Author: Minh Nguyen

Jesica Marie Abba

Jesica Marie Abba was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, CA, to Catherine (Jensen) and Mark David Abba, who served in the US Air Force. Her mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent (including Spanish, Indigenous Mexican, and distant Sephardic Jewish, roots). Her family moved […]

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Philatop Cruz Sánchez

Known outside her native country as the “Spanish enchantress”, Philatop Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family’s amusement, but she decided to focus her energies on dance. After studying classical ballet […]

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Adam Noah Lavie

Grammy-winning band Maroon 5’s frontman Adam Noah Lavie was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of Patsy (Noah), an admissions counselor, and Fredric Lavie, who founded the retail chain M. Fredric. Adam’s father’s family is Jewish, while Adam’s mother is of half Jewish (her own father) and half German and […]

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