Danai Gurira

by tinasheeeee on March 1, 2016

TV Guide Magazine's 2012 Hot List Party - Arrivals

Birth Name: Danai Jekesai Gurira

Place of Birth: Grinnell, Iowa

Date of Birth: February 14, 1978

Ethnicity: Zimbabwean

Danai Gurira is a Zimbabwean-American actress and playwright. She is known for her role as Michonne on the AMC drama series The Walking Dead. Danai was born in Grinnell, Iowa, and was raised there until December 1983, when she moved with her family to her parents’ home country, living in Harare, Zimbabwe. She later returned to the U.S.

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George Gregan

by andrew on October 4, 2015

Rugby World Cup 2015 Welcome Party - Arrivals

Birth Name: George Musarurwa Gregan

Place of Birth: Lusaka, Zambia

Date of Birth: 19 April 1973

*Irish, possibly other (father)
*Zimbabwean (mother)

George Gregan is a retired Australian rugby union player. He is the most capped Australian player ever.

George was born in Zambia, to a Zimbabwean mother, Jenny, and an Australian father, John Gregan. His family moved to Australia when he was two years old, and he grew up in Canberra. The surname “Gregan” is Irish.

Source: http://www.georgegreganfoundation.com.au

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Herbert Schwamborn

by perez-richart on September 15, 2015

Place of Birth: Mbare suburb of Harare, Zimbabwe

Date of Birth: 1973

*German (father)
*Zimbabwean (mother)

Herbert Schwamborn is a Zimbabwean-born film and music producer, also known by his artist name, Metaphysics. His father is German and his mother is Zimbabwean.


Pauline Kamusewu

by perez-richart on August 13, 2015

Birth Name: Pauline Benadette Kamusewu Olofsson

Place of Birth: Harare, Zimbabwe

Date of Birth: November 3, 1982

*Italian (father)
*Zimbabwean (mother)

Pauline Kamusewu is a Swedish soul singer/songwriter. She is of Zimbabwean and Italian descent. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, to a Zimbabwean mother and an Italian father, she moved to Sweden when she was three years old.



by Eddie Aoki on January 10, 2013

"Behind the Music" 2014 Grammy Afterparty - Arrivals

Birth Name: Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe

Place of Birth: Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States

Date of Birth: February 6, 1993

*Zimbabwean (father)
*Irish, Norwegian, Danish, English (mother)

Tinashe is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, model, dancer, actress, and director.

Her name “Tinashe” means “We are with God” in Shona; a Bantu language, native to the Shona people of Zimbabwe and southern Zambia.

Tinashe’s maternal grandfather is Michael Fitzgerald (the son of Ralph A. Fitzgerald and Lillian D. Hexom). Ralph was of Irish ancestry, the son of John Fitzgerald and Abigale Malanaphy. Lillian was of Norwegian descent, the daughter of Helmer Hexom and Stella Arness.

Tinashe’s maternal grandmother was Patricia Jorgensen (the daughter of Arthur C. Jorgensen and Cleone J. Kennard). Arthur had Danish ancestry. Cleone was the daughter of Glenn Clyde Kennard and Myrtle Irene Simerson.

Source: Genealogy of Tinashe (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.strandnet.com

Obituary of Tinashe’s paternal great-grandmother, Lillian D. (Hexom) Fitzgerald – http://www.findagrave.com

Tinashe’s maternal great-grandmother, Cleone J. Kennard, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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