Kenley Jansen

by dlxzvs on February 10, 2018

Birth Name: Kenley Geronimo Jansen

Place of Birth: Willemstad, Curaçao

Date of Birth: September 30, 1987

Ethnicity: Afro-Curaçaoan

Kenley Jansen is professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB).  He is the youngest of three sons of Isidor and Bernadette Jansen.


Gregory van der Wiel

by dlxzvs on January 8, 2018

Birth Name: Gregory Kurtley van der Wiel

Place of Birth: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Date of Birth: 3 February, 1988

*Afro-Curaçaoan (father)
*Dutch (mother)

Gregory van der Wiel is a Dutch professional footballer. His father is from the Caribbean island of Curaçao. His mother is Dutch.

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Stephanie Beatriz

by stlucas on May 7, 2017

Birth Name: Stephanie Beatriz Bischoff Alvizuri

Place of Birth: Neuquén, Argentina

Date of Birth: February 10, 1981

*Colombian [German, 1/4 Sephardi Jewish, Dutch, Spanish, Basque, possibly other] (father)
*Bolivian [Spanish, Indigenous, Basque, possibly other] (mother)

Stephanie Beatriz is an Argentine-born American actress.

Stephanie was born in Neuquén, Argentina, the daughter of Silvia Rosario Alvizuri Luna and Ernesto Bischoff Cortissoz. Beatriz moved to the U.S. at the age of two, and was raised in Texas. She has a sister, Jennifer.

Stephanie’s father is Colombian, and has recent German ancestry, as well as one quarter Sephardi Jewish, and some Dutch (from Curaçao) and Spanish, roots. Stephanie’s mother is Bolivian, and likely has Spanish and Indigenous roots. Some of the surnames in Stephanie’s family tree suggest Basque ancestry, on both sides.

Stephanie’s paternal grandfather was Luder Heinrich Bischoff Siefken (the son of Eduard August Bischoff Katenkamp and Cornelia Amalia “Nelly” Siefken Hoyer). Eduard was born in Bremen, Germany, the son of Lüder Heinrich Bischoff Meyer and Auguste Christine Katenkamp Bernhard. Cornelia was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, the daughter of Friedrich Moritz Siefken, who was from Bremen, Germany, and of Dorothea Cornelia Hoyer, who was from Curaçao, and was of Dutch, as well as some German (from Saxony), descent.

Stephanie’s paternal grandmother was Cecilia Cortissoz Rodriguez (the daughter of Ernesto Cortissoz Alvares-Correa and Esther Rodriguez Gonzales). Ernesto was a Sephardi Jew, and was the son of Jacob Cortissoz Jesurun-Pinto and Julia Alvares-Correa; his family lived in the Virgin Islands, Curaçao, the Netherlands, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, France, Barbados, and England. Esther was born in Colombia, of Spanish (with roots in Asturias), and possibly other, ancestry; she was the daughter of Enrique Rodriguez Blanco and Cecilia Gonzalez Vengoechea.

Stephanie’s maternal grandparents were Guillermo Alvizuri and Angelica Luna.

Sources: Genealogy of Stephanie Beatriz (focusing on her father’s side) –

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Tory Lanez

by madman on December 18, 2016

Birth Name: Daystar Peterson

Place of Birth: Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: July 27, 1992

*African-Barbadian (father)
*Curaçaon/Dutch (mother)

Tory Lanez is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and director.

Tory is the son of Luella and Sonstar Peterson. His father, who is from Barbados, is black. His mother was from Curaçao, and had Dutch ancestry.

Tory’s father is sometimes said to have Asian ancestry. It is not clear if this is accurate.

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Patrick Kluivert

by dlxzvs on May 11, 2016

Birth Name: Patrick Stephan Kluivert

Place of Birth: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Date of Birth: 1 July 1976

*Afro-Surinamese (father)
*Afro-Surinamese, Afro-Curaçaoan (mother)

Patrick Kluivert is a Dutch footballer and football coach. His father, Kenneth Kluivert, is a former football player from Calcutta, Suriname. His mother, Lidwina, was born in Curaçao, to a Surinamese father and Curaçaoan mother. His parents were married in Paramaribo, and both his older siblings were born in Suriname, before the family moved to the Netherlands in 1970.