Michelle Buteau

by stlucas on September 17, 2018

Michelle Buteau – 6th Annual Logo NewNowNext Awards – Arrivals – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Michelle A. Buteau

Place of Birth: New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 24, 1977

*African-Haitian, some Lebanese (father)
*French, African-Jamaican (mother)

Michelle Buteau is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and podcast host.

Michelle is the daughter of Marie Antoinette and Mitchel/Michel Buteau. Her father is from Haiti. Her mother is from Jamaica. They can be seen here. Michelle is married to Dutch photographer Gijs van der Most.

Michelle has said (at 1:36):

My mom’s from Jamaica and my dad’s from Haiti… my mom’s half-white, her dad was from France… my dad, from Haiti, you know, he’s got some Lebanese in him.

Source: http://michellebuteau.com

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40 (Noah Shebib)

by follers on September 10, 2018

Ne-Yo and Noah 40 Shebib – 24th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards – Arrivals – Beverly Hilton Hotel – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait – False – Photo Credit: Koi Sojer / PR Photos

Birth Name: Noah James Shebib

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: March 31, 1983

Ethnicity: Lebanese (paternal grandfather), Irish, Scottish, Swiss-German, English

40, also credited as Noah Shebib, is a Canadian record producer and actor. 40 is well known as the producer for artist Drake.

He is the son of actress Tedde Moore and director Donald Shebib (Donald Everett Shebib). His grandfather, Mavor Moor, was a prominent writer, producer, actor, public servant, critic, and educator. His great-grandmother was Canadian theatre pioneer Dora Mavor Moore. His aunt is actress Charlotte Moore.

40’s paternal grandfather was Moses “Morris” Shebib (the son of George Shebib and Martha Haddad). Moses was born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, to Lebanese/Syrian parents. George was the son of Elias Shebib and Miriam Khayat.

40’s paternal grandmother was named Mary Alice Long. Mary Alice was a Newfoundlander, who was of Irish descent.

40’s maternal grandfather was James Mavor Moore (the son of Francis John Moore and Dora Mavor Moore). 40’s grandfather Mavor was born in Toronto, Ontario. 40’s great-grandfather Francis was an Anglican theologian and army chaplain, who was the son of John Moore and Mary Ann Mason. 40’s great-grandmother Dora was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and was an actor, teacher, and director, who helped establish Canadian professional theatre in the 1930s and 1940s. Dora’s father, James Mavor, was a prominent economist, who served as Professor of Political Economy, at the University of Toronto, from 1892 to 1923. Dora’s mother, 40’s great-great-grandmother, was Christine Jane Balfour Watt. Dora moved to Canada in the 1890s with her family.

40’s maternal grandmother was Darwina Faessler (the daughter of Charles Fassler/Faessler and Mary Isabella Menzies). Charles was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland, the son of Joseph Pankraz Fassler and Waldburga Kresenzia Franz. Mary was born in Toronto, the daughter of John Henry Menzies, who was born in London, England, and of Mary Isabella Scott.

Sources: 40’s paternal grandfather, Moses “Morris” Shebib, on the 1911 Canada Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of 40’s paternal grandfather, Moses “Morris” Shebib – https://obittree.com

Obituary of 40’s maternal grandmother, Darwina (Faessler) Moore – https://www.legacy.com

Death records of 40’s maternal great-grandparents, Charles Fassler/Faessler and Mary Isabella Menzies – https://www.findagrave.com


Mark Ghanimé

by stlucas on September 9, 2018

Mark Ghanime – 87th Annual Academy Awards – OK Magazine Pre-Oscar Event – Arrivals – The Argyle Hollywood, 1600 N. Argyle Avenue – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Landscape Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: B. Rene Norman / PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Date of Birth: December 1, 1977

*Lebanese (father)

Mark Ghanimé is a Canadian actor.

Mark’s father is from Lebanon. Mark was raised in Montréal, Québec, and speaks fluent Arabic, English, and French.

Source: http://www.pressreader.com


Callie Khouri

by stlucas on July 1, 2018

Callie Khouri – PaleyFest 2013 Presents “Nashville” – Arrivals – Saban Theatre – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Carolyn Ann Khouri

Place of Birth: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 27, 1957

*Syrian-Lebanese (father)
*German, English, French (mother)

Callie Khouri is an American film and television screenwriter, producer, and director.

Callie is the daughter of Virginia Mae (Uland) and Eli Khouri, Jr. Callie’s father was of Lebanese descent. Callie’s mother was mostly of German, English, and French ancestry. Callie was raised in Kentucky. She is married to record producer, musician, and songwriter T Bone Burnett.

Eli’s paternal grandfather was Eli Khouri, Sr. Eli was born in Syria.

Eli’s paternal grandmother was Della Shaheen (the daughter of John Shaheen and Lizzie Thomas). Della was born in Kentucky. John and Lizzie were born in Syria.

Callie’s maternal grandfather was Harry E. Uland (the son of John Uland and LaVicie Elizabeth Combs). Harry was born in Indiana. John was born in Indiana, the son of John Uland and Mary Ann Bays. LaVicie was born in Indiana, the daughter of Aaron Combs and Ruth Burch.

Callie’s maternal grandmother was Amelia Wyly (the daughter of Samuel Snow Wyly and Belladonna Shelburne Brashear). Amelia was born in Kentucky. Samuel was born in Alabama, the son of Benjamin Cleveland Wyly and Elsie Ann Snow. Belladonna was born in Kentucky, the daughter of Samuel Brashear/Brashears and Amelia.

Sources: Birth record of Callie Khouri – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Callie’s mother – http://www.legacy.com


Jane Wiedlin

by savanna on May 29, 2018

Jane Wiedlin – 2014 Hollywood Bowl Opening Night and Hall of Fame Ceremony – Arrivals – Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 Headshot – False – Photo Credit: Janice Ogata / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Jane Marie Genevieve Wiedlin

Place of Birth: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 20, 1958

*German, Swiss-German (father)
*Lebanese/Syrian (mother)

Jane Wiedlin is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known as the rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist of the rock band The Go-Go’s. She has also had a solo musical career.

Jane is the daughter of Betty Jane (Herro) and Robert Arthur Wiedlin, Sr. Her father was of German and Swiss-German ancestry. Her mother was of Lebanese/Syrian descent, and was from Oconomowoc, where many emigrants from Lebanon settled.

Jane’s paternal grandparents were Roy Vincent Wiedlin and Genevieve Catherine Bastian. Roy and Genevieve were born in Illinois.

Jane’s maternal grandparents were Joseph Kalel Herro (the son of Elias Herro) and Genevieve Nemior. Joseph and Genevieve were born in Syria.

Sources: Genealogies of Jane’s parents – https://www.findagrave.com

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