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Dito Montiel

by stlucas on June 8, 2017

Dito Montiel – 2014 Tribeca Film Festival –  Photo Credit: Janet Mayer / PRPhotos.com 

Birth Name: Orlando Anthony Montiel, Jr.

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

Date of Birth: July 26, 1965

Ethnicity:
*Nicaraguan (father)
*Irish (mother)

Dito Montiel is an American author, screenwriter, film director, and musician.

Dito is the son of Orlando Anthony Montiel/Monteil, Sr. Dito’s father is from Nicaragua. Dito’s mother is American, from Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, and has Irish roots. Dito was raised in Astoria, Queens, New York.

Dito has stated:

My father is from Nicaragua, born and raised there, and my mother is Irish, from Coney Island in Brooklyn. My father used to call me Casper as a kid because I’m so white. But I pretty much grew up in an Italian-Greek neighborhood. It was always ignorance more than racism – a little more forgiving.

Dito’s paternal grandparents were Robert Montiel/Monteil and Virginia.

Sources: Orlando’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

http://www.independent.co.uk
http://www.nytimes.com

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Damian Chapa

by stlucas on June 6, 2017

Birth Name: Damian Robert Chapa

Place of Birth: Dayton, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 29, 1963

Ethnicity:
*Mexican [including Spanish and Italian] (father)
*German (mother)

Damian Chapa is an American actor, film producer, and film director. Damian was raised in New York.

Damian is the son of Rico Chapa. Damian’s father is Mexican and has Italian roots. His surname is of Spanish origin. Damian’s mother is American, and has German roots. Damian’s mother is also said to have some Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Cherokee ancestry has been verified/documented.

Damian has stated:

I think it is funny how ignorant people are when it comes to “Mexican” people or “Mexican American” people. We are a very diverse people, and not all one color or one stereo type. I in fact have several cultures in my blood line. My Dad is Mexican with Italian descent and my Mother is German and American Indian Cherokee. So that makes me Mexican German, Cherokee and Italian. However I am much closer to my Mexican American culture as it was something that was there for me when I was a kid. I am very passionate, intense and very family loving person. I speak some Spanish as a result of my Mexican grandmother. I am very close to my Mexican American culture as well.

Source: Obituary of Damian’s father, Rico Chapa – http://www.legacy.com

Photo by s_bukley/www.bigstockphoto.com

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C. Tangana

by Manila on June 6, 2017

Birth Name: Antón Álvarez Alfaro

Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain

Date of Birth: 16 July, 1990

Ethnicity: Spanish

C. Tangana is a Spanish singer, songwriter, and rapper.

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Lele Pons

by wanderer on June 6, 2017

Birth Name: Eleonora Pons

Place of Birth: Caracas, Venezuela

Date of Birth: June 25, 1996

Ethnicity: Venezuelan (including likely Catalan and Italian, other)

Lele Pons is a Venezuelan internet personality and actress. She is notable for her Vine videos. Lele was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and moved to the U.S. at age five. She lived in Miami, Florida. She is the daughter of Luis Pons, an architect, and Anna Maronese, a doctor.

Pons is a Catalan surname. The surname Maronese is Italian, from Veneto or Friuli Venezia-Giulia.

Source: http://www.teenvogue.com

Photo by Prphotos

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Amber Montana

by stlucas on May 31, 2017

Birth Name: Amber Dawn Montana

Place of Birth: Tampa, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 2, 1998

Ethnicity: Cuban, Spanish

Amber Montana is an American actress. She is also known as Amber Frank.

Amber has Cuban and Spanish roots.

Source: http://www.latina.com

Photo by kathclick/www.bigstockphoto.com

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