Birth Name: Emayatzy Evett Corinealdi
Place of Birth: Fort Knox, Hardin, Kentucky, United States
Date of Birth: January 14, 1980
Emayatzy Corinealdi is an American actress. She was born in Fort Knox, Hardin, Kentucky, to a Panamarian father, Edward E. Corinealdi, and an African-American mother, Rosemarie Hilton, who is from Ohio. Emayatzy was raised between Germany and the U.S states of Ohio, Kansas, and New Jersey.
Her name was created by her father as a combination of her grandmother’s name, Emma, and the name of a princess from Panama, Yatzy.
Through a DNA test, she learned that she has Nigerian ancestry.
Emayatzy’s maternal grandfather was Daniel Hilton (the son of Daniel Hilton and Ina Dye). Emayatzy’s grandfather Daniel was born in Georgia.
Emayatzy’s maternal grandmother was named Emma Boone.
Obituary of Emayatzy’s maternal grandfather, Daniel Hilton – http://www.vindy.com