Birth Name: Jade Moreira Catta-Preta
Place of Birth: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Date of Birth: February 19, 1984
Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese, around one quarter Italian, possibly other], 1/64th Scottish
Jade Catta-Preta is a Brazilian-American comedian and actress.
Jade is the daughter of Suely Moreira and Fernando Catta Preta. They are pictured here. The family moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., when Jade was ten years old.
Jade’s paternal grandfather was Carlos Eugenio Catta Preta (the son of Eugenio Gracie Catta Preta and Georgina da Silva). Carlos was born in Rio de Janeiro. Eugenio was born in Rio de Janeiro, the son of Eugenio do Valladão Catta Preta and Maria Carolina Pinheiro Gracie. Maria’s father, Jade’s great-great-great-grandfather Pedro Gracie, was born, c. 1834, in Rio de Janeiro, to a Scottish father, George “Jorge” Gracie I, from Morton by Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, and a Brazilian mother, Maria Antonia de Malheiros, who was of Portuguese descent. Jade’s great-grandmother Georgina was born in Rio de Janeiro, the daughter of João Raimundo Pereira da Silva and Maria Isabel Paulino Fernandes.
Jade’s paternal grandmother is Susi dos Santos Pereira da Rocha (the daughter of Fernando Braga Pereira da Rocha and Candida Aracy dos Santos). Susi was born in São Paulo.
Jade’s maternal grandfather was Hirmo Pisetta (the son of Victorio Pisetta and Luisa Storto/Storti). Hirmo was born in São Paulo, and was of Italian descent.
Jade’s maternal grandmother was Ely/Elly de Mello Moreira (the daughter of Astolpho/Astolfo Carlos Moreira and Maria do Carmo de Mello). Ely was born in São Paulo. Maria was born in São Paulo, the daughter of Augusto Narciso de Mello Coelho and Ana Angélica Cardoso.
Marriage record of Jade’s paternal grandparents, Carlos Eugenio Catta Preta and Susi dos Santos Pereira da Rocha – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Jade’s maternal grandparents, Hirmo Pisetta and Ely de Mello Moreira – https://www.familysearch.org