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Denis Ten RIP

by Manila on July 20, 2018

Birth Name: Denis Yuryevich Ten

Date of Birth: 13 June, 1993

Place of Birth: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Date of death: 19 July, 2018

Place of Death: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Ethnicity: Kazakh, Korean

Denis Ten was a Kazakhstani figure skater.

Denis was the son of Oksana and Yuri Ten.

One of Denis’ maternal great-great-grandfathers, Min Geung-ho, was a famous Korean independence fighter general during the time of the Korean Empire, when Korea fought for independence from Japan.

Source: https://heavy.com

Photo by Olga Besnard/Bigstock.com

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Amy Markham

by stlucas on June 27, 2018

Amy Markham – 6th Annual Babes In Toyland Charity Toy Drive at the W Hotel in Hollywood on December 11, 2013 – The W Hotel Hollywood – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Glenn Francis / PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea

Date of Birth: December 26, 1990

Ethnicity:
*English, possibly other (father)
*Korean (mother)

Amy Markham is an American model and television personality.

Amy is the daughter of Minhui Hui and Michael E. “Mike” Markham. Her father is American. Her mother is from Korea. Amy was mostly raised in Germany and Killeen, Texas, U.S.

Amy has said:

I am a blend of European-Caucasian and Korean. Most people think I look either Latina or European which is funny to me. I guess it depends on which photos they look at since my features are ethnically ambiguous. They always get so surprised when I say I am part Korean!

Amy’s paternal grandmother is/was named Judy.

Source: Obituary of Amy’s paternal step-grandfather, John W. “George” Williams, Jr. – http://kokomoperspective.com

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Charles Melton

by follers on June 22, 2018

Place of Birth: Juneau, Alaska, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 4, 1991

Ethnicity:
*English, possibly other (father)
*Korean (mother)

Charles Melton is an American actor, model, and football player. He appears on the show Riverdale, and will star in the film The Sun Is Also a Star.

He was born in Juneau, Alaska, and raised in Manhattan, Kansas. His father, Philip, is white. His mother, Sukyong, is of Korean descent.

Charles is said to have Cherokee Native American ancestry on his father’s side. It is not clear if this Cherokee ancestry has been verified/documented.

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Jay Hayden

by stlucas on March 24, 2018

Jay Hayden – Vanity Fair and Juicy Couture “Vanities” 20th Anniversary Party – Arrivals – Siren Studios – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Jonathan D. Hayden

Place of Birth: Northfield, Vermont, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 20, 1987

Ethnicity:
*Irish, possibly other (father)
*Korean (mother)

Jay Hayden is an American actor.

Jay is the son of Sunja (Yi) and David P. “Dave” Hayden. His father is American, and is said to have Irish ancestry. His mother was born in Seoul, South Korea.

Jay has stated:

Is it weird that I don’t feel like I have any culture at all?… Korean people don’t think that I am Korean. White people don’t think that I am white. I’m other…the ethnically ambiguous hero.

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Merle Dandridge

by Mixed Kidd on March 19, 2018

Merle Dandridge – 49th NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Awards Dinner and Ceremony – Pasadena Conference Building, 300 East Green Street – Pasadena, CA, USA – Keywords: Vertical, Red Carpet Event, Portrait, Photography, Arts Culture and Entertainment, People, Celebrities, California Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Photography by Eugene / PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: Okinawa, Japan

Date of Birth: May 31, 1975

Ethnicity:
*African-American (father)
*Korean (mother)

Merle Dandridge is an American actress and singer. Her father was an African-American U.S. serviceman, from Memphis. Her mother was a local Okinawan, of Korean descent.

Merle spent much of her childhood in Wheatland, California, and Bellevue, Nebraska, U.S.

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