Birth Name: Annette Ngosi Ilonzeh
Place of Birth: Grapevine, Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 23, 1983
*father – Igbo Nigerian
*mother – Polish, English
Annie Ilonzeh is an American actress. Her roles include television’s General Hospital, Charlie’s Angels, Arrow, Drop Dead Diva, Empire, and Chicago Fire, and the films All Eyez on Me, ‘Til Death Do Us Part (2017), Peppermint, Agent Game, and Fear (2023).
Annie is the daughter of Annette and Christian Ilonzeh. Her father is Nigerian and has Igbo roots, as Annie has stated. Her mother is American, and is of half Polish and half English descent.
Annie has stated:
I come from an interracial family: My father is from Nigeria, and so he is African American, and my mother is American and white, so I rarely see skin color. It’s never an issue for me.
Annie’s maternal grandfather was Chester P. Osmianski (the son of Michael/Michal Francis Osmianski and Mary Agnes Prezelenski/Przelenski). Chester was born in West Virginia, to a Polish father, and to a mother who herself was born in West Virginia, to Polish parents.
Annie’s maternal grandmother was Laura May Bullock (the daughter of Francis J. “Frank” Bullock and Laura May Finlay). Annie’s grandmother Laura was born in West Virginia, to English parents.
Sources: Annie’s maternal grandfather, Chester P. Osmianski, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Annie’s maternal grandmother, Laura May Bullock, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Annie’s maternal grandmother, Laura May (Bullock) Osmianski – http://obituaryarchive.altmeyer.com