Tracy Morgan

Morgan in 2016, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Tracy Jamel Morgan

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 10, 1968

Ethnicity: African-American, as well as 1/16th Ashkenazi Jewish

Tracy Morgan is an American actor and comedian.

He is the son of Alicia Viola (Warden) and James Earl “Jimmy” Morgan, Jr., a musician. His father, a Vietnam veteran, named him Tracy after a fellow soldier who was killed in action.

Tracy is married to model Megan Wollover. He has three children with his former wife Sabina; and a daughter with Megan.

A DNA test displayed on the show Finding Your Roots, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2024) stated that Tracy’s genetic ancestry consists of:
A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2016) stated that Maya’s genetic ancestry is:

*82% Sub-Saharan African
——–*26% Nigerian
——–*19% Ivory Coast & Ghana
——–*14% Benin & Togo
——–*12% Cameroon, Congo, Western Bantu People
——–*5% Mali
——–*3% Senegal
——–*3% Nigeria – East Central
*18% European
——–*5% Jewish Peoples of Europe
——–*5% Wales
——–*4% Germanic Europe
——–*2% Ireland
——–*1% Sweden & Denmark
——–*1% Sardinia

Tracy’s paternal grandfather was James Earl Morgan, Sr. (the son of Julius Sylvester Alexander and Nannie “Nan” Morgan). Julis was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and fought in France in WWI. He was the son of Samuel I. “Sam” Alexander and Sarah E. Frazier/Frasier. Nannie was born in Central, Pickens, South Carolina.

Tracy’s paternal grandmother was named Rosalie Gray (the daughter of a man surnamed Gray, and of Rachel Brockington). Rosalie was born in Florida.

Tracy’s maternal grandfather was David Nathaniel Warden (the son of David “Dave” Warton/Warden and Captoria Edmonds/Edmunds). Tracy’s great-grandfather was David was the son of John “Jack” Wharton and Rebecca “Becky” Martin. John was born into slavery; the son of Wiley Wharton, who was born, c. 1817, likely in Halifax County, Virginia, and was a free person of colour; and of Judith “Judy”/Judie Medley, who was born into slavery.

Tracy’s maternal grandmother was Alice Mae Ponder (the daughter of Carmen Ersell Carl Ponder and Viola Mack). Alice was born in Savannah, Georgia. Carmen was born, c. 1910-11, in Savannah, the son of Daisy Bell Wright. DNA testing by Finding Your Roots determined that Carmen’s biological father was an Ashkenazi Jewish man.

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