Misti Traya

Traya in 2005, photo by Starfrenzy/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Misti D. Traya

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 23, 1981

*father – Filipino, Japanese
*mother – English, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish

Misti Traya is an American actress.

She is the daughter of actress Kiersten Warren, who is from Creston, Iowa. Misti’s stepfather is actor Kirk Acevedo.

Misti’s paternal grandfather was named Melvin Traya. Melvin was of Filipino origin.

Misti’s paternal grandmother was named Linda Kamisato (the daughter of Kaijiro Kamisato and Kameko). Linda was of Japanese origin.

Misti’s maternal grandfather was The Rev. James Dennis “Jim” Warren (the son of Herman Charles Warren and Evelyn Frances Shepard). Herman was the son of Elijah Ellis Warren and Nancy Etta Boatwright. Evelyn was the daughter of Espy Arden Shepard and Jennie Dora Ahlberg, whose own parents were Swedish.

Misti’s maternal grandmother was Helen C. Sorensen (the daughter of Chris Krogsgaard Sorensen and Inez Theodora Ostebee). Misti’s great-grandfather Chris was the son of George/Jorgen J. Sorensen, who was Danish, and of Anna Katrina Willesen, whose parents were also Danish. Inez was the daughter of Lars Ostebee, who was Norwegian, and of Charlotte Nelson, whose father and maternal grandparents were Norwegian.

Sources: Obituary of Misti’s maternal grandfather, The Rev. James Dennis “Jim” Warren – https://www.ancestry.co.uk

Misti’s maternal great-grandmother, Evelyn Frances Shepard, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Evelyn Frances Shepard on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Misti’s maternal great-grandmother, Inez Theodora Ostebee – http://iagenweb.org

3 Responses

  1. suburbanwinemom2020 says:

    Traya is a Cebuano last name.

  2. lichnomusic says:

    She is white-passing, albeit with black hair

    • jonasbsjr says:

      would not say white-passing she surely has some noticeable non-white features, even if they are overshadowed by the white ones depending on the angle and lighting

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