Gina Belafonte is an actress and the daughter of Harry Belafonte. Gina’s father Harry Belafonte is an award-winning singer, activist, and actor. He is a recipient of three Grammy Awards (including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award), an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award. He has also been an advocate for political and humanitarian causes, such as the Anti-Apartheid Movement and USA for Africa, and has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Gina Belafonte: Bio Summary
|61 years old as of 2022
|Date of birth
|8 September 1961
|Harry Belafonte’s daughter, actress
|Julie Robinson and Harry Belafonte
|Adrienne Belafonte Biesemeyer, Shari Belafonte, and David Belafonte
|Actress, assistant director, and producer
Early Life & Family
Gina Belafonte was welcomed into the world on 8 September 1961. She hails from New York City, New York, USA. She celebrates her birthday once every year on the 8th of September. She is 61 years old as of 2022. She is the daughter of Julie Robinson and Harry Belafonte.
Gina Belafonte has a biological brother called David Belafonte. David was born on September 30, 1957, in New York City, New York, USA. He is 65 years old as of 2022. He is an actor and writer, known for Timebomb (1991), The Christmas Pearl, and The History of Everything Circa 1993: F/K/A Kissy Cousins Monster Babies (2018).
Gina Belafonte has two half-sisters. Her half-sisters are professional counselor Adrienne Belafonte Biesemeyer and actress, model, writer, and singer Shari Belafonte. She is the step-daughter of photographer Pamela Frank, who has been married to her father Harry Belafonte since April 2008.
Gina Belafonte is the granddaughter of Melvine (née Love), a housekeeper, and Harold George Bellanfanti Sr., who worked as a chef. There is no information about Gina’s education at the moment.
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Gina Belafonte Parents
Gina Belafonte is the daughter of Julie Robinson and Harry Belafonte. Her mother Julie is a former dancer with the Katherine Dunham Company who was of Jewish descent. Her father Harry is a successful singer, activist, and actor. Julie became the second wife of Harry.
The duo met and they fell in love with each other. Soon, Julie Robinson and Harry Belafonte started dating. On March 8, 1957, they got married, in a beautiful wedding ceremony, that happened in front of their loved ones. Their union has been blessed with two children, Gina Belafonte and her brother David Belafonte.
After a marriage of 47 years, Julie Robinson and Harry Belafonte got divorced. Neither Julie nor her ex-husband Harry has shown any interest in clarifying the reason for their separation.
Gina Belafonte is an American TV and film actress, assistant director, and producer. She has worked with her father as a coach and producer on over six films. She becomes known for BlacKkKlansman (2018) and Operation Splitsville (1998). She landed her big break as Carmela Pagan in The Commish.
After a long break from acting, Gina returned to the big screen in 2016 with a role in Courting Des Moines. She is also known for The Lion King on Clubhouse (2020) and Taming Kate (2022). Gina Belafonte is also an activist and the executive director of Sankofa.
Gina Belafonte has been involved with Sankofa.org, a social justice organization founded by her dad, Harry. The organization “educates, motivates, and activates artists and allies in service of grassroots movements and equitable change” per the website.
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Gina Belafonte is carrying on her father’s legacy. Speaking about her father’s legacy and Sankofa’s mission, she said,
“My father always said that he was an activist before he was an artist. He was someone who observed his own family’s struggles and hardships, and I think he carried those experiences throughout his life. He was involved in both civil rights and humanitarian causes, and that’s something Sankofa strives to achieve as well.”
Gina Belafonte is a happily married woman. She has been married to her husband Scott McCray. Scott McCray is an actor known for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993), and Invasion of the Money Snatchers (2012). The couple has one child, a daughter called Maria McCray.
Gina Belafonte is on Instagram and is active on the app. She uses the username @peacegina. She shares selfies, pictures, and videos of her personal life. She has her official website: www.ginabelafonte.com.