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Devika Parikh

by stlucas on June 15, 2018

Devika Parikh – 6th Annual The Merge Summit – Opening Night -Arrivals – The Millenium Biltmore Hotel – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: three quarter length shot, pink dress, long brown hair Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: phred mosbey / PR Photos

Birth Name: Devika A. Parikh

Place of Birth: Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 3, 1966

Ethnicity:
*Indian (father)
*African-American (mother)

Devika Parikh is an American actress.

Her father is from Mumbai, India. Her mother is African-American. Devika was raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Source: http://devikaparikh.com

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Damon Wayans, Jr.

by follers on June 11, 2018

Damon Wayans Jr. – “Big Hero 6” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Kazuki Hirata / HollywoodNewsWire.net / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Damon Kyle Wayans

Place of Birth: Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States

Date of Birth: November 18, 1982

Ethnicity: African-American

Damon Wayans Jr. is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and writer.

Damon is the son of Lisa Marie Thorner and actor and comedian Damon Wayans, of the comedic Wayans family. His parents are both African-American.

Damon is the nephew of actors, comedians, and filmmakers Dwayne Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Kim Wayans, Elvira Wayans, Shawn Wayans, and Marlon Wayans.

Damon is married to Samara Saraiva. He has two children with his former partner, Aja Metoyer.

Damon’s paternal grandfather is Howell Stouten Wayans (the son of Paul Otto Wayans and Lillian Victoria Howell). Howell was born in New York. Paul was the son of Stouton Wayans and Della Johnson. Lillian was the daughter of Isaiah Howell and Ethel J. Grant.

Damon’s paternal grandmother is Elvira Alethia Green (the daughter of Ivory Garrett Green and Elvira Brown). Elvira was born in New York. Ivory was the son of Edward Powell Green and Mary Magdalene Brock. Damon’s great-grandmother Elvira was the daughter of Hooper Robert Brown and Emma J. Pleasant.

Sources: Genealogy of Damon Wayans, Jr. (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Damon’s father (through his own brother, Keenen Ivory Wayans) – http://www.pbs.org

Damon’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Magdalene Brock, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Rome Flynn

by follers on June 8, 2018

Rome Flynn – 2016 Daytime Emmy Awards Nominees Reception – Arrivals – The Hollywood Museum, 1660 Highland Avenue – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Rome Trumain Flynn

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 25, 1991

Ethnicity: African-American, Irish, Cuban

Rome Flynn is an American actor, model, and musician.

He is married to Camia-Marie, and has a daughter.

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Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 1, 1989

Ethnicity:
*Irish (father)
*African-American, Native American (mother)

James Francis Kelly III is an American actor. He was born to an African-American/Native American mother and a second generation Irish-American father. James has been adopted into the Crow Nation and given his formal Indian name, Kawaysash, which means “he who does not give up.”

Photo by Prphotos

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Jake Smollett

by perez-richart on June 7, 2018

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

Date of Birth: July 29, 1989

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*African-American, Native American, Louisiana Creole, Irish (mother)

Jake Smollett is an American actor.

He is the son of Janet (Harris) and Joel Smollett. His siblings include Jojo Smollett, Jazz Smollett, Jussie Smollett, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Jocqui Smollett, all of whom have been involved in the entertainment business.

Jake’s father, who was white, was Ashkenazi Jewish (from a family from Romania, Russia, and Poland). Jake’s mother is black.

Jake’s sister Jurnee stated in an interview that her mother has African-American, Native American, Louisiana Creole, and Irish ancestry.

Jake’s paternal grandfather was Peter Smollett (the son of David Smollett and Dawley/Dawlly Levy). Peter was born in New York. David was a Romanian Jewish emigrant, born in Iași, the son of Jacob Smollett and Rebecca. Dawley was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents, Charles Levy and Esty Cohen.

Jake’s paternal grandmother’s is named Molly Hirschenson.

Jake’s maternal grandparents are John Harris and Grace Smith.

Sources: Interview where Jake’s sister Jurnee mentions her background – http://www.tsdmemphis.com

Jake’s paternal grandfather, Peter Smollett, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Jake’s paternal grandfather, Peter Smollett – http://www.legacy.com

Marriage record of Jake’s paternal great-grandparents, David Smollett and Dawley/Dawlly Levy – https://www.familysearch.org

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