Faith Evans

Evans in 2011, Helga Esteb /

Birth Name: Faith Renée Evans

Place of Birth: Lakeland, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 10, 1973

*European (father)
*African-American (mother)

Faith Evans is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.

Her father is white and her mother is African-American. Her father left the family before Faith was born. In her book autobiography, Keep the Faith: A Memoir, 2008, Faith talks about her father, Richard Swain, who was white; she states, “I’ve heard people mumble something about him being Italian but I don’t know for sure.”

Her mother, Helene Evans, is a professional singer.

Faith is married to DJ, record producer, and television personality Stevie J. She was previously married to rapper The Notorious B.I.G., until his death. She has a son, actor C. J. Wallace (Christopher Jordan Wallace), with The Notorious B.I.G.; two children with her former husband, record company executive Todd Russaw; and a daughter with music producer Kiyamma Griffin.


Curious about ethnicity

32 Responses

  1. dlxzvs says:

    correction caucasian should be changed to white

  2. WTF says:

    So her WHITE dad left her? I just want to let y’all racist saltines know that it’s not only black men that leave their kids, white men do that shit too. All races of men abandon their kids. My black grandfathers didn’t abandon their children, it’s basically a stereotype. Her father ain’t shit.

    • xoxo says:

      Yep, there’s “ain’t shit” men in every race.. but why tf do you care so much about what racists think anyway? Every race has had something bad said to them. People have been racist towards me and people I know, but do I give a fuck? Hell no, I keep going on with my life. Fuck what they think. Only close-minded, stupid, sheltered believe negative stereotypes.

  3. amckenzie says:

    I’m so happy that y’all listed her father’s ethnicity as “European” rather than “Caucasian”…I rip my eyes out every time I see “Caucasian” listed as an ethnicity on this website! Hahahaha I mean, the term “European,” although not too specific, is much more accurate than the term “Caucasian” when describing a “white” person. :) Thank you for that!

  4. andrew says:

    Evans is a Welsh surname you can find eveywhere in British Isles. And in NJ there are a lot of ppl of Italian descent. So her dad she could easily be of British/Italian/Irish extraction

  5. theropod says:

    Since when is Caucasian an ethnicity?

    Anyway I’m sure the ‘Caucasian’ part is Italian? She has almond Italian eyes.

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