Mace Coronel

Coronel in 2016, photo by kathclick/

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

Date of Birth: March 10, 2004

*father – Sephardi Jewish, Aruban, Surinamese
*mother – French-Canadian, other

Mace Coronel is an American actor. His roles include the shows Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and That ’90s Show.

He is the son of performer Grace “Bambi Jr.” Morley and fitness trainer Marc Coronel.

Mace’s father is of Dutch Sephardi Jewish descent from one side of his family, having described himself as a Sephardi Jew. The Coronel family is a Sephardi family in the Netherlands. Mace’s paternal grandmother is Aruban, with indigenous, African, and Chinese ancestry. Mace’s father also has roots in Suriname.

Mace’s mother is of part French-Canadian descent.

A picture of Mace’s Aruban great-grandmother can be seen here, and a picture of one of Mace’s Aruban great-great-grandmothers can be seen here.

Mace’s maternal grandfather is sometimes said to have been Artie Brooks (Arthur M. Brooks). Artie was a comedian in Las Vegas. He was likely the son of Arthur Brooks and Marjorie Maige. Marjorie was the daughter of Patrick John Michkevich/Maige and Nellie Sylvia Smelstotis/Smelstoris, who were Lithuanian. Mace’s maternal grandmother was also evidently married to a man surnamed Moehrle, which is said to be Mace’s mother’s maiden name.

Mace’s maternal grandmother is Bambi Jones, also known as Doris Kotzan (born Doris Shirley Rozelle, the daughter of Frank Rozelle/Rozell and Grazyella A. Labrecque). Bambi is a dancer and author, described as the original Burlesque dancer. She is of French-Canadian descent. Frank was the son of Joseph Alexander Rozelle and Olivine Bousquet/Busquet. Grace was the daughter of Honore Labrecque and Angelina Robitaille.

Mace has also stated:

My family’s blood is from Suriname, and for most people who don’t know, the Dutch colonised Suriname a very long time ago. It used to be a slave-trading island, and that’s basically where all my culture comes from. I speak and write in Dutch. I’ve learned from a young age through my father and his side of the family; Dutch has always been a language that is spoken in my household. My family from Suriname hold Dutch passports and they thought it was really important for me to get my Dutch passport…

A DNA test Mace’s father posted of his own grandmother on Instagram stated that her genetic ancestry is:

*39.5% Chinese
*31.7% Ghanaian/Liberian/Sierra Leonean
*8.7% Vietnamese
*4.6% Nigerian
*3.6% Broadly West African
*2.4% Broadly Chinese and South-East Asian

Mace’s paternal grandfather is surnamed Coronel. He was born in Aruba.

Mace’s paternal grandmother is named Edy Suzan Ranada (the daughter of parents surnamed Ranada and Sno). Edy was born in Oranjestad, Aruba, to a mother who was born in Suriname.


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7 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Mace’s paternal grandfather’s surname is Coronel. He was born in Aruba.

    Mace’s paternal grandmother is Edy Suzan Ranada (the daughter of parents surnamed Ranada and Sno). Edy was born in Oranjestad, Aruba. Edy’s mother was born in Suriname.

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