Shelby Simmons

LOS ANGELES – MAY 21: Simmons arrives for the ‘Aladdin’ World Premiere on May 21, 2019 in Hollywood, CA, photo by DFree/

Place of Birth: Richmond, Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 6, 2002

*father – likely African-American
*mother – English, Irish, German, French-Canadian, one eighth Mexican [including Basque], one eighth Italian/Sicilian

Shelby Simmons is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the films Stargirl and Selfie Dad, and on the series Bunk’d and Prince of Peoria.

Her father likely has African-American ancestry. Her mother is of English, Irish, German, French-Canadian, Mexican [including Basque], and Italian/Sicilian descent.

Shelby’s maternal grandfather is David Lerty Simmons (the son of Richard Lerty Simmons and Josephine Helen Hilliards). David was born in Washington, D.C. Richard was born in either West Virginia or Virginia, the son of Jesse Forrest Simmons and Beulah Mae Sponaugle. Josephine was born in Virginia, the daughter of Garland Landon Hilliard and Helen Elizabeth Painter.

Shelby’s maternal grandmother is Susanne Rose Stacy (the daughter of Terry Lee Stacy and Margaret Rose Lopez). Susanne was born in California. Terry was born in California, the son of Russell A. Stacy and Victoria Ivy Ashtore Coutu, who was mostly of French-Canadian and English descent. Margaret was born in California, the daughter of Michael Lopez Ochoa, whose parents were from Mexico and New Mexico, respectively; and of Giuseppa “Josephina/Josephine” Brusca, who was Italian, from Palermo, Sicily.

Sources: Marriage record of Shelby’s maternal grandparents, David Lerty Simmons and Susanne Rose Stacy –

Obituary of Shelby’s maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Rose Stacy –

1 Response

  1. lzr says:

    Ochoa is a Basque surname

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