Birth Name: Henry Oswald Simmons, Jr.
Place of Birth: Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 1, 1970
Henry Simmons is an American actor.
His parents are both African-American, as were all of his grandparents.
He is married to actress Sophina Brown.
Henry’s paternal grandfather was William McKinley Simmons (the son of James R. Garrett or Lawrence Davenport, and of Mary Eliza Simmons/Steely). William was born in North Carolina. James was the son of Elva Garrett. Mary was the daughter of Jane Simmons.
Henry’s paternal grandmother was Arnetta Berry (the daughter of Joseph Hall Berry and Angenora Pugh). Arnetta was born in North Carolina. Joseph was the son of Zion Hall Berry and Mary Jane Baum. Angenora was the daughter of Smith M. Pugh and Anna/Annie Mariah Simmons.
Henry’s maternal grandfather was Mitchell Frizzell (the son of James Frizzell and Mary Herndon). Mitchell was born in Alabama. Mary was the daughter of Frank Herndon and Mariah Cannon.
Henry’s maternal grandmother was Sammie/Sammy Lee Simmons (the daughter of Henry S. Simmons and Lula Webb). Sammie was born in Alabama. Henry’s great-grandfather Henry was the son of Robert Simmons and Mary Sewell.
Source: Death record of Henry’s paternal grandfather, William McKinley Simmons – https://www.familysearch.org
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