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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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Patricia Ja Lee

by follers on March 14, 2018

Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 19, 1975

Ethnicity: Korean

Patricia Ja Lee is an American actress and model. She is known for playing Cassie Chan in the Power Rangers franchise.

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Awkwafina

by stlucas on February 14, 2018

Awkwafina – 16th Annual Unforgettable Gala – Arrivals – Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Photography by Eugene / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Nora Lum

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

Date of Birth: December 14, 1988

Ethnicity:
*Chinese (father)
*Korean (mother)

Awkwafina is an American rapper, comedian, television personality, television host, and actress.

Her father is American, and has Chinese ancestry. Her Korean mother moved to the U.S. in 1972. Awkwafina was raised in Forest Hills, Queens.

One of Awkwafina’s paternal great-grandfathers was Gum Fang “Jimmy” Lum (the son of Xi Long Lum). Gum was born in China.

Sources: http://www.nbcnews.com

Information about Awkwafina’s family – http://www.albany.edu

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Jeon So-mi

by Manila on January 5, 2018

Birth Name: Ennik Somi Douma

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: March 9, 2001

Ethnicity:
*Frisian [Dutch] (paternal grandfather)
*English, possibly other (paternal grandmother)
*Korean (mother)

Jeon So-mi is a Canadian-South Korean singer. She is known as a former member of the South Korean girl group I.O.I.

Her father, Matthew Douma, is Canadian, of half Frisian (Dutch) descent. Her mother, Jeon Sun-hee, is Korean.

Somi’s paternal grandfather is Alex Douma (the son of Sjoeke Tjerk “George” Douma and Johanna Wijnja). Alex is a Dutch emigrant, from Heerenveen, Friesland. His older brother, Felix Johan Douma, was a Dutch-born Canadian scholar, writer, teacher, cellist, and translator who once served as Canada’s Third Secretary and Vice-Consul to the Dominican Republic.

Somi’s paternal grandmother is Judy Pearse (the daughter of Fair Pearse and Vi).

Sources: Genealogy of Somi’s father – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Somi’s paternal granduncle, Peter James Pearse – https://obittree.com

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