Alisha Wainwright

Wainwright in 2019, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Alisha Ena Wainwright

Place of Birth: Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 14, 1989

*African-Haitian (father)
*African-Jamaican (mother)

Alisha Wainwright is an American actress.

A picture of her father can be seen here and a picture of her mother can be seen here.

She has said:

My mother is Jamaican and my father is Haitian, so growing up I spent a lot of my very early years going back and forth between both countries. I remember Jamaica being full of fresh fruit and family and greenery and positivity… My first meaningful memories of traveling to Haiti are from when I was a little older—like five or six. That was the first time I saw what impoverishment looked like, and how different someone’s life could be from my own—someone who’s right outside my front door.

5 Responses

  1. Oaken05 says:

    How far can we trace back the Wainwright line in Haiti? Because I would not at all be surprised to find that it’s from some other island.

    • flo says:

      “Wainwright” is a Jamaican surname. People from Haiti have French last names.

      • andrew says:

        Or from another Anglo-speaking island in West Indies.

        Her father is basically a mulatto for Haiti, where average people are almost fully West African.

        Her mother is absolutely a stunner in that pic.

        • SLH says:

          Both Jamaica and Haiti have a 5-6% mulatto populations. Reggie Fils-Aime and Roxane Gay are examples of mulatto Haitians. From the photo Wainwright’s father just looks lighter skinned. And yes her mother is very pretty.

      • SLH says:

        So I did some Googling. There are other Haitian Wainwrights too. Playwright Frantz Wainwright is another.

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