Place of Birth: Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 22, 1973
*mother – English, Irish, German, some Polish, distant French and Norwegian
*father – likely Syrian
Traci Dinwiddie is an American actress.
Traci was raised in North Carolina. Her mother is mostly of English, Irish, German, and some Polish descent, as well as distant French and Norwegian ancestry. Her father likely is of Syrian background.
Traci’s surname, Dinwiddie, is from her stepfather, and is Scottish in origin. Traci has stated that she is of part Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Cherokee Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.
Traci’s maternal grandfather was Lawrence Andrew Rippert (the son of John Joseph Rippert and Margaret Eleanor Mawe). Lawrence was born in Kansas. John was born in Kansas, the son of Johann Andrew Rippert, who was German, and of Anna Maria Porsch, whose parents were from Silesia, and were of German and Polish descent. Margaret was born in Illinois, the daughter of John James Mawe, whose parents were Irish, and of Eva May Kirkpatrick, whose mother was Irish.
Traci’s maternal grandmother was Bernice Anna Cleveland (the daughter of Fred Percy Cleveland and Elsie Abigail Spencer). Bernice was born in Massachusetts. Fred was born in Massachusetts, the son of George Welcome Cleveland and Isadore Rogers. Elsie was born in Massachusetts, the daughter of Ellis H. Spencer and Anna Bradley Baldwin.
Sources: Genealogy of Traci’s maternal grandparents, Lawrence Andrew Rippert and Bernice Anna Cleveland – https://www.familysearch.org