Halsey at the MTV Movie And TV Awards held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, USA on June 16, 2018. Photo by Starfrenzy/bigstock.com

Birth Name: Ashley Nicolette Frangipane

Place of Birth: Edison, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 29, 1994

*father – African-American, small amount of Irish
*mother – Italian, Hungarian

Halsey is an American singer, songwriter, and activist. She is also known by her given name Ashley Frangipane.

Halsey is the daughter of Nicole and Chris Frangipane.

She is biracial. She has said:

my dad is black and a little Irish and my mom is Italian and Hungarian!

A picture of Halsey with her maternal grandmother can be seen here. A picture of Halsey’s parents can be seen here.

She has also said that a DNA test showed her genetic ancestry to include “Italian, Turkish, Nigerian, Senegalese, and British/Irish. lots of big surprises there.”

Halsey’s maternal grandfather is Richard Jacobs (the son of Steve Jacobs/Jacob and Lorraine Alice Christoff). Steve was the son of Hungarian parents, Frank Joseph Jakab/Jacob, from Gersekarát, Vas, and Maria/Mary Takacs, from Olaszfa, Vas.

Halsey’s maternal grandmother is Annette Canace (the daughter of Vito Canace and Josephine Fortunata Minervino). Annette is of Italian descent, with roots in Calabria and Campania. Vito was born in New Jersey, the son of Dominick/Domenico Canace, who was born in Avellino, Campania, and of Maria Canace. Josephine was the daughter of Charles Minervino and Antoinette Barras.

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Halsey in 2015, photo by Prphotos

99 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Metrics system…LOL.

    Spot on.

  2. jackson9 says:

    Richard Jacobs (maternal grandfather) was the son of Steve Jacobs (1920-2003) and Lorraine Alice Christoff (1925-1990). Steve was the son of Hungarian parents Frank Joseph Jakab Sr. (1872-1927) and Maria Takacs (1877-1963)

  3. LIAHtheoldertiti35 says:

    She is white and mestiza
    Looks me, but i have something 6 black lmao
    the only people that not is black and not white its the father of my father and the father of my grandmother is white

    • Oaken05 says:

      You like to comment a lot, but your English is basically unintelligible. If you need to use an online translator, please do that.

      • andrew says:

        LOL. Respect for non-English speakers come on..


        P.S. you’re the wisest user here by far.

        • LIAHtheoldertiti35 says:

          I’m not victimizing myself or anything, but here is the only place I like to research about cultures and countries, yes, I only use it to do things I like, I like to see people and celebrities, because I like that a lot but no I’m an expert, the only time a person said I wasn’t good at something was people from my country, but I should know that there are people who sometimes don’t think about what to say before, but that’s okay, I know my English it’s not good, but i try to communicate because i like this subject a lot, and if you don’t want to see what i say just ignore it and don’t say anything, now i apologize if i offended you with my bad english. I think it’s weird, because we’re all able to understand each other a little bit even if we don’t use languages, that’s a thing about being human. Thinking if I said something wrong about this celebrity’s ethnicity, but that’s okay.

          • LIAHtheoldertiti35 says:

            I am not a perfect person, and I know you are not too, I have said stupid things, but I am nothing just because I cannot speak English, I know that I am good at something without English, we are all really, I hope that you don’t think people who don’t speak as well as you are are less so, but okay

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