Jimmy Uso

Uso in 2018, photo by kathclick/bigstock.com

Birth Name: Jonathan Solofa Fatu

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 22, 1985

Ethnicity: Samoan, as well as 1/32 English

Jimmy Uso is an American professional wrestler. He is known for his work in WWE. He wrestles in a tag team with his twin brother, Jey Uso, who is younger by nine minutes.

Jimmy is the son of Rikishi (born Solofa Fatu) and Talisua Fuavai. His grandparents all moved from American Samoa to San Francisco. He is a member of the Anoa’i family of professional wrestlers. Jimmy’s father, grand-uncles Afa and Sika Anoa’i, his uncle Umaga, and his first cousins, once removed, Yokozuna, The Tonga Kid, Rosey, and Roman Reigns, were/are also professional wrestlers, as is his younger brother, Solo Sikoa. His father also wrestled, under the name Fatu.

Jimmy is married to Naomi, who is also a professional wrestler.

Jimmy’s paternal grandfather was named I’aulualo Folau Solofa Fatu.

Jimmy’s paternal grandmother was Elevera/Elvira Amituana’i Vila Anoa’i (the daughter of Amituana’i Anoa’i, also known as The Rev. Anoa’i Amituana’i, and of Tovaleomanaia “Tovale” Florence Leoso Ripley). Elevera was born on Leone, Tutuila, American Samoa. The Rev. Anoa’i was born in Fagaalo, Mauputasi, American Samoa, the son of Ifopo F. Amituana’i and Puaaelo Faagata. He was a pastor in the village of Utulei before moving to San Francisco. Jimmy’s great-grandmother Tovaleomanaia was the daughter of Edward Fepulea’i Leoso “Ned” Ripley, aka Ned Ripley, Jr., and of Tagi’ilima “Tagi” Tisa Li’o. Tovaleomanaia was from Leone, Tutuila, American Samoa. Jimmy’s fourth great-grandfather, Edward V. P. “Ned” Ripley, was an American, from Boston, Massachusetts. He was a secretary to the governor of Tutuila. He was of Colonial American [English] descent.

Jimmy’s great-great-grandfather Ifopo was the adoptive father of professional wrestler Peter Maivia, who is himself the adoptive grandfather of professional wrestler and actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Jimmy’s maternal grandfather was named Sonny Fuavai.

Jimmy’s maternal grandmother was named Vao.

Sources: Genealogy of Jimmy Uso (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Jimmy’s paternal grandmother, Elevera/Elvira Amituana’i Vila Anoa’i – https://www.familysearch.org

Jimmy’s paternal great-grandmother, Tovaleomanaia “Tovale” Florence Leoso Ripley, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

3 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    @mr postman

    Are they 2nd cousins of The Rock?

    • Mr. Postman says:

      Not by blood. The Rock’s grandfather, Peter Maivia and the Usos’ great-grandfather, Amituana’i Anoa’i, were not blood related but swore a blood oath to each other and their respective families consider each other family. That is why it is often stated that The Rock is their and Roman Reigns’ cousin.

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