Born María de la Soledad Teresa O’Brien, if it weren’t for her father’s
Born María de la Soledad Teresa O’Brien, if it weren’t for her father’s persistence, she may never have been born.
“My parents were both immigrants—my mother from Cuba, my father from Australia. Both attended daily Mass at the church near campus,” she told press. “Every day my father would offer my mother a ride. Every day, she declined. Finally she said yes. One year later, the day after Christmas, the two of them were married.”
Here is O’Brien accepting the ‘NAACP Presidents Award’ during the 38th annual NAACP Image Awards in 2007.