Juliana Paes

by stlucas on October 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES – JUN 7: Juliana Paes at the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award to George Clooney at the Dolby Theater on June 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA Photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Juliana Couto Paes

Place of Birth: Rio Bonito, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: March 26, 1979

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese, African, Indigenous], some Syrian/Lebanese

Juliana Paes is a Brazilian actress and model.

Juliana is the daughter of Regina (Couto) and Carlos Henrique Paes. They are pictured here. She is married to businessperson Carlos Eduardo Baptista, with whom she has two children.

She has said:

There [in India], people thought I was from North India, where people have lighter skin. I have arab ancestry.

She has also stated that she has Indigenous and African ancestry.

Juliana’s paternal grandmother was named Cleuza.

Juliana’s maternal grandmother is named Íris.


Michelle Buteau

by stlucas on September 17, 2018

Michelle Buteau – 6th Annual Logo NewNowNext Awards – Arrivals – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Michelle A. Buteau

Place of Birth: New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 24, 1977

*African-Haitian, some Lebanese (father)
*French, African-Jamaican (mother)

Michelle Buteau is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and podcast host.

Michelle is the daughter of Marie Antoinette and Mitchel/Michel Buteau. Her father is from Haiti. Her mother is from Jamaica. They can be seen here. Michelle is married to Dutch photographer Gijs van der Most.

Michelle has said (at 1:36):

My mom’s from Jamaica and my dad’s from Haiti… my mom’s half-white, her dad was from France… my dad, from Haiti, you know, he’s got some Lebanese in him.


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40 (Noah Shebib)

by follers on September 10, 2018

Ne-Yo and Noah 40 Shebib – 24th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards – Arrivals – Beverly Hilton Hotel – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait – False – Photo Credit: Koi Sojer / PR Photos

Birth Name: Noah James Shebib

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: March 31, 1983

Ethnicity: Lebanese (paternal grandfather), Irish, Scottish, Swiss-German, English

40, also credited as Noah Shebib, is a Canadian record producer and actor. 40 is well known as the producer for artist Drake.

He is the son of actress Tedde Moore and director Donald Shebib (Donald Everett Shebib). His grandfather, Mavor Moor, was a prominent writer, producer, actor, public servant, critic, and educator. His great-grandmother was Canadian theatre pioneer Dora Mavor Moore. His aunt is actress Charlotte Moore.

40’s paternal grandfather was Moses “Morris” Shebib (the son of George Shebib and Martha Haddad). Moses was born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, to Lebanese/Syrian parents. George was the son of Elias Shebib and Miriam Khayat.

40’s paternal grandmother was named Mary Alice Long. Mary Alice was a Newfoundlander, who was of Irish descent.

40’s maternal grandfather was James Mavor Moore (the son of Francis John Moore and Dora Mavor Moore). 40’s grandfather Mavor was born in Toronto, Ontario. 40’s great-grandfather Francis was an Anglican theologian and army chaplain, who was the son of John Moore and Mary Ann Mason. 40’s great-grandmother Dora was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and was an actor, teacher, and director, who helped establish Canadian professional theatre in the 1930s and 1940s. Dora’s father, James Mavor, was a prominent economist, who served as Professor of Political Economy, at the University of Toronto, from 1892 to 1923. Dora’s mother, 40’s great-great-grandmother, was Christine Jane Balfour Watt. Dora moved to Canada in the 1890s with her family.

40’s maternal grandmother was Darwina Faessler (the daughter of Charles Fassler/Faessler and Mary Isabella Menzies). Charles was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland, the son of Joseph Pankraz Fassler and Waldburga Kresenzia Franz. Mary was born in Toronto, the daughter of John Henry Menzies, who was born in London, England, and of Mary Isabella Scott.

Sources: 40’s paternal grandfather, Moses “Morris” Shebib, on the 1911 Canada Census –

Obituary of 40’s paternal grandfather, Moses “Morris” Shebib –

Obituary of 40’s maternal grandmother, Darwina (Faessler) Moore –

Death records of 40’s maternal great-grandparents, Charles Fassler/Faessler and Mary Isabella Menzies –


Sam Pottorff

by stlucas on August 16, 2018

Sam Pottorff – “Game Night” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – TCL Chinese Theater, Hollywood & Highland, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: Samuel John Pottorff

Place of Birth: San Clemente, Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 19, 1995

*Palestinian Arab, possibly Turkish (father)
*English, German, possibly other (mother)

Sam Pottorff is an American Youtube personality, actor, and singer.

Sam is the son of Lesley Pottorff and a father named Sam. His siblings are Cloe, Mia, and Levi. Sam has said that he has Palestinian ancestry. He has also stated that he has Turkish roots.

Sam’s maternal grandfather is/was named John Dee Pottorff.

Sam’s maternal grandmother was Carolyn Sue Copeland (the daughter of William Henry Copeland and Ima Zell Kinsey). Zell was born in Texas, the daughter of George Washington Kinsey and Tinie Bell Taylor.

Sources: Obituary of Sam’s maternal great-grandmother, Ima Zell (Kinsey) Copeland –


DJ Snake

by Mixed Kidd on July 27, 2018

Birth Name: William Sami Étienne Grigahcine

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 13 June, 1986

Ethnicity: Algerian

DJ Snake is a Grammy-nominated French DJ and record producer. His parents are Algerian.


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