Tawny Cypress

01/09/2007 – Tawny Cypress – The 33rd Annual People’s Choice Awards – Arrivals – Shrine Auditorium – Los Angeles, CA – Keywords: – – – Photo Credit: Chris Hatcher / Photorazzi – Contact (1-866-551-7827)

Birth Name: Tawny Marie Cypress

Place of Birth: Point Pleasant, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 8, 1976

*father – African-American, Accawmacke Native American
*mother – German, Hungarian

Tawny Cypress is an American actress. She is known for her role as Simon Deveaux in the series Heroes.

Her father is African-American and Accawmacke Native American and her mother has German and Hungarian ancestry. She is married to Tom Dillon, with whom she has one child.

She has stated that she would like to visit Germany to see the Berlin Wall.


Curious about ethnicity

4 Responses

  1. coco says:

    African-Native American (Accawmacke) would be more accurate. She’s called herself black in some interviews so it’s clear her dad is a black man of native ancestry/tribal membership.

    • coco says:

      On her IMDb page it says: “Her mother is Hungarian and German and her father is African-American and Native-American with some European-American ancestry.”https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0194241/bio?item=nt0074971#trivia

  2. madman says:

    Born: Tawny Marie Cypress

    This could be her grandfather. He and his wife resided in New Jersey and were from Northampton County, Virginia, and Tawny is said to be of Accawmacke descent (a tribe from that county in Virginia). He was black though, don’t know if he or his wife had any Native ancestry.

    Tawny’s mother’s surname was possibly Rouf.

    • coco says:

      Wait so is her dads Native American ancestry or tribal membership even verified? If not then I guess she’s one of those celebs who claims to be part native when they likely aren’t.

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