Faizon Love

Love in 2009, photo by Featureflash Photo Agency/shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Langston Faizon Santisima

Place of Birth: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Date of Birth: June 14, 1968

Ethnicity: African-Cuban

Faizon Love is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his roles in the films Friday (1995), Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, Elf, The Perfect Holiday, and Couples Retreat.

Faizon was raised by Ernestine and Richard P. Love. He was evidently born Langston Faizon Santisima in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Faizon has described himself as “Cuban Black.” It appears that he is of African-Cuban background, and was adopted by his African-American parents (see here and here for said intimations). Because of his adoptive father’s U.S. Navy career, Faizon was raised a military brat, living in Southeast San Diego, California, and Newark, New Jersey.

Richard P. Love was born in Georgia, the son of Richard O. Love, who was also born in Georgia, and Dorothy/Patience Duncan, who was born in South Carolina.

Ernestine Love was the daughter of John Henry Parmer and Lois Lewis, who were born in Greenville, Alabama.

Source: Obituary of Faizon’s adoptive maternal grandmother, Lois (Lewis) Parmer – https://www.newspapers.com


Curious about ethnicity

7 Responses

  1. Mr. Postman says:

    His official X bio reads:
    “Raised by a Black American Family to blend in as Black American Citizen after being sent to America as a infant from Cuba”

    In this interview, he is asked about being born in Cuba at 8:11. He avoids the question by implying that he’s afraid of being deported because “the paperwork is a little sketchy”


    He seems to be saying that he is African-Cuban and was adopted by African-Americans.

    His adoptive father, Richard P. Love, was born in Georgia to Richard O. Love, also born in Georgia. and Dorothy/Patience Duncan, born in South Carolina.

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