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Jaina Lee Ortiz

by madman on April 13, 2018

Birth Name: Jessica Ortiz

Place of Birth: Monterey, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 20, 1986

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican

Jaina Lee Ortiz is an American actress and dancer. She is the daughter of Daisey (Acevedo) and Joe Ortiz, an NYPD Detective. Her parents are Puerto Rican.

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Jeremy Luke

by stlucas on April 12, 2018

Jeremy Luke – 2013 TCA Summer Press Tour – TNT’s 25th Anniversary Party – The Beverly Hilton Hotel – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Keywords: 2013 Summer Television Critic Association’s Press Tour – Day 1 Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos 

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

Date of Birth: March 23, 1978

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican, Italian, Ashkenazi Jewish

Jeremy Luke is an American actor.

Jeremy Luke is the son of Esther (Cruz) Hannan. He has a sister, Denise. He has been described as being of Puerto Rican, Italian, and Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

Sources: Marriage record of Jeremy’s mother and stepfather, Joseph G. Hannan and Esther Cruz Bernstein – http://www.familysearch.org


Jennifer O’Neill

by stlucas on April 10, 2018

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

Date of Birth: February 20, 1948

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican [Spanish, possibly other], Irish, English

Jennifer O’Neill is a Brazilian and American actress, model, and author.

Jennifer was the daughter of Irene Freda “Rene” and Oscar Delgado O’Neill, Jr. Her father was born in Puerto Rico, and is said to have been of Irish and Spanish ancestry. Her mother was English.

Jennifer’s paternal grandfather was Oscar Delgado O’Neill, Sr. (the son of Eduardo Delgado O’Neill and America Lopez). Oscar was born in San Germán, Puerto Rico. Eduardo was born in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.

Jennifer’s paternal grandmother was Ada Kathleen Lee Tapia (the daughter of Albert Edward Lee and Catalina Concepcion Tapia Diaz). Ada was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Albert was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, the son of Thomas E. Lee, who was from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and of Josephine Arens Basanta. Josephine Ahrens Basanta, who was also surnamed Wainwright, was the granddaughter of Valentine de Basanta, who was born, c. 1762, in Biscay, Spain. Jennifer’s great-grandmother Catalina was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the daughter of Alejandro Tapia y Rivera and Mara del Rosario Diaz Espiau.

Source: Genealogy of Jennifer O’Neill (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

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Desmin Borges

by stlucas on April 5, 2018

Desmin Borges – FXX’s “You’re the Worst” TV Series Season 4 Premiere – Arrivals – Museum of Ice Cream, 2018 E 7th Place – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Vertical, FXX, FXP, FX, Television Series, Red Carpet Event, Radio, Theatrical Performance, Television Show, Arrival, Portrait, Photography, Arts Culture and Entertainment, Celebrities, Celebrity, Person, People, Publicity Event, Topix, Bestof, Annual Event, California Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Desmin Carl Borges

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 21, 1983

*Puerto Rican (father)
*Italian, Greek (mother)

Desmin Borges is an American actor.

Desmin is the son of Carla J. and Carlos Borges, Jr. His father was Puerto Rican and his mother has Italian and Greek ancestry.

Source: http://www.latina.com


Tessa Ferrer

by madman on April 1, 2018

Birth Name: Tessa Rose Ferrer

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 30, 1986

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican (paternal grandfather), English, Irish, German, about 1/16th Polish, small amounts of Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Dutch

Tessa Ferrer is an American actress. She is the daughter of singer, author, and actress Debby Boone (Deborah Anne Boone) and Gabriel Vicente Ferrer.

Tessa’s father is of one half Puerto Rican, one quarter Irish, one eighth German, and one eighth a mix of English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, descent. Her mother has English, one eighth Polish, and small amounts of Scottish, German, and Dutch, ancestry.

Tessa’s uncles (father’s brothers) are actors Miguel Ferrer and Rafael Ferrer. Her great-uncle (paternal grandmother’s brother) is journalist, anchorman, and television host Nick Clooney. Her first cousin, once removed, is actor, director, and producer George Clooney, and her sixth cousin, twice removed, was actor Richard Boone.

Tessa’s paternal grandfather was actor and director José Ferrer (the son of Rafael Ferrer y Otero and María Providencia del Carmen Cintrón y Cintrón). José was born in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Rafael was the son of Gabriel Ferrer y Hernández and Monserrate/Mensenate Otero y Navedo. María Providencia was the daughter of José Vicente Cintrón y Bardeque and Elvira Cintrón y Cintrón.

Tessa’s paternal grandmother was singer and actress Rosemary Clooney (the daughter of Joseph Andrew Clooney and Marie Frances Guilfoyle). Rosemary was born in Kentucky. Joseph was the son of Andrew Bartholomew Clooney, whose parents were Irish, and of Crescentia Koch, whose parents were German. Marie Frances was the daughter of Michael Joseph Guilfoyle, who had Irish ancestry, and of Martha Adelia/Ada/Delia Farrow, who was of English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish descent.

Tessa’s maternal grandfather is singer and actor Pat Boone (Charles Eugene Boone; the son of Archie Altman Boone and Margaret Virginia Pritchard). Pat was born in Florida. Archie was the son of Ernest Eugene Boone and Etta Lou Foy. Margaret was the daughter of Julian Charles Pritchard and Leila Monretta Warren.

Tessa’s maternal grandmother is Shirley Lee Foley (the daughter of Red Foley and Judy Martin). Tessa’s great-grandfather Red Foley was a country singer, musician, and radio and television personality. He was born Clyde Julian Foley, and was the son of Benjamin Harrison Foley and Katherine E. Haley. Tessa’s great-grandmother Judy Martin was also a country singer. She was born Eva Alaine Overstake, and was the daughter of Herschel Jewel Overstake and Helen Elizabeth Nalefski, whose parents were from Germany, and who was likely of Polish descent.

Sources: Genealogies of Tessa Ferrer – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogies of Tessa’s paternal grandparents, José Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney – http://www.findagrave.com

Marriage record of Tessa’s paternal great-grandparents, Rafael Ferrer y Otero and María Providencia del Carmen Cintrón y Cintrón – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Tessa’s paternal great-great-aunt, Monserrate “Monsita” Ferrer Otero – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Tessa’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Tessa’s paternal grandmother, Rosemary Clooney (through Rosemary’s nephew, George Clooney) – http://famouskin.com

Notations on Tessa’s Irish ancestry – http://www.eneclann.ie

Tessa’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Crescentia Koch, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of some of Tessa’s more distant ancestors – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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