Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Abdul-Mateen in 2018, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 15, 1986

Ethnicity: African-American

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is an American actor and architect.

Yahya’s father is Muslim and his mother is Christian. His father was born John Ford, and changed his name to Yahya Abdul-Mateen upon converting to Islam.

Yahya’s paternal grandfather was Sylvester William “Sam” Ford (the son of Willis Ford and Mary). Sylvester was born in Florida.

Yahya’s paternal grandmother was Evelyn Travis (the daughter of Anthony Travis and Leontine Christophe). Evelyn was born in Louisiana.

Sources: Obituary of Yahya’s father – https://www.findagrave.com

Marriage record of Yahya’s paternal grandparents, Sylvester William “Sam” Ford and Evelyn Travis – https://www.familysearch.org

Yahya’s paternal grandparents, Sylvester William “Sam” Ford and Evelyn Travis, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.