Cicely Tyson

by follers on July 10, 2014

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

Date of Birth: December 18, 1924

Ethnicity: Afro-Caribbean

Cicely Tyson is an American actress. Her parents, Frederica/Fredericka Theodosia (Huggins) and William A. Tyson, were from Nevis, an island in the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Cicely’s paternal grandparents were John Tyson and Caroline Wilkes.

Cicely’s maternal grandparents were Charles Huggins and Mary Sergeant.

Source: Marriage record of Cicely’s parents –

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Mel B

by ethnic on March 6, 2008

Birth Name: Melanie Janine Brown

Place of Birth: Harehills, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 29 May, 1975

*Afro-Nevisian (father)
*English, possibly Welsh (mother)

Mel B is a British musician, television personality, actress, dancer, and model, also known as Scary Spice or Melanie Brown. She is one of the original members of the female group The Spice Girls, along with Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Melanie C, and Geri Halliwell.

Her father, Martin Brown, who is black, is from Saint Kitts and Nevis. Her mother, Andrea Dixon, who is white, is English. She is a maternal first cousin of actor and director Christian Cooke.

Mel has three children: a daughter with her former husband, Dutch dancer Jimmy Gulzar; a daughter with American actor and comedian Eddie Murphy; and a daughter with her former husband, film producer Stephen Belafonte. Mel has extended family in Wales.

Mel’s maternal grandparents are Stanley Dixon and Eileen Mary English.

A picture of Mel, with her father and ex-husband, Stephen Belafonte can be seen here. A picture of Mel and her mother can be seen here.

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