Dominican Republic

Leslie Grace Martínez

by Manila on April 13, 2018

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

Date of Birth: January 7, 1995

Ethnicity: Dominican Republic

Leslie Grace is an American singer and songwriter.

Leslie’s parents, Elba Altagracia Guaba and Francisco “Frank” Martínez, are Dominican, the latter from La Romana, La Romana.

Source: Marriage record of Leslie’s parents –


Marcell Ozuna

by bearboy on November 14, 2017

Birth Name: Marcell Ozuna Idelfonso

Place of Birth: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Date of Birth: November 12, 1990

Ethnicity: Afro-Dominican Republic

Marcell Ozuna is a Dominican professional baseball left fielder for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball.



Jessy Terrero

by Manila on November 11, 2017

Jessy Terrero – Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Grindstone VIP Screening of “Freelancer” – Arrivals – Grauman’s Chinese Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Winston Burris / PR Photos

Birth Name: Jessy Davis Terrero

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

Date of Birth: October 7, 1972

Ethincity: Dominican Republic

Jessy Terrero is a Dominican-American film and music video director.

Jessy’s parents are Dominican immigrants.


Amed Rosario

by bearboy on November 6, 2017

Birth Name: German Amed Valdez Rosario

Place of Birth: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Date of Birth: November 20, 1995

Ethnicity: Afro-Dominican Republic

Amed Rosario is a Dominican professional baseball shortstop for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball.

Amed Rosario is the son of Germán Abad Rosario and Nerys Valdez Rosario.



Shalim Ortiz

by madman on October 22, 2017

Shalim Ortiz – People en Espanol Celebrates 12th Annual 50 Most Beautiful Issue – Arrivals – Mansion New York – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Birth Name: Shalim Gerardo Ortiz Goyco

Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: February 26, 1979

*Puerto Rican (father)
*Dominican Republic, Spanish, distant French, Russian, and Montenegrin (mother)

Shalim Ortiz is a Puerto Rican singer and actor.

Shalim is the son of Charytín Goyco, a singer, television hostess, and actress, and Elín Ortiz (María del Rosario Goico Rodríguez), an actor, comedian, and producer. His father was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. His mother is from the Dominican Republic, and has a Spanish mother and a Dominican Republic father, who has Spanish, French, Russian, and Montenegrin ancestry.

Shalim is married to Leslie Ann Machado, with whom he has a son.

Shalim’s maternal grandfather was Salvador Goico Morel (the son of Felipe Augusto Goico Martínez and Isabel Emilia Morel Bobadilla). Felipe was the son of Genaro Goico Cebollero and Matilde Martínez. Isabel was the daughter of Emilio Morel Peguero and Isabel María Bobadilla Resoller.

Shalim’s maternal grandmother was María del Rosario Rodríguez. María was born in Asturias, Spain.

Shalim’s Goyco line can be traced back to his fourth great-grandfather, Gerónimo/Guennadiy Goicovich, who was born in Yugoslavia, of Russian and Montenegrin descent, and to his wife, Dolores Cebollero, who was Spanish, from Aragón, Spain.

Another one of Shalim’s fourth great-grandfathers, Emilio Morel Peguero, was born in France, and was a poet, lawyer, and journalist. Another one of Shalim’s fourth great-grandfathers, Juan Morel Doñac, was French.

Sources: Genealogy of Shalim Ortiz –

Notes on Shalim’s ancestors –