Derek Luke

by madman on May 23, 2017

Place of Birth: Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 24, 1974

*Afro-Guyanese (father)
*African-American (mother)

Derek Luke is an American actor. He is the son of Marjorie Dixon, a pianist, and Maurice Luke, a former actor. His father was born in Georgetown, Guyana.

Some web sites state that Derek’s mother is of Nigerian descent. This is almost certainly not accurate.

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Rhea Bailey

by stlucas on May 21, 2017

Birth Name: Rhea Sabina Bailey

Place of Birth: Leeds, Yorkshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 12 July, 1983

*Afro-Kittian (father)
*English (mother)

Rhea Bailey is a British actress. She is the daughter of Linda (Chapman) and Chris Bailey. Her father is Afro-Kittian, from Saint Kitts and Nevis. Her mother is English, and white. Her sisters are Candice and singer Corinne Bailey Rae.

Sources: Birth record of Rhea Bailey –

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Matt Cedeño

by stlucas on May 11, 2017

Birth Name: Matthew R. Cedeño

Place of Birth: Moses Lake, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 14, 1973

*Cuban [African, other] (father)
*Scottish, Irish, English (mother)

Matt Cedeño is an American actor and model.

Matt is the son of Connie (Tolson) and Ruben L. Cedeño.

Matt’s father is Cuban, and is said to have African ancestry. Matt’s mother is of Scottish, Irish, and English descent.

Matt’s maternal grandfather was James “Jim” L. Tolson (the son of Frank Lee Tolson and Lena Hill). Frank was the son of John Tolson and Nettie/Nellie Colville, who was born in Ohio, to parents from Scotland. Lena was the daughter of Charles C. Hill, who was born in Illinois, to a father from Ohio and a mother from Scotland, and of Mary Bothwell.

Matt’s maternal grandmother was Mary Carolyn Swisher (the daughter of Ele Dwight Swisher and Arselia Bessie Martin). Ele was the son of William Hatfield Swisher and Nancy Jane Evans. Arselia was the daughter of William B. Martin and Ruth A. Reeves.

Sources: Matt’s maternal grandfather, James “Jim” L. Tolson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Matt’s maternal grandfather, James “Jim” L. Tolson –

Matt’s maternal great-grandfather, Frank Lee Tolson, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Matt’s maternal great-grandmother, Lena Hill, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Matt’s maternal grandmother, Mary Carolyn (Swisher) Tolson –

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Eka Darville

by stlucas on May 9, 2017

Place of Birth: Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Birth: April 11, 1989

Ethnicity: Afro-Jamaican, some European

Eka Darville is an Australian actor.

Eka’s biological father, Ray Darwin, is an Afro-Jamaican reggae artist. Eka’s mother, Malaika Darville, who is Canadian, is of European and Afro-Jamaican descent (Eka’s maternal grandmother was Jamaican). Eka was raised by his mother and stepfather in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

Eka’s father is pictured here. Eka’s mother is pictured here.

Sources: Biography of Eka Darville –

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Susan Kelechi Watson

by madman on May 9, 2017

Ethnicity: Afro-Jamaican

Susan Kelechi Watson is an American actress. She is known for her role in the television show Louie.

Her parents are from Jamaica.

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