Indigenous Puerto Rican

Sunny Hostin

by stlucas on June 7, 2018

Sunny Hostin – Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 27th Anniversary Gala – Arrivals – Grand Hyatt New York, 109 E 42nd Street – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Lisa Holte / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Asunción Cummings

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

Date of Birth: October 20, 1968

Ethnicity:
*African-American (father)
*Puerto Rican (mother)

Sunny Hostin is an American lawyer, columnist, journalist, and social commentator.

Sunny is the daughter of Rosa Beza and William Cummings. Her father is African-American. Her mother is Puerto Rican. Sunny was raised in South Bronx. Sunny is married to orthopedic surgeon Emmanuel Hostin, with whom she has two children.

A DNA test whose results Sunny displayed on her Twitter page stated that Sunny’s genetic ancestry is:

*52.2% Sub-Saharan African
——–*46.9% West African
——–*2.6% Central & South African
——–*0.2% East African
——–*2.5% Broadly Sub-Saharan African
*36.8% European
——–*22% Southern European
————*9.2% Iberian
————*1.3% Italian
————*11.5% Broadly Southern European
——–*7.1% Northwestern European
————*1.6% British & Irish
————*5.5% Broadly Northwestern European
——–*1.1% Ashkenazi Jewish
——–*6.5% Broadly European
*8.3% East Asian & Native American
——–*6.5% Native American
——–*1.3% Southeast Asian
——–*0.5% Broadly East Asian & Native American
*1.1% Middle Eastern & North African
——–*1.1% North African
——–*<0.1% Broadly Middle Eastern & North African
*1.6% Unassigned

Sunny has stated that her maternal grandfather had Sephardi Jewish ancestry. Her DNA result included Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, as well as other population matches that may be Sephardi (Broadly Southern European, North African, etc.).

Source: http://www.youtube.com

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Karen Olivo

by stlucas on May 29, 2018

Birth Name: Karen E. Olivo

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

Date of Birth: August 7, 1976

Ethnicity:
*Puerto Rican [Spanish, Indigenous, possibly other] (father)
*Dominican Republic, Chinese (mother)

Karen Olivo is an American stage and television actress.

Karen is the daughter of Mercedes J. (Perez) Brown and Richard “Rick” Olivo. Her parents are pictured here and here. Karen’s siblings are Raquel, Ruth, and Richard. Karen is married to James Uphoff.

Karen has stated:

I usually just say mutt, but I’ll take swirl, that sounds nicer! My father is Puerto Rican and has Native American on his father’s side. And my mother is half-Dominican and half-Chinese.

Karen’s paternal grandfather was Agapito R. Olivo (the son of Alejandro Olivo y Cruz and Jacinta Padilla y Sato/Soto). Agapito was born in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, and was listed as “colored” on the 1940 U.S. Census. Alejandro was born in Puerto Rico, the son of Juan Olivo and Celestina Cruz. Jacinta was born in Puerto Rico, the daughter of Juan Padilla and Petrona Soto.

Karen’s paternal grandmother was named Haydee Ramos.

Sources: http://www.ancestry.com

Divorce record of Karen’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Karen’s paternal grandfather, Agapito R. Olivo, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Karen’s paternal grandfather, Agapito R. Olivo – http://www.legacy.com

Death record of Karen’s paternal great-uncle (grandfather’s brother), Virginio Olivo Soto – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Karen’s paternal great-grandparents, Alejandro Olivo y Cruz and Jacinta Padilla y Soto – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Karen’s paternal grandmother, Haydee (Ramos) Olivo – http://www.genlookups.com

Photo by kathclick/www.bigstockphoto.com/

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Lin-Manuel Miranda

by ethnicitiies on May 12, 2016

LOS ANGELES - JAN 06:  Lin-Manuel Miranda arrives to the NBC All

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

Date of Birth: January 16, 1980

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican [Spanish, Taino, African], as well as one quarter Mexican, more distant African-American and English

Lin-Manuel Miranda is an American actor, playwright, composer, rapper, and writer. He is known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton.

He is the son of Luz Towns and Luis A. Miranda, Jr. He is married to Vanessa Nadal, with whom he has two children.

His ancestry is roughly three quarters Puerto Rican and one quarter Mexican, with his Mexican line also including distant African-American and English heritage. He is a descendant of an interracial couple, David Towns, who was white (the son of David Towns and Hannah Fox), and Sophie, who was African-American.

His name, Lin-Manuel, comes from a poem, “Nana Roja Para Mi Hijo Lin Manuel”, about the Vietnam War, by Puerto Rican writer José Manuel Torres Santiago.

A DNA test whose results Lin-Manuel displayed on his Twitter page stated that Lin-Manuel’s genetic ancestry is:

*62.9% European
*19.4% East Asian & Native American
*9.7% Sub-Saharan African
*2.7% Middle Eastern & North African
*5.4% Unassigned

Lin-Manuel’s paternal grandfather was Luis Antonio Miranda Vega (the son of Ignacio Miranda Sánche and Aurea Vega Nevárez). Luis was born in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico. Ignacio was the son of Ignacio Miranda Marquez and Fidela Sánchez.

Lin-Manuel’s maternal grandfather was Pedro Pascual Towns, Jr. (the son of Pedro Pascual Towns and Luz Pineda). Lin-Manuel’s grandfather Pedro was born in Texas. Lin-Manuel’s great-grandfather Pedro was the son of Guillermo Towns and Maria Genoveva Salazar. Luz was Mexican.

Sources: Information about Lin-Manuel’s ancestry, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak – http://www.megansmolenyak.com

Genealogy of Lin-Manuel Miranda – https://www.wikitree.com

Photo by DFree/Bigstock.com

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Gina Rodriguez

by follers on December 11, 2014

BraveHeart Women Awards 2011 - Arrivals

Birth Name: Gina Alexis Rodriguez

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 30, 1984

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican [African, Spanish, Taino], other

Gina Rodriguez is an American actress, model, and writer. Her parents, Magali and Genaro Rodriguez, are Puerto Rican. A picture of Gina with her parents can be seen here.

Gina was raised Catholic. She is a practicing Christian.

Gina has said that her father is of Afro-Latino descent.

She has stated (at 46:10) that her maternal grandmother’s father was Jewish, a French Jew.

She also added:

I have Dutch in me and Taino. Possibly some Italian too. I’m all the things!

On diversity in casting, Gina has said:

Television and film are supposed to be a reflection of reality, right? We just want to see a slice of life. We want to be able to connect. We want to cry. We want to look at our lives on screen. It’s clear to me that execs need to step outside of their office and really look at life. We are in interracial relationships. We speak multiple languages. We’re multiple religions inside of that. I have Jewish ancestors. My sister converted to Judaism. I have Christians and Catholics and Buddhists in my family. I have multiracial, multiethnic relationships. We need to start casting color-blind because there is no specific anymore.

Sources: https://twitter.com
https://mobile.twitter.com
http://dishmag.com

Photo by Prphotos.com

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Melanie Iglesias

by Mixed Kidd on August 13, 2014

2013 MTV Movie Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Melanie Tiana Iglesias

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

Date of Birth: June 18, 1987

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican [Spanish, African, Indigenous], Italian, some Filipino

Melanie Iglesias is an American model and actress. Melanie graduated from Tottenville High School on Staten Island in New York City.

She is the daughter of Maria Concepcion Muniz and Daniel J. Iglesias.

A DNA test whose results Melanie displayed on her Twitter page stated that her genetic ancestry is:

*65% Europe
——–*41% Italy/Greece
——–*16% Iberian Peninsula
*16% Africa
——–*7% Mali
——–*4% Africa North
*12% West Asia
——–*10% Caucasus
*6% America
——–*6% Native American
*<1% Asia

Melanie’s paternal grandparents likely were Michael D. Iglesias and Theresa Cantafio.

Source: Melanie states her ethnicity – https://twitter.com

Photo by Prphotos.com

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