Melinda Shankar

by stlucas on February 9, 2018

Melinda Shankar – A Celebrity Evening of Wellness at Calamigos Beach Club – Calamigos Beach Club – Malibu, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Sheri Determan /

Birth Name: Melinda Leanne Shankar

Place of Birth: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: February 18, 1992

Ethnicity: Indo-Guyanese

Melinda Shankar is a Canadian actress. Her parents are from Guyana. They have Indian ancestry.



Letitia Wright

by follers on January 14, 2018

Letitia Wright – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” World Premiere – Arrivals – Shrine Auditorium, 665 W Jefferson Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Birth Name: Letitia Michelle Wright

Place of Birth: Georgetown, Guyana

Date of Birth: 31 October, 1993

Ethnicity: Afro-Guyanese

Letitia Wright is a Guyanese-British actress. She is known for playing the title character’s sister, Shuri, in the film Black Panther.

She was born in Georgetown, Guyana, and moved to London, England when she was seven.


Derek Luke

by madman on May 23, 2017

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

Date of Birth: April 24, 1974

*Afro-Guyanese (father)
*African-American (mother)

Derek Luke is an American actor. He is the son of Marjorie Dixon, a pianist, and Maurice Luke, a former actor. His father was born in Georgetown, Guyana.

Some web sites state that Derek’s mother is of Nigerian descent. This is almost certainly not accurate.

Photo by Starfrenzy/


Kylie Bunbury

by stlucas on May 9, 2017

Place of Birth: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: January 30, 1989

*Afro-Guyanese (father)
*Polish, Swedish, English, German (mother)

Kylie Bunbury is a Canadian-born American actress.

Kylie is the daughter of Kristi Ann (Novak) and Alexander/Alezander “Alex” Bunbury. Kylie has two brothers, Logan and Teal.

Kylie’s father is a retired football player from Plaisance, Guyana. Kylie’s mother is white, from Minnesota, U.S., and has Polish, Swedish, English, and German ancestry. Kylie was raised in England, Portugal, and Prior Lake, Minnesota, U.S.

Kylie’s maternal grandfather is Ronald Delano Novak (the son of Sylvester S. Novak and Clara T. Anderson).

Kylie’s maternal grandmother is Claudia Lou Carlson (the daughter of Guy Albin Carlson and Myrtle Catherine Hartman). Guy was the son of ? Carlson and ? Nelson. Myrtle was the daughter of Allan Edward Hartman and Catherine “Cassie” Louise Weyer or Dickey.

Sources: Marriage record of Kylie’s parents –

Birth record of Kylie’s maternal grandfather, Ronald Delano Novak –

Birth record of Kylie’s maternal grandmother, Claudia Lou Carlson –

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Joy-Ann Reid

by stlucas on April 11, 2017

Birth Name: Joy-Ann M. Lomena

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

Date of Birth: December 8, 1968

*Congolese (father)
*Afro-Guyanese (mother)

Joy-Ann Reid is an American correspondent at MSNBC, television host, and political commentator.

Joy-Ann is the daughter of Oren B. Lomena, who was originally from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and an Afro-Guyanese mother.

Joy-Ann is married to Jason Reid.