Roger Guenveur Smith
Place of Birth: Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States
Date of Birth: July 27, 1955
Roger Guenveur Smith is an American actor, director, and writer.
Roger is the son of Helen (Guenveur), a dentist, and Sherman Smith, a judge. His parents were both black.
Roger’s paternal grandparents were named Frank L. Smith and Lula J. Frank was born in Virginia. Lula was born in North Carolina.
Roger’s maternal grandfather was Edward Leon Guenveur/Guonereau (the son of Joseph Paul Guenveur/Guonereau and Eugenia Florence Whiting). Edward was born in South Carolina. Joseph was the son of Ulysses/Ullyses Guenveur/Guonereau. Eugenia was the daughter of Edward Whiting and Margaret Felder.
Roger’s maternal grandmother was Lauretta Bell Goodall (the daughter of Emma L. Bell). Lauretta was born in South Carolina. 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
Roger’s maternal grandfather, Edward Leon Guenveur/Guonereau, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Roger’s maternal grandfather, Edward Leon Guenveur/Guonereau – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Roger’s maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Paul Guenveur/Guonereau – https://www.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