Sean Combs

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Combs in 2012, photo by

Birth Name: Sean John Combs

Place of Birth: Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 4, 1969

Ethnicity: African-American

Sean Combs is an American rapper, record producer and executive, actor, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He was part of musical group Diddy – Dirty Money, joining Kalenna Harper and Dawn Richard. He has also been known as Diddy, P. Diddy, Puffy, Puff, Puff Daddy, and Love.

Sean is the son of Janice (Smalls) and Melvin Earl Combs. He has a son with his former partner, fashion designer and stylist Misa Hylton-Brim; four children, including actor, recording artist, and entrepreneur Quincy, with his former partner, model Kimberly Porter; a daughter with Sarah Chapman; and a daughter with Dana Tran. Sean adopted Quincy while in a relationship with Kimberly. In 2022, Sean and his son King Combs were the first father-son duo to have simulataneous no. 1 hit songs.

Sean’s paternal grandfather was Isaac Combs (the son of Isaac Combs and Daisy Curtis). Sean’s grandfather Isaac was born in Maryland. Daisy was the daughter of Charles Curtis and Mary Allsup.

Sean’s paternal grandmother was Helen Davis (the daughter of John Henry Davis and Mamie/Marnie Mason).

Sean’s maternal grandfather was named Herbert Smalls (the son of Clayton Smalls and Anna). Clayton was the son of Lewis Smalls and Mary.

Sean’s maternal grandmother was Jessie Miriam Collier (the daughter of Judge Julius Collier and Mazie Anderson). Judge was the son of Garrison Collier and Anna Glover. Mazie was the daughter of Adam Anderson and Hester Bannister.

A DNA test on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2021) found that he has a common ancestor with actress and singer Audra McDonald.

Sources: Genealogy of Sean Combs –

Genealogy of Sean Combs (focusing on his father’s side) –

Sean’s maternal great-grandparents, Judge Julius Collier and Mazie Anderson, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

5 Responses

  1. Kimmel says:

    He looks like he’s from Sierra Leone.

  2. Check7t says:

    there was a rumor he was part Somali

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