Sanoe Lake

by madman on January 14, 2017

Birth Name: Sànoe K. Lake

Place of Birth: Kauai, Hawaii, United States

Date of Birth: May 19, 1979

*Native Hawaiian, as well as English, Chinese, Portuguese, distant Irish (maternal grandfather)

Sanoe Lake is an American surfer, model, and actress. Her maternal grandfather had Native Hawaiian, as well as English, Chinese, Portuguese, and distant Irish, ancestry.

Sanoe’s mother, Laola Lake, is a champion surfer. Her father was a big wave surfer. “Sànoe” means “The Mist of the Mountains”, and “Laola” means “Day of Life, Health, or Salvation”, in Hawaiian.

Sanoe’s maternal grandfather was Thomas “Tommy” Charles Kealiimoewai Lake (the son of Thomas Keali’imoiwai Charles Lake and Cecilia Kuliaikanu’uwai’ale’ale Waipa). Sanoe’s grandfather Tommy was a musician, known as the bass player of the band Kahauanu Lake Trio, which plays Hawaiian music. Sanoe’s great-grandfather Thomas was the son of Charles Bromeo/Boromeo Lake, whose father was from mainland America, and of Mary Kaheiheimailie Enos, who was of Portuguese and Native Hawaiian descent. Cecilia was the daughter of Stephen Lonokahi Keaolani Parker Waipa, who was of Native Hawaiian and English descent, and of Helen Tai Poon Wong, whose father was Chinese, and whose mother was of Native Hawaiian, and one quarter Irish, ancestry.

Sanoe’s maternal grandmother was named Lydia/Lorri.

Sources: Information about Sanoe’s mother – http://www.trykauai.com

Sanoe’s maternal grandfather, Thomas Charles Kealiimoewai Lake, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Thomas Charles Kealiimoewai Lake on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Sanoe’s maternal grandfather, Thomas “Tommy” Charles Kealiimoewai Lake – http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com

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Jarah Mariano

by stlucas on September 14, 2016

2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Party at LAX - Arrivals

Birth Name: Jarah-Evelyn Makalapua Mariano

Place of Birth: Lihue, Hawaii, U.S.A

Date of Birth: November 23, 1984

Ethnicity: Native Hawaiian, Korean, likely Chinese

Jarah Mariano is an American model. She was born in Lihue, Hawaii, and moved to Mission Viejo, California, at a young age.

According to her website, she has Native Hawaiian and Korean ancestry. Many other websites suggest that she is of Chinese descent as well.

Sources: http://www.officialjarahmariano.com (official website)

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Kelly Preston

by Sage on April 4, 2016

LOS ANGELES - OCT 7:  Kelly Preston at the "Knock Knock" Los Ang

Birth Name: Kelly Kamalelehua Smith

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii

Date of Birth: October 13, 1962

Ethnicity: English, Irish, German, Scottish, approximately 1/32 Native Hawaiian

Kelly Preston is an American actress and former model. She is married to actor John Travolta.

Kelly has said that she has English, Irish, German, Scottish, and “about 1/32 Hawaiian”, ancestry.

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by dlxzvs on February 27, 2016

Birth Name: Denise Katrina Matthews

Date of Birth: January 4, 1959

Place of Birth: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Date of Death: February 15, 2016

Place of Death: Fremont, California, United States

*African-American, Hawaiian, Native American (father)
*Polish, Jewish (mother)

Denise Katrina Matthews, better known as Vanity, was a Canadian singer, songwriter, model, actress, dancer, and Christian evangelist.

Denise was the daughter of Helga Senyk and James Levia Matthews.

Her father, an American from Wilmington, North Carolina, was black, and was said to be of African-American, Hawaiian, and Native American descent. Her mother, who is caucasian, is said to be of Polish and Jewish origin.

Source: Geni.com page for Vanity – http://www.geni.com


Auli’i Cravalho

by ethnicitiies on February 17, 2016

"Pete's Dragon" World Premiere - Arrivals

Place of Birth: Oahu, Hawaii

Date of Birth: November 22, 2000

Ethnicity: Native Hawaiian, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, Irish, Chinese

Auli’i Cravalho is an American actress and singer. She voices the title character in the 2016 Disney animated film Moana. Her ethnicity is mentioned here.

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