Rashida Jones

by ethnic on March 12, 2008

Rashida Jones

Birth Name: Rashida Leah Jones

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 25, 1976

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

Rashida Jones is an American actress, writer, and producer. She is the daughter of music producer Quincy Jones and actress and model Peggy Lipton. She is famous for her roles, Karen Filipelli on The Office and Louisa Fenn on Boston Public. Her sister is actress Kidada Jones.

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

Rashida’s mother is Jewish (of Russian Jewish and Latvian Jewish descent). Rashida was raised Jewish, studied Hinduism, and now practices Judaism.

Rashida’s paternal grandfather was Quincy Delight/Delightt Jones (the son of Caesar Jones and Susannah/Susanna Burgess). Rashida’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.

Rashida’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.

Rashida’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.

Rashida’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 Rashida’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 Rashida Jones – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Rashida Jones (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.wikitree.com


{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

Alyx December 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm

She looks a tanned white woman, I don’t know why racist people think a white-looking person cannot have a black parent, see Paula Patton’s son who looks a Russian kid.

Samiiraa June 20, 2017 at 2:04 am

She is white looking because she is only 33% Subsaharan African and 67% European. Her father is a mulatto. And so is Paula Patton’s son ! Paula is biracial which mean her kids are way more European than anything else. They are at least 75% European. It’s just logic

Samiiraa June 20, 2017 at 2:06 am

She is white looking because she is only 33% Subsaharan African and 67% European. Her father is a mulatto. And so is Paula Patton ! Paula is biracial which mean her kids are way more European than anything else. They are at least 75% European. It’s just logic

andrew June 27, 2016 at 7:03 pm
slowdive January 29, 2016 at 1:52 pm

She is phenotypically white and genetically mixed, like of African-Americans who are phenotypically black (there are plenty of African-Americans who still look West African) but still have a mixed genome.

andrew May 21, 2016 at 5:06 pm

She is not phenotypically “white”.

Samiiraa June 20, 2017 at 2:08 am

She looks more white because she just is. She is 67% European.

neiltennant December 30, 2015 at 7:13 am


is rashida a hebrew name ?

I know some jewish people with the name RACHID and they are sephardic jews from morocco

cwm85 July 30, 2015 at 3:53 pm

She’s only like a 3rd African. Her Dad is 66 percent African.

abbracci June 5, 2015 at 11:13 pm

She looks White.

Bow Down Bitches July 26, 2015 at 5:00 am

that’s because she’s mostly white, her dad is mixed.. i believe he took a dna test and had a significant amount of white ancestry

Hill April 4, 2017 at 10:08 am

maybe because she straightened her hair?

M June 4, 2015 at 7:07 pm

She’s prettier than her sister. Sorry but Kidada is ugly and looks like a man.

bearboy June 4, 2015 at 8:45 pm

I find man ladies to be the most attractive!

midori29 February 28, 2015 at 11:23 am

Her dad Quincy Jones is majority African American, he did a dna test. The other mixtures are like 30%

pookerella February 20, 2015 at 11:29 am

Rashida’s mother is actress Peggy Lipton of Mod Squad fame. her Mom is gorgeous. She is a natural blonde and has stick straight hair with green eyes. I love mixed race people. I think they are beautiful.

noneofyourbusiness February 20, 2015 at 11:36 pm

You haven’t been out much then. I have seen some mixed people that were hit with the ugly stick. Being mixed doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be beautiful. A lot of self hating black people and other minorities think that their kids will be beautiful if they produce with a white person.

midori29 February 28, 2015 at 11:21 am

@noneyourbussiness, its not just self hating black people, there are whites who want kids with blacks to get the tans and curly hair . Ive heard people say that.

ashash March 31, 2015 at 11:07 pm

Rashida’s mother is gorgeous.

dai75sy September 6, 2014 at 8:57 am


WTF August 25, 2014 at 3:38 am

Overrated as fuck. She’s kind of weird looking too. Her smile annoys me for some reason. She tries too hard to be white. At least her sister acknowledges her black side and isn’t ashamed of being part black.

The only reason the bitch is famous is because of her dad. Her acting is shitty tbh!!!!

Freword October 29, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Not at all

ashash October 29, 2014 at 5:30 pm

You are a very angry person.

WTF November 2, 2014 at 4:55 pm

@ashash: and you are a very stupid person. Now hop off my vag bitch. Ain’t got time for simple tricks like you. Like bye Felicia.

Freword November 11, 2014 at 3:50 am

No fool

Freword October 30, 2014 at 3:41 am
Hill May 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Wow you are the dumbest person I’ve seen on this website yet. Nice IQ. She can’t hang around whoever she wants because that makes her racist? Jesus Christ I can tell you failed at life.

andrew August 16, 2014 at 3:43 pm

her character Karen Filipelli has an Italian/Filipino background!

Your Mom August 9, 2014 at 7:18 pm

She Looks Weird. I See Some Amerindian Influences As Well.

WTF January 29, 2015 at 4:56 am

I think her dad, Quincy has Native American admixture.

Check7t July 31, 2014 at 8:22 am

Looks fully white in some pictures, but in some photos she show signs of Negroid admixture.

I really don’t care for her at all and she’s not attractive to me.

Freword October 29, 2014 at 1:14 pm
WTF November 2, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Negroid? Bitch I think you’re at the wrong site. Stormfront is that way. Stupid racist asshole, might as well say n****r. I mean I know your dumb ass wants to type it anyway. White trash.

andrew November 2, 2014 at 5:50 pm

That’s an anthropological term, Check isnt racist

Freword November 11, 2014 at 3:52 am

No fool

Surreal August 3, 2015 at 9:27 pm

An outdated term.

ShawntheGod July 19, 2014 at 4:55 am

she seems like a nice girl tho

WTF November 2, 2014 at 4:56 pm
WTF November 2, 2014 at 4:56 pm
ShawntheGod July 19, 2014 at 4:54 am

sometimes she looks fully white, sometimes she doesn’t

ashash August 16, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Impossible for her to look fully white. She’s Jewish and black with some white on her father’s side from way, way, way back.

Dogg October 30, 2014 at 2:04 am

A DNA test showed that Quincy Jones is 34% European. I wouldn’t say that’s “some white”.

hii July 8, 2014 at 6:01 am

She’s stated many times that she considers herself black. She said that is what she sees when she sees herself and seeing her younger pictures I understand why. She looks like a light skinned black woman to me when i was little, she would play a black woman on tv and in film and it wasn’t questioned. She worked on the dave chappelle show and always played a black woman on there. When asked about her ethnicity and/or race she always says black and if people were uncomfortable by it too bad and besides the way things were going most blacks will look like her in about 20-40 years.

SEEXYPUREBLOODLATINA July 5, 2014 at 5:33 pm

She’s cute but looks profominantly white. Just bc she is more white looking and hangs w the whites dont mean she don’t like her black side. Ppl come on that’s ignorance! She just chooses to be civil and classy unlike her big ho sis kadida!

Marseille June 17, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Does not look white, anybody who thinks so is retarded.

WTF June 19, 2014 at 4:04 pm

lmfao ikr? the kkk would laugh at her ass if she claimed to be just white. i mean she does look predominately white, but you can tell this bitch has black in her. she seems like a self-hater, only hangs around white people.

Mary Jane June 19, 2014 at 8:13 pm

I agree. She looks mixed to me,but she kinda have a white social life,she’s a self-hater,she has no personality

a June 28, 2014 at 8:16 pm

she’s only hangs around white people,yes,maybe for being a self-hater she wants to camouflage.People like this ugly bitch make me sick,they don’t accept what they are. Jessica Alba and Wentworth Miller also are self-haters

Princess June 14, 2014 at 9:11 pm

She looks 100% White. I think her mother cheated.

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