Terry Crews

Crews in 2012, photo by PR Photos

Place of Birth: Flint, Genesee, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 30, 1968

Ethnicity: African-American

Terry Crews is an American actor, comedian, activist, artist, and professional football player.

Terry is the son of Patricia Ann and Terry Crews, Sr. His father was born in Edison, Calhoun, Georgia. His mother was born in Flint. He is married to Rebecca King, with whom he has five children.

Terry is a devout Christian.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2022) stated that Terry’s genetic ancestry is:

*84% African
*15% European
*1% Indigenous American

Terry’s paternal grandfather was Edward “Ed” Charles Crews (the son of Albert Crews and Katie Carter). Edward was born in Edison, Calhoun, Georgia.

Terry’s paternal grandmother is named Ermelle Smart (the daughter of Claude Smart and Annie Kate). Ermelle was born in Edison, Calhoun, Georgia.

Terry’s maternal grandfather was General Lee Simpson (the son of General Dewey Simpson and Bessie Gumm). General was born in Georgia.

Terry’s maternal grandmother was Mary Ellen Walker (the daughter of Robert Walker and Leonora Elbert). Mary Ellen was born in Wadley, Georgia. Leonora was the daughter of Edward Elbert. Edward’s parents, Eddie/Ebb Elbert, and Ebb’s parents, George Newsom and Fannie, were born into slavery.

2 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Terry’s paternal grandmother is Ermelle Smart (the daughter of Claude Smart and Annie Kate). Ermelle was born in Edison, Calhoun, Georgia.

    Terry’s maternal grandfather was General Lee Simpson (the son of General Dewey Simpson and Bessie Gumm). General was born in Georgia.

  2. me says:

    He looks so African

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