Birth Name: True Laurita O’Brien
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: February 28, 1994
Ethnicity: Boholano Filipino (one eighth), African-American (one eighth), as well as French, Irish, Cornish, Dutch, English, Scottish, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, likely Slovenian
True O’Brien is an American model and actress.
She is the daughter of Elizbaeth and John O’Brien, a graphic designer. True is a first cousin of actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld.
True’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced to her fourth great-grandfather, Patrick H. O’Brien (March 17, 1791, County Cavan, Ireland – August 1851, Jackson Township, Dearborn County, Indiana).
True’s paternal grandfather was Ralph Rockwell O’Brien (the son of Cornelius E. O’Brien and Eva L. Rockwell). Ralph was born in Colorado. Cornelius was the son of Addison McClelland O’Brien, who was of Cornish, Dutch, English, and Irish descent, and of Eleonora Margaret “Nora” Gehin, who was of French descent. True’s great-grandmother Eva was of English and Scottish descent, and likely was the daughter of Leroy Elwood Rockwell, and of an unknown mother from New York.
True’s paternal grandmother is named Lucille R. Her maiden name likely is Resel, and she probably is of Slovenian descent.
True’s maternal grandfather, Ricardo/Simonas Guillermo Domasin, was born in 1938 in Los Angeles. Ricardo’s father, Pastor “Peter” Loresca Domasin, was born, in 1902, in Panglao, Bohol, in the Philippines. Pastor was the son of Gerónimo Domasin y Lorejo, or Gerónimo Lorejo Domasin in Filipino, and of Cirila Loresca y Domaluan, or Cirila Domaluan Loresca in Filipino. A picture of Pastor can be seen here.
Ricardo’s mother, Evelyn Olivia Bain, was born in 1910 in Los Angeles; Evelyn was True’s great-grandmother. Evelyn was African-American, and she and her parents, Thomas Edward Bain (born in Kansas, to Gabrel Bain and Isabella/Belle Johnson) and Wilma Frances “Willie” Peterson (born in Arkansas, to William F. Peterson and Nannie Hall), are listed as either African-American or, sometimes, as “Mulatto,” in census records. A picture of Evelyn can be seen here.
True’s maternal grandmother was Laurita Lee Hinkle (the daughter of William Hicks Hinkle and Edith Laurita Jones). Laurita was born in Texas, and had English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Scottish, ancestry. William was the son of Joshua Madison Hinkle and Ella Malona Payne. Edith was the daughter of Charles Kirby Jones and Ethel Effie Smith.
True’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fourth great-grandmother, Penelope “Phenina” Watson.
Sources: Genealogy of True O’Brien – https://www.geni.com
True’s paternal grandfather, Ralph Rockwell O’Brien, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of True’s paternal grandfather, Ralph Rockwell O’Brien – http://www.legacy.com
Marriage record of True’s paternal great-grandparents, Cornelius E. O’Brien and Eva L. Rockwell – https://familysearch.org
True’s paternal great-grandfather, Cornelius E. O’Brien, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
True’s paternal great-grandmother, Eva L. Rockwell, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogies of True’s mother (through True’s mother’s sister) – http://gw.geneanet.org
Baptismal record of True’s maternal great-grandfather, Pastor Loresca Domasin – https://familysearch.org
True’s maternal great-grandmother, Evelyn Olivia Bain, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org