Jessica Parker Kennedy

Kennedy in 2011, s_bukley /

Place of Birth: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Date of Birth: October 3, 1984

*African-Canadian (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Jessica Parker Kennedy is a Canadian actress. She is known for her roles on the series Kaya, Smallville, Valemont, The Secret Circle, Black Sails, The Flash, and Colony, and in the films Gemini, Cam, Deep Murder, and See for Me.

Jessica was born to a black father and a white, Ashkenazi Jewish mother. She was raised Jewish. Jessica is married to Israeli-American actor Ronen Rubinstein.

On her Jewish wedding ceremony, Jessica has stated:

I was raised with religious beliefs and Ronen, who was born in Israel, wasn’t but his Jewish DNA is much higher than mine so culturally it was super important to us. Our rabbi was also my rabbi when I was a teenager. I always said: ‘One day when I get married, I hope Rabbi Howard will be my rabbi.’ He lives in America now so I called him and asked him.


39 Responses

  1. midori29 says:

    @Andrew either youre choosing to be blind or just outright hating on black women. Latinos are not a race and its the African dna in Latinos that makes thier curvier bodies. They promote JLO as curvy but its her African dna from being Puerto Rican that creates the thick thighs ,etc. Also Kim Kardashian paid for her curves. Check the link below those curves are African. Asian and European women do not normally have thick thighs, and bottoms without plastic surgery.

    • andrew says:

      That is crap. African women are often skinny, flat, no curves at all. Africans are also short on avg. That is personal experience. Latinas are curvy because they have Amerindian heritage to me.

      • passingtime85 says:

        Both of you are being silly. Humans have physical variation/variety/variance within all ethnic groups. I just went to Busch Gardens in Tampa FL, and I saw a smorgasbord of women of all shapes and sizes. There wasn’t a general shape that could be assigned to any one group.

        From a medical and/or anthropological point if view, there is higher frequencies of certain pelvic shapes in women of specific racial/ethnic backgrounds. Even that isn’t an absolute, an individual from any racial group can have a one of the four main pelvic types, regardless of ethnicity. Overall these facts don’t even matter as I doubt anyone can simply look at a woman and know which pelvis shape she has with any accuracy, unless of course they’re an obgyn.

        • andrew says:


          Thank you for that. Very interesting.


          Yes, Amerindians are Mongoloids, but typically stocky. Since African women in real life (not those on websites) are not so curvy (it also could be due to diet), how such bodyshape in mixed-Latin ones is found? Genetic make-up.

      • midori29 says:

        @Andrew lol please. Amerindian, which I have a little in my dna are admittedly Asian mongoloid related with almost zero curves, less hips and thighs. Usually straight bodied. Amerindians are also the shorter hieght racial group with flat bodies on average .

        • passingtime85 says:

          I’m 3rd NA. I’ve been around first nations people a good portion of my life. Your description is inaccurate. A good percentage of the women don’t fit the typical East Asian body type, or at least, the common conception of how Asian women are shaped. Like I said, humans have various shapes and sizes, and there is not a cookie cutter shape for any background.

    • danishcookie7 says:

      Horrible example. J.Lo’s body isn’t that curvy. She is lean, toned, chiseled and her butt isnt even that big. Women in my family have bigger asses than her and they’re european. I personally prefer J.Lo’s body over “curvy” bodies, J.Lo’s body is healthy, clean, and little body fat.

  2. WTF says:

    Could pass for a Latina. I’ve noticed that a lot of mulattos could pass for Latin@.

    • wowsergirl says:

      because mostly all latin cultures have African roots.. read up.. Its just no one likes to admit it shame

      • midori29 says:

        @wowsergirl, Correct. I would say ALL 99 percent of latinps have African roots. Spain was conquered and ruled by African moors for centuries before they started thier Carribean and South American colonies. Then Spain imported more African blacl slaves to mis with white Europeans and Indians. Spain encouraged racial intermixing which has now produced the stereotypical “latin ” look. This look is part black African obviously. The curly hair, curvy bodies, thick lips, brown skin is African.

        • midori29 says:

          I hate that you cannot edit here. Sorry for the typos. All Latin cultural people have African dna roots. Spain imported African slaves to mix with Europeans and Native Indians on purpose because the Spanish had been previously mixed themselves.

        • andrew says:


          The funniest thing is that such stereotype of African women having curvy bodies is often not backed in reality. In fact such body shape is to me the product of a genetic intermixing. The fact Amerindians are short and stocky plays a role for sure.

          • fuzzybear44 says:


            Quote(The funniest thing is that such stereotype of African women having curvy bodies is often not backed in reality. )

            NO,No,No, total disagree with you on that. I’ve seen so many non-mixed African woman with bodies that make you glad your a man. Now there are certain ethnic groups , that are known to be on the thin side, like say the (dinka). Although I believe that has more to do with their diet

          • andrew says:

            Diet. True.

            Except social network sensations, West African women don’t have such curves as they are supposed to, on average.

            Latinas dominate in such field IMO.

          • fuzzybear44 says:


            Quote(Except social network sensations, West African women don’t have such curves as they are supposed to, on average.)

            No, not talking about network sensations, just avg non- mixed African woman that are built for what a true goddess is supposed to look like.

            Quote(Latinas dominate in such field IMO)

            are kidding most of the network sensation latina have paid for their bodies. Also darn near kill themselves in the gym, to keep them

    • midori29 says:

      @WTF Latino is NOT a race. Its just a culture of Spanish speakers composed of different races. You cannot look latino or be half latin. Its odd that most people dont know this. There are millions of African black latinos European white latinos and native Indian Mongoloid latinos and mixes of all three. Most Latinos have African admixture dna.

  3. ihatemostpeople says:

    She looks tri-racial. Black, Asian, and White.

  4. Michael says:

    You can see a little black in her. *

    • midori29 says:

      @Micahael I can see alot of black in her. African Black comes out in her thick curly dark hair, thick lips, broad face, cheeks, caramel skin tone, almond eyes.

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