Al Roker

by stlucas on February 12, 2017

Birth Name: Albert Lincoln Roker Jr.

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

Date of Birth: August 20, 1954

*Afro-Bahamian (father)
*Afro-Jamaican, possibly African-American (mother)

Al Roker is an American television personality, weather forecaster, actor, and author.

Al is the son of Isabel Bernadette (Smith) and Albert Lincoln Roker.

Al’s paternal grandfather was Albert Roker. Albert was born in Exuma, the Bahamas.

Al’s paternal grandmother was Remilda/Remelda Sullivan Johnson. Remilda was born in the British West Indies.

Al’s maternal grandparents were Charles Alfred Smith and Leila Maud Howden. Charles was from Pennsylvania. Leila was born in Kingston, Jamaica, to Afro-Jamaican parents.

Al is related to musician Lenny Kravitz, and actress Zoe Kravitz, who is Lenny’s daughter. Al has said that his paternal grandfather and Lenny’s maternal grandfather were cousins.

Sources: Genealogy of Al Roker – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Al Roker (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com


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Derrick Monasterio

by Manila on February 6, 2017

Birth Name: Derrick Leander Monasterio

Place of Birth: Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Date of Birth: August 1, 1995

* Italian (biological paternal grandfather)
* Jamaican (East Indian and Scottish), Lebanese, Sephardi Jewish (biological paternal grandmother)
* Filipino (Tagalog), Spanish (Castilian) (mother)

Derrick Monasterio is a Filipino actor.

Derrick’s biological father, George Edward Crimarco, is an American lawyer, of half-Italian and half-Jamaican descent. Derrick’s mother, Maria Cristina “Tina” Buganan Monasterio, is a Filipina actress, of Spanish (Castilian) and Tagalog descent.

Derrick’s biological paternal grandfather was Edward Nicholas Crimarco (the son of Gregorio Trimarco, later George Criamrco, and of Maria “Mary” di Francesco). Gregorio was an Italian immigrant, from San Gregorio Magno, Province of Salerno. Maria was also an Italian immigrant, and was the daughter of Giovanni “John” di Francesco and Nicoletta Albanese.

Derrick’s biological paternal grandmother was Fay Seaga (the daughter of Faried “Philip” George Seaga and Erna Aletta Maxwell). Fay was Jamaican, of East Indian, Lebanese, Scottish, and Sephardi Jewish descent; and was the eldest sister of Edward Seaga, who served as the 5th Prime Minister of Jamaica, from November 1, 1980 to February 10, 1989. Philip was the son of Lebanese immigrant Habib, later George, Seaga, of Beirut, and of Katie Hannah David Nunes, who was of Sephardi Jewish descent. Erna was the daughter of George Henry “Harry” Maxwell and Elizabeth Campbell.

Derrick’s maternal grandfather was Rafael Carlos “Ralph” Monasterio y Gardiner (or Rafael Carlos Gardiner Monasterio in Filipino, the son of Agustín Monasterio y Pozo and Ana Beatriz Gardiner). Agustín was a Spanish physician, from Zamora, Zamora.

Derrick’s maternal grandmother was Lydia Pilapil Buganan (the daughter of David Bagtas Buganan and Juana Pilapil). David was the son of Vicente Buganan and Rufina Bagtas.

Sources: Derrick’s birth record – 

Birth record of Derrick’s mother – 

Birth record of Derrick’s maternal grandfather, Rafael Carlos Monasterio y Gardiner – 

Birth record of Derrick’s maternal grandmother, Lydia Pilapil Buganan – 

Derrick’s biological paternal grandfather, Edward Nicholas Crimarco, on the 1930 U.S. Census – 

Obituary of Derrick’s biological paternal grandfather, Edward Nicholas Crimarco – 

Obituary of Derrick’s biological paternal grandmother, Fay (Seaga) Tortello – 

Derrick’s biological paternal great-grandmother, Maria di Francesco, on the 1910 U.S. Census – 

Birth record of Derrick’s biological paternal great-grandfather, Faried George Seaga – 

Birth record of Derrick’s maternal great-grandfather, David Bagtas Buganan – 

Marriage record of Derrick’s biological paternal great-great-grandparents, George Henry Maxwell and Elizabeth Campbell – 


Malcolm Gladwell

by fraciscovargas1545 on January 31, 2017

Birth Name:Malcolm Timothy Gladwell

Place of Birth:Fareham, Hampshire, UK

Date of Birth:September 3, 1963


*English (father)
*Afro-Jamaican (mother)

Family Background:Malcolm Timothy Gladwell CM is an English-born Canadian journalist, author, and speaker who was born to an Afro-Jamaican mother, Joyce Nation and an English father, Graham Gladwell.


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Stacey McKenzie

by stlucas on January 10, 2017

Place of Birth: Kingston, Jamaica

Date of Birth: c. 1973

Ethnicity: Afro-Jamaican, Scottish, Chinese

Stacey McKenzie is a Jamaican-born Canadian model and television personality.

Stacey was born in Kingston, Jamaica, to an Afro-Chinese Jamaican mother, from Saint Mary Parish, and a Scottish-Jamaican father, from Clarendon Parish. She moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with her mother, in 1986. Her mother is pictured here.

Sources: http://www.peacemagazine.com


Aml Ameen

by wanderer on December 30, 2016

Birth Name: Aml Eysan Ameen

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

Date of Birth: 30 July, 1985

Ethnicity: Afro-Jamaican, Afro-Vincentian

Aml Ameen is a British actor. He was born to Jamaican and Vincentian parents.

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