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JohnnyDepp Creole

JohnnyDepp Creole

Actor/Director. French/German/Spanish and Black-Indian Creole ancestry. Lives on a French Estate in France with his French wife and family. Depp's maternal great-grandmother "Minnie" was of Cherokee/black orgins she is usualy only refered to as 100% Cherokee Native Ameican but we all know how that goes;)


Angie Jolie Creole

Angie Jolie Creole

Modern day Creole. Mother is from France but Angie was born in the U.S. Since the term "Creole" can also be used to describe anyone of French bloodline who was born in the "New World"-this makes her 50% modern Creole. French on her mother's side and German on her father's side(actor John Voight)


Garcelle Beauvais Creole of Color

Garcelle Beauvais Creole of Color

Actress (Jamie Foxx Show)-A rare Louisiana Creole of Color descendant, whose ancestors returned back to the Carribean from Louisiana after the Civil War and settled in St.Marc Haiti-they maintained a Creole of Color status (didnt get absorbed into the Haitian community) for over a century before returning back to the U.S.
Former La. Creoles of Color(due to the exodus) make up the upper-class in parts of the Carribean, though most have been absorbed into the native cultures of Afro-Carribean or Afro-Hispanics.
AND WE WONDER WHY FRANCE PASSED LAWS FOR CREOLES OF COLOR TO STAY INSIDE AND WEAR HAIR WRAPS-I MEAN HOW COULD THE SETTLERS GET ANY WORK DONE WITH THESE CREOLES WOMEN WALKING AROUND?


Lynn Whitfield Creole of Color

Lynn Whitfield Creole of Color

Actress(Eve's Bayou, Oprah's "The Wedding" Oprah's "Women of Brewster's Place", "Thin Line Between Love and Hate" with Martin Lawrence)Another Creole beauty from Baton Rouge, La.-oriented from a Creole clan with roots in southern Creole aristocracy.


Marc Morial Creole of Color

Marc Morial Creole of Color

His father, Ernest "Dutch" Morial was the first recognized Creole of Color Mayor of New Orleans who was called a "Creole." Former Mayor Marc Moriel (now heads the Urban League) still acted as a silent Mayor while N.O. was under water and Ray Nagin went into hiding. There was even an effort by some citizens to change the law to extend the terms that a Mayor could serve in an effort to keep Marc Morial as the Mayor of the city when term limits had been met-perhaps people had a sixth sense of what was about to occur. Marc Morial would have been a better Mayor in charge during Hurricane Katrina.


Amel Larrieux Creole

Amel Larrieux Creole

R&B/Jazz Singer. Creole of Color


Dinah Shore Creole

Dinah Shore Creole

Actress and of French/African/Native American Southern Louisiana Creole bloodlines. She created a buzz in the Southern La. Creole and White communites when she claimed that her parents didnt tell her that she had mixed-Creole blood. It was reported that she had full awareness that she had family from Lower Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana and it is common knowledge that everyone is mixed Creole down there!


Don Vappie Creole of Color

Don Vappie Creole of Color

Musician/Actor. a New Orleans Creole of Color.


 General Honore Creole of Color

General Honore Creole of Color

General Russel Honore....Need anymore be said?


Jon Favreau Creole

Jon Favreau Creole

Actor/Producer of French-Creole & Italian backgrounds


Lisa Bonet Creole

Lisa Bonet Creole

Actress (Cosby Show, Angel Heart, Enemy of the State with Wil Smith and former wife of Rocker Lenny Kravitz)
Father is Creole and Mother is Jewish.


Roseanna Arquette Creole/Cajun

Roseanna Arquette Creole/Cajun

Actress of 50% Creole/Cajun bloodlines and 50% Jewish


Beyonce Creole of Color

Beyonce Creole of Color

Actress/Singer/Dancer. Has recently discovered that she wants to be identified as Creole since she fell in love with France(and numerous French reporters informed her that she was a Creole of French blood/heritage). 50% Creole on her mother's side(a fashion designer) who hails from Baton Rouge,La. and is a Creole of Color(French/Native American/African) while her father is African-American.


Ice T Creole

Ice T Creole

Rapper/Actor Tracy Morrow. Lost his parents at a young age due to a car accident and was forced to grow up in South Central Los Angeles with a relative.


Steve Martin Creole

Steve Martin Creole

French-Creole background. When I was a snot nose 19 year old kid-who had just left Louisiana this man gave me a free ticket to my first theatrical stage play. It was a French comdey performed in Westwood,Ca. near UCLA campus. (N. Duplessis)-Merci Mr.Martin


Sean Paul Creole of Color

Sean Paul Creole of Color

Jamican rapper-Sean Paul Henriques has stated that he is Creole. His grandfather is a Carribean Creole of Color.


Wyclef Jean Duplessis Hatian Creole

Wyclef Jean Duplessis Hatian Creole

Hatian Creole. Producer/Rapper


Suzanne Malveaux Creole

Suzanne Malveaux Creole

CNN Anchor/Reporter


Christina Milian Creole of Color

Christina Milian Creole of Color

Pop/R&B Singer/Actress/Dancer


Judge Milian Cuban Creole

Judge Milian Cuban Creole

Cuban Creole. Creoles who fled into Cuba(late 1700's) and then settled in New Orleans(1800's). The first cigar merchants during 1800 Louisiana were Free People of Color or Creoles of Color operating from the French Quarter.


You'll Know his name

You'll Know his name

em hmm. Yeah, he from the tribe. (sigh)
More like infamous instead of famous.


Selma Hayek

Selma Hayek

Mother of Louisiana Creole(French/African/Native American) Ancestry/Father is Arab-she was born in Mexico but educated in New Orleans Creole society.


phyllis montana leblanc

phyllis montana leblanc

Author: Phyllis Montana-LeBlanc's memoir, "Not Just the Levees Broke: My Story During and After Katrina."


Tony Parker

Tony Parker

Athlete


Harry Connick Jr.

Harry Connick Jr.

New Orleans Creole-Actor, jazz singer, musician


The Neville Family

The Neville Family

Louisiana Creole family


Sabrina Lebeauf

Sabrina Lebeauf

French Canadian Creole-Actress


Rose Ledet

Rose Ledet

New Orleans Judge


Ellen Degeneres

Ellen Degeneres

Actress, comic and ...umm.....Dancer
New Orleans French-Creole
(Yes I should have been added Ellen to this list-but it takes time to confirm with people about their heritage)


Kasi Lemmons

Kasi Lemmons

Hollywood Writer/Director "Eve's Bayou"


Roger Guenveur Smith

Roger Guenveur Smith

Actor,Writer


Jurnee Smollett

Jurnee Smollett

Actress


Eric Arceneaux

Eric Arceneaux

Creole Singer/Vocal Coach/Song Writer


Tina Knowles

Tina Knowles

Fashion Designer-Tina Knowles.
Baton Rouge Creole Native.


Shai Labeouf

Shai Labeouf

Shai Labeouf describes himself as a French-Cajun


Kristinia DeBarge

Kristinia DeBarge

Singer Song-writer


Abbie Boudreau

Abbie Boudreau

Cajun Journalist


Sidney Barthelemy

Sidney Barthelemy

French-Creole Louisiana Politician


Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard

Musician/Composer


Garland Robinette

Garland Robinette

Producer/Host/New Orleans Political Expert


Asa Thibodaux

Asa Thibodaux

Actor/Comic/Director


Kathleen Babineaux-Blanco

Kathleen Babineaux-Blanco

Former Cajun Gov. of Louisiana state


Remy Etienne LeBeau aka Gambit

Remy Etienne LeBeau aka Gambit

Gambit is a New Orleans Creole Villain in the X-Men Comics


Carrie PreJean

Carrie PreJean

Miss. California and Ca. Creole


Wynton Marsalis -Trumpeter

Wynton Marsalis -Trumpeter

Jazz/Blues New Orleans Musician


Politician Mike Duvall

Politician Mike Duvall


Maxine Perry & Tyler Perry

Maxine Perry & Tyler Perry


John Larroquette

John Larroquette

French Cajun


Sister Helen Prejean

Sister Helen Prejean

Death Penalty Abolitionist


Monica Pierre

Monica Pierre

Public Motivational Speaker & Author


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