Al Roker

Roker in 2011, photo by DFree/

Birth Name: Albert Lincoln Roker, Jr.

Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 20, 1954

*father – African-Bahamian
*mother – African-Jamaican, possibly African-American

Al Roker is an American television personality, weather forecaster, actor, and author.

Al is the son of Isabel Bernadette (Smith) and Albert Lincoln Roker.

Al’s paternal grandfather was named Albert Roker. Albert was born in Exuma, the Bahamas.

Al’s paternal grandmother was named Remilda/Remelda Sullivan Johnson. Remilda was born in the British West Indies.

Al’s maternal grandfather was named Charles Alfred Smith. Charles was from Pennsylvania.

Al’s maternal grandmother was named Leila Maud Howden. Leila was born in Kingston, Jamaica, to African-Jamaican parents.

Al is related to musician Lenny Kravitz, and actress Zoë Kravitz, who is Lenny’s daughter. Al has said that his paternal grandfather and Lenny’s maternal grandfather were cousins.


Genealogy of Al Roker –

Genealogy of Al Roker (focusing on his father’s side) –

1 Response

  1. bablah says:

    Lenny Kravitz’s first cousin once removed.

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