Gloria Calderon Kellett

by stlucas on January 10, 2018

Gloria Calderon Kellett – 2016 Latinos de Hoy Awards – Arrivals – Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Gloria M. Calderón

Place of Birth: Portland, Oregon, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 11, 1975

Ethnicity: Cuban

Gloria Calderon Kellett is an American writer, actress, and producer. Gloria is married to cartoonist Dave Kellett.

Gloria is the daughter of Gloria and Juan Luis Calderon. Gloria’s parents are from Cuba. She has stated:

My parents came to the US in 1962 as part of the Pedro Pan exodus from Cuba. The hope was that they would be in the US for a short time until Castro was gone. Of course, that didn’t happen. After a year, my grandparents were able to get out of Cuba as well, and they all decided to make the best of it in their adopted home. Catholic charities sent Cubans all over the country. My folks were sent to Portland, and there, they worked several jobs at a time, attended school, and went about the task of learning English and building a life.



Lil Pump

by ethnic on December 2, 2017

Birth name: Gazzy Garcia

Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 17, 2000

Ethnicity: Possibly Cuban

Lil Pump is an American rapper. He was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He gained fame through his Instagram following and his hit song, “Gucci Gang”. His surname, Garcia, indicates that he has Hispanic heritage, possibly Cuban heritage. However, this has not been confirmed.


Melina Matsoukas

by stlucas on November 13, 2017

Birth Name: Melina E. Matsoukas

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

Date of Birth: January 14, 1981

*Greek Jewish, Polish Jewish (father)
*Afro-Jamaican, Afro-Cuban (mother)

Melina Matsoukas is an American director of commercials, videos, and and television shows.

Melina is the daughter of Diana-Elena (Foster) and David D. Matsoukas. Melina’s father is of Greek Jewish and Polish Jewish ancestry. Melina’s mother was born in Cuba, and has been described as an “Afro-Cuban of Jamaican descent”. Melina was raised in New York and New Jersey.

Melina has stated:

I grew up in the Bronx until I was about ten, and then we moved to New Jersey. I grew up in a very multicultural family. My mother is Afro-Cuban and Jamaican, and my father is Greek and Jewish. I felt the influences from all the different cultures — the stories, the ideas. And my parents are both communists and activists, so they’ve always been all about equality and doing something important with your life. I always wanted to do something big, I just didn’t know how I would go about changing the world.

Melinda’s paternal grandparents were Greek Jews and Polish Jews.

Melina’s maternal grandfather was Carlos Abraham Foster. Carlos was born in Oriente Province, Cuba, to parents from Jamaica. Melina’s maternal grandmother was also from Cuba.


Marriage record of Melina’s parents –

Obituary of Melina’s maternal grandfather, Carlos Abraham Foster –

Photo by Joe Seer/


Aroldis Chapman

by bearboy on November 6, 2017

Birth Name: Albertín Aroldis Chapman de la Cruz

Place of Birth: Holguín, Cuba

Date of Birth: February 28, 1988

Ethnicity: Afro-Cuban

Aroldis Chapman is a Cuban-American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball.

Aroldis is the son of Juan Alberto Chapman Benett and Maria Caridad De La Cruz.



Amy Rodriguez

by bablah on September 8, 2017

Birth Name: Amy Joy Rodriguez

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 17, 1987

*Cuban (father)
*English, Scottish, French-Canadian, German (mother)

Amy Rodriguez is an American association football player.

Amy’s paternal grandparents emigrated from Cuba.

Amy’s maternal grandfather is Vernon Allen McClelland, son of Elmo Allen McClelland and Laurita Fuller. Elmo was the son of John A. McClelland, an immigrant from England, and Mary R. Allen. Laurita was the daughter of Harry Fuller (son of Revils Fuller and Mary D. Everett) and Etta Patterson (daughter of James L. Patterson and Louella Webb).

Amy’s maternal grandmother is Joyce Charlotte McDougal, daughter of Maxfield R. McDougal and Ruth Martin. Maxfield was the son of Charles V. McDougal (son of Charles B. McDougal and Lucinda) and Margaret J. Ruth was the daughter of Eugene A. Martin and Caroline Strobel. Eugene was from Quebec, and was French-Canadian. Caroline was born in Minnesota to German parents Gottfried Strobel and Louisa Gleich.

Sources: Marriage record of Amy’s maternal grandparents –

Amy’s maternal grandfather Vernon Allen McClelland on 1940 U.S. census –

Amy’s maternal great-grandfather Elmo Allen McClelland on 1910 U.S. census –

Amy’s maternal great-grandmother Laurita Fuller on 1920 U.S. census –

Amy’s maternal great-great-grandfather Harry Fuller on 1900 U.S. census –

Amy’s maternal great-great-grandmother Etta Patterson on 1900 U.S. census –

Amy’s maternal grandmother Joyce Charlotte McDougal on 1940 U.S. census –

Amy’s maternal great-grandfather Maxfield R. McDougal on 1910 U.S. census –

Amy’s maternal great-great-grandfather Charles V. McDougal on 1900 U.S. census –

Amy’s maternal great-grandmother Ruth Martin on 1920 U.S. census –

Amy’s maternal great-great-grandmother Caroline Strobel on 1900 U.S. census –