Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Birth Name: Ruben Santiago Jr.

Place of Birth: Lackawanna, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 24, 1956

*Puerto Rican (father)
*African-American (mother)

Ruben Santiago-Hudson is an American actor, playwright, and director.

Ruben is the son of Alean (Hudson) and Ruben Santiago. Ruben’s father was from Puerto Rico. Ruben’s mother was an African-American, from Clairton, Pennsylvania. Ruben was born under the surname “Santiago”, and later also added his mother’s surname, “Hudson”.

Ruben’s maternal grandparents were A. G. Hudson and Jessie Sallie.

Source: Obituary of Ruben’s aunt (mother’s sister), Thelma (Hudson) Turner –

Marriage record of Ruben’s maternal grandparents, A. G. Hudson and Jessie Sallie –

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