Traci Bingham

by ethnic on March 27, 2008

Place of Birth: Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 13, 1968

Ethnicity: African-American

Traci Bingham is an American actress, model, and television personality. She is famous for playing Jordan Tate on the television show Baywatch.

Her parents, Hazel E. “Betty” (Owens) and Lafayette L. Bingham, Sr., are both black. Traci has stated that her father also has Italian and Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented.

Traci’s paternal grandparents were George G. Bingham and Ruth Elizabeth Gould.

Source: Traci’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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M July 23, 2015 at 7:58 pm

She’s probably mixed with white and Native American, maybe Asian.

Connerfromvine December 31, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Yeah rite, that’s an African body.

WTF January 29, 2015 at 5:03 am

OMG y’all dumbasses got her ethnicity WRONG. I typed in “Traci Bingham ethnicity” and got this shit: Bingham was born in North Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1968, to a librarian mother and an aircraft technician father. Her mother is African American and her father is of Wampanoag Native American and Italian descent.

WTF January 29, 2015 at 5:04 am

She isn’t just black. Dumbasses. Why is it listed only as “African American”. She’s mixed not black. Stop claiming mixed people as black, dumb niggas!!!

follers January 29, 2015 at 7:51 am

Thanks to Writer_278’s help, the text clearly and blatantly states, “Her parents, Hazel E. “Betty” (Owens) and Lafayette L. Bingham, Sr., are both black. Traci has stated that her father also has Italian and Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented.”

Then the text names Bingham’s paternal grandparents and includes a link to her father’s entry on the census, which lists him and his parents as black.

If I can write this in a way that would be any more clear and explicit, please tell me what that is.

For the record, it’s probably the first time I’ve been called a “dumb n–ga”.

midori29 March 3, 2015 at 10:37 am

@WTF most people have stated that Tracy Bingham was lying about her Italian ancestry and is just African American black

xoxo August 27, 2015 at 3:03 am

I highly doubt she’s lying. She looks mixed, not fully black.

midori29 March 3, 2015 at 10:39 am

@WTF, Tracy was lying about and admixtures as many women in black Hollywood do.

noneofyourbusiness December 2, 2014 at 12:31 pm

She looks like she belongs on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Writer_278 November 27, 2014 at 10:28 am

“Correction”- Bingham is of African American descent. I have found an obituary record of her brother LaFayette, as well as census records which document both of her parents as African Americans.

Traci’s Father in the 1940 census:

Traci’s Brother’s obituary:

follers November 27, 2014 at 11:46 am

Thank you.

odessa October 10, 2014 at 2:14 pm

She looks different from when she was in Baywatch.

andrew November 10, 2013 at 12:17 pm


Indiablack May 23, 2012 at 8:33 am

Well i dont think she lying about her so-called mixed blood, if
Because if she was lying dont yall think the media can sneak and find out het family tree, yes its a fact, media loves lies and scandals so they
Always find out if shes lying about any thing, yes the media can go in her ancestry and find out, just saying bur i dont know if its allegal to go into someones family

Tree without
Permission, anyway maybe she aint lying, yes you can be brown or dark and still be a mixed race, its all in gentics and how tricky they can be, maybe her
Mixture is down the line generations back,
But who knows, but why lie about

Worldgrl November 11, 2011 at 10:13 am

“sunny” ofcoursssse she is mixed cause she alway looks different when you look at her asin the one moment / angle her facial features look this culture the other moment this ( and I’m not talking plastic surg. ) I’m mixed but I never could quit figure out what that tracy was mixed with but of course she is

Sunny August 8, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Shes pure black!! I dont see any difference! This should be edited.

Laura January 16, 2014 at 7:43 pm

LOL, How can she be pure Black if she’s Biracial?? Does that make any sense? One of her parents is a completely different race, see thats what makes a biracial person just incase you didn’t know. Thats like saying Tiger woods is pure Asian. My how smart you sound. lmao

Yvette April 28, 2010 at 3:28 am

It’s hard to even get a good look at her through all the makeup. Fake boobs, fake hair, tons of makeup. She’s had work done on her face, looks like she bleaches her skin as well or maybe it’s foundation that’s too light. Who knows? But I’m not sure I believe a word that this woman says. She’s very pretentious and odd IMO.

ethnic December 11, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Interesting info, thanks for that.

hmmm... December 11, 2009 at 9:36 am

just wanted to add she’s possibly related to singer Toni Braxton

hmmm... December 11, 2009 at 9:34 am

Not sure whether it’s through her dad or mum, but I recently found out I’m related to her. Don’t know how I feel about that.

Anyhow my family is mostly Native American with African American and many many other things mixed together.

Realist April 20, 2009 at 6:03 am

Stop being a hater….she’s of mixed blood and is proud enough to tell people. It doesn’t mean she’s a ashamed of her African blood just makes her stronger to tell the truth.

TGIM December 1, 2008 at 4:38 pm

She is a liar. Her parents are black black black black. Goolge her parents.

Total23 May 13, 2010 at 2:45 pm

May You Post More Than One Evidence That Her Parents Are Black Because I Can’t Find Them Anywhere. Please Provide Evidence!

(This Post Is Not Ment Too Offend Anyone!)

Tess June 7, 2010 at 6:21 am

I agree. I know people who knew her in Boston. She is insane but she is black. No immediate mix from her parents. Her stories are like her boobs and nose. lol.

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