Hill Harper

Harper at The Museum of Television & Radio’s Annual Los Angeles Gala. Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA. 10-30-06, s_bukley/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Frank Eugene Harper

Place of Birth: Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 17, 1966

Ethnicity: African-American

Hill Harper is an American actor, author, and politician. His roles include the films Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings, Get on the Bus, Steel (1997), Hav Plenty, He Got Game, Beloved (1998), Loving Jezebel, In Too Deep, The Skulls, The Visit (2000), Love, Sex and Eating the Bones, Constellation (2005), Premium, The Breed (2006), This Is Not a Test, For Colored Girls, Mama, I Want to Sing!; 1982 (2013), Parts per Billion, The Boy Next Door, Concussion (2015), Destined (2016), An Interview with God, and The Sun Is Also a Star; the shows Married… with Children, Live Shot, City of Angels, The Handler, CSI: NY, Covert Affairs, Limitless, Homeland, How It Really Happened, as the host and narrator, and The Good Doctor; and the made-for-tv movies Lackawanna Blues and Stonehenge Apocalypse. He is also known as Frank Harper and F. Hill Harper.

Hill is the son of Dr. Marilyn (Hill) Harper, one of the first black practicing anesthesiologists in the U.S., and Dr. Harry D. Harper II, a psychiatrist. His mother co-authored the book Wearing Purple.

He has a son, who is adopted.

Hill’s paternal grandfather was Dr. Harry Dandridge Harper (the son of George E. Harper and Rhoda Dandridge). Harry was born in Iowa. Rhoda was the daughter of Rufus Dandridge and Matilda Stevens.

Hill’s paternal grandmother was Lillie V. Grinage (the daughter of Francis M. “Frank” Grinage and Emma F. Jones). Lillie was born in Washington, D.C. Emma was the daughter of Jane Jones.

Hill’s maternal grandfather was Dr. Harold Eugene Hill (the son of David Riley Hill and Mattie Eugenia Seabrook). Harold was born in South Carolina. David was the son of Anna L. Simon/Simonds.

Hill’s maternal grandmother was Mamie Eugenia Ashmore (the daughter of Bishop Lane Ashmore and Ida Estelle Gartrell). Mamie was born in Georgia. Bishop was the son of March Ashmore and Frances Cobb. Ida was the daughter of Henry H. Gartrell and America Frazier.

Sources: https://medium.com

Hill’s paternal great-grandparents, George E. Harper and Rhoda Dandridge, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Hill’s paternal great-grandmother, Rhoda Dandridge, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Hill’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Rufus Dandridge and Matilda Stevens, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Death records of Hill’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Rufus Dandridge – https://www.familysearch.org

Hill’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Harry Dandridge and Ellen Norris, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Hill’s maternal grandfather, Harold Eugene Hill, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Harold Eugene Hill on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Harold Eugene Hill on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Hill’s maternal great-grandfather, David Riley Hill – https://www.familysearch.org

10 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Also, according to familysearch.org, Rufus Dandridge maternal grandparents are a white couple: https://www.geni.com/people/John-Hinton/6000000068840447414

  2. andrew says:

    David Riley Hill was the son of Anna L. Simons

    Joseph Mason Dill Seabrook (son of Ephraim Mikell Seabrook and Margaret Wilkinson)
    was a white man, from the wealthy family of plantation owners: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Seabrook_House

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