Puerto Rican

Danielia Cotton

by stlucas on March 17, 2017

Place of Birth: Hopewell, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 24, 1967

*Puerto Rican-Spanish (father)
*African-American, possibly European and Native American (mother)

Danielia Cotton is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Danielia is the daughter of Wenonah J. Brooks, a jazz singer, and a father of Puerto Rican and Spanish ancestry, whom Danielia has never met. Danielia has a brother, Craig.

Danielia is married to attorney Sam Roberts, who is of Russian Jewish descent. Danielia is herself a convert to Judaism.

Danielia’s maternal grandmother is named Evelyn Dunn Brooks.

Regarding her ethnicity, Danielia has stated:

Record companies just never knew what to do, they were just like this doesn’t work and the only person they consider like a Black rocker is Tina Turner and they were like that was a long time ago. It’s like nobody’s broken through since then and they just don’t want to try it’s just too difficult. And I’m Black and half-Latino which even makes them more confused and if I really spelled it out for them that my mom is Black, white and American Indian and my dad is Puerto-Rican and Spanish I think they would just walk away. But that’s America right now, that’s what it is.

Sources: http://www.npr.org

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Adria Arjona

by madman on March 7, 2017

Place of Birth: Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: April 25, 1992

*Guatemalan (father)
*Puerto Rican (mother)

Adria Arjona is a Puerto Rican actress. She is the daughter of Leslie (Torres) and Ricardo Arjona (Edgar Ricardo Arjona Morales), a singer and songwriter in Latin America.

Adria’s paternal grandparents were Ricardo Arjona Moscoso and Mimi Morales de Arjona.

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Mayte Garcia

by stlucas on March 5, 2017

Birth Name: Mayte Jannell Garcia

Place of Birth: Fort Rucker Army Base, Alabama, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 12, 1973

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican

Mayte Garcia is an American actress, belly dancer, singer, and choreographer. She was born in the Fort Rucker Army Base, the daughter of John Garcia and Janelle. She has a sister, Janice. They were raised between the U.S. and Germany.

Both John and Janelle had Puerto Rican origins. Mayte’s extended family lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Mayte is fluent in English, Spanish, and German.

She was married to American singer Prince. They had a son, Ahmir, who died a week after birth.

Source: http://www.latina.com

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Elizabeth Vargas

by stlucas on February 23, 2017

Birth Name: Elizabeth Anne Vargas

Place of Birth: Bergenfield, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 6, 1962

*Puerto Rican [Spanish, Italian, possibly other] (father)
*Swedish, Irish, German (mother)

Elizabeth Vargas is an American television journalist and host. She was born in Bergenfield, New Jersey, to a Puerto Rican-American father, Rafael “Ralf” Vargas, and an American mother, Anne (Lammers). Elizabeth has a sister, Aimie, and a brother, Christopher Otis. Elizabeth was previously married to musician Marc Cohn. They have two children.

Elizabeth’s father, whose family is from Puerto Rico, is said to have Spanish and Italian ancestry. Elizabeth’s mother is of Swedish, German, and Irish descent.

Elizabeth’s maternal grandfather was Otis S. Lammers (the son of George A. Lammers and Ida S. Johnson). George was born in Minnesota, to a father from Germany and a mother from Sweden. Ida was born in Sweden, to Swedish parents.

Elizabeth’s maternal grandmother was Lois Brennan (the daughter of James R. Brennan and Sarah L.). James and Sarah were born in Minnesota, to parents from Ireland.

Sources: http://www.puertorico-herald.org


Elizabeth’s maternal grandfather, Otis S. Lammers, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Elizabeth’s maternal grandmother, Lois Brennan, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Nicky Jam

by madman on January 21, 2017

Birth Name: Nick Rivera Caminero

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Birth: March 17, 1981

*Puerto Rican (father)
*Dominican Republic (mother)

Nicky Jam is an American singer and songwriter. His father is Puerto Rican and his mother is Dominican.

Source: http://nickyjampr.net

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