Birth Name: Felisha Rachele Cooper
Place of Birth: Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 8, c. 1990
*father – English, German, Scottish
*mother – African-American
Felisha Cooper is an American actress. She is known for her role as Sasha Thompson on soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.
Her father was white, and was mostly of English, German, and Scottish descent. Her mother is African-American. Felisha has also said that she has Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.
Felisha’s paternal grandfather was Gene Wilford Cooper (the son of Oliver Jacob Cooper and Mary Elizabeth Gibbons). Gene was born in Florida. Oliver was born in Virginia, the son of Frederick Cleveland Cooper and Annie E. Decatur. Mary Elizabeth was born in Maryland, the daughter of Arthur W. Gibbons and Cora Estella Bruchey.
Felisha’s paternal grandmother was Barbara Jane Bayles (the daughter of James Lynn Bayles and Rebecca Elizabeth Dillow). Barbara was born in Virginia. James was born in Virginia, the son of James Cleveland Bayles and Mary Penwell. Rebecca was born in West Virginia, the daughter of Thomas William/Washington Dillow and Emma Jane Engle.
Felisha’s maternal grandfather was named Clifton Theodore Johnson.
Felisha’s maternal grandmother was Melvin Juanita Johnson (the daughter of Stephen/Steven Johnson and Roberta Reed). Melvin was born in Maryland. Stephen was born in Mississippi, and likely was the son of John H. Johnson and Sara. Roberta was born in Maryland, the daughter of Charles Reed and Mary L.
Sources: Obituary of Felisha’s paternal aunt – http://greensboro.com
Divorce record of Felisha’s paternal grandparents, Gene Wilford Cooper and Barbara Jane Bayles – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Felisha’s maternal grandmother, Melvin Juanita (Johnson) Johnson – http://tributes.com