Birth Name: Rene Michelle Aranda
Place of Birth: Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: December 6, 1990
*75% Mexican [Indigenous, Spanish, distant African]
*25% likely British Isles
Rene Aranda is an American actress. She is also credited as Rene Michelle Aranda and Ren Aranda. Her brother is vlogger, musician, and online video producer Michael Aranda.
Her father and maternal grandfather are of Mexican descent. Her maternal grandmother was likely of British Isles descent.
A DNA test whose results Rene displayed on her Twitter page stated that Rene’s genetic ancestry is:
*37.7% East Asian/Native American
*26.7% Northwest European
——–*9.1% Broadly European
——–*8.2% British & Irish
*22.9% South European
——–*20.9% Spanish & Portuguese
——–*2.0% Broadly South European
*3.6% Broadly European
*3.1% Sub-Saharan African
*0.5% West Asian & North African
*0.4% North African & Central African
Rene’s paternal grandfather was named Frank J. Aranda.
Rene’s paternal grandmother was surnamed Martinez.
Rene’s maternal grandfather was Albert Melendrez/Melendres (the son of Adolph Melendrez and Lupe Duran). Albert was born in California, to parents from New Mexico, and was of Mexican descent.
Rene’s maternal grandmother was Dorene M. Coffey. Dorene was born in Oregon, and was adopted by Erin M. Coffey and Delores Maxine Clark. Erin was the son of Willis Franklin Coffey and Laura Alice Thornton. Delores was the daughter of William Lewis Clark and Mae Allen.
Source: Rene’s maternal grandfather, Albert Melendrez/Melendres, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org