Fernando Meirelles

by stlucas on March 11, 2018

Fernando Meirelles – 55th Annual Times BFI London Film Festival – Opening Night Gala – “360” European Premiere – Arrivals – Odeon Leicester Square – London, UK – Keywords: LMK73-31359-121011 Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Fernando Ferreira Meirelles

Place of Birth: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Birth: November 9, 1955

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese, possibly other]

Fernando Meirelles is a Brazilian film director, producer, and screenwriter.

Fernando is the son of Sônia Junqueira Ferreira and José de Souza Meirelles Filho.

Fernando’s paternal grandparents were José de Souza Meirelles and Ana Villela.

Source: http://academiamedicinasaopaulo.org.br


Léo Stronda

by Matt the Brazilian on March 7, 2018

Birth Name: Leonardo Schulz Cardoso

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Date of Birth: July 5, 1992

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese, German, possibly other]

Léo Stronda is a Brazilian singer and bodybuilder. His surnames are of Portuguese and German origin.

In 2006, along with Mr. Thug, he founded the group Bonde da Stronda.


Wanderlei Silva

by stlucas on March 4, 2018

Wanderlei Silva – 3rd Annual Fighters Only Mixed Martian Arts Awards – Arrivals – Palms Casino Resort – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Photo Credit: PRN / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Wanderlei César da Silva

Place of Birth: Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Date of Birth: July 3, 1976

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese, German, possibly other]

Wanderlei Silva is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. Wanderlei also holds American citizenship.

Wanderlei is the son of Leopoldina (Hoscher) and Holando Pinheiro da Silva. His father’s surnames are of Portuguese origin. His mother’s surname is of German origin.


Laura Rizzotto

by Manila on March 2, 2018

Birth Name: Laura de Carvalho Rizzotto

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: 18 July, 1994

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese, possibly other], Latvian, possibly Italian

Laura Rizzotto is a Latvian-Brazilian musician. She will represent Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

Her father, Rodolfo Alberto Rizzotto, is a dual citizen of Latvia and Brazil. Her mother, Nelise Maria Barretto de Carvalho, is a Brazilian, of Portuguese descent.

The surname Rizzotto is of Italian origin.

Laura’s paternal grandmother is a Latvian, from Liepāja.

Sources: https://skaties.lv

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Tony Azevedo

by stlucas on December 14, 2017

Tony Azevedo – Life is Good at Gold Meets Golden Event Arrivals at Equinox in Los Angeles on January 7, 2017 – Equinox Fitness Club – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Anthony Lawrence Azevedo

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: November 21, 1981

*Brazilian (Portuguese, possibly other)
*English, German (mother)

Tony Azevedo is a Brazilian-born American water polo player.

Tony is the son of Libby D. (Rawald) and Ricardo D. Azevedo.

Tony’s father is a Brazilian water polo player and coach. Tony’s mother is American, and has English and German ancestry. Tony moved to the U.S. with his family at the age of one month, and was raised in California.

Tony’s maternal grandfather was Lawrence Lewis Rawald (the son of Lawrence Augustus Rawald and Emma C. Ohlinger/Ohliger). Tony’s great-grandfather Lawrence was the son of August H. J. J. Rawald, whose parents were German, and of Mabel/Mable Louise Hancock. Emma was the daughter of Louis Ohliger, who was German, and of Mary Elisabeth Beonges/Bernges, whose parents were German.

Tony’s maternal grandmother was Cleopatra Pat “Cleo” Langley (the daughter of Guy Franklin Langley and Mamie/Mammie Prescott). Guy was the son of Frank Langley/Langly and Mattie E. Mamie was the daughter of George R. Prescott and Francis Bowdain/Bowden.

Sources: Marriage record of Tony’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Tony’s mother – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Tony’s maternal grandparents – http://www.familysearch.org