Reg E. Cathey (1958-2018)

Best known for his roles as Norman Wilson, newspaper-man turned-political-operative in The Wire (2006 and 2008), and as Freddy Hayes in House of Cards, owner of the BBQ joint frequented by Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), both HBO series, Reg E. Cathey was a well-known character actor.  Nominated three times, … Read MoreReg E. Cathey (1958-2018)

Charles Muhamed Huber (Karl-Heinz Huber) (1956- )

Prominent Afro-German politician, actor, and author Charles M. Huber was born Karl-Heinz Huber in Munich, Germany, on December 3, 1956, the illegitimate son of Senegalese diplomat Jean-Pierre Faye, a nephew of  Léopold S. Senghor, the first president of independent Senegal, and German domestic worker Olga Huber. He was raised by his … Read MoreCharles Muhamed Huber (Karl-Heinz Huber) (1956- )

Rachel Megan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex (1981- )

Rachel Megan Markle was born on August 4, 1981 in Los Angeles, California. Her African American mother Doria Ragland was a social worker and yoga instructor, and her Caucasian father Thomas Markle Sr., is a retired television director of lighting and photography. The couple divorced … Read MoreRachel Megan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex (1981- )

David Chappelle (1973- )

David Khari Webber Chappelle, best known as Dave Chappelle, was born on August 24, 1973, to William Chappelle, Professor of statisitcs at Antioch College, and Yvonne Chappelle, an English Professor at Howard University and the University of Maryland. His childhood was then shared between Yellow Springs, Ohio and Washington D.C. Chappelle was … Read MoreDavid Chappelle (1973- )

Louis Brody (a.k.a. Lewis Brody), 1892-1952)

Louis Brody was a prominent German actor and musician. He was born M’bebe Mpessa in Douala, Cameroon, on February 15, 1892. Little is known about his early life in Cameroon, formerly known as Kamerun.  He attended the German colonial school in Douala where he learned to speak German. It is … Read MoreLouis Brody (a.k.a. Lewis Brody), 1892-1952)

Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito (1958– )

Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito is a Danish-American actor and director best known for his portrayal of Gustavo “Gus” Fring on the AMC TV series Breaking Bad, for which he won the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama award and was nominated for an outstanding Supporting … Read MoreGiancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito (1958– )