Judy Reyes

Reyes in 2011, image via Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 5, 1967

Ethnicity: Dominican Republic [African, other]

Judy Reyes is an American actress and model. Her roles include the shows Scrubs and Batwoman.

Judy stated in an interview that her father moved to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic in 1961. Judy has a daughter with her partner George Valencia.


Curious about ethnicity

17 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    that “possibly other” is ridiculous enough to be removed or changed into a “likely other” or something.

    • madman says:

      fuzzybear is not going to be happy you said that…

      • andrew says:

        no, he has said “I personally am more than happy to call her a latina”

        • madman says:

          He will say that there are light skinned black people too.

          • fuzzybear44 says:

            I don’t call anybody anything they don’t call themselves. I put a video on here a while back, where Judy and other latin celebs were talking about being Afro-latino .Alot of them actually Identity as being black. My sister-in law is Afro-cuban/salvadoran, and she is far lighter than Judy is , yet she calls herself black.Light skin black, dark skin black I look at as the same. If the person happens to be Latino, then that’s what they are, and I will call them that. However call them what you want

        • fuzzybear44 says:


      • fuzzybear44 says:


        Why would I be upset about that?

        • madman says:

          Did I say you would be upset?

          You often say “black people come in all shades” or something similar whenever someone says a celebrity doesn’t look black.

          • fuzzybear44 says:

            That’s because it’s true. I can go to a family reunion on either side of my families, and have a range from white to black in color, and all will say that they are black. That’s how it is for ever African American family I’ve ever been around. I’ve never seen a family reunion where everyone looked alike(except on t.v.). So when you guys say a celebrity doesn’t look black, that’s strange to me, because black here in the U.S. is more of an (umbrella) term.

            Now for the record, I’ve never denied anyone having other bloodlines besides African, European bloodline are pretty much a given over here in black people.My family Dna test shows were Europe. We had everything but, Italy and European Jew, and my maternal aunt and cousin had those

          • fuzzybear44 says:

            @fuzzy bear (October 11th)

            Correction , forgot to fix this part my brother did a DNA test and the Jew and Italian showed up in his blood results so much for that. I guess I just didn’t get any

  2. Samiiraa says:

    Why “Afro” and not simply Dominican ? Which implies African, Spanish and Taino

    • fuzzybear44 says:

      I do understand what you’re saying, but there are a number of different kind of Dominicans(black ,Asians, white, mixed(all types), and Arab etc ) . Also, I don’t think there are any more Tainos on the Island. I think you mean Puerto Ricans

      • Samiiraa says:

        Afro doesn’t mean black, not all Africans are West Africans.
        Judy Reyes is mixed like most Dominicans. There are siblings that look different. For example, a Dominican can look like Judy and have white looking siblings.
        The average Dominican has between 5% and 10% Taino dna.
        So again, Afro latino doesn’t mean anything. Michelle Rodriguez has African ancestry and nobody calls her Afro

        • fuzzybear44 says:


          Quote(Afro doesn’t mean black, not all Africans are West Africans.)

          Yes I know all Africans are not black, however when the term Afro is used, it’s usually equated with black

          Quote(Judy Reyes is mixed like most Dominicans)

          I never said Judy was not of mixed ethnicity. Look It’s not my doing, I’m not the one making these people call themselves Afro anything. They go for African American roles, and this is what confuses people. She has stated herself she goes for AA roles and Latina roles. I personally am more than happy to call her a latina

          Quote(Afro latino doesn’t mean anything. Michelle Rodriguez has African ancestry and nobody calls her Afro)

          The reason why is because Michelle is a light skin Latina. She fits the propaganda or stereotype of what a Latino is supposed to look like, which is what Latin America likes to promote . Here are Judy as well as other Afro Latinos celebs talking about that very subject:

          Quote( a Dominican can look like Judy and have white looking siblings.)

          trust when I say, That I personally know all about siblings looking different from each other

  3. Morrigan Ni Boii says:

    She is of African and Spanish descent.

  4. Kobe Ashley says:

    Judy Reyes stated in an interview that she is also African-American.

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