African-Canadian

Josh Ho-Sang

by vilgotaan on March 5, 2017

Birth Name: Joshua Ho-Sang

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: January 22, 1996

Ethnicity:
*Afro-Jamaican, Chinese (father)
*Chilean-Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Josh Ho-Sang is an Canadian professional ice hockey player.

Josh is the son of Ericka and Wayne Ho-Sang. His father was born in Kingston, Jamaica, of African and Chinese (Josh’s great-grandfather was from Hong Kong) descent. His mother is Jewish, and was born in Santiago, Chile. Josh’s maternal grandmother is from a Jewish family from Russia and Germany. Josh’s maternal grandfather has been described as Spanish/Chilean, but it is not clear if he is also Jewish. Josh was raised celebrating Jewish holidays.

Sources: https://www.nytimes.com
http://www.espn.com
http://blogs.timesofisrael.com
https://colorofhockey.com
http://www.sportsnet.ca

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Britne Oldford

by wanderer on January 31, 2016

LOS ANGELES - JAN 14:  Britne Oldford at the NBCUniversal Cable

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: July 23, 1992

Ethnicity: African-American, Native American, Irish, English, French

Britne Oldford is a Canadian film and television actress. She is said to be of African-American, Native American, Irish, English, and French ancestry.

photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

by ethnic on February 27, 2015

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson ethnicity

Birth Name: Dwayne Douglas Johnson

Place of Birth: Hayward, Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 2, 1972

Ethnicity:
*African-Canadian/Black Nova Scotian, small amount of Irish (father)
*Samoan (mother)

Dwayne Johnson, also credited as The Rock, is an American professional wrestler, actor, and producer.

He is the son of Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata or Mataniufeagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles), a Canadian and American wrestler. A picture of Dwayne at a young age, along with his parents, can be found here.

Dwayne’s father, who is black (African-Canadian), was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, of Black Nova Scotian heritage. Black Nova Scotians are descended from African-Americans who left the U.S. after the American Revolution, having sided with the British. Dwayne’s paternal grandparents were both black, and Dwayne has stated that he also found out that he has some “strong Irish blood” on his father’s side. Dwayne has also been said to have First Nations (Native Canadian) ancestry, although it is not clear if that is accurate.

Dwayne’s mother is Samoan. Dwayne spent some time growing up in New Zealand, where he was able to learn about his Pacific Islander heritage.

Dwayne was selected People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2016. He is the second non-caucasian person to have been given this title by the magazine (Denzel Washington, in 1996, was the first). Dwayne is also the second African-American (after Washington), and the first Polynesian-American, to have thus far been given the title.

Dwayne has two children, one with his partner, singer and songwriter Lauren Hashian, and one with his former wife, producer Dany Garcia.

Dwyane’s paternal grandfather is James Henry A. Bowles (the son of John W. Bowles and Lila/Lilla Jones). John was the son of Stephen Bowles and Charlotte. Lila was the daughter of Henry Jones and Mary.

Dwyane’s paternal grandmother is Lillian Gay (the daughter of Alfred Nathan Gay and Isabelle/Isabel Sickles). Isabelle was the daughter of Benjamin Sickles and Hannah.

Dwyane’s maternal grandfather was Fanene Leifi Pita Maivia (the son of Rebecca Fanene). Fanene was a famous Samoan pro-wrestler, under the name Peter Maivia. In Dwayne’s early wrestling days, he was known as Rocky Maivia, a combination of the nicknames of his father, Rocky Johnson, and his grandfather, Peter Maivia.

Dwayne’s maternal grandmother was Ofelia “Lia” Fuataga. Ofelia was born in Lalomanu, Aleipata, Western Samoa (then under New Zealand rule, now independent), and was a wrestling promoter.

Dwayne Johnson parents

Dwayne with his parents, photo by kathclick/Bigsotck.com

Sources: Genealogy of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – http://www.geni.com

Family history of Dwayne’s father – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Tamara Taylor

by karolinb on April 24, 2013

Tamara Taylor

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: September 27, 1970

Ethnicity: African-Canadian, Scottish

Tamara Taylor is a Canadian actress. Her father is black and her mother is white.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

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Jessica Parker Kennedy

by fuzzybear44 on October 7, 2012

Place of Birth: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Date of Birth: October 3, 1984

Ethnicity: Italian, Russian, African-Canadian

Jessica Parker Kennedy is a Canadian actress. She is one of the stars of the television series “The Secret Circle”.

She stated on her Twitter account that she also part Russian.

Source: https://twitter.com

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