Puerto Rican

Boyce Avenue

by madman on May 25, 2017

Birth Name:
*Daniel Enrique Manzano
*Fabian Rafael Manzano
*Alejandro Luis Manzano

Date of Birth:
*October 4, 1980 (Daniel)
*July 1, 1984 (Fabian)
*October 4, 1986 (Alejandro)

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican (Spanish, possibly other)

Boyce Avenue is an American rock band, consisting of brothers Daniel Manzano, Fabian Manzano, and Alejandro Manzano.

Sources: http://newmediarockstars.com

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Christian Navarro

by madman on May 18, 2017

Birth Name: Christian Lee Navarro

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

Date of Birth: August 21, 1991

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican

Christian Navarro is an American actor.

Christian has said that he is:

Born and raised in New York, but with the heart in Patillas, Puerto Rico…


Ruby Modine

by stlucas on May 16, 2017

Birth Name: Ruby Wylder Rivera Modine

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 31, 1990

*English, 1/8th Swedish, some Scottish, German, distant Dutch (father)
*Puerto Rican (mother)

Ruby Modine is an American actress and singer.

Ruby is the daughter of Caridad (Rivera) and actor Matthew Modine. Ruby has a brother, Boman.

Ruby’s father is of English, 1/8 Swedish, German, as well as some Dutch, descent. Ruby’s mother is Puerto Rican.

Ruby’s paternal grandfather was Mark Alexander Modine (the son of Alexander Revard Modine and Zella Vonola Fairbanks). Alexander was the son of Andrew Daniel Andreassan Modine and Margaret Josephine Campbell. Zella was the daughter of Ralph Jacobus Fairbanks and Celestia Adelaide Johnson.

Ruby’s great-great-grandfather Andrew was Swedish, born in South Hokaslatt, Slatthag, Kokaboda, the son of Daniel Andreasson Modane/Moden and Maja Mary Andersdotter.

Ruby’s paternal grandmother was Dolores Warner (the daughter of Lloyd Webster Warner and Lillian Augusta Bogart). Lloyd was the son of William A. Warner and Bertha May Smith. Lillian was the daughter of William A. Bogart and Ethel F. Newell.

Sources: Genealogy of Ruby Modine – http://www.geni.com

Birth record of Ruby Modine – http://www.familysearch.org

Interview with Ruby Modine – https://theknockturnal.com

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Jenna Ortega

by stlucas on May 11, 2017

Birth Name: Jenna Marie Ortega

Place of Birth: Coachella Valley, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 27, 2002

*75% Mexican
*25% Puerto Rican

Jenna Ortega is an American actress.

Jenna is the daughter of Natalie (Lopez) and Edward Ortega. Her father is of Mexican ancestry. Her mother is of half Puerto Rican and half Mexican (with roots in Sinaloa) descent.

She has stated:

I am 75 percent Mexican and 25 percent Puerto Rican. My greatgrandma on my mother’s side migrated from a small ranch near Sinaloa, Mexico. She came to the United States as an illegal immigrant in hopes to make a better life for her four daughters. She wanted them to speak perfect English, so that they would not draw attention and be deported, so they went to English speaking schools and were only allowed to speak English to her, so she could learn the language while trying to get her papers. My mom’s father was born in Puerto Rico, moved to New York with his family when he was a baby, and then moved to California during his high school years. My father is 100 percent Mexican, but his family moved to California generations before he was born. Spanish died down in his family, so he is not fluent. We are not really sure which part of Mexico my dad’s family is from. It is a mystery!

Sources: http://aumag.org

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Aimee Carrero

by stlucas on May 11, 2017

Birth Name: Aimee Carrero-Vila

Place of Birth: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Date of Birth: July 15, 1988

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

Aimee Carrero is a Dominican-born American actress. She is married to actor Tim Rock.

Aimee is the daughter of Mary Josefina (Vila) and Rodney Carrero-Santana. She has a brother, Rodney Gabriel. They were raised in Miami, Florida.

She has stated:

Well it’s great and it’s funny because I’m Puerto Rican and Dominican, but I feel very Cuban because I grew up around all [of] them. In Miami, out of all the Latin people, I want to say that 60 percent of them are Cuban. So when I talk in Spanish, tengo como un acento cubana (I have like a Cuban accent). It’s very confused. You know, some of it is Puerto Rican-Dominican and some of it is Cuban. And so it’s funny because people assume I’m Cuban when I speak to them in Spanish.

Aimee is pictured with her parents and brother here.

Source: http://abcnews.go.com

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