Rosie Perez

by ethnic on July 18, 2009

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Birth Name: Rosa Maria Pérez

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

Date of Birth: September 6, 1964

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican

Rosie Perez is an American actress, activist, talk show host, writer, choreographer, and dancer. Her parents, Lydia Perez and Ismael Serrano, were Puerto Rican.

Rosie’s paternal grandfather was Juan Serrano y Anglada (the son of Juan Serrano Vendrell and Juana Anglada y Lasalle). Rosie’s great-grandfather Juan was the son of Dionicia Serrano. Juana was the daughter of José del Carmen Anglada and Maria Josefa Lasalle.

Rosie’s paternal grandmother was Carmen Emilia Roqué y Cruz (the daughter of Jacinto Roqué y Lopez and Maria R. Cruz y Velazquez). Jacinto was the son of José Eduviges Roqué and Petrona Lopez Ojeda.

Rosie’s maternal grandparents were Florentino Fontañes y Reyes (the son of Julian Fontañes and Anastacia Reyes y Villafane) and Ramona Ramos. Julian was the son of Tomasa Fontanes. Anastacia was the daughter of Pedro Reyes and Juana Villafane.

Source: Genealogy of Rosie Perez – http://www.wikitree.com

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Daisuke November 14, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Can anyone find a Icelandic and African mix!?

Sully January 20, 2015 at 9:58 am

how about Greenlandic and Black with some Danish:

Amandla Stenberg
http://www.amandlastenberg.com/photos.html

Juanita January 25, 2012 at 8:50 am

Perez is Pérez was born in the Brooklyn, New York neighborhood of Bushwick to Afro-Puerto Rican parents. Her mother, Lydia Pérez (née Fontañez), a singer, was married to Ventura Pérez at the time of Rosie’s birth. However, Rosie’s biological father is Ismael Serrano, a merchant seaman with whom her mother had had an affair. Much of her young life was spent in foster care. She attended Grover Cleveland High School, which is located in Ridgewood, in the New York City borough of Queens, and Los Angeles City College in Los Angeles, California. See her facebook!!!

keke cortez November 5, 2011 at 11:10 am

She’s AFRO puerto rican.

Of course there is probably some Taino Indian and Spanish blood in there somewhere, but honestly, black puerto ricans are no more mixed than African Americans due to slavery.

Most black latinos hide behind their nationality to avoid discussing their blackness, keep I’m mind, not all Puerto Ricans have Africano ancestry.

Jon January 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm

@Anonymous:

“she looks black she has african background roots but don’t want to admit….”

Although I have never heard Rosie Perez “admit” those roots, it doesn’t necessarily mean she denies them either. I don’t know, but you may be right.

fuzzybear August 23, 2010 at 5:08 am

meant to say born here,is native

fuzzybear August 23, 2010 at 5:07 am

that’s not true,anyone born is native.Indians came here just like everyone else did,only sooner they didn’t pop up out the ground.Also since many are mixed with indian,doesn’t that entittle them to say they belong here?

truth August 22, 2010 at 5:49 pm

no matter wat we have we are puerto ricans.u feel right sayin yur american right but no 1 is americans except for native americans aka indian

Anonymous July 31, 2010 at 11:17 am

can anyone find a greek and african mix

Mead July 31, 2010 at 4:19 pm

I know two,one is a model and the other is a basketball player.I can’t remember their names right now,but as soon as I can’t I’ll put them down

Bella July 21, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Calling somebody restarted is so low, and disrespectful that like saying the F word to god! Mental Retardation is a disability you ass face. and most people with that disability are smarter than most average people on this world and probably smarter than YOU ! so before you say somebody is retarded read up on it and read the definition you disgrace!!

Bella July 21, 2010 at 10:23 pm

Calling somebody restarted is so low, and disrespectful that like saying the F word to god! Mental Retardation is a disability you ass face. and most people with that disability are smarter than most average people on this world and probably smarter than YOU ! so before you say somebody is retarded read up on it and read the definition you disgrace!

anonymous July 8, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Before you call someone else “retarded”, maybe you should learn how to write a legible paragraph. I think you’re obvious inability to read or write would actually make YOU the ignorant one.

Anonymous June 17, 2010 at 10:22 pm

I can’t stand rosie perez she says she’s puerto rican it like saying american she doesn’t know shit about the history of puerto rico that bitch is retard she looks black she has african background roots but don’t want to admit dumb bitch. Go to google and write in the history of puerto rico every is mix there yes the first one there were the indians then the european took over n fuck everything up also used the african as slaves in puerto rico.mind u the indians were treated lower then the africans.they were n are indians african spaniard irsh french corsican italian greek chinese a lil jews n german that were in the island of puerto rico that why everyone are mix.I am an american because I was born and raised in america n that my citizen n both my parents are american also were born n raised in america n the same thing goes for my grandparents but there parents were born in puerto rico I thought I was fully puerto rican n I used to be like yo soy boricua well nope I’m not dumbass me lmao.I found out that my original background from my father side is spaniard fron galicia n italian from rome n clebrese n as for my mother side her background is spaniard of sevilla corsican n italian n 1 percent indian from america who moved to puerto rico n were a slave in puerto rico.so people stop saying I’m fully this when u really not know ur fucking history stupid ignorant people so rosie perez u look black u r african puerto retard ghetto biotch whose stupid from brooklyn making us look bad speak right retard ass.

alana March 2, 2011 at 5:30 pm

its like jennifer lopez saying she’s puerto rican, she never stated her race, neither did rosie. same goes for adam rodriguez, lala vasquez, ramon rodriguez, daddy yankee etc. pr is mixed, people dont look at their ancestry too much. some dont even know their ancestry. just like yourself, when you didnt know your family history

Multiethnicchick September 5, 2016 at 11:59 am

If you think she looks black, then you have no idea what a full on black person looks like and should stop talking

midori29 December 21, 2016 at 8:13 am

@Multiethnic chick You have no idea what black people look like yourself. Rosie looks like an African American woman and she just avoids the designation by calling herself Puerto Rican. It does not matter full on or not her African dna is very obvious . Why do black people have to be full on? You can find 10 percent black in light skin looking like Rosie. click this link this West African girl is 100 percent African. You have no idea what black people look like. Shame. Stop your stupid stereotypical racism.
100 percent black African by dna
https://youtu.be/XvrfB7ENqvY

flo January 7, 2017 at 9:03 pm

You need to relax. Stating you nationality is not denying your race.

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