Haitian

Gabriel Casseus

by stlucas on June 3, 2018

Gabriel Casseus at the DVD Release Party for “The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning”. The Forbidden City, Hollywood, CA. 03-21-07

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

Date of Birth: April 28, 1972

Ethnicity: Afro-Haitian

Gabriel Casseus is an American actor and screenwriter.

Gabriel is said to have Haitian ancestry.

Photo by s_bukley/www.bigstockphoto.com/

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Jozy Altidore

by Mixed Kidd on May 27, 2018

Jozy Altidore (USA) – 2010 Soccer – 2010 FIFA World Cup – England vs. USA (1-1) – June 12, 2010 – Royal Bafokeng Stadium – Rustenberg, South Africa – Keywords: Orientation: Landscape Face Count: 1 – 0 – Photo Credit: Insidefoto / PR Photos

Birth Name: Josmer Volmy Altidore

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

Date of Birth: November 6, 1989

Ethnicity: Afro-Haitian

Jozy Altidore is an American professional soccer player. He plays as a forward for Toronto FC and the United States national team.

Jozy is the son of Giselle and Joseph Altidore, who are Haitian immigrants.

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21 Savage

by Mixed Kidd on March 10, 2018

 21 Savage, Amber Rose – 2017 MTV Video Music Awards – Arrivals – The Forum Arena, 3900 W Manchester Boulevard – Inglewood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph

Place of Birth: Roseau, Dominica

Date of Birth: October 22, 1992

Ethnicity: Afro-Dominican, Afro-Haitian

21 Savage is an American rapper. He was born in Dominica, to a father of Haitian descent, and a mother of Dominica descent, Heather. He was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., by his mother.

21 Savage grew up in the Ifá religion and divination system.

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Régine Chassagne

by Manila on January 30, 2018

Birth Name: Régine Alexandra Chassagne

Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec, Canada

Date of Birth: 19 August, 1976

Ethnicity: Haitian

Régine Chassagne is a Canadian musician. She is known as a founding member of the Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, along with her husband, musician Win Butler.

Her parents, Marie-Alice (Chiappini) and Stanley Chassagne, who were of Haitian origin, emigrated from Haiti during the dictatorship of François Duvalier.

Source: Obituary of Régine’s mother – http://collections.banq.qc.ca

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Ava DuVernay

by follers on November 11, 2017

Birth Name: Ava Marie DuVernay

Place of Birth: Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 24, 1972

Ethnicity: African-American, Louisiana Creole (African, French), distant Haitian

Ava DuVernay is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor.

She was born to Darlene and Joseph Marcel DuVernay III. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, Murray Maye, whom Ava considers to be her father. Murray was from Lowndes County, Alabama, and was the son of Cornelia and Percy Devon Maye.

Ava’s ancestry is African-American and Louisiana Creole (which consists of African and French).

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2017) stated that Ava’s genetic ancestry is:

*57.3% African
*41.5% European

Among Ava’s paternal ancestors is Jacques Henry Glaudin, a white man, of French descent, who was born, c. 1779, in Haiti, and his wife, Magdeleine Clémence Auger, who was of mixed race background. The two left Haiti during the slave revolt of the 1790s, and lived in Cuba, before settling in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ava’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Marcel DuVernay II (the son of Joseph Marcel DuVernay and Jeanne Eulalia Staes). Ava’s great-grandfather Joseph was the son of Frank Louis DuVernay and Victoria Frilot.

Ava’s paternal grandmother was Naomi Veronica Lockett (the daughter of Cornelius Lockett and Octavia Smith).

Ava’s maternal grandfather was William Marshall Sexton (the son of L. Z. Sexton).

Source: Genealogy of Ava’s paternal grandfather, Joseph Marcel DuVernay II (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Photo by Debby Wong/Bigstock.com

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