Grace Rolek

Grace Rolek at the Los Angeles Premiere of ‘Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs’. Mann Village Theatre, Westwood, CA. 09-12-09 Photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Grace Sakura Rolek

Place of Birth: Burbank, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 10, 1997

*25% Polish
*25% Italian
*25% African-American
*25% Japanese

Grace Rolek is an American actress, voice actress, and singer. She is known for voicing Connie in the Steven Universe productions. A picture of her parents can be seen here.

Grace has said:

My mom is Japanese and black & my dad is white. Be that as it may, I know that I’m deeefinitely white passing.

She has also said:

My dad is half polish and half Italian. :-)

Grace’s paternal grandfather was Stephen F. “Steve” Rolek (the son of Franciszek “Frank” Rolek and Helen Białecka). Stephen was born in New York. Franciszek was from Dymitrów Mały, Poland, the son of Woijech Rolek and Cunegunda Burdzel. Helen was born in New York, to parents from Gniezno, Poland, Marcin Białecki and Franceszka Dziadoszek.

Grace’s paternal grandmother was named Madeline Embro (the daughter of James Embro and Rose, possibly Vincent James Embro and Rosina “Rose” Laudano). Madeline’s parents were Italian, possibly from Porto Empedocle, Sicily.

Grace’s maternal grandfather was James Autry/Archie “Jimmy” Robinson (the son of Felix Robinson and Jamie/Jimmie Curry/Currie). James was born in California, and was listed as “Negro” on his marriage record.

Grace’s maternal grandmother was Margo Maruko/Mariko “Mary” Inouye (the daughter of Ted Tetsumi Inouye and Seiko/Seike Sasaki). Mary was born in California. Ted was born in Washington, to Japanese parents, Kameki Inouye and Tokuji Komatsu. Seiko was born in Washington, also to Japanese parents, Sokei-an (Yeita Sokei-an Sasaki) and Tomé. Sokei-an was a prominent Rinzai monk, who founded the Buddhist Society of America, and was known in Zen Buddhism circles.

Source: Genealogy of Grace’s father –

Photo by s_bukley/

3 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Madeline Embro’s parents may be Vincent James Embro and Rosina “Rose” Laudano), from Porto Empedocle in Sicily.

  2. bablah says:

    Yeita Sokie An Sasaki->Yeita Sokei-an Sasaki

    That’s how it’s spelt on wikipedia.

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