Norah Jones

Jones in 2007, cinemafestival /

Birth Name: Geetali Norah Shankar

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 30, 1979

*father – Bengali Indian
*mother – English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Norah Jones is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and actress. Her father was Indian musician Ravi Shankar (Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury), who was born in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Her mother, Sue Jones, is American, and has English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry.

Norah has two children with her husband.

Norah’s paternal grandparents were Shyam Shankar and Hemangini Devi.

Norah’s maternal grandfather was Delwin Edward Jones. Delwin was born in Oklahoma.

Norah’s maternal grandmother was Norma Jean Stevenson (the daughter of Clarence Edward Stevenson and Fannie R. Dockery). Norma was born in Oklahoma. Clarence was the son of Ralph Douglas Stevenson and Alice Louisa Huston. Fannie was the daughter of Harrid Calvert “Calvin” Dockery and Luetta E. “Lula” McCoy.

Source: Genealogy of Norah Jones (focusing on her father’s side) –


Curious about ethnicity

19 Responses

  1. neiltennant says:

    disappointed she is not partly african american

    hmmm ok

    she is good looking but i think also very feminist and critical

  2. M says:

    She is pretty and reminds me of Michelle Rodriguez, only Norah is prettier and less manly.

  3. Natasha says:

    Jones is a Welsh name.

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