Colman Domingo

Colman Domingo – WonderCon 2018 – “Fear the Walking Dead” Press Room – Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W Katella Avenue – Anaheim, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Carla Van Wagoner / PR Photos

Birth Name: Colman Jason Domingo

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 28, 1969

*father – African-Guatemalan
*mother – African-American

Colman Domingo is an American actor, writer, and television and stage director. He is known for his roles in the films Lincoln (2012), Red Hook Summer, All Is Bright, 42, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Selma, Assassination Nation, If Beale Street Could Talk, Lucy in the Sky, Zola, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Without Remorse, Candyman (2021), Rustin, The Color Purple (2023), and Sing Sing, and, in voice role, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts and Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken; on television’s Law & Order franchise, The Big Gay Sketch Show, Fear the Walking Dead, of which he has also directed episodes; and Euphoria; and in many works on stage, particularly The Scottsboro Boys. He has also written the plays Up Jumped Springtime, Wild With Happy, and Dot, and co-written the book for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, and Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole.

His mother, Edith, was African-American. His father is from Belize, and is of Guatemalan descent. He moved to San Francisco, California, after college, where he began his acting career.

Colman is married to Raúl Domingo.

A picture of Colman’s paternal grandmother can be seen here.

Colman’s maternal grandfather was named James Hawkins. James was born in Alabama.

Colman’s maternal grandmother was named Estella/Stelle/Stella. Estella was born in Georgia.

Sources: Colman’s mother on the 1950 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Colman’s mother –

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    African-Guatemalan? Special.

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