Colton Dunn

by stlucas on May 16, 2017

Place of Birth: Normal, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 30, 1977

*African-American (father)
*European (mother)

Colton Dunn is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer.

Colton is the son of an African-American father and a caucasian mother, Kari L. Dunn Buron. Colton was raised by his mother in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Colton has stated:

It’s great. For me, I’m mixed race, so diversity’s just part of my life, and everywhere I’ve been, it’s always been very diverse. I find it more of an anomaly when I watch a show where it’s only white people. I’ve been in that situation for a long time, so it just feels totally normal. I like it. You get to have a ton of different viewpoints and opinions, and I think it is a better reflection of what the world actually looks like.


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Eka Darville

by stlucas on May 9, 2017

Place of Birth: Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Birth: April 11, 1989

Ethnicity: Afro-Jamaican, some European

Eka Darville is an Australian actor.

Eka’s biological father, Ray Darwin, is an Afro-Jamaican reggae artist. Eka’s mother, Malaika Darville, who is Canadian, is of European and Afro-Jamaican descent (Eka’s maternal grandmother was Jamaican). Eka was raised by his mother and stepfather in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

Eka’s father is pictured here. Eka’s mother is pictured here.

Sources: Biography of Eka Darville –

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Ilfenesh Hadera

by follers on March 27, 2017

Date of Birth: December 1, 1985

*Ethiopian (father)
*European (mother)

Ilfenesh Hadera is an American actress. She is the daughter of Kim Nichols and Asfaha Hadera. Her father is Ethiopian. Her parents are involved in community organizing and public advocacy.


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Tamara Tunie

by stlucas on March 24, 2017

Birth Name: Tamara R. Tunie

Place of Birth: McKeesport, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 14, 1959

Ethnicity: African-American, possibly European and Lenape Native American

Tamara Tunie is an American film, stage, and television actress, director, and producer. She is the daughter of African-American parents, Evelyn E. (Hawkins) and James W. Tunie. She was raised in Homestead, Pennsylvania. She has family roots in Virginia and West Virginia.

Regarding her ethnic background, Tamara has stated in an interview:

Her [Tamara’s character on The Red Road] ancestry is very similar to my own in real life… I have Native American blood. I have African blood. I have European blood. And so it was the first time that a role was presented to me that actually completely embraced my entire DNA makeup, so I was really excited… My Native American heritage was not embraced by our family, and we grew up African-American… so I didn’t have a lot of access or history to that line of my family.

Tamara has also said that one of her paternal great-grandmothers was a full-blooded Native American, from the Ramapough Lenape Nation.

Tamara’s paternal grandparents were Edgar Price Tunie (the son of Robert Tunie and Lottie/Lotta B.) and Effie Dee Waddy (the daughter of John/Fred Waddy and Mary A).


Marriage record of Tamara’s paternal grandparents, Edgar Price Tunie and Effie Dee Waddy –

Tamara’s paternal grandfather, Edgar Price Tunie, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Tamara’s paternal grandmother, Effie Dee Waddy, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Effie Dee Waddy on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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Danielia Cotton

by stlucas on March 17, 2017

Place of Birth: Hopewell, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 24, 1967

*Puerto Rican-Spanish (father)
*African-American, possibly European and Native American (mother)

Danielia Cotton is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Danielia is the daughter of Wenonah J. Brooks, a jazz singer, and a father of Puerto Rican and Spanish ancestry, whom Danielia has never met. Danielia has a brother, Craig.

Danielia is married to attorney Sam Roberts, who is of Russian Jewish descent. Danielia is herself a convert to Judaism.

Danielia’s maternal grandmother is named Evelyn Dunn Brooks.

Regarding her ethnicity, Danielia has stated:

Record companies just never knew what to do, they were just like this doesn’t work and the only person they consider like a Black rocker is Tina Turner and they were like that was a long time ago. It’s like nobody’s broken through since then and they just don’t want to try it’s just too difficult. And I’m Black and half-Latino which even makes them more confused and if I really spelled it out for them that my mom is Black, white and American Indian and my dad is Puerto-Rican and Spanish I think they would just walk away. But that’s America right now, that’s what it is.


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