Jimmy Smits

Jimmy Smits

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 9, 1955

*Dutch-Surinamese (father)
*Puerto Rican (mother)

Jimmy Smits is an American actor. He is famous for his roles on the series NYPD Blue and L.A. Law.

His father, Cornelis Leendert Smits, was Surinamese, from Paramaribo, Suriname, and was of Dutch ancestry. His mother, Emelina Pola y Bermúdez, was Puerto Rican, born in Peñuelas, Puerto Rico.

Jimmy’s paternal grandparents were Hendrik Smits and Henriette Wilson.

Jimmy’s maternal grandfather was Joaquín Pola y Orenzo/Orengo (the son of Martes/Marle/Marlo Pola and Juana Orengo).

Jimmy’s maternal grandmother was Tomasa Bermúdez y Rivera (the daughter of José Ramon Bermúdez y Rodriguez and Maria Paz Rivera y Hernandez).

Sources: Obituary of Jimmy’s father – http://marineparkfh.com

Obituary of Jimmy’s mother – http://marineparkfh.com

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Curious about ethnicity

13 Responses

  1. Oaken05 says:

    Was Henriette Wilson wasn’t of Dutch/Dutch-Surinamese background, right?

  2. dlxzvs says:

    correction ethnicity father should be dutch-surinamese

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