Afro-Dominican Republic

Cardi B

by ethnic on September 15, 2017

Cardi B – 2017 BET Awards – Arrivals – Microsoft Theater – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: phred mosbey / PR Photos

Birth Name: Belcalis Almanzar

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

Date of Birth: October 11, 1992

*Dominican Republic (father)
*Trinidadian (mother)

Cardi B is an American reality television star, dancer, and singer. She was born in the Bronx, to a father from the Dominican Republic and a Trinidadian mother. She stated on Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM that she is a Boston Red Sox fan because “That’s where all the Dominicans are at”, that most Dominican players are with the Red Sox.



Luis Severino

by bearboy on July 15, 2017

Birth Name: Luis Severino

Place of Birth: Sabana de la Mar, Dominican Republic

Date of Birth: February 20, 1994

Ethnicity: Afro-Dominican Republic

Family Background: Luis Severino is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).




Wilson Jermaine Heredia

by stlucas on March 29, 2017

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

Date of Birth: December 2, 1971

Ethnicity: Dominican Republic (African, Spanish, possibly other)

Wilson Jermaine Heredia is an American actor. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Dominican parents.

Regarding his family, he has stated in an interview:

So, they’re [Wilson’s parents] proud—but years later, I would go see my parents, and my mom would say [he assumes a Spanish accent] “You can still be a doctor, you know. You can still go back to school.” See, my dad is a black Dominican and my mom is a white Dominican, so the 70s were very rough for them here. Their attitude was [acting] should be a hobby, because they didn’t come to this country so that their kids would have to struggle the way they did.


Photo by Debby Wong/


Arlenis Sosa

by stlucas on March 21, 2017

Birth Name: Arlenis Sosa Peña

Place of Birth: Copey, Pepillo Salcedo, Monte Cristi Province, Dominican Republic

Date of Birth: May 7, 1989

Ethnicity: Dominican Republic (African, possibly other)

Arlenis Sosa is a Dominican model. Her parents are pictured here.

Arlenis is married to American-Irish basketball player Donnie McGrath.


Photo by Debby Wong/

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Jorge Lendeborg, Jr.

by follers on August 21, 2016

Birth Name: Jorge David Lendeborg, Jr.

Ethnicity: Afro-Dominican Republic

Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. is an American actor. He appeared in the film Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).

His family is from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. His surname appears to be Swedish.