Terri Seymour

by ethnic on June 12, 2009

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Birth Name: Terri Louise Seymour

Birth Place: Buckinghamshire, England

Date of Birth: 1974

What Race or Ethnicity?: English and West Indian

The English actress and television personality is well known as the ex-girlfriend of American Idol judge, Simon Cowell. She was born to an English mother but she never knew her father.

‘My dad is West Indian and my mum is white’

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dfnjfj. July 27, 2010 at 5:46 am

egyptian maybe?

camille July 26, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Being from the West Indies doesn’t have to mean you are black, bz the island of the West Indies are peopled by blacks, chinese, east indians, indigenous indians (amerindians)syrians, lebanaese, anglos. The most interesting thing is that they all mix and intermarry, resulting in glorious shades of beautiful people. Maybe Terry is mixed with one of these ethnicities. But you cannot assume that (if she is West INdian) she black. Dad could have been Latino (that is another interesting ethnicity – some are white and others are south american indians, or chinese: could be anything) or Lebanese.

A West INdian could be of any race. I think I can claim some knowledge.
I am Jamaican and West Indian. I am neither black or white.

Unknown June 19, 2010 at 2:25 pm

If you’re from the west indies doesn’t mean you’re black.. There are ppl with different races. They have Indian, Chinese, blacks, Hispanics and others.. Even though West Indian doesn’t mean India, there are immigrants from there.. not only there but other countries, there are also whites there who migrated or have been there for some time.

Anonymous June 5, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Her mother had another daughter who she adopted out as a baby and she now lives in Australia she also doesn’t know her biological father. She was in contact with Terri but it just stopped.

Jane April 9, 2010 at 11:44 am

I lived in the West Indies for ten years. The majority (by about 5%) of the population on the island I lived on were of East Indian heritage. Both Hindu and Muslim Indians were represented. The island never had slavery but they had indentured labor from India and other countries. Many marry outside their group but many do not, still wear traditional Indian dress.

Editbabe March 23, 2010 at 8:17 am

Her full, legal name is Theresa Helene Shabib Lee Seymour. Just do a little Google research and you will find that information and more.

ethnic January 22, 2010 at 12:52 pm

most sites say Theresa Helene Seymour is her full name. where did you get that info?

Abu Sinan January 22, 2010 at 4:01 am

Her full name is “Theresa Helene Shabib Lee Seymour”. “Shabib” is an Arabic name. From her looks she may be part Ethiopian or Somali.

Lynn December 31, 2009 at 9:14 am

West Indian can also mean of Indian (Asian) heritage, as some Caribbean islands are populated by people from India.

ethnic June 13, 2009 at 7:27 am

If she were West Indian that would mean she has African heritage.

Justina June 13, 2009 at 6:38 am

Terri is part English, part Indian. Her mother was English and her father, whom she never met, West Indian. It was in a Parade Magazine.

skylark741 September 5, 2009 at 6:42 am

West Indian means from the islands (not India). That would make her English (white) and black. Either way it doesn’t really matter. Her heritage is what she gained through her mother, friends and country (since she never knew her father). She is beautiful in whatever case. :o)

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