Eric Benét

LOS ANGELES – NOV 3: Benét at the Vanderpump Dogs Foundation Gala at Taglyan Cultural Complex on November 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Eric Benét Jordan

Place of Birth: Mobile, Alabama, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 15, 1967

Ethnicity: African-American

Eric Benét is an American singer, songwriter, and actor.

He was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Eric is married to Manuela Testolini. He has a daughter with his former partner Tami Stauff; and two children with Manuela.

Eric’s paternal grandfather was James Lee Andrew/Leandrew “Jimmie” Jordan (the son of Harry Jordan and Willie Regina Barnett). James was born in Alabama.

Eric’s paternal grandmother was Cleo Geneva Simmons (the daughter of Willie Simmons and Mariah Coleman). Cleo was born in Alabama. Willie was born in Alabama, the son of Alexander Simmons and Clementine/Clements McDonald. Mariah was born in Alabama, the daughter of Jerry Coleman and Alice.

Eric’s maternal grandfather was Willie Leon Boykin (the son of Willie Morris Boykin and Hattie L. Rose/Ross). Eric’s grandfather Willie was born in Alabama. Eric’s great-grandfather Willie was born in Alabama, the son of Burrell Boykin and Cecelia/Celia Mills. Hattie was born in Mississippi.

Eric’s maternal grandmother was Pauline Weaver Mosley (the daughter of Felix Leroy Mosley and Mabel Gertrude Bailey). Pauline was born in Alabama. Felix was born in Alabama, the son of Abraham Mosley and Lorena/Loredia Perkins. Mabel was born in Alabama, the daughter of Mack Bailey and Addie Thomas.

Sources: Obituary of Eric’s father –

Obituary of Eric’s mother –

7 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Yes, we have all the great-grandparents and such, yet he looks like this.

    I was thinking to other profiles, as Condoleeza Rice who scored 9% Asian. Either we don’t take such tests seriously or more investigations are needed.

    • Oaken05 says:

      I mean, no one is stopping you from going further back if it’s interesting to you. But this page is more detailed than most, so I don’t understand the criticism at all.

      That’s exactly what the site is for; if you’re interested in someone and the person who put together the profile has gone as far as they can or are willing to do, it’s incumbent upon you to look deeper if it’s interesting to you.

  2. andrew says:

    The more disappointing/shocking thing about this site is that seems to refuse any chance to look into depth of “African-American” profiles. Absolutely shameful.

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