Afro-Dominican Republic

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.


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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.


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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 will appear in the film Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).

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


Jeurys Familia

by bearboy on August 21, 2016

Place of Birth: Yaguate, Dominican Republic

Date of Birth: October 10, 1989

Ethnicity: Afro-Dominican Republic

Jeurys Familia is a Dominican professional baseball player.



Starlin Castro

by bearboy on April 8, 2016

Birth Name: Starlin DeJesus Castro

Place of Birth: Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic

Date of Birth: May 24, 1990

Ethnicity: Afro-Dominican Republic

Starlin Castro is a Dominican professional baseball player. He is an infielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball.