Mandela Van Peebles
Birth Name: Mandela Mali Van Peebles
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: June 4, 1994
Ethnicity: African-American, one quarter German, likely one quarter Italian
Mandela Van Peebles is an American rapper, actor, and producer.
He is the son of actress Lisa Vitello and director and actor Mario Van Peebles. Mandela’s father is of African-American and German descent. Mandela’s mother appears to be the daughter of a white father and black mother. A picture of Mandela’s maternal grandparents can be seen here. His maternal grandfather likely had Italian ancestry.
Mandela was named after activist and politician Nelson Mandela.
Mandela’s father has said of his own background:
We did our DNA and just found out West Africa, some German, French, British, Spanish and Portuguese.
Mandela’s paternal grandfather is Melvin Van Peebles (born Melvin Peebles, the son of Marion Peebles and Edwin Griffin), an actor, filmmaker, playwright, novelist, and composer. Melvin was born in Illinois, and is African-American.
Mandela’s paternal grandmother is Maria Marx, an actress and photographer. Maria is German.
A DNA test whose results Mandela’s sister Maya displayed on Twitter stated that their genetic ancestry is:
*41.4% Sub-Saharan African
——–*38.0% West African
——–*1.9% Central & South African
——–*1.5% Broadly Sub-Saharan African
*1.4% Middle Eastern & North African
*0.3% East Asian & Native American