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Caroline Danjuma

by fraciscovargas1545 on February 19, 2017

Birth Name:Caroline Danjuma

Place of Birth:Nigeria

Date of Birth:26 June 1980

Ethnicity:

*Scottish (father)
*Nigerian (mother)

Family Background:Caroline Danjuma, known previously as Caroline Ekanem, is a Nigerian actress.Ekanem was born on 26 June 1980 to a Scottish father and a Nigerian mother.She is the first of 3 children.

Source: http://theeagleonline.com.ng/nollywood-actress-danjuma-turns-33/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Danjuma

 

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Barkhad Abdi

by follers on February 16, 2017

Place of Birth: Mogadishu, Banaadir, Somali Democratic Republic

Date of Birth: April 10, 1985

Ethnicity: Somali

Barkhad Abdi is a Somali-American actor and director. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Captain Phillips (2013).

Barkhad was born in Mogadishu, Banaadir, Somali Democratic Republic, and moved with his family to Yemen in the early 1990s, because of the Somali Civil War. Around 1999, his family moved to the U.S., settling in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Benjamin Henrichs

by fraciscovargas1545 on February 14, 2017

Birth Name:Benjamin Henrichs

Place of Birth:Cologne, Germany

Date of Birth:23 February 1997

Ethnicity:
*German (father)
*Ghanaian (mother)

Family Background:Benjamin Henrichs is a German professional footballer who plays for Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. He was born to a German father and Ghanaian mother.

Source: http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=2422527.html

 

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Al Roker

by stlucas on February 12, 2017

Birth Name: Albert Lincoln Roker Jr.

Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 20, 1954

Ethnicity:
*Afro-Bahamian (father)
*Afro-Jamaican, possibly African-American (mother)

Al Roker is an American television personality, weather forecaster, actor, and author.

Al is the son of Isabel Bernadette (Smith) and Albert Lincoln Roker.

Al’s paternal grandfather was Albert Roker. Albert was born in Exuma, the Bahamas.

Al’s paternal grandmother was Remilda/Remelda Sullivan Johnson. Remilda was born in the British West Indies.

Al’s maternal grandparents were Charles Alfred Smith and Leila Maud Howden. Charles was from Pennsylvania. Leila was born in Kingston, Jamaica, to Afro-Jamaican parents.

Al is related to musician Lenny Kravitz, and actress Zoe Kravitz, who is Lenny’s daughter. Al has said that his paternal grandfather and Lenny’s maternal grandfather were cousins.

Sources: Genealogy of Al Roker – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Al Roker (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

http://www.thebahamasweekly.com

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Sônia Braga

by stlucas on February 9, 2017

Birth Name: Sônia Maria Campos Braga

Place of Birth: Maringá, Paraná, Brazil

Date of Birth: June 8. 1950

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Portuguese, African, Indigenous, possibly other)

Sônia Braga is a Brazilian actress. She was born in Maringá, Paraná, to Hélio Fernando Ferraz Braga and Maria Jaci Campos. Her siblings are Ana, Júlio and Hélio. Her niece (Ana’s daughter) is actress Alice Braga.

She was raised between Curitiba, Paraná, and Campinas, São Paulo, and moved to the U.S in 1985.

Her father is said to have Portuguese and African ancestry. Her mother has Indigenous and European heritage.

The Ebony Magazine Edition of February 1991 wrote of Sônia, “Sonia Braga (below, left) the acclaimed actress  who is recognized around the world as White, is among the cultural exports Afro-Brazilians claim as their own”.

Source: http://biography.jrank.org/

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