Birth Name: Tracie Nicole Thoms
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 19, 1975
Tracie Thoms is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Joanne Jefferson in Rent.
She is the daughter of Mariana and Donald H. Thoms, a VP of Programming at PBS and television director.
Tracie’s paternal grandfather was Kinlyascu McKinley Thoms/Thomas (the son of Joseph Edward Tomes/Thoms/Toms and Charlotte/Lattie/Lottie Lightfoot). McKinley was born in North Carolina. Joseph was the son of Joseph Jesse Perry and Julia Toms. Charlotte was the daughter of Joseph Josiah Lightfoot and Jane L. Dowton.
Tracie’s paternal grandmother was Henrietta Austin/Alston (the daughter of William Austin/Alston and Mattie Taylor). Henrietta was born in North Carolina. William was the son of Allen Alston and Lena Rogers. Mattie was the daughter of Peggy Taylor.
Tracie’s maternal grandfather is surnamed Davis.
Tracie’s maternal grandmother was Ida Ora Thomas (the daughter of William M./A. “Buck” Thomas and Ruth Naoma/Naomi Winn). Ida was born in Virginia. William was the son of William Campbell Thomas and Araminta Moss Dugger. Ruth was the daughter of William H. H. Wynn/Winn and Nancy I. T. Allen.
Sources: Marriage record of Tracie’s paternal great-grandparents, Joseph Edward Tomes/Thoms/Toms and Charlotte/Lattie/Lottie Lightfoot – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Tracie’s maternal great-great-grandparents, William H. H. Wynn/Winn and Nancy Allen – https://www.familysearch.org