Miyoshi Umeki

by madman on July 9, 2018

Birth Name: Umeki Miyoshi (梅木 美代志)

Date of Birth: May 8, 1929

Place of Birth: Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan

Date of Death: August 28, 2007

Place of Death: Licking, Missouri, U.S.

Ethnicity: Japanese

Miyoshi Umeki, also known as Nancy Umeki, was a Japanese-American actress and singer. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Sayonara (1957).

Miyoshi was born in Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan. She began singing and acting in Japan, before moving to the U.S. in 1955.

Miyoshi was married to Randall Hood, until his death. The two ran a film editing business. She had a son with her former husband, television director Frederick Winfield “Wynn” Opie, who was adopted by Randall.

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Melissa Reese

by Manila on July 3, 2018

Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 1, 1985

Ethnicity: Chinese, English, Spanish, Japanese, Filipino, Irish, Scottish, Danish

Melissa Reese is an American musician and model. She is the keyboardist, synthesizer, sub-bassist, and background vocalist of the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses. Other members of the band include or have included Steven Adler, Duff McKagan, Axl Rose, Slash, Matt Sorum, and Izzy Stradlin.

Source: http://www.melissareesemusic.com


Danny Fujikawa

by madman on June 5, 2018

Birth Name: Daniel Conor Fujikawa

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 10, 1986

*Japanese (father)
*Irish, English, Scottish, 1/16th Danish, smaller amounts of German and Dutch, remote French (mother)

Danny Fujikawa is an American musician and voice actor. He is the son of Melissa Colleen (Linehan) and Ronald K. Fujikawa.

Danny’s father was a second generation Japanese-American; all of his own grandparents were Japanese immigrants. His mother, who is from California, is white. Danny’s maternal grandfather was born in California, to an American father and an Australian mother, and was of Irish, and possibly a quarter or less English, descent. His maternal grandmother was born in Utah, to a Mormon family, and had English, Scottish, 1/8th Danish, small amounts of German and Dutch, and remote French, ancestry.

Danny’s paternal grandfather was Yoshihiko Fred Fujikawa (the son of Hikozo Fujikawa and Yu Nomura). Yoshihiko was born in California, to Japanese parents. Hikozo was the son of Daichi Fujikawa and Toyo Teshima. Yu was the daughter of Toyojiro Nomura and Miyo Ito.

Danny’s paternal grandmother was Alice Mae Aoki (the daughter of Giichi Aoki and Masa Kuroda). Alice was born in California, to Japanese parents.

Danny’s maternal grandfather was Anthony Paul Linehan (the son of William John Linehan and Mary Margaret Fox). Anthony was born in California. William was born in Nevada, to Irish parents, from Northern Ireland. Mary Margaret was born in Australia, to an English-born father and an Irish-born mother.

Danny’s maternal grandmother was Evelyn Bott (the daughter of Sheldon W. Bott and Golda Morton). Sheldon’s father, John Henry Bott, was born in Utah, the son of John Henry Bott, who was English, and of Maria Hadave Jensen, who was born in Utah, to Danish parents. Sheldon’s mother, Chloe Pearl Winegar, was also born in Utah, the daughter of John Alvin Winegar, who was born in Missouri, of English, and some German, descent, and of Grace Jane Mellen, who was English.

Danny’s great-grandmother Golda was born in Oregon. Golda’s father, Lorentz/Lawrence Henry Wright Morton, was the son of Scottish parents, John Morton and Elizabeth Wright. Golda’s mother, Susie Orilla Woolf, was born in Utah, to Absalom Woolf, who was born in New York, and had Dutch, German, English, and some French, ancestry, and to Lucy Ann Hambleton, who was born in Indiana, of English, and small amounts of Scottish and German, descent.

Sources: Marriage record of Danny’s paternal grandparents, Yoshihiko Fred Fujikawa and Alice Mae Aoki – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Danny’s paternal great-grandparents, Hikozo Fujikawa and Yu Nomura – https://www.familysearch.org

Family of Danny’s paternal grandfather, Yoshihiko Fred Fujikawa, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Danny’s paternal grandmother, Alice Mae Aoki, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Alice Mae Aoki on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Danny’s maternal grandfather, Anthony Paul Linehan, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Danny’s great-grandfather’s family on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Danny’s great-great-grandfather, John Henry Bott – https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Danny’s great-grandmother, Golda Morton – https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Danny’s great-grandmother, Golda Morton, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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Rila Fukushima

by follers on May 27, 2018

Rila Fukushima – Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 – Chanel – Arrivals and Front Row – Grand Palais – Paris, France – Photo Credit: Pixplanete / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Date of Birth: c. 1989

Ethnicity: Japanese

Rila Fukushima is a Japanese fashion model and actress. She is known for her roles in the films The Wolverine (2013) and Ghost in the Shell (2017), as the Geisha.


Shiori Kutsuna

by follers on May 21, 2018

Place of Birth: Sydney, Australia

Date of Birth: December 22, 1992

Ethnicity: Japanese

Shiori Kutsuna, also spelled Shioli Kutsuna, is an Australian actress, model, and Japanese idol. She was born in Sydney, and moved to Japan at age fourteen.