Troian Bellisario

by ethnic on November 5, 2011

Birth Name: Troian Avery Bellisario

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 28, 1985

Ethnicity:
*Italian, Serbian (father)
*African-American, Louisiana Creole [African, French, English] (mother)

Troian Bellisario is an American actress and singer. She is known for playing Spencer Hastings on the television series Pretty Little Liars.

Her father, Donald Bellisario, is a TV producer and screenwriter. Her mother, Deborah Pratt, is an actress, novelist, and TV producer. Troian is married to Canadian actor Patrick J. Adams.

Troian’s father is of Italian and Serbian descent. Troian’s maternal grandparents were both African-American and/or Louisiana Creole (of African-American and European, including French and English, descent). About her name, “Troian”, she has said, “It’s a family name. It was a surname on my father’s maternal side. It means “woman of Troy.”” The surname “Troian” exists in North Italy.

Troian’s father is pictured here. Troian’s mother is pictured here.

Troian’s paternal grandfather was Albert Jethro Bellisario (the son of Guiseppe “Joseph” Bellisario and Maria Luigia Troian-Menegolla). Albert’s parents were Italian. Giuseppe was born in Gamberale, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy, the son of Antonio Bellisario and Domenica D’Angelo. Maria Luigia was likely the daughter of Giuseppe Giovanni Menegolla, who was born in Belluno, Veneto, Italy.

Troian’s paternal grandmother was Dana Lapčević (the daughter of Samuel Paul Lapčević and Anna J. Dobrich). Dana’s parents were Serbian.

Troian’s maternal grandfather was Col. Bertram Roberson Pratt (the son of Richard Edward Pratt and Theresa Cecilia/Cecelia Coates/Coats). Bertram was born in Alabama. His family was from Mobile in that state. Bertram and his parents were both black. They are listed as either “Mulatto” (mixed race) or “Negro” (black) on U.S. Censuses.

Troian’s maternal grandmother was Geraldine Bryant (the daughter of Lincoln Joseph Bryant and Mabel Avery). Lincoln and Mabel were both black. Lincoln was born in Louisiana, to Aismene Joseph Bryant and Camille Dunn. Mabel was also born in Louisiana, the daughter of Lavina/Lavinia Goeffney, and, evidently, of a white man named John Leeds Avery. U.S. censuses list Lincoln and both of his parents as “Mulatto” (mixed race) or “Negro” (black), and Mabel as “Negro” (black).

Sources: Genealogies of Troian Bellisario – http://gw.geneanet.org
http://www.wikitree.com
https://www.geni.com

Obituaries of Troian’s paternal grandparents, Albert Jethro Bellisario and Dana (Lapčević) Bellisario – http://www.findagrave.com

Death record of Troian’s paternal great-grandfather, Guiseppe “Joseph” Bellisario – https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com

Marriage announcement of Troian’s maternal grandparents, Col. Bertram Roberson Pratt and Geraldine Bryant – http://www.newspapers.com

Troian’s maternal grandfather, Col. Bertram Roberson Pratt, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Col. Bertram Roberson Pratt, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Troian’s maternal grandfather, Col. Bertram Roberson Pratt – http://articles.chicagotribune.com

Troian’s maternal grandmother, Geraldine Bryant, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Troian’s maternal great-grandfather, Lincoln Joseph Bryant, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Lincoln Joseph Bryant on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

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neiltennant January 4, 2018 at 2:55 pm

she gives me an Italian vibe

she could easily pass for Italian

andrew August 22, 2017 at 3:05 pm

Mabel Avery’s father was white, and from a prominent family of politicians. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F3M4-YPB

follers August 23, 2017 at 12:27 pm

I wonder how they know that he was her father?

Geni.com lists him as Lavina/Lavinia Goeffney’s husband, but I don’t think they were legally married. John appears on U.S. Censuses 1900 through 1930 as a single man.

I can’t find Lavina on those censuses, but John quite possibly was her partner.

andrew August 23, 2017 at 2:54 pm
follers August 23, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Black people often look white on old black-and-white pictures.

Anyway, I did write “Mabel was also born in Louisiana, the daughter of Lavina/Lavinia Goeffney, and, evidently, of a white man named John Leeds Avery”.

andrew August 23, 2017 at 4:25 pm

How…normally white people look swarthier in black and white pictures

follers August 23, 2017 at 4:51 pm

I don’t think that’s true either.

ashash August 24, 2017 at 11:01 pm

She is black. The end.

andrew August 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm
andrew August 22, 2017 at 2:48 pm
alexgxo January 20, 2017 at 9:53 am

I’m confused with her name. Most sites say it’s a Slavic name, but Troian says it’s an Estracan name (whatever the tribe in Italy before the Italic people came) hence why her grandmothers named that but I have seen nothing on the interest with the supposed Italian origins but I have seen the Slavic origins of the name

andrew January 20, 2017 at 12:04 pm

“Troian” is a surname from Veneto in North Italy. Many Venetian surnames end with -an, -in, -on etc..; I guess his paternal great-grandmother, Maria Luigia Troian-Menegolla, was the daughter of a Menegolla and of a woman whose surname was “Troian”.

bablah January 20, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Huh? It’s deffinitely NOT a Slavic name. Where did you read that?
Trajan as a Slavic male first name also comes from Latin.

alexgxo January 13, 2017 at 2:18 pm

I saw a yt video of her mother at some Barnes and nobles or something like that. She is actually pretty pale.. For someone whose suppose to mostly black.. Not even like golden, like I’ve seen Caucasians darker than her. With a little makeup she played as a white woman in tv once. Just proves that her “black” mother was black in identity and in dna probably less than 50 percent, I’d say she was almost a quadroon at times but other times look more a mulatto that got more European genes. Hence Troian’s looks. She’s mostly white or European and will be treated as such.

fuzzybear44 January 14, 2017 at 2:08 am

@alexgo

Quote(I saw a yt video of her mother at some Barnes and nobles or something like that. She is actually pretty pale.. For someone whose suppose to mostly black.. Not even like golden, like I’ve seen Caucasians darker than her.)

Black Americans lots of times will fluctuate in color as they aged for some reason. They either get brighter or darker. I’ve seen Deborah Pratt when she was younger , and never would’ve mistaken her for a white women(even with a little make-up on.

Quote(Just proves that her “black” mother was black in identity and in dna probably less than 50 percent)

well like I was just demonstrating to another member of the site, you can’t always go by outside appearance. Blair Underwood, and don Cheadle are both dna tested to be more Euro than Tyra banks, yet who’s brighter? Genes are real funny, there no telling what traits you’re gonna get. My sister-law(my brothers baby mamma), is nickname (Whiteface) because she very light. Her mother , herself ,her children, and grandchildren, all high yellow. There hasn’t been a white person in her family in generations , however that high yella skin trait keeps coming.

Quote(Hence Troian’s looks. She’s mostly white or European and will be treated as such.)

Well you right Troian is more Euro, and probably is seen as that, However isn’t more important how she perceives herself? Like Roma Maffia here:
http://cimg.tvgcdn.net/i/r/2012/11/14/98b1d745-342b-45df-ac1c-d4b4bf485fd5/thumbnail/660×960/1e82497ba009fa7db25412c5d2feae0d/121114roma-mafia1.jpg

Who is seen as white, but is part black, and would like to play black roles. The funny thing is, she’s playing a white woman (rachel dolezal) who pretends to be a black woman

fuzzybear44 January 14, 2017 at 2:16 am

The playing (rachel dolezal) thing might be a rumor, however I’m pretty sure she could pull it off

alexgxo January 14, 2017 at 6:42 pm

Oh her. Rachel. People are getting weirder everyday.

Anyways, it was all over her IMDb apparently she played a white biker chick, Deborah I mean. I do understand what you mean though. Deborah looked mulatto when she was younger, as she grew older she now looks almost sort of like my quadroon neighbour. But since her grandparents were labeled as mulatto at times there is no telling just how “black” they were. But I’ve heard Troian on Twitter call herself mixed/part black so She acknowledges it.

Made me wonder, she’s part Creole (nowadays popular meaning is european/African descent). Since I know French colonization was a bit different from English, I can see why in Louisiana more of the black people there look a tad bit more admixed than your average AfAm. I actually really wish Deborah would get a DNA test tbh..

But yeah genes are crazy. I think I saw a picture of a young Troian with her supposed cousin, and that cousin was darker than deborah even when she was younger, and looked like your average AfAm (around 80%ish African). I saw pictures of Deborah’s sister and she didn’t look that black either but idk.

fuzzybear44 January 15, 2017 at 1:55 am

@alexgxo

Quote(Made me wonder, she’s part Creole (nowadays popular meaning is european/African descent).

That always was the original meaning of the word. The creoles(when the term was first uses) were the Portuguese/ West Africans on the coast of West Africa, which gave way to the Cape Verde people. When the slavery moved over to here, the mixed blacks used the term to separate themselves from the incoming unmixed Africans. Europeans adopted the term because of the prestige it represented. Over time a culture bloomed from that.

Quote(Since I know French colonization was a bit different from English, I can see why in Louisiana more of the black people there look a tad bit more admixed than your average AfAm.)

They weren’t that much different. The English spent as much time in the slave quarters as the French did. The main difference is placage( a business arrangement), where the whites took care of their children(most of them). The (English, Ducth, Irish etc) wouldn’t hesitate to sell their children.

Quote(But yeah genes are crazy. I think I saw a picture of a young Troian with her supposed cousin, and that cousin was darker than deborah even when she was younger, and looked like your average AfAm (around 80%ish African). I saw pictures of Deborah’s sister and she didn’t look that black either)

That’s normal with Creole families . You can take one family, same mother , same father and have 5 kids all of them could be a different color, Hair different and different facial traits

memphis January 15, 2017 at 2:13 pm

I’ve gotba question? What shade of black do you have to be to be “black”? No matter what shade, Ms. Pratt would have still been back of the bus in Jim Crow America. How much percentage of ancestry doesn’t define ” blackness “.

fuzzybear44 January 16, 2017 at 12:34 am

@Memphis

Quote(I’ve gotba question? What shade of black do you have to be to be “black”? )

I do not know, every time I turn around people are telling me who isn’t black(because their skin is to bright, or look at their hair it not kinky , or the nose isn’t wide enough etc). I’ve never been around black people that are only one color, I’ve seen them on tv like that, but never in person

Quote(No matter what shade, Ms. Pratt would have still been back of the bus in Jim Crow America.)

Completely agree. Every woman I know that looks like her says their black. So As far as I’m concern, she’s a black woman, but I will respect whatever she wants to call herself

Quote( How much percentage of ancestry doesn’t define ” blackness “.)

completely agree. My father was as high yellow as they come(probably majority white), but saw himself strictly as a black man

andrew December 10, 2016 at 6:31 pm

Guiseppe “Joseph” Bellisario was in Gamberale, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy, to Antonio Bellisario and Domenica D’Angelo.

Genealogy: http://gw.geneanet.org/jybcelebs?lang=en&pz=keira+christina&nz=knightley&ocz=0&m=A&p=troian+avery&n=bellisario&siblings=on&notes=on&t=T&v=6&image=on&marriage=on&full=on

alexgxo December 10, 2016 at 2:39 pm

Troian looks half Middle eastern or Jewish or can even pass off as a pale Middle Eastern or North African girl with her Mediterranean features imo. I’ve said my thoughts now.

alexgxo December 10, 2016 at 2:36 pm

Her “black” mother is actually fairly light skinned. I’ve seen her pictures in More natural lighting. Deborah is probably between half black and a quadroon. Troian is 1/4 – 1/8 black at most but looks full white or off white (the base of her noses and almond eyes may look off).

andrew September 16, 2016 at 6:02 pm

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65201928

Giuseppe Bellisario was the son of Antonio Bellisario and ? D’Angelo (https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2014/128/63634039_1399646665.jpg)

Maria Luigia Troian-Menegolla was likely the daughter of Giuseppe Giovanni Menegolla, born in Belluno, Veneto, Italy.

neiltennant September 16, 2016 at 2:54 pm

call me crazy but she can easily pass for ITALIAN !

alexgxo September 4, 2016 at 9:03 pm

Her mom looks way less than 50 percent black. I’d say 35 percent SSA dna at most. Her features look perdominately euro influenced and the only thing that gives away a hint is her skin tone and the ends of her nose (her nose bridge looks very cacasiod).

This girls only an octoroon or 1/5 ssa/”black” at most. Save for her nose and eyes which seem off to me (more so the ends of her nose) everything else looks European/”white”. I could see her brother passing for an American mulatto or mixed Latino or quadroon though imo.

Surreal October 8, 2016 at 11:56 am

No. Her mother does not look like a quadroon. She looks African American and could easily be over 50% Sub-Saharan African. Just stop it. All these people want to come up in here and say what they think black people and their descendants look like and should look like.

“Oh, she’s light skinned. She must be more white. Oh, he’s dark skinned. He must be more black.” No. Skin color doesn’t have anything to do with how much European DNA ones has. I’ve seen a woman who is 90% Sub-Saharan African have skin lighter than a person who is only 60% Sub-Saharan African. Her mother may be light skinned, but her features are very Sub-Saharan African influenced. And if she was darker, you know your butt wouldn’t be up in here trying to say she’s a quadroon or that Troian is probably only 15% black, so you can feel better about lusting after her. Can’t have them too black, can we? -_-

This is Deborah Pratt. I’ve seen African American women who are 75+% Sub-Saharan African look more European influenced than she does.
http://i.imgur.com/OmokD6B.png

alexgxo October 12, 2016 at 4:45 pm

Jesus. I’ve been to several anthropology forums and have talked with several African Americans and even they agreed that honestly Deborah looks no more then 50 percent. It’s not her goddamn skintone. I’ve been on Lipstick alley (a forum geared towards African American women) and many of them agreed that Deborah was biracial. I think she looks biracial

And shutup. If she was dark skinned I would mistake her for being half Indian or maybe middle eastern or half Jewish of some soft. All of them, depending on the area are “Caucasian” for the most part. And even if she was dark skinned I would know right away that Troian has a lot of Caucasian or European blood even side profile she looks very Caucasian. I know about Africa’s diversity and I don’t care about skin tone. I look at features!

So don’t you dare to assume that just she’s dark makes her more black I look at features and I could always tell Troian, with her pale skin had something non European looking about her.

alexgxo October 12, 2016 at 4:48 pm

And pictures vary because sometimes she ends up looking more European influenced other times she looks straight up mulatto Latino to me.

alexgxo October 12, 2016 at 4:48 pm

Deborah of course I’m talking about.

alexgxo October 13, 2016 at 6:40 am

And the irony is in the picture you posted Deborah to me looks like a mulatto. I don’t see a girl who would test 75 percent ssa on a test I see a girl would test 50 percent ssa or so and the fact that her daughter looks so European influenced shows this.

Deborah’s hair texture, kind of her jaw area, her lips/mouth and nose all look like they have heavy European modification/admixture. It’s NOT her skintone.

andrew July 4, 2016 at 6:58 pm
Connerfromvine June 29, 2016 at 6:44 pm

TBH her ancestry is very complicated and everyone seems to have an opinion.

This just came to me — her nose looks like a penis.

andrew April 25, 2016 at 12:25 pm

http://www.interviewmagazine.com/culture/troian-bellisario#_

How did you get your name? It’s a family name. It was a surname on my father’s maternal side. It means “Woman of Troy”. “Toroian” is not an Italian word as it’s written in the profile, it doesn’t exist.

Correction: “Toroian

Greyface April 25, 2016 at 8:29 am

very ugly when compared to the other girls on her show

fuzzybear44 April 6, 2016 at 12:15 am

No matter how much you want her to be something else, She’s part black, let it go

cdonorab February 29, 2016 at 1:36 pm

Correction. According to a tree on geneanet.com her mom also has English ancestry as wel threw the Bryants.

phaedra January 12, 2016 at 12:45 am

It’s impressive how someone who is half Italian and Black would look as white as this woman, considering how relatively swarthy Italians are. Even those who are half Swedish or Anglo and African look extremely dark.

Either, her Italian side is very white, or her black side is actually mixed and that they probably resemble Beyonce.

I don’t know. Something’s fishy about her ethnic makeup. She could be holding back on one ethnicity. :/

bablah January 12, 2016 at 5:39 am

Both her parents are famous and there are photos of them all over the internet. She looks like her parents’ daughter.

follers January 12, 2016 at 7:38 am

She isn’t of half Italian descent.

cimetina January 31, 2016 at 11:34 am

What is fishy about it? She is s white as some Latinos that have “black” grandparents. black is a U.S. category that includes/included mixed race people. Her grandparents were even listed as mulatto at times. They could have looked like Colin Powell. Italians are not all swarthy at all, especially in northern Italy. I’m black and lived there for years. Even Sicilians who are stereotyped as dark can be blond and blue eyed due to Norman origins. This girl’s mother is barely black in appearance. The U.S. categorizes her as black, but she is closer to white, in my opinion. if her mother said she was Puerto Rican, one would perhaps say that she has some black in her, but since she’s American she is described as black. I am medium skinned and my daughter’s father is of slav origin and is as fair as Troian, with lighter hair, and Euro features. It happens very often when the mother is the darker parent. That’s why so many Caribbean latinos who look white actually have a black ancestor, who is usually a woman. Have you seen her mother?

cwm85 March 1, 2016 at 10:53 am

Her mother is half black and European, so she is mostly white.

alexgxo September 16, 2016 at 2:27 pm

She’s not a mulatto or even half Italian descent. She’s like 1/4 Italian descent and her mother looks like a quadroon or 1/3 African American in ancestry if I’m gonna be serious.

Devotion October 15, 2015 at 2:09 am

Angelina Jolie looks more like she has African ancestry than this woman………..

Miss_Kiss201 October 11, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Correction

Malefactor September 21, 2015 at 6:06 pm

http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130410213332/quantumleap/images/1/12/Deborah_pratt.jpg

her mother looks like she’s like 35-40% black, this girl is only like 15-20% black…

AW September 9, 2015 at 3:26 pm

Yes, she has African American heritage but she looks completely Italian. Could easily pass in Italy and in regards to what people are saying with the eye shape–it’s normal for people in Italy to have a slightly Asiatic look. Italy is not that far from Turkey, where people are a blend of Central Asian and European.

andrew September 9, 2015 at 3:41 pm

no, Italians don’t have a “slight Asiatic look”, they look like Roberto Benigni or Danny De Vito, don’t you know??
But you’re right about Turks.

follers September 9, 2015 at 3:54 pm

She looks very Italian. After all, she looks like a young Carly Fiorina.

andrew September 9, 2015 at 4:03 pm
AW September 9, 2015 at 7:10 pm

I guess I’m wrong but that was my perception visiting Italy. I thought it might be from the Turks.

andrew September 9, 2015 at 7:52 pm

that was a joke between me and follers. Italians use to have round/oval faces, large eyes, soft features, you don’t see long skulled, horse faced people with squarish jaws. Turks are generally different from Italians and loads of them don’t look European at all.

follers September 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Oh yeah, “joke”.

Andrew, was Carly Fiorina a good Prime Minister? Did you vote for her?

andrew September 10, 2015 at 5:15 am

no, I voted for Portia De Rossi.

Capricious October 11, 2015 at 12:07 am

Danny DeVito? Funny you say, because he has those squinty Robert De Niro eyes.

But then again, small eyes don’t always means “Asiatic”.

And yes, she looks 100% Italian. Are we stripping off her black side? Nope. But can we say what we se? Why not.

ames August 30, 2015 at 12:22 am

She was quite an adorable child when she appeared on Quantum Leap. Now she looks like a hooker.

cwm85 September 10, 2015 at 9:59 am

How does she look like a hooker? That is a slanderous thing to say!

Connerfromvine August 26, 2015 at 7:58 pm

looks like barbra streisand

cwm85 August 26, 2015 at 8:43 pm

No she doesn’t! What the hell?

Connerfromvine August 27, 2015 at 8:07 pm

they look like they could be twins but 15 years difference

cwm85 August 30, 2015 at 1:40 am

Lol… not even close. Are you high?

Connerfromvine August 30, 2015 at 9:59 pm

I’m sober enough to know that you’ve posted on some of the profiles on here saying that you’re one ethnicity, and then posted that you’re a different one.

cwm85 August 22, 2015 at 6:16 am

She’s basically Caucasian. She has more European ancestry than african. Her mom is mixed, her dad is white. She’s like less than a quarter black…

abbracci August 21, 2015 at 5:24 pm

I was surprised she’s Black. She looks half Thai. She looks Asian.

cwm85 October 11, 2015 at 3:14 pm

She’s like a less than a quarter black. She is predominantly Caucasian.

xoxo November 4, 2015 at 1:55 am

OMG that’s what I’ve thought this whole time. I’ve seen EurAsian girls who resemble her. Being part Asian would seem more believable than black.

Bow Down Bitches August 2, 2015 at 4:50 am

The ugliest girl on Pretty Little Liars.

Miss_Kiss201 October 11, 2015 at 12:10 pm

That’s really mean……

neiltennant August 2, 2015 at 4:04 am

she looks totally and only italian

i never had guessed she had african american blood

but she looks totally like judith harper from TWO AND A HALF MEN

Marin Hinkle

follers August 26, 2015 at 8:13 pm

Oh yeah, she looks Italian, she looks like a young Carly Fiorina.

andrew October 11, 2015 at 3:06 pm

who is not Italian..

follers October 11, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Don’t be ridiculous, Fiorina is full Italian. And Troian looks just like her, they could be mother and daughter.

andrew October 11, 2015 at 3:48 pm
follers October 11, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Italian or Turkish.

andrew October 11, 2015 at 4:06 pm

..not Assyrian??

M July 23, 2015 at 8:55 pm

She looks PART ASIAN.

neiltennant July 21, 2015 at 2:09 pm

never guessed she would be something else than italian

neiltennant July 15, 2015 at 4:55 am

she looks typical italian

i was in rome and sardinia and 99 percent of the girls looked lile her

melke June 10, 2015 at 11:12 am

Not only is it possible for a white person and a mixed person to have a white-looking child, even two mixed people can end up with a child who looks relatively “white”. Since there are multiple genes that influence skin color, there are quite a few possible outcomes, and there are very few people, especially in America, who are entirely white or black.

See: http://www.quora.com/How-is-skin-color-determined-in-babies

At some point we have to stop looking at it as “race”, which is not a scientific term, and start looking at it as ethnicity and culture. She has Serbian, African and Italian ethnic heritage. Her race is human.

M June 4, 2015 at 5:33 pm

Her mom may call herself black, most biracials choose to label themselves as black. Does that make them black? No, but they think it does and it doesn’t change the fact that genetically they are half white. Maybe even more than half since black people from the USA are mixed. This girl’s mother doesn’t look black, she looks 1/4.

Rekta April 25, 2015 at 4:09 am

she’s fully white and she could pass for southeastern european or italian.

A user April 25, 2015 at 6:19 am

Yes, if you ignore the fact that she isn’t fully white then yes, she is fully white.

Fatmonkey April 24, 2015 at 10:34 am

I’d never guess she is half-black. I mean, she even got the typically European straight, hazel hair. Most mulattos would at least inherit their black parent’s hair color and texture, if not the complexion.

memphis April 24, 2015 at 12:35 pm

That is not always the case. Mr. Jessica Alba, Cash Warren and jazz great guitarist, Kenny Burrell look “white” but identify their African American heritage.

M June 4, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Haha that’s hilarious, Cash Warren doesn’t look anything close to white. I thought he was Mexican, he looks Mexican.

andrew April 24, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Not even close to be genetically half black, being her mom of mixed background

Fatmonkey April 24, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Her maternal grandmother is of mixed (Creole) background, while the maternal grandfather is pure black. Or, well, so the biography says.

Her “darker white” complexion is likely to also result from the father’s line. Most Italians and, especially, Serbs resemble her in terms of hair and eye color and skin tan.

follers April 24, 2015 at 3:06 pm

These are her parents.
https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/donaldbellisario02_20110428152834.jpg
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4001887744/nm0695445?ref_=nm_ov_ph

Her mother is prettier than her.

P.S., her maternal grandfather and other African-Americans are almost never “pure black”.

Fatmonkey April 25, 2015 at 5:28 am

Technically, I guess it’s possible to have black ancestry and still appear light tanned. Jona Ustinov, Peter Ustinov’s father, was of relatively close African ancestry, and yet he had platinum blonde hair and green eyes.

Then again, when your African ancestry is as close as a 2nd or 3rd generation, it makes a difference in appearance. Hence the fact that Troian can’t have any lighter complexion than this. That’s also why A.S. Pushkin, the Russian Romanticist poet, appeared significantly darker than other Russians, his great-grandfather being an Ethiopian-born servant.

A person inherits the genes, characteristics, and looks, of the most present/ dominant ancestry in his/ her family tree. In terms of European peoples as of today, though, it no longer makes much of a difference – we are all mixed up.

Fatmonkey April 23, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Of what heritage is her fiance (husband-to-be), Patrick J. Adams? I happen to know that his father, the journalist Claude Adams, is of German ancestry.

follers April 23, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Canadian genealogy is hard.

abbracci April 3, 2015 at 9:30 am

Never would have guessed she had Black in her. She looks a little Filipina. Black genes can blend in with other races too.

Capricious April 1, 2015 at 6:26 pm

She looks 100% European to me.

Her eye shape give a Serbian vibe and mostly she looks Italian.

jokin March 2, 2015 at 12:19 pm

She looks typical ITALIANA, very very ITALIANA…She has inherited nothing from her mother`s side.

mony July 5, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Her father is ” whiter” than her

noneofyourbusiness January 31, 2015 at 7:43 am

Her mom doesn’t look very black, I would have mistaken her for a white Latina. It’s no surprise she looks 100% white.

memphis April 24, 2015 at 12:44 pm

Wow. What is a typical “black” look? The fact is that a majority of people of the African diaspora have a varied mixed ancestry but still identify socially “black”.

Betta Franka December 13, 2014 at 11:21 am
Freerk December 3, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Just leave all concepts behind which tell you what you have to feel about people who aren’t like you – and you will see that she still is a very beautiful woman. ;-)

F*** racism!

longhaired thick lightskinned gyal December 3, 2014 at 7:28 pm

She ain’t all that, trust me. The only reason she looks a lil bit better than most white chicks is because of her black blood. Black makes everything better.

tinasheeeee October 16, 2014 at 8:08 pm

Why are you being negative just because she has black in her? That’s messed up.

GenealogyGuru September 16, 2014 at 8:52 pm

She’s a beautiful biracial woman.

tinasheeeee October 16, 2014 at 8:09 pm

Stfu, she is very beautiful. You’re not.

Your Mom August 10, 2014 at 1:55 am

If Anything She Looks Partially Asian Than Black.

ShawntheGod July 27, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Man I know this white girl who looks just like her, she’s cute.

http://www.sawfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Troian-Bellisario-Teen-Choice-Awards-2013-2.jpg

You pick the worst pictures of everybody man.

As for her mom? She looks like she’s around 40-45% black.

http://i.imgur.com/1Eak9QJ.jpg

She’s a white looking ‘quadroon’.

Marseille June 14, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Looks fully white.

Freword June 22, 2014 at 11:43 am

Not really

WTF June 26, 2014 at 9:41 am

you blind?

annfast June 14, 2014 at 11:16 am

She looks fully Serbian

Princess June 8, 2014 at 8:03 pm

She looks so obviously Black. I had no idea she was mixed. She looks fully Black. She is just light-skinned with very Afrcican features.

WTF June 5, 2014 at 7:27 pm

of course she looks “white”. her mother is probably less than 50% black. most african americans have native american and white admixtures. none of them are fully black as if they stepped fresh off the boat from kenya or nigeria. smh ignorant asshats. she honestly looks native american to me.

PandaCutie June 3, 2014 at 1:38 am

Why are there so many people obsessed with labeling her white because she doesn’t look mixed? Genetics are a trip people, you either look like you’re mixed or you don’t. Don’t discredit her for who she is. She is an American woman! that is all

She is mixed and so what if she is partly black, get over it. I think she’s a beautiful woman. She is not a white woman, no matter how badly you dumbass white people want to calm her. She’s multi-racial and American…then end.

WTF June 5, 2014 at 7:29 pm

she may be mixed but she’s white passing and i’ll call her white bc she looks white. if she were to walk up to a black person and say “what’s up my nigga” she would get the shit beat out of her and she would probably get shot. she looks white in appearance so socially she’s a white chick

Check7t April 17, 2014 at 8:47 am

Look like typical Italiania.

wowsergirl May 9, 2014 at 8:21 am

even though she is part black crazy…

Angelalibohova April 13, 2014 at 1:29 am

don’t see the black in her..

sararuiz April 4, 2014 at 9:48 pm

she definitely looks Italian.

Check7t March 21, 2014 at 6:08 am

I see maybe minor Negro admixture.

Check7t February 25, 2014 at 10:59 pm

She looks white.

Freword June 22, 2014 at 11:47 am

Not at all

noneofyourbusiness January 31, 2015 at 8:22 am

She doesn’t display any black features. Her so called “black” mom looks very white. If her mom took a DNA test she’d probably be around 25% black or less. I don’t know why everyone is so shocked she looks white, most quadroons and octoroons look white. Look at Eartha Kitt’s daughter, she’s white passing.

lolamonreaux February 18, 2014 at 7:18 pm

Creole is a mixture of African, French, British, Native American etc. So her mom is half black and half Creole not half black and half white. I know this because I am also part Creole and many other things.

ihatemostpeople February 22, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Her mom looks half white though…..

anisacali123 February 7, 2014 at 10:13 am

She looks very Italian to me..yet looks so much like her mother! It’s amazing how genes mix.

AliceA January 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Isn’t she gourgues. I can defentailly see the Italian in her.

AliceA January 29, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Gorgeous*

morrb January 22, 2014 at 11:41 am

I can see it. It would probably be more obvious if she didn’t straighten her hair.

ihatemostpeople January 18, 2014 at 2:18 am

No Asian??

llala January 17, 2014 at 11:54 pm

maybe can see black in her nose, but not really.

Shawn January 17, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Rebecca Hall, Shailene Woodley, and this girl look fully white despite African ancestry.

Kimmel December 10, 2016 at 3:47 pm

I’d say ‘they look white’ but not “fully”.

Shawn January 17, 2014 at 11:46 pm

She looks fully white.

Humanid January 17, 2014 at 2:14 am

She just look White (Italian type in New York)

AnonymousPerson January 14, 2014 at 10:27 pm

She doesn’t look part black at all.

lenkastyle January 15, 2014 at 6:44 am

i agree

fuzzybear44 January 15, 2014 at 7:52 am

Again,what does one have to look like?

Shawn January 17, 2014 at 11:48 pm

Well, we’ve seen how people look, sometimes mixes look fully this or that.

eldiablo1313 January 9, 2014 at 6:27 pm

She looks Latina

Shawn January 17, 2014 at 11:47 pm

“Latina” not a race, she has no visible Negroid/Native features, looks white. She looks like typical white girls.

llalal January 17, 2014 at 11:51 pm

He probably meant “mixed” when he said that.

Shawn January 17, 2014 at 11:52 pm

Maybe, but I don’t see any black girl.

Freword June 22, 2014 at 11:46 am

Not really

follers January 9, 2014 at 6:41 am

Some people seemed to be confused about Troian’s background. Her maternal grandparents were both black/mixed race. Her ancestry is fairly similar to Shailene Woodley’s, although Shailene has more recent caucasian ancestry on her mother’s side.

guurl October 8, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Her mother is actually half black/half white, biracial.

andrew September 20, 2013 at 7:12 pm

wikipedia says she’s of African-American, Italian, French, and English descent and her mom is of white, African-American, and Native American descent (listed as American people of Creole descent too)

Lotus January 11, 2013 at 8:45 pm

this sites obsession with black people and black mixed people is beyond creepy.. a little racist and troll like even

Proud2Bme123 July 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Troian Bellisario is Italian, Serbian, African American, French and English. Proof: She said it herself in an Good Day La interview

biraciallexi June 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm

The thing says her mother African-American because thats what is said, unless the mother or troian confirms it for now her mother is african-american, and there is no problem with being AA. I’ve met people who were AA who looked biracial

jttaino January 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm

if u look at pics of her mom she is very light skined with wavy hair indicating that she is at best a quarter “black”

Anita March 10, 2013 at 4:44 pm

I have very light skin and wavy hair and I am black. All light skin African Americans have some Europeans blood in their ancestry mostly from slavery but we don’t go around measuring it like the Hispanics do. They are obsessed with light skin AA people.

J.J. January 19, 2014 at 10:52 am

Not all light skinned people have European ancestry.
It can mean they don’t go outside!
Please read over what you commented.
Wavy hair on an AA can mean they have weave or they styled it like that!

The Truth April 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Okay first of all Italians and blacks are NOT the same thing. NOT even if you close one eyes and spin around, it would never happen. There are people who are biracial with the two but that is it. Also Troain’s mother is half white half black herself meaning she is a lot more than just Serbian, African American and Italian

DarellDianne April 6, 2012 at 7:50 am

i thought she was greek..but shes actually italian..she really is pretty…shes my favourite in pretty little liars

KEMET December 26, 2012 at 10:27 pm

and african american

rob March 26, 2012 at 4:15 am

thank god she has white blood in her

littleman April 5, 2012 at 2:34 am

The only white blood she has is Serbian. she’s Biracial beacuse she has African and Italian which is the same thing as being moor.

francescorivi May 22, 2012 at 1:19 am

HAHAHAHA african and italian are the same thing?! do you live under a rock dude? never walked out from you house your entire life?

J.J. January 19, 2014 at 10:54 am

Why is it such a good thing?

italia March 15, 2012 at 7:55 pm

lol yeah awesome shes black

NARTTTTTT

you always need to claim everything as yours hahaha every European or even Mestiza actress, singer, academic, significant figure in human antiquity etc. imaging if we started doing that — ‘oh hes a racist’ lol what a joke… her mum is so light skinned, the percentage of Negroid DNA in the daughter would be less than 3% so you could breed it out of her.

lopac March 15, 2012 at 9:18 pm

italians are not white remember that.

francescorivi May 22, 2012 at 1:20 am

italians are not white and pigs fly through the sky. remember that.

yeah February 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm

..would have NEVER guessed black. whoa. I thought she was full italian.

francescorivi May 22, 2012 at 1:22 am

i’m italian and… she doesn’t look full italian at all. deal with it, her eastern features are really clear though i would have never guessed she has afroamerican blood in her. so cool!

Anita March 10, 2013 at 4:47 pm

She is Blactalian like Alicia Keyes.

me January 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Her mother is biracial

Memphis February 29, 2012 at 8:19 pm

How do you know that her mom is biracial? With African Americans and Africans it is really hard to tell because sometimes there would be admixture that occurred many generations back but still maintained light skin…ie…Vanessa Williams, some African Yoruba, Xhosa, and Tuareg women or even Dr. Henry Louis Gates (whose paternal great grandfather was half “white”).

The Truth April 10, 2012 at 8:09 pm

We know her mother is biracial because one of her mother’s parents was white and the other was black. Can’t remember which one was which.

Anita March 10, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Troian didn’t say her mother was half white she said her mother was black.

alecia January 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I believe regardless, that Troian Bellisario is a wonderfeul actress; can’t wait to see what the future has in store for her.

Wrong! November 26, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Her mother is a mixed black women who looks more white! Please clarify that!

Jane November 24, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Awesome she has african blood in her :)

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