Mr. T

Mr. T  at the World Premiere of 'Bolt'. El Capitan Theatre, Holl

Mr. T in 2008, photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Laurence Tureaud

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 21, 1952

Ethnicity: Louisiana Creole [African, French], African-American

Mr. T is an American actor, bodyguard, television personality, and professional wrestler.

His parents, Lonnie (Brown) and Nathaniel B. Tureaud, were/are both black. His father is of Louisiana Creole descent. Mr. T has three children, including a comedian daughter.

He is a born-again Christian.

Mr. T’s paternal grandfather was William Tureaud (the son of Edward Tureaud and Eugenie). William was born in Louisiana.

Mr. T’s paternal grandmother was Selena/Cellena/Celia Fyatte (daughter of Maria Fiat). Selena was born in Louisiana.

Mr. T’s maternal grandfather was Ben Brown (the son of Steven Brown and Eliza Washington). Ben was born in Louisiana.

Mr. T’s maternal grandmother was Betty/Betsy Miller (the daughter of Ellis/Killis Miller and Jane Wallis). Betty was born in Louisiana.

Sources: Marriage record of Mr. T’s father – https://familysearch.org

Mr. T’s father on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Mr. T’s maternal grandfather, Ben Brown – https://www.familysearch.org

5 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Mr. T’s paternal grandparents were William Tureaud (the son of Edward Tureaud and Eugenie) and Selena/Cellena/Celia Fyatte (daughter of Maria Fiat).

    Mr. T’s maternal grandparents were Ben Brown (the son of Steven Brown and Eliza Washington) and Betty Miller (the daughter of Ellis/Killis Miller and Jane Wallis).

  2. fuzzybear44 says:

    I forgot he was a Creole boy

  3. madman says:

    Mr. T’s father, Nathaniel B. Tureaud, is of Louisiana Creole descent.

    Mr. T’s paternal grandparents were William Tureaud and Selena/Cellena Fyatte.

    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPB9-33P

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