Emayatzy Corinealdi

by stlucas on January 30, 2017

Birth Name: Emayatzy Evett Corinealdi

Place of Birth: Fort Knox, Hardin, Kentucky, United States

Date of Birth: January 14, 1980

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

Emayatzy Corinealdi is an American actress. She was born in Fort Knox, Hardin, Kentucky, to a Panamarian father, Edward E. Corinealdi, and an African-American mother, Rosemarie Hilton, who is from Ohio. Emayatzy was raised between Germany and the U.S states of Ohio, Kansas, and New Jersey.

Her name was created by her father as a combination of her grandmother’s name, Emma, and the name of a princess from Panama, Yatzy.

Emayatzy’s maternal grandparents were Daniel Hilton (the son of Daniel Hilton and Ina Dye) and Emma Boone.


Obituary of Emayatzy’s maternal grandfather, Daniel Hilton –

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Aloe Blacc

by madman on February 4, 2016

BRIT Awards 2012 - Arrivals

Birth Name: Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III

Place of Birth: Laguna Hills, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 7, 1979

Ethnicity: Afro-Panamanian

Aloe Blacc is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, record producer, and businessperson. His parents were Panamanian immigrants. His mother’s maiden name is “Carter”. Aloe is married to rapper Maya Jupiter.

Aloe has stated:

My parents are from Panama, so I grew up listening to a lot of meringue and salsa.

Source: Birth certificate of Aloe Blacc –

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Rod Carew

by Hippiboy on July 11, 2014

Major League Baseball All Star Game Red Carpet Parade - July 15, 2008

Birth Name: Rodney Cline Carew

Place of Birth: Gatún, Panama Canal Zone

Date of Birth: October 1, 1945

Ethnicity: Afro-Barbadian, Afro-Panamanian

Rod Carew is a Panamanian-born professional baseball player. A player and coach in the MLB, he is in the Hall of Fame.

Rod was born in Gatún, Panama Canal Zone, the son of black parents, Olga Teoma and Eric S. Carew. He has Afro-Barbadian and Afro-Panamanian ancestry.

Rod is married to Rhonda. Rod has three children with his first wife, Marilynn Levy. Marilynn is Jewish. Rod himself has been described as Jewish many times, including in Adam Sandler’s The Chanukah Song. However, he is not of Jewish ancestry, and it does not appear that he has converted to Judaism.

Rod’s paternal grandparents were Lambert Fitzgerald Carew and Viola. They were born in Barbados.


Rod’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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Yaphet Kotto

by fuzzybear44 on May 1, 2013

Birth Name: Yaphet Frederick Kotto

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

Date of Birth: November 15, 1939

Ethnicity: Jewish Cameroonian (African) and Panamanian (Afro-Panamanian)

Yaphet Kotto is an American actor.

Yaphet’s father, Avraham Kotto (originally named Njoki Manga Bell), was a (black) businessman from Cameroon, who was Jewish. He was said to be “the crown prince of Cameroon.”

Yaphet’s mother, Gladys Marie, was a nurse and U.S. Army officer. Gladys was of Panamanian (Afro-Panamanian) descent, and converted to Judaism.

Yaphet is a practicing Jew.


Jeremy Renner

by follers on October 4, 2012

Jeremy Renner

Birth Name: Jeremy Lee Renner

Place of Birth: Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 7, 1971

Ethnicity: Panamanian/Jamaican (Afro-Caribbean), German, English, Scottish, Swedish, Irish

Jeremy Renner is an American actor, singer, and producer. He plays Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Jeremy has Panamanian, German, English, Scottish, Swedish, and Irish ancestry. His maternal grandmother was born in Panama, with roots in Jamaica, and was of at least part black ancestry. He has a daughter with his former wife, Canadian model Sonni Pacheco. A picture of Jeremy with his mother can be seen here.

Jeremy is a fifth cousin, once removed, of actress Jennifer Lawrence. Jeremy’s four times great-grandparents, Robert Tague and Sarah/Sallie Caplinger, were also Jennifer’s five times great-grandparents.

Jeremy’s paternal grandfather was Oscar “Art” H. Renner (the son of Levi “Lee” Renner and Lucy E.). Levi was the son of John F. Renner and Cecelia C. Godfrey.

Jeremy’s paternal grandmother was Ruth Ann Simpson (the daughter of John Shapley Simpson and Lillian M. Scheflen/Sheflen/Schleflen). John was the son of John Simpson and Annie Rough. Lillian was born in Pennsylvania, to German parents, Sebastian Schoepflin/Sheflen and Anna Poinzar.

Jeremy’s maternal grandfather was Elmer Edward Tague (the son of Eldridge/Elbridge/Elmer Albert Tague and Eva Ruth Peterson). Eldridge was the son of George Washington Tague and Eliza Anne Cuppy, and had English and Scottish ancestry. Eva was born in Minnesota, to Swedish parents, Peter Person Peterson, from Hoerby, Skane, and Amanda Josephina Carlson, from Velinge, Vastergotland Province.

Jeremy’s maternal grandmother was Eleanor Adele Warren, later Warnock (the daughter of Frank Warren and Mavis Eleanor Hawkins). Jeremy’s grandmother Eleanor was born in Colón, Panama, to a father born in either New York City or Panama, and to a mother born in Colón. Jeremy’s great-grandmother Mavis was the daughter of Frederick Hawting/Hawkins and Alrilla, who were from Jamaica. The 1920 U.S. Census taken in Cristobal, Panama Canal Zone lists Mavis and her parents as black. Mavis re-married to Samuel A. Warnock.

Sources: Family history of Jeremy Renner (focusing mostly on his father’s side) –

Jeremy Renner’s and Jennifer Lawrence’s genealogical relation –

Jeremy’s paternal grandfather, Oscar H. Renner, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Jeremy’s paternal grandmother, Ruth Ann Simpson, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Jeremy Renner (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Immigration record of likely Jeremy’s maternal great-grandfather, Frank Warren –

Jeremy’s maternal great-grandmother, Mavis Eleanor Hawkins, on the 1920 U.S. Census taken in Cristobal, Panama Canal Zone [Mavis is the tenth person listed] –

Immigration record of Jeremy’s maternal great-grandmother, Mavis Eleanor (Hawkins) Warnock –

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