January 9, 1973 in Kingston
Jamaican reggae/dancehall artist,
Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques (born 9 January 1973), known by his stage name Sean Paul, is a Jamaican rapper, singer-songwriter, and producer. Life and career: 1973-1996: Early life: Sean Paul was born in Kingston, Jamaica, to parents Garth and Frances, both of whom were talented athletes. His mother is a well-known painter. His paternal grandfather was a Sephardi Jewish immigrant who had emigrated from Portugal, and his paternal grandmother was Afro-Caribbean; his mother is of English and Chinese Jamaican descent. Sean Paul was raised as a Catholic, however he was aware that he came from an old respected Jamaican Jewish family.