Birth Name: Malachi Lloyd Kirby
Place of Birth: Wandsworth, London, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 20 September, 1989
Ethnicity: Jamaican (African, evidently about one fourth South Asian)
Malachi Kirby is a British actor.
Malachi has stated:
I’m basically second-generation Jamaican. I don’t know my history past my grandparents. Kunta Kinte’s strength and his ability to hold on to his identity comes because he knows it, and it just kept speaking to me – I don’t know mine. At some point, my ancestry goes back to Africa … but I don’t know where or who.
Malachi’s mother’s surname is Thomas.
A DNA test he took stated that Malachi’s genetic ancestry is:
*75% West African
*21% South Asian
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I was born in London as a second-generation Jamaican and I always believed … that I would have ancestry from West Africa. There was something that drew me to that area, but I had nothing to back that. The DNA testing people sent me a bottle, I spat in it and they told me where I come from: I’m 75 percent West African, which didn’t surprise me and gives me confidence now. I also found out that I’m 21 percent Asian, which was interesting, and I’m 1.8 percent European. I hope to do more research to find out specifically where in West Africa I came from.
Interesting… so he might have a Chinese-Jamaican grandparent
“so he might have a Chinese-Jamaican grandparent” – That is most likely. But there are also a lot of Western and South Asians descendants in Jamaica too.
Agreed. He has said in other interviews that his Asian roots are “South Asian”. I’m guessing Indian.