Birth Name: Wanita Denise Woodgett
Place of Birth: Anaheim, Orange, California, United States
Date of Birth: July 6, 1982
D. Woods is an American singer, dancer, and actress. She was a member of the girl group Danity Kane, with Shannon Bex, Aundrea Fimbres, Aubrey O’Day, and Dawn Richard. Her sister is singer Shanell. D. Woods is the founder and CEO of Woodgrane Entertainment.
All of her grandparents were/are black.
D. Woods’ paternal grandfather was William Samuel Woodgett, Jr. (the son of William Samuel Woodgett, Sr. and Helen Cobb Banks). D. Woods’ grandfather William was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Georgia. D. Woods’ great-grandfather William was the son of Monroe Woodgett and Chinnie Lee. Helen was the daughter of John W. Banks and Mary McCruel.
D. Woods’ paternal grandmother is Doris Cruse (the daughter of John Bailey Cruse and Doris Elizabeth Gantz). D. Woods’ grandmother Doris was born in Connecticut. D. Woods’ great-grandmother Doris was the daughter of Edward Gantz and Fannie, whose mother was born in Canada.
D. Woods’ maternal grandfather was Christopher Fields Biddle (the son of Christopher Clay Biddle and Lou Belle Butler). D. Woods’ grandfather Christopher was born in Kentucky. D. Woods’ great-grandfather Christopher was the son of Harvey “Harve” Biddle and Agnes. Lou Belle was the daughter of Anderson Gabriel Butler and Amy T. Bowles.
D. Woods’ maternal grandmother was Imogene/Emogene Mildred Peterson (the daughter of Herman Acie Peterson and Zenia Mildred Tolliver). Imogene was born in New York. Herman was the son of Henry Adelbert Peterson and Emma Cora Robinson. Zenia was the daughter of William Tolliver and Florence Alice Peterson.
Source: D. Woods’ paternal grandfather, William Samuel Woodgett, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
D. Woods’ paternal grandmother, Doris Cruse, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
D. Woods’ maternal grandfather, Christopher Fields Biddle, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
D. Woods’ maternal grandmother, Imogene/Emogene Mildred Peterson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org