Andre de Grasse

by stlucas on January 5, 2017

Place of Birth: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: November 10, 1994

*Afro-Barbadian (father)
*Afro-Trinidadian (mother)

Andre de Grasse is a Canadian sprinter. He was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, the son of Beverley de Grasse, who is originally from Trinidad and Tobago, and Alexander Waithe, who is originally from Barbados. He was raised in Markham, Ontario, Canada.

His parents are pictured here.



Jessica Sula

by madman on October 15, 2016

LOS ANGELES - JAN 9:  Jessica Sula at the Disney ABC TV 2016 TCA

Birth Name: Jessica Bianca Blades-Sula

Place of Birth: Gorseinon, South Glamorgan, Glamorganshire, Wales

Date of Birth: May 3, 1994

*Estonian, German (father)
*Afro-Trinidadian, Chinese (mother)

Jessica Sula is a Welsh actress.

Jessica’s mother is from Trinidad and Tobago, and her maiden name is “Blades”. Jessica is said to be of German and Estonian descent on her father’s side and Afro-Hispanic and Chinese ancestry on her mother’s side.

A picture of Jessica’s paternal grandfather can be viewed here.

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Carmen Chaplin

by madman on September 5, 2016

41st Annual Chaplin Award Gala in New York City - Arrivals

Birth Name: Carmen Betandier Chaplin

Place of Birth: Lambeth, London, England

Date of Birth: July 27, c. 1970s

Ethnicity: Afro-Trinidadian (maternal grandfather), Irish, English, 1/32 Scottish

Carmen Chaplin is an actress and director.

Carmen was born in London, England, and grew up in France and Spain. Her father, actor Michael Chaplin (born in Michael John Chaplin), was born in Santa Monica, California, of English, Irish, and 1/16th Scottish, ancestry. Her mother, painter Patricia Chaplin (born Patricia V. Betaudier), was born in London, England, of Afro-Trinidadian and Irish ancestry. Her sister is actress Dolores Chaplin. Among her first cousins are actresses Kiera Chaplin and Oona Chaplin, circus performer and actor James Thiérrée, and actor and rapper Orson Chaplin. Her aunt is actress Geraldine Chaplin and her uncle is actor Sydney Chaplin.

Carmen’s paternal grandfather was actor Charlie Chaplin (born Charles Spencer Chaplin, the son of Charles Chaplin and Hannah Harriet Pedlingham Hill, both of whom were entertainers). Charlie was born in England. His documented ancestry was English and some Irish. Carmen’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Spencer Chaplin and Ellen Elizabeth Smith. Hannah was the daughter of Charles Frederick Hill and Mary Ann Terry.

Carmen’s paternal grandmother was Oona O’Neill, an actress (the daughter of playwright Eugene O’Neill [Eugene Gladstone O’Neill] and writer Agnes Boulton). Oona was born in Warwick Parish, Bermuda. Eugene was born in New York City, New York, the son of actor James O’Neill, who was born in Kilkenny, Ireland, and of Ella O’Neill (born Mary Ellen Quinlan), who was born in New Haven, Connecticut, to Irish parents, Thomas Joseph Quinlan and Bridget Lundigan. Agnes was English, born in London, the daughter of Edward William Boulton, an artist, and of Cecil Maud/Maude Williams.

Carmen’s maternal grandparents were Patrick C. Betaudier, a painter, and Kathleen Doherty, a model. Patrick was born in Trinidad, in the West Indies. Kathleen was Irish.

Charlie Chaplin is often stated to have had some degree of Romani (Gypsy) ancestry. It does not appear that this ancestral claim has ever been verified/documented. Charlie was sometimes believed to have been Jewish (especially during his lifetime), but his parents were not of Jewish heritage.

Sources: Information about Carmen’s mother –

Genealogies of Carmen Chaplin –

Genealogy of Carmen Chaplin (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Carmen’s maternal grandfather, Charlie Chaplin (Charles Spencer Chaplin) –

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Alina Buchschacher

by perez-richart on June 1, 2016

Place of Birth: Bern, Switzerland

Date of Birth: 19 July 1991

*Swiss (father)
*Trinidadian (mother)

Alina Buchschacher is a Swiss businessperson, model, and beauty pageant titleholder. She won the title of Miss Switzerland 2011 and represented her country in Miss Universe 2012. Her father is Swiss and her mother is from Trinidad And Tobago.



Vashtie Kola

by Sage on April 18, 2016

LOS ANGELES - DEC 11: Vashtie Kola at the Rihanna's First Annua

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

Date of Birth: April 23, 1981

Ethnicity: Indo-Trinidadian, Afro-Trinidadian

Vashtie Kola is an American music video director, filmmaker, artist, designer, creative consultant, and disc jockey. Both of her parents are from Trinidad. Her first name and surname are likely of East Indian origin. She has talked about growing up in Albany:

I assumed I was black. But the black kids were like, ‘You look Indian,’ and the Indian kids were like, ‘You look black.


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