Tanisha Harper

Birth Name: Tanisha Marika Harper

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Date of Birth: September 18, 1985

Ethnicity: African-American

Tanisha Harper is a Japanese-born American model, actress, and television host.

Tanisha is the daughter of Jennifer (Jackson) and Orester Jeremiah Harper, Jr. Tanisha was raised in Phoenix, Arizona.

Tanisha’s parents are African-American. Tanisha has also been referred to as having Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Tanisha’s paternal grandparents were Orester Jeremiah Harper, Sr. (the son of Noah Permillion Harper and Roachie Canada/Johnson) and Brenda Joyce Roberts. Tanisha’s great-grandmother Roachie was the daughter of Albert Johnson and Roachie Jones.

Tanisha’s maternal grandfather was Gilbert Leon Jackson (the son of Robert Jackson and Cappie Fowler). Cappie was the daughter of Roe Fowler and Mary.

Tanisha’s maternal grandmother was Ernestine Henson (the daughter of George Deazy/Deezie/Decie Henson and Willie Goff/Golf). George was the son of Henry Henson and Amanda Hesterly. Willie was the daughter of Sarah.

Sources: http://hauteliving.com

Obituary of Tanisha’s paternal grandfather – http://rickeystokesnews.com

Death record of Tanisha’s paternal great-grandmother, Roachie Canada/Johnson – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Tanisha’s maternal grandmother – http://www.legacy.com

Death record of Tanisha’s maternal great-grandfather, George Deazy/Deezie/Decie Henson – http://www.familysearch.org

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