Birth Name: Karen E. Olivo
Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 7, 1976
*Puerto Rican [Spanish, Indigenous, possibly other] (father)
*Dominican Republic, Chinese (mother)
Karen Olivo is an American stage and television actress.
Karen has stated:
I usually just say mutt, but I’ll take swirl, that sounds nicer! My father is Puerto Rican and has Native American on his father’s side. And my mother is half-Dominican and half-Chinese.
Karen’s paternal grandfather was Agapito R. Olivo (the son of Alejandro Olivo y Cruz and Jacinta Padilla y Sato/Soto). Agapito was born in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, and was listed as “colored” on the 1940 U.S. Census. Alejandro was born in Puerto Rico, the son of Juan Olivo and Celestina Cruz. Jacinta was born in Puerto Rico, the daughter of Juan Padilla and Petrona Soto.
Karen’s paternal grandmother was named Haydee Ramos.
Divorce record of Karen’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org
Karen’s paternal grandfather, Agapito R. Olivo, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Karen’s paternal grandfather, Agapito R. Olivo – http://www.legacy.com
Death record of Karen’s paternal great-uncle (grandfather’s brother), Virginio Olivo Soto – http://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Karen’s paternal great-grandparents, Alejandro Olivo y Cruz and Jacinta Padilla y Soto – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Karen’s paternal grandmother, Haydee (Ramos) Olivo – http://www.genlookups.com
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