Thanasi Kokkinakis

by stlucas on November 29, 2016

MELBOURNE - JANUARY 26: Nick Kyrgios (L) of Australia poses runn

Place of Birth: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Date of Birth: April 10, 1996

Ethnicity: Greek

Thanasi Kokkinakis is an Australian professional tennis player.

Thanasi was born in Adelaide, South Australia, to Greek parents, Voula and Trevor Kokkinakis. They were both born in the Peloponnese peninsula of Greece, in the cities of Kalamata and Tripoli, respectively. Thanasi has a brother, Pan, and a sister, Christina. He holds both Australian and Greek citizenship.

Thanasi’s family is pictured here.


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John Podesta

by madman on October 28, 2016

Birth Name: John David Podesta

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date of Birth: January 8, 1949

*Italian (father)
*Greek (mother)

John Podesta is an American political figure. He is the Chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.

John is the son of Mary K. (Kokoris) and John David Podesta. His father is Italian. His mother is of Greek descent. His brother is lobbyist Tony Podesta.

John’s paternal grandparents were Antonio/Anthony “Tony” Podestà and Civille/Civile/Cevile Gazzola. Antonio was born, c. 1871, in Chiesanuova di Ne, near Genoa, Liguria, Italy. Civille was also Italian, from Genoa.

John’s maternal grandparents were Louis Kokoris and May. They were both born in Greece.


Death record of John’s father –

John’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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Tina Kandelaki

by wanderer on October 19, 2016

RUSSIA, MOSCOW - JANUARY 30: Tina Kandelaki Close-Up Portrait at

Birth Name: Tinatin Givievna Kandelaki

Place of Birth: Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union

Date of Birth: November 10, 1975

*Georgian, Greek/Pontic/Pontian Greek (father)
*Armenian, Turkish (mother)

Tina Kandelaki is a Georgian-born Russian journalist, public figure, television presenter, and producer.

Tina is the daughter of Elvira (Alakhverdova) and Givi Kandelaki. Her father is descended from the Kandelakis, a noble Georgian family of Caucasus Greek/Pontic/Pontian Greek descent. Her mother of is Armenian and Turkish descent.

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Betty Cantrell

by stlucas on October 17, 2016

2016 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Baciliky Andris Cantrell

Place of Birth: Warner Robins, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 1, 1994

*German (father)
*Greek (mother)

Betty Cantrell is an American beauty pageant titleholder. She was named Miss America 2016.

Betty is the daughter of Anastasia and Mike Cantrell. Her name, “Baciliky”, comes from the Greek word “Βασιλική” (pronounced “Vasiliki”), and means “royalty”.

Regarding her ethnicity, she has stated:

My mother’s mother was named Vasiliki, and her American nickname was Betty. My mom said that when she had a daughter she would name her Vasiliki and call her Betty, so here I am.

One of Betty’s paternal great-grandfathers was an opera singer in his native Germany.


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by ethnic on October 9, 2016

Birth Name: Phillip Katsabanis

Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 17, 1995

Ethnicity: Greek, Cuban

Stitches is an American rapper. He is the son of Esther and Alexander Katsabanis.

In an interview in Complex Magazine, he stated:

I’m from Miami. I’m 18. Cuban-Greek.