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Remy Hii

by follers on August 18, 2018

Place of Birth: Queensland, Australia

Date of Birth: c. 1986/1987

Ethnicity:
*Chinese Malaysian (father)
*English (mother)

Remy Hii is an Australian actor.

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Robbi Chong

by maurogomes3193 on July 9, 2018

Robbi Chong – “Only God Can” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Boulevard – North Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Robbi Lynn Chong

Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: May 28, 1965

Ethnicity:
*Chinese, Scots-Irish (father)
*African-American (mother)

Robbi Chong is a Canadian actress and model.

She is the daughter of Maxine Sneed and comedian and actor Tommy Chong. Her sister is actress Rae Dawn Chong. Her father is of half Chinese and half Scots-Irish descent. Has mother is from an African-American family that moved to Canada.

Robbi is often stated to have Cherokee, or another type of Native American, ancestry on her mother’s side. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented. All four of Robbi’s maternal great-grandparents were African-American.

Robbi’s paternal grandfather was named Stanley Chong. Stanley was Chinese.

Robbi’s paternal grandmother was Lorna Jean Gilchrist (the daughter of Samuel Duncan Gilchrist and Emma Woodcock). Lorna was born in Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Robbi’s maternal grandfather was Napoleon Sneed (the son of George Washington Sneed and Pearl Anna Risby). Napoleon was born in Alberta, Canada. George was born in Louisiana. Pearl was born in Kansas, the daughter of Samuel Henry Risby and Margaret Wharton.

Robbi’s maternal grandmother was Willa Carothers (the daughter of Samuel Arthur Carothers/Carrothers and Beulah Heslep). Willa was born in Amber Valley, Athabasca, Alberta, Canada. Samuel and Beulah were born in Texas. Samuel was the son of Reddie Carothers and Ella. Beulah was the daughter of Bemjamin Heslep and Emily.

Sources: Robbi’s maternal great-grandparents, Samuel Arthur Carothers/Carrothers and Beulah Heslep, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Samuel Arthur Carothers/Carrothers and Beulah Heslep on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Robbi’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Reddie Carothers and Ella, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Robbi’s maternal great-grandmother, Beulah Heslep, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Melissa Reese

by Manila on July 3, 2018

Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 1, 1985

Ethnicity: Chinese, English, Spanish, Japanese, Filipino, Irish, Scottish, Danish

Melissa Reese is an American musician and model. She is the keyboardist, synthesizer, sub-bassist, and background vocalist of the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses. Other members of the band include or have included Steven Adler, Duff McKagan, Axl Rose, Slash, Matt Sorum, and Izzy Stradlin.

Source: http://www.melissareesemusic.com

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Jordyn Taylor

by madman on June 3, 2018

Trevor Noah, Jordyn Taylor – 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards – Arrivals and Press Room – The Shrine Auditorium – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Jordyn Taylor Braff

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 14, 1990

Ethnicity: Filipino, Mexican, likely some Chinese, Austrian, other

Jordyn Taylor is an American singer, songwriter, and model. She is the daughter of Elaine/Elayne Danette (Valdez) and Jason Arnado Braff.

Jordyn has ancestors from the Philippines, Mexico, and Austria. She is also sometimes said to have Albanian and African-American roots. It is not clear if this is accurate. She likely also has Chinese ancestry, through the surname Quizon.

Jordyn’s paternal grandfather was Harry Canlas Braff (the son of Samuel Braff and Irene Canlas). Harry was born in the Philippines. Samuel was American. He was an Austrian immigrant to the U.S., and was the son of Joseph Braff; he may been Jewish. Irene was a Filipina. Her parents had the surnames Canlas and Quizon.

Jordyn’s paternal grandmother was Lily/Lilia Arnado. Lily was born in the Philippines.

Jordyn’s maternal grandfather was the son of David Flores Valdez and Anita Martinez. Jordyn’s grandfather was born in New Mexico, of Mexican descent. David was the son of Jesus M. Valdez and Franinquita/Franquisita/Francisca.

Sources: Obituary of Jordyn’s paternal great-aunt – https://www.dignitymemorial.com

Obituary of Jordyn’s paternal great-grandfather, Samuel Braff – https://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Jordyn’s maternal great-grandfather, David Flores Valdez – https://www.familysearch.org

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Karen Olivo

by stlucas on May 29, 2018

Birth Name: Karen E. Olivo

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

Date of Birth: August 7, 1976

Ethnicity:
*Puerto Rican [Spanish, Indigenous, possibly other] (father)
*Dominican Republic, Chinese (mother)

Karen Olivo is an American stage and television actress.

Karen is the daughter of Mercedes J. (Perez) Brown and Richard “Rick” Olivo. Her parents are pictured here and here. Karen’s siblings are Raquel, Ruth, and Richard. Karen is married to James Uphoff.

Karen has stated:

I usually just say mutt, but I’ll take swirl, that sounds nicer! My father is Puerto Rican and has Native American on his father’s side. And my mother is half-Dominican and half-Chinese.

Karen’s paternal grandfather was Agapito R. Olivo (the son of Alejandro Olivo y Cruz and Jacinta Padilla y Sato/Soto). Agapito was born in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, and was listed as “colored” on the 1940 U.S. Census. Alejandro was born in Puerto Rico, the son of Juan Olivo and Celestina Cruz. Jacinta was born in Puerto Rico, the daughter of Juan Padilla and Petrona Soto.

Karen’s paternal grandmother was named Haydee Ramos.

Sources: http://www.ancestry.com

Divorce record of Karen’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Karen’s paternal grandfather, Agapito R. Olivo, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Karen’s paternal grandfather, Agapito R. Olivo – http://www.legacy.com

Death record of Karen’s paternal great-uncle (grandfather’s brother), Virginio Olivo Soto – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Karen’s paternal great-grandparents, Alejandro Olivo y Cruz and Jacinta Padilla y Soto – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Karen’s paternal grandmother, Haydee (Ramos) Olivo – http://www.genlookups.com

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