African American

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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Anika Noni Rose

by madman on May 18, 2017

Place of Birth: Bloomfield, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 6, 1972

Ethnicity: African-American

Anika Noni Rose is an American singer and actress.

Photo by Joe Seer/


Colton Dunn

by stlucas on May 16, 2017

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

Date of Birth: June 30, 1977

*African-American (father)
*European (mother)

Colton Dunn is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer.

Colton is the son of an African-American father and a caucasian mother, Kari L. Dunn Buron. Colton was raised by his mother in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Colton has stated:

It’s great. For me, I’m mixed race, so diversity’s just part of my life, and everywhere I’ve been, it’s always been very diverse. I find it more of an anomaly when I watch a show where it’s only white people. I’ve been in that situation for a long time, so it just feels totally normal. I like it. You get to have a ton of different viewpoints and opinions, and I think it is a better reflection of what the world actually looks like.


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Nakia Burrise

by follers on May 13, 2017

Birth Name: Nakia R. Burrise

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 21, 1974

Ethnicity: African-American

Nakia Burrise is an American actress and singer. She plays Tanya Sloan in the Power Rangers franchise.

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson

by stlucas on May 9, 2017

Birth Name: Ruben Hudson

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

Date of Birth: November 24, 1956

*Puerto Rican (father)
*African-American (mother)

Ruben Santiago-Hudson is an American actor, playwright, and director.

Ruben is the son of Alean (Hudson) and Ruben Santiago. Ruben’s father was from Puerto Rico. Ruben’s mother was an African-American, from Clairton, Pennsylvania. Ruben was born under the surname “Hudson”, and later also added his mother’s surname, “Santiago”.

Ruben’s maternal grandparents were A. G. Hudson and Jessie Sallie.

Source: Obituary of Ruben’s aunt (mother’s sister), Thelma (Hudson) Turner –

Marriage record of Ruben’s maternal grandparents, A. G. Hudson and Jessie Sallie –

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