Kris Humphries

Humphries in 2011

Birth Name: Kristopher Nathan Humphries

Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: February 6, 1985

*father – African-American, small amount of Irish
*mother – German

Kris Humphries is an American professional basketball player. He played for the NBA’s Utah Jazz, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards, Phoenix Suns, and Atlanta Hawks.

Kris is the son of Debra Jean (Lemke) and William Duane Humphries. His father is African-American. Kris also stated on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians that his father’s grandmother was of Irish descent. Kris’s mother, who is white, is of German descent.

Kris’s maternal grandfather was Donald John “Don” Lemke (the son of Herbert August Wilhelm Lemke and Wilhelmina A. “Minnie” Weise). Donald was born in Minnesota. Herbert was the son of August Ferdinand Franz Lemke and Minna Bertha Rosalina Radtke. Wilhelmina was the daughter of Paul George August Weise and Augusta Kuhlmann.

Kris’s maternal grandmother is Darlene A. “Donna” Willemsen (the daughter of Otto W. Willemsen and Magdalena A. “Lena” Feltmann). Darlene was born in Minnesota. Otto was born in Minnesota, the son of German parents, Jacob Hubert Willemsen/Willmsen/Wilmsen/Willmschen, from Vynen, Rhineland, and Hermina/Hermine “Minnie” Meinhart/Maynard. Magdalena was the daughter of Arnold Feltmann and Anna Heimkes.

Humphries in 2009, photo by Keith Allison

Source: Obituary of Kris’s maternal grandfather, Donald John “Don” Lemke –


Curious about ethnicity

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  1. dlxzvs says:

    correction caucasian should be changed to white or european

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