Alfonso Ribeiro

Alfonso Ribeiro

Ribeiro in 2012, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 21, 1971

Ethnicity: African-Trinidadian, some African-Vincentian

Alfonso Ribeiro is an American actor, television host, director, and comedian. He co-starred on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, playing Carlton Banks, and is also known for his roles on Silver Spoons, In the House, and as the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. He has also directed episodes of In the House, All of Us, Meet the Browns, Are We There Yet?, Shake It Up, and K.C. Undercover.

His parents were from Trinidad and Tobago. Alfonso is married to writer Angela Unkrich. He has a daughter with his former wife Robin Stapler; and three children with Angela.

Alfono’s grandfather was Albert Ribeiro, a Trinidadian calypsonian, known professionally as Lord Hummingbird (the son of Reginald Ribeiro). Reginald was the son of Emmanuel Ribeiro, of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Alfonso has been described on the internet as the grandson of Roaring Lion, a calypso singer and composer. This is not accurate.


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19 Responses

  1. Dar says:

    His paternal grandfather Albert Ribeiro, was of Portuguese and African descent and was known as Lord Hummingbird

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