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.

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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.




by stlucas on February 1, 2017

Birth Name: Desrée Annette Weekes

Place of Birth: Croydon, Surrey, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: November 30, 1968

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

Des’ree is a British singer and songwriter. She was born in Croydon, Surrey, England, to an Afro-Barbadian father and a Afro-Guyanese mother.


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Tina Barrett

by stlucas on November 17, 2016

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Birth Name: Tina Ann Barrett

Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: September 16, 1976

*English (father)
*Guyanese (mother)

Tina Barrett is a British singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. She was a member of British pop group S Club 7.

She was born in Hammersmith, London, England, the daughter of Cheryl (Dalzell) and Edward J. Barrett. Her father is English and her mother is Guyanese. When asked about her solo track “Fire” in an interview, Tina stated, “…I am half South American, my mum’s South American”.


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