Birth Name: Leila C. Arcieri
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States
Date of Birth: December 18, 1973
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
Leila Arcieri is an American actress, model, and businessperson. Her roles include the films xXx, Wild Things 2, Daddy Day Care, and King’s Ransom, and the show Son of the Beach. She was Miss San Francisco.
Her father is Ashkenazi Jewish. Her mother is African-American.
A 2005 People Magazine article states that her “heritage is African-American, Native American, Jewish and Italian.” Her paternal grandparents were both Jewish. When her father was around four, her paternal grandmother re-married to Libero Arcieri, who is of Italian origin. It is not clear if Leila’s mother having Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.
Leila’s paternal grandfather was named Ben Finkel. Ben was born in New York.
Leila’s paternal grandmother was named Diana B. Schneider. Diana was born in Russia.
Leila’s maternal grandfather was Corporal James Roland Bryant “J.R.” McClain (the son of James Edward Bryant McClain and Jessica Stoney). Corp. James was born in South Carolina. He was a Tuskegee Airman.
Source: Obituary of Leila’s maternal grandfather, Corporal, James Roland Bryant “J.R.” McClain – https://www.findagrave.com