father is mixed though), Mya, Jason Kidd, Rashida Jones, Corinne Bailey Rae, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Derek Jeter, Leona Lewish, Corbin Bleu, Jordin Sparks, Lewis Hamilton, Samantha Mumba, Craig David, Sherri Saum, Alanna Davis, etc all have white mothers and black fathers.

M July 15, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Lewis I meant, not Lewish.

perez-richart August 1, 2015 at 2:25 pm

i see more black mother and white fathers.pat barry,Andre Ward,Bob Marley,Slash,Eusebio(best mulatto soccer player of all time),Karyn Parsons,Ronda Rousey(mother is part black),Trisha Goddard,Anais Mali,Amber Rose, Tamera Mowry,Antonia Thomas,Rachel True,Zadie Smith,Tammy Townsend,Brooklyn Sudano,Anais Granofsky,Jenny Lumet,Gloria Reuben,Giancarlo Esposito,Maya Rudolph,Michael Michelle,Salli Richardson,Soledad O’Brian,Susan Fales-Hill,Taimak Guari, Tamia,Thandie Newton,Tracee Ellis Ross,Troy Beyer and many others are white fathers and black mothers.

M August 22, 2015 at 8:46 pm

Do you have something against black men and white women being together? Why do you keep trying to prove a point? (Even though you’re wrong, and the majority of the world would agree that black women and white men are a rare couple). Most mulattoes have a white mother and a black father.

Gurrl August 22, 2015 at 9:47 pm

The majority of half black children have white mothers, it’s a statistical fact. In Europe it’s slightly more even but white mother/black father combo still outnumber them even in Europe. In The united States most biracial children who are half black have black fathers.
Of course black female/white male couples are on a steady increase though, but it isn’t as common.
The most common interracial couple is still white men/Asian women though.

bleachsoda January 22, 2016 at 11:44 pm

nope its black fathers and white mothers

perez-richart June 6, 2016 at 1:54 pm

the statistical fact is The majority of half black children have black mothers and white fathers especially in africa and latin europe in half/half.

shobohunter May 31, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Indian from India don’t look like her.. .u people are stupid.

ihatemostpeople June 25, 2014 at 5:18 am

Some actually do. I get some mulattoes confused with Indians (Jessica Lucas and Camila Alves look Indian but they’re really black and white). Marsha could pass as an Indian woman. She has that look.

WTF May 31, 2014 at 3:38 pm

wow her FATHER is the white one? that’s so strange considering most biracials have a white mother. not strange in a bad way though. i’m not just used to seeing white men father biracial children with black women. i thought white men were racist and didn’t date black women unless she was mixed. both of my parents are biracial but their mothers are white and their fathers are black.

calebson5 October 25, 2014 at 9:37 am

It isn’t that uncommon. I went to a mostly black high school and three of my black female classmates are married to white men. Also quite a few black female actresses and entertainers have black mothers and white fathers. Jurnee Smollett, Amber Stevens, Thandie Newton, Lela Arcieri, Salli Richardson, Mayah Rudolph, Cree Summers, Tamia, Mowry Twins, Noemie Lenoir, Traci Ellis Ross, Faith Evans, Laura London, Jennifer Freeman, Farrah Franklin etc. Are you suggesting that white men never sleep with black women? Trust me, they do. Most of the mixed people you see today are descendants from white men who raped/coerced black women/native american women into sex. So whatever. People don’t have to marry each other to have children.

andrew October 25, 2014 at 10:51 am

Lenny Kravitz, Slash..De Niro has a black wife, but in UK or France most of biracial people were born to a black father and a white mother

WTF November 10, 2014 at 4:47 am

Um it’s pretty much like that in America too. Most of the mulattoes I know and follow on Instagram have a white mother and a black father. Both of my parents are mixed and my maternal grandmothers are both white and my paternal grandfathers are black.

WTF November 10, 2014 at 4:49 am

I worded that wrong. What I meant was both of my parents’ mothers are white and their fathers are black.

maurogomes3193 July 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm

white men and black women is much more common now.and the most famous people mixed people are white men dad and black women mother.go to portugal,france,italy,and latin countries and you see is more common black women with white men.

J.J. October 29, 2014 at 6:28 am

What are you on about? i live in Australia and i see heaps of white men with asian women, i never see the other way round

WTF November 10, 2014 at 4:45 am

J.J. : If you were smart enough to read, you would have read that I said BLACK WOMEN and WHITE MEN. Marsha is half black and half white, not half white and half asian. I don’t know what the fuck YOU are on about. I was clearly talking about how I never see black women with white men. I never said I don’t see Asian women with white men… Dumbass.

BTW, I have seen Eurasian people with Asian fathers, lol you must be a closeted person. There are many famous people with Asian fathers and white mothers. Apolo Ohno, Russell Wong, Devon Aoki, Mike Shinoda, etc… My high school friend had a Japanese father and a white mother….

maurogomes3193 July 13, 2015 at 4:54 pm

im never said a black men with white women but i see many black women with white men in countries like brazil,spain,italy,france,jamaica and many others.

most common

1.asian women/white men
2.white men/black women men/white women

lol February 27, 2012 at 8:11 am

I`m doubtful she has any African ancestry .She has no lips and is to skinny no curves:P So that means she does not have any African only African women have big lips and are curvy not slim.She is just English to me.

Jeri March 30, 2012 at 6:24 pm

She looks black to me. Mixed specifically.

iz March 13, 2011 at 2:01 pm

She was so cute as Naomi. I was just upset that they had her die! At first I thought she was Indian (from India), then I found out that she’s just a beautiful mulatta.

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