Birth Name: Donald Adeosun Faison
Place of Birth: Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 22, 1974
Donald Faison is an American actor and comedian.
He is the son of Shirley and Donald Faison. His mother is a producer, director, and executive director of theatre. His parents worked with the National Black Theatre in Harlem. His brother is actor Olamide Faison. His middle name, Adeosun, stems from the words ade, meaning “crown,” and osun, meaning “river of life,” in Yoruba.
He is married to CaCee Cobb. He has six children, including three with his former wife Lisa Askey, and two with CaCee.
Donald’s paternal grandfather was named Bill Faison.
Donald’s paternal grandmother was Hattie Connie Kennedy (the daughter of Charlie/Charley Walton Kennedy and Hattie Harrison). Donald’s grandmother Hattie was born in South Carolina. Charlie was born in South Carolina, the son of Charlie Kennedy and Hattie Eggleston. Donald’s great-grandmother Hattie was born in South Carolina, the daughter of Carey Harrison and Fannie Wise.
Donald’s maternal grandfather is Waverly “Wavie” Clemons (the son of Ira Clemons/Clements and Beulah Lewis). Waverly was born in North Carolina. Ira was born in North Carolina, the son of Edward Clements and Emma Brodie. Beulah was born in North Carolina, the daughter of Reddick/Riddick Lewis and Laura.
Donald’s maternal grandmother was named Rose/Rosa Bell Jones (the daughter of George Jones and Lula M.). Rose was born in North Carolina.
Sources: Marriage record of Donald’s parents – https://www.familysearch.org
Donald’s paternal grandmother, Hattie Connie Kennedy, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Donald’s paternal grandmother, Hattie Connie (Kennedy) Faison – https://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Donald’s maternal grandmother, Rose/Rosa Bell (Jones) Clemons – https://www.familysearch.org