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 Panamanian 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 paternal grandfather was James Richard Corinealdi (the son of Edwin Edward Inniss and Mabel Corinealdi). James was from Colón, Panama.
Emayatzy’s paternal grandmother was Sybil Clothilde Noel/Newell (the daughter of Peter John Noel/Newell and Agatha María Pardow/Pardo). Sybil was born in Panama, to parents who were married in Jamaica. Peter was the son of Peter John Noel. Agatha was the daughter of Solomon Pardow/Pardo.
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.
Marriage record of Emayatzy’s parents – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Emayatzy’s paternal grandfather, James Richard Corinealdi – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Emayatzy’s paternal great-grandparents, Peter John Noel/Newell and Agatha Maria Pardow/Pardo – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Emayatzy’s maternal grandfather, Daniel Hilton – http://www.vindy.com