Dominican Republic

Aimee Carrero

by stlucas on May 11, 2017

Birth Name: Aimee Carrero-Vila

Place of Birth: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Date of Birth: July 15, 1988

*Puerto Rican (father)
*Dominican Republic (mother)

Aimee Carrero is a Dominican-born American actress. She is married to actor Tim Rock.

Aimee is the daughter of Mary Josefina (Vila) and Rodney Carrero-Santana. She has a brother, Rodney Gabriel. They were raised in Miami, Florida.

She has stated:

Well it’s great and it’s funny because I’m Puerto Rican and Dominican, but I feel very Cuban because I grew up around all [of] them. In Miami, out of all the Latin people, I want to say that 60 percent of them are Cuban. So when I talk in Spanish, tengo como un acento cubana (I have like a Cuban accent). It’s very confused. You know, some of it is Puerto Rican-Dominican and some of it is Cuban. And so it’s funny because people assume I’m Cuban when I speak to them in Spanish.

Aimee is pictured with her parents and brother here.


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Tom Perez

by madman on April 23, 2017

Birth Name: Thomas Edward Perez

Place of Birth: Buffalo, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 7, 1961

Ethnicity: Dominican Republic (Spanish, possibly other)

Tom Perez is an American politician, consumer advocate, and civil rights lawyer. He has been Chair of the Democratic National Committee, since February 25, 2017. He has also been U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, from October 8, 2009 to July 23, 2013, and the U.S. Secretary of Labor, from July 23, 2013 to January 20, 2017.

Tom is the son of Altagracia “Grace” Brache (Bernard) and Rafael Antonio de Jesús Pérez Lara. His parents are both from the Dominican Republic. His maternal grandfather, Rafael Brache, was a politician, civil servant, and diplomat, who was his country’s Ambassador to the U.S., the U.K., Denmark, and the Netherlands. After a falling out with Dominican Republic president Rafael Trujillo, Tom’s grandfather was declared an enemy of the state and remained in the U.S. with his family.

Tom’s paternal grandfather was José Pérez Nolasco (the son of Francisco Pérez Chávez and Concepción Nolasco Aguiar). Francisco was the son of José del Socorro Pérez Agüero and Lorenza Chávez Contreras. Concepción was the daughter of Matías Nolasco Román and María Florencia Aguiar Carmona.

Tom’s paternal grandmother was Ana Lara Hernández (the daughter of Eduardo de Lara Rojas and Rómula del Carmen Hernández Hernández). Eduardo was the son of Fernando de Lara Rojas and María Francisca Rojas Guzman. Rómula was the daughter of Telésforo Hernández Trejo and Anacleta de Jesús Hernández Camacho.

Tom’s maternal grandfather was Rafael Ángel Brache Ramirez (the son of Elías Brache Soriano and María Apolonia Ramírez Melert). Elías was the son of Justo Brache and Francisca del Rosario Soriano. María Apolonia was the daughter of Anselmo Ramírez de Arellano and Isabel Julia Melert.

Tom’s maternal grandmother was Dolores Grecia Bernard González (the daughter of Bernard Sánchez and a woman whose surname was González). Tom’s great-grandfather Bernard was the son of Juan Evangelista Bernard Rodríguez and María Saturnina Sánchez Jiménez.


Wilson Jermaine Heredia

by stlucas on March 29, 2017

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

Date of Birth: December 2, 1971

Ethnicity: Dominican Republic (African, Spanish, possibly other)

Wilson Jermaine Heredia is an American actor. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Dominican parents.

Regarding his family, he has stated in an interview:

So, they’re [Wilson’s parents] proud—but years later, I would go see my parents, and my mom would say [he assumes a Spanish accent] “You can still be a doctor, you know. You can still go back to school.” See, my dad is a black Dominican and my mom is a white Dominican, so the 70s were very rough for them here. Their attitude was [acting] should be a hobby, because they didn’t come to this country so that their kids would have to struggle the way they did.


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Arlenis Sosa

by stlucas on March 21, 2017

Birth Name: Arlenis Sosa Peña

Place of Birth: Copey, Pepillo Salcedo, Monte Cristi Province, Dominican Republic

Date of Birth: May 7, 1989

Ethnicity: Dominican Republic (African, possibly other)

Arlenis Sosa is a Dominican model. Her parents are pictured here.

Arlenis is married to American-Irish basketball player Donnie McGrath.


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Nicky Jam

by madman on January 21, 2017

Birth Name: Nick Rivera Caminero

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Birth: March 17, 1981

*Puerto Rican (father)
*Dominican Republic (mother)

Nicky Jam is an American singer and songwriter. His father is Puerto Rican and his mother is Dominican.


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