Jamaican

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
http://www.largeup.com
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com

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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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Gina Belafonte

by madman on December 26, 2016

Birth Name: Gina Deborah Belafonte

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States

Date of Birth: September 8, 1961

Ethnicity:
*62.5% Jewish (Ashkenazi, some Sephardi)
*25% Afro-Jamaican
*12.5% Irish and Scottish

Gina Belafonte is an American actress and producer. She is the daughter of actress and costume designer Julie Robinson and singer and actor Harry Belafonte. Her half-sister is actress and model Shari Belafonte. Gina is married to actor Scott McCray, with whom she has a child.

Gina’s father is of one half Afro-Jamaican, one quarter Dutch Jewish, and one quarter Irish-Scottish, ancestry. Gina’s mother is Jewish, of Russian Jewish descent.

Gina’s paternal grandfather was Harold George Belanfanti/Bellanfanti. Harold was born in Jamaica, the son of a Dutch Jewish father and a black Jamaican mother.

Gina’s paternal grandmother was Melvine Love (the daughter of William Love and Sarah Jane Clarke). William was a black Jamaican. Sarah was white, of Irish and Scottish descent, and was the daughter of Henry Clarke and Alice “Elsie” Allen.

Gina’s maternal grandfather was George Robinson (the son of Alexander Robinson and Sonia). George was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Alexander was the son of Leonid Seluba and Amelia. Sonia was the daughter of Sasha and Sophia.

Gina’s maternal grandmother was Clara Morrill/Morill (the daughter of Nathan Morell and Pauline). Clara was born in Rhode Island, to Russian Jewish parents. Nathan was the son of Dov-Berr Morell and Crainda. Pauline was the daughter of Abraham and Rebecca.

Sources: Genealogy of Gina Belafonte – https://www.geni.com

Information about the family of Gina’s paternal grandmother, Melvine Love – http://www.genealogy.com

Gina’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Shari Belafonte

by madman on December 26, 2016

Birth Name: Shari Lynn Belafonte

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States

Date of Birth: September 22, 1954

Ethnicity:
*Afro-Jamaican, Dutch Jewish, Irish, Scottish (father)
*African-American (mother)

Shari Belafonte is an American actress, model, writer, and singer. She is the daughter of actress Marguerite Belafonte (Frances Marguerite Byrd) and singer and actor Harry Belafonte. Her half-sister is actress and producer Gina Belafonte. Shari is married to actor Sam Behrens.

Shari’s father is of one half Afro-Jamaican, one quarter Dutch Jewish, and one quarter Irish-Scottish, ancestry. Shari’s mother is African-American.

Shari’s paternal grandfather was Harold George Belanfanti/Bellanfanti. Harold was born in Jamaica, the son of a Dutch Jewish father and a black Jamaican mother.

Shari’s paternal grandmother was Melvine Love (the daughter of William Love and Sarah Jane Clarke). William was a black Jamaican. Sarah was white, of Irish and Scottish descent, and was the daughter of Henry Clarke and Alice “Elsie” Allen.

Sources: Genealogy of Shari Belafonte (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Information about the family of Shari’s paternal grandmother, Melvine Love – http://www.genealogy.com

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Michaela Pereira

by stlucas on December 19, 2016

Place of Birth: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Date of Birth: August 26, 1970

Ethnicity:
*Afro-Jamaican [including Nigerian, Taino, Irish, and other] (father)
*European (mother)

Michaela Pereira is a Canadian television personality. She was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, to a Caucasian mother, Dale, and an Afro-Jamaican father, whose origins were from Montego Bay and Cambridge, Saint James Parish.

After being placed for adoption, Michaela was adopted and raised by Ainslie and Doug Thomson, with four other siblings.

About her adopted and biological families, Michaela has stated:

It was, I suppose, an unusual family to grow up in, in the respect that we didn’t look like most families on the prairies of Canada. We are a multicultural family; my parents are Caucasian, my sisters are First Nations and then there is me. I grew up knowing that I was biracial and that on my paternal side, I was Jamaican”.

An Ancestry DNA test taken by Michaela whose results were displayed on Ancestry Blog showed that:

Jamaicans typically have African, Native American (which includes the original inhabitants of Jamaica, the Taino), and European roots, which Michaela has. She is largely Nigerian and Irish. Her trace regions of Italy/Greece, Europe West, and Iberian Peninsula suggest she has Mediterranean roots as well.

Michaela’s biological mother, Dale, is pictured here.

Michaela’s adoptive parents, Doug and Ainslie, are pictured here.

Sources: http://edition.cnn.com
http://edition.cnn.com
https://blogs.ancestry.com

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