Birth Name: Jovan Valde Bland
Place of Birth: Ploughley, Oxfordshire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: c. September 1988
*Yoruba Nigerian (mother)
Jovan Adepo is a British-American actor. He is known for his roles in the films Fences, mother!, Overlord, The Violent Heart, and Babylon, and on the series The Leftovers, Jack Ryan, When They See Us, Watchmen, Sorry for Your Loss, and The Stand.
Jovan is the son of Adelola and James Bland. His father was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S. His mother was born in London, England, of Yoruba Nigerian descent. Jovan was raised mostly in Waldorf, Maryland, U.S.
Jovan’s paternal grandmother was Crystal Y. Bland (the daughter of James Bland and Annie Mae Crutch). Annie was the daughter of Horatio Crutch and Sadie.
Jovan’s maternal grandfather was named Patrick Fatai/Fatayi Adepo. Patrick was a Nigerian public official, who served under Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Jovan’s maternal grandmother was named Shakira A. F. Talabi.
Sources: Obituary of Jovan’s paternal grandmother, Crystal Y. Bland – http://www.chattanoogan.com
Obituary of Jovan’s paternal great-grandmother, Annie Mae (Crutch) Bland – https://www.familysearch.org
Likely Jovan’s paternal great-grandparents, James Bland and Annie Mae Crutch, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
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