If your not already familiar with Mike Tyson’s ex Luz Whitney.. get familiar. Luz Whitney was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York. At the age of 7, she began acting in school plays and performed in local theatre. She attended ballet school with her older sister Nilsa and danced in regional dance contests. She was a Lambada performer. She played the role of Sonia Braga at the age of 17 in a one woman show.