"Behind the Music" 2014 Grammy Afterparty - Arrivals

Tinashe in 2014, photo by PR Photos

Birth Name: Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe

Place of Birth: Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States

Date of Birth: February 6, 1993

*father – Zimbabwean
*mother – Irish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Scottish

Tinashe is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, model, dancer, actress, and director.

Her name “Tinashe” means “We are with God” in Shona; a Bantu language, native to the Shona people of Zimbabwe and southern Zambia.

Tinashe has said:

#MyHeritage is Norwegian, Danish, Irish, a teeeeny bit of Scottish and English, and half Zimbabwean!

Tinashe’s maternal grandfather is Michael Fitzgerald (the son of Ralph A. Fitzgerald and Lillian D. Hexom). Ralph was of Irish ancestry, the son of John Fitzgerald and Abigale Malanaphy. Lillian was of Norwegian descent, the daughter of Helmer Hexom and Stella Arness.

Tinashe’s maternal grandmother was Patricia Jorgensen (the daughter of Arthur C. Jorgensen and Cleone J. Kennard). Arthur had Danish ancestry. Cleone was the daughter of Glenn Clyde Kennard and Myrtle Irene Simerson.

Source: Genealogy of Tinashe (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.strandnet.com

Obituary of Tinashe’s paternal great-grandmother, Lillian D. (Hexom) Fitzgerald – http://www.findagrave.com

Tinashe’s maternal great-grandmother, Cleone J. Kennard, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

62 Responses

  1. indo says:

    Didn’t know she was mixed

  2. Mixed Kidd says:

    She also has Italian ancestry as well, so that should be added as well

  3. Mixed Kidd says:

    She has also stated she has some Scottish ancestry as well.

  4. midori29 says:

    Tinashe is average at best, many full black women look 100 times better honestly I think this girl has succeeded ONLY because her mom is white. Compare her to other black women and she would not stand out, Naomi Campbell, Iman, Nia Long, Beyonce, Rhianna, etc.. The BEST mixes are the 1/4th white the rest 75% black mixes they turn out looking better or the 1/4th black and the rest white 75%. Not to say some 50/50 range mullatos do not look good, they do like , Halle Berry, Thandie Newton or Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, etc are all beautiful. But this girl Tinashe is nothing special at all. Average, ordinary. Mixed does not mean beauty all the time.
    She is cute thats it.

    • Multiethnicchick says:

      First of all, Naomi Campbell is 1/4 Asian, Iman is Somalian(Somalians have Caucasian influence), Beyonce and Rihanna are also at least 1/4 mixed. You didn’t name a single full black woman. Mariah Carey is not 50/50. She’s only 1/4 black and you don’t know if Halle Berry is a perfect mulatto or Thandie Newton without dna test. You and your post are just uniformed and useless. And you sound like you’re jealous. The average women does not look like Tinashe.

    • Hill says:

      So salty and jealous of better looking mixed people.

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