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Shannon Kook

by madman on October 21, 2017

Birth Name: Shannon Xiao Lóng Kook-Chun

Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa

Date of Birth: February 9, 1987

Ethnicity:
*Hakka Chinese (father)
*Cape Coloured (mother)

Shannon Kook is a South African actor.

Shannon has stated:

I was born in Johannesburg but I grew up in Cape Town too, because that’s where my mom’s from. My dad’s from Mauritius; he’s Hakka-born Chinese. My mom is Coloured. In South Africa that’s the technical term. That’s the proud ethnic term that we call ourselves. But “colored” in other regions of the world is a racist, misunderstood word. Coloured people have a mix of Malay, some black, some Indian descent. They look Guyanese or Dominican, some look black, some look white.

Photo by kathclick/www.bigstockphoto.com/

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Affion Crockett

by stlucas on October 21, 2017

Birth Name: Affion Scott Brown Crockett

Place of Birth: Onslow, North Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 12, 1973

Ethnicity:
*African-American (father)
*Trinidadian [African, Chinese, possibly other] (mother)

Affion Crockett is an American actor, comedian, dancer, writer, rapper, and music producer.

Affion is the son of Janis Martina (Brown) and Leslie Scott Crockett. Affion’s father is African-American. Affion’s mother is from Trinidad. Affion’s parents are pictured here.

Affion has stated that his maternal grandfather had Chinese roots.

Sources: http://www.youtube.com

Birth records of Affion Crockett – http://www.familysearch.org
http://www.familysearch.org

Photo by s_bukley/www.bigstockphoto.com/

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Isabella Leong

by madman on October 14, 2017

Isabella Leong – “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” American Premiere – Arrivals – Gibson Amphitheatre Universal Studios Hollywood – Universal City, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Tony Lowe / PR Photos

Birth Name: Luisa Isabella Nolasco da Silva Leong Lok-yau

Place of Birth: Macau

Date of Birth: June 23, 1988

Ethnicity: Chinese, Portuguese

Isabella Leong is a Macanese actress and singer.

Isabella’s father is Luís Alberto Marques Nolasco da Silva and her mother’s surname is Leong. Her father was born in Sé, Macau, of Portuguese and Chinese descent. Her mother is Chinese.

Isabella is sometimes described as having English ancestry, from one of her parents. It is not clear if this is accurate.

A picture of Isabella and her mother can be seen here. A picture of Isabella’s father, with his siblings and own mother, can be seen here.

Isabella’s paternal grandparents were Frederico Joao Moreira de Sousa Teles de Menezes and Terry Marques Nolasco. Frederico was Portuguese. Terry was Chinese, and possibly had Portuguese ancestry as well.

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Amber Midthunder

by madman on October 11, 2017

Birth Name: Amber T. Midthunder

Date of Birth: c. 1997

Ethnicity: Norwegian, Sioux Native American, English, Chinese

Amber Midthunder is an American actress and filmmaker. She is the daughter of Angelique S. (Roehm), a casting director, and David Midthunder (David Paul Midthunder), an actor.

Amber’s father was born in Montana, and is of Norwegian and Sioux Native American, and is a member of the Fort Peck Sioux and Assiniboine Indian Reservation. Her mother was born in Bangkok, Thailand, and appears to be of English and Chinese descent.

Amber’s paternal grandfather was Elmer Elias Midthun (the son of Aslag Nilsen Midthun and Edith M. Stenerson). Aslag was born in Bergen, Norway. Edith was born in Minnesota, to John Stenerson, who was Norwegian, and Abbie.

Amber’s paternal grandmother was Cynthia Rose Hamilton (the daughter of Harvey Hamilton and Angel/Angie Armstrong). Cynthia was born in Montana, and was a Sioux Native American, of the Assiniboine tribe. Harvey was the son of Pipe Hamilton and Chief Woman. Angel was the daughter of Bun Armstrong and Two Woman.

Amber’s maternal grandfather was likely James Thomas “Tom” Roehm (the son of Lester Roehm and Helen). James served in the Vietnam War, in which the U.S. had many soldiers stationed in Thailand around the time of Amber’s mother’s birth. It is not clear if James is Amber’s biological grandfather or not.

Amber’s (likely adoptive) maternal grandmother is Priscilla Donaby.

Sources: Article mentioning Amber’s ancestry (page 288) – http://en.calameo.com

Obituary of Amber’s paternal grandmother, Cynthia Rose Hamilton – http://billingsgazette.com

Amber’s paternal grandfather, Elmer Elias Midthun, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Elmer on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Elmer on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Amber’s paternal grandmother, Cynthia Rose Hamilton, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Cynthia on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Amber’s great-grandparents, Harvey Hamilton and Angel Armstrong – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Amber’s maternal grandfather – http://www.legacy.com

photo by kathclick/www.bigstockphoto.com/

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Cecilia Cheung

by madman on October 5, 2017

Cecilia Cheung – 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival – de Grisogono Glam Extravaganza Party – Hotel Du Cap Eden-Roc – Antibes, France – Pixplanete / PR Photos

Birth Name: Cecilia Cheung Pak-Chi

Place of Birth: Man Wah Sun Chuen, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Date of Birth: May 24, 1980

Ethnicity:
*75% Chinese
*25% British

Cecilia Cheung is a Hong Kong actress and singer.

Cecilia is the daughter of Davies (Shally) and Zhang Ren Yong (Cheung Yan Yung). Her father is Chinese, from Shanghai. Her mother is British, of British and Chinese descent. Cecilia has two children with her former husband, singer and actor Nicholas Tse.

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