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This pancocojams post provides information about the multinational roots of nine Black stars of the 2018 Black Panther movie.
This is part of pancocojams ongoing series about this movie. Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/01/possible-origins-meanings-of-names-from.html "Traditional African Languages, Arabic Languages, & Other Sources For Names In The 2018 Black Panther Movie" for the first pancocojams post in that series and click the Black Panther movie tag below for additional posts.
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SHOWCASE VIDEO: Marvel Studios' Black Panther - Official Trailer
Marvel Entertainment, Published on Oct 16, 2017
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THE MULTINATIONAL ROOTS OF NINE BLACK STARS OF THE 2018 "BLACK PANTHER" MOVIE
Information about these actors and actresses are given in alphabetical order based on the first letter of their first name. The name of the character in the movie is given in brackets after their real name.
ANGELA BASSETT (Ramonda)
"Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress and activist.
Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, New York, the daughter of Betty Jane (née Gilbert; 1935–2014) and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, and was raised in the Harlem neighborhood."...
WINSTON DUKE [M’Baku]
"Winston Duke (born November 15, 1986) is a Tobagonian actor based in the United States.
Duke was born in Argyle, Trinidad & Tobago and moved to the U.S. with his mother and sister when he was nine years old. He graduated from Brighton High School in Rochester, New York in 2004."...
CHADWICK BOSEMAN [T’Challa; Black Panther]
"Chadwick Aaron Boseman (born November 29, 1977) is an American actor.
Boseman was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina, the son of Carolyn and Leroy Boseman, both African American.
Based on his father's DNA ancestry test, Boseman has learned that his family is descended from West African peoples: the Limba and Mende people of Sierra Leone, the Yoruba of Nigeria, and the Jola people of Guinea-Bissau."...
DANAI GURIRA [Okoye]
"Danai Jekesai Gurira (born February 14, 1978) is a Zimbabwean-American actress and playwright
Gurira was born in Grinnell, Iowa, to Josephine Gurira, a college librarian, and Roger Gurira, a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Grinnell College. (Both parents later joined the staff of University of Wisconsin–Platteville.)  Her parents moved to the United States from Southern Rhodesia, which is now Zimbabwe, in 1964. She is the youngest of four siblings; Shingai and Choni are her sisters and Tare, her brother, is a chiropractor. Gurira lived in Grinnell until December 1983, when at age five she and her family moved back to Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, after the country gained independence.
She attended high school at Dominican Convent High School. Afterwards, she returned to the United States to study at Macalester College, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Gurira also earned a Master of Fine Arts in acting, from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts."...
MICHAEL B. JORDAN [ N’Jadaka; Erik Killmonger]
"Michael Bakari Jordan (born February 9, 1987) is an American actor.
Jordan was born in Santa Ana, California, the son of Donna (née Davis), an artist and high school guidance counselor, and Michael A. Jordan.”
JOHN KANI [T’Chaka]
"Bonisile John Kani (born 30 August 1942) is a South African actor, director and playwright.
Kani was born in New Brighton, Eastern Cape, South Africa.  His son Atandwa is also an actor and made his debut on U.S. television on the CW series Life Is Wild and played a younger version of his character T'Chaka in Black Panther"...
DANIEL KALUUYA [W’Kabi]
"Daniel Kaluuya (born 24 February 1989) is an English actor and writer.
Kaluuya was born in London, the son of Ugandan immigrants. He was raised by his mother, Damalie, on a council estate, along with an older sister; his father lived in Uganda, and rarely visited due to strict UK visa regulations. Kaluuya attended St Aloysius College, London. He lives in West London with his girlfriend, Amandla. Kaluuya is a die-hard supporter of Arsenal F.C. in the Premier League."...
FOREST WHITTAKER [Zuri]
Forest Steven Whitaker III (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director.
Early life and education
Whitaker was born on July 15, 1961, the son of Laura Francis (née Smith), a special education teacher who put herself through college and earned two master's degrees while raising her children, and Forest Steven Jr., an insurance salesman. His mother had Akan ancestry, while his father was of Igbo descent....
LUPITA NYONG’O [Nakia]
"Lupita Amondi Nyong'o … born March 1, 1983) is a Kenyan-Mexican actress. The daughter of Kenyan politician Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, she was born in Mexico City where her father was teaching and was raised in Kenya from the age of one. She attended college in the United States, earning a bachelor's degree in film and theater studies from Hampshire College.
Residence: Brooklyn, New York
Citizenship: Kenya; Mexico”...
LETITIA WRIGHT [Shuri]
"Letitia Michelle Wright (born 31 October 1993) is a Guyanese-born British actress.
Wright was born in Georgetown, Guyana. Her family moved to London when she was seven years old. She attended school in London. Having been brought up in Tottenham she states, "I’ll always be a north London girl".”...
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