Naomie Harris

Naomie Harris

Harris in 2012, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Naomie Melanie Harris

Place of Birth: Islington, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 6 September, 1976

Ethnicity: African-Jamaican, African-Trinidadian, African-Guyanese, English

Naomie Harris is a British actress. Her roles include Moonlight, for which she received an Oscar nomination; Our Kind of Traitor, 28 Days Later, and Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

Her father, Brian Clarke, was born in Trinidad, to Grenadian and Guyanese parents. Her mother, Carmen Harris, is Jamaican. Her mother wrote for the soap opera EastEnders.

She has said:

…My mum’s from Jamaica, my dad’s from Trinidad; they both moved here when very young. My mum’s now a writer and my dad’s a fashion designer.

Naomie’s paternal grandfather was George Clarke (the son of Wilfred Clarke and Etta St Louis). George was born on Grenada. Wilfred was the son of Charles William Wallace Clarke, a white man, and of Anne-Sophia, a black woman.

Naomie’s paternal grandmother was named Barbara Kippins. Barbara was born on Guyana.

Naomie’s maternal grandfather was named Joscelyn Harris (the son of Syreta Tulloch). Syreta later married Ralph Harris, from which Naomie’s surname originated. Syreta was the daughter of Henry George Tulloch and Jemima Pottinger.

On the show Who Do You Think You Are? in 2019, Naomie traced her maternal ancestry to her five time great-grandmother, Elizabeth Leevers, a slave who had been born in Africa.

Source: Information about Naomie’s appearance on Who Do You Think You Are?, 2019 –


Curious about ethnicity

9 Responses

  1. betty boo says:

    Why do people try to avoid the black race? ooh why? whereis the world going to? people are not proud of thie herritage. now iread that seal is half African Nigerian and Half South American from Brazil?? ooh God, go to his native home land in Lagos and youll see his mother there, ps she’s fully black african. No signs of Brazil in her, she probably even doesnt know that country exisits

    • midori29 says:

      @Betty boo, Afro Jamaican, Afro Trinidadian, Afro-American= BLACK. She s black but parents are from Jamaica and Trinidad. Not all blacks come from Africa these days.

  2. betty boo says:

    Just simply say she’s black and add another column for country then only you can mention shes from Jamaica

  3. betty boo says:

    The person owning or operating this is just so not educated, i will not even try to urgue with you.

  4. Jeri says:

    They probably mean black Jamaican.

  5. Jae says:

    Jamaican is not ethnicity. Its where you’re from. As part jamaican I find this offensive. There are chinese jamaicans, caucasian jamaicans, spanish jamaicans. So please get this fixed.

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