Place of Birth: Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States
Date of Birth: July 27, 1955
Roger Guenveur Smith is an American actor, director, and writer. His parents were both black.
Roger’s paternal grandparents were Frank L. Smith and Lula J.
Roger’s maternal grandfather was Edward Leon Guenveur (the son of Joseph Paul Guenveur and Eugenia Florence Whiting). Joseph was the son of Ulysses Guenveur. Eugenia was the daughter of Edward Whiting and Margaret Felder.
Roger’s maternal grandmother was Lauretta Bell Goodall (the daughter of Emma L. Bell). Emma was the daughter of William C. Bell and Maria Bolds.
Sources: Roger’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Roger’s mother on the 1930 U.S. census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Roger’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) (through her sister, Dr. Florence Guenveur Streat) – https://www.findagrave.com
Death record of Roger’s maternal grandfather, Edward Leon Guenveur – https://familysearch.org
Roger’s maternal grandmother, Lauretta Bell Goodall, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Roger’s maternal great-grandmother, Emma L. Bell – https://familysearch.org