Alan Cumming

by follers on October 19, 2012

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Place of Birth: Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland

Date of Birth: 27 January, 1965

Ethnicity: Scottish

Alan Cumming is a Scottish actor, singer, performer, author, and activist. He is the son of Mary (Darling) and Alex Cumming. Alan is married to illustrator Grant Shaffer. He is also a U.S. citizen.

Alan’s maternal grandfather was Thomas “Tommy” Darling (the son of Robert Darling and Elizabeth M. Dryden). Thomas was born in Inverness, Inverness-shire.

Alan’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Nicol Noble (the daughter of Donald Noble and Mary Ann MacRae). Margaret was born in Upper Muckovie Farm, Inverness, Inverness-shire. Donald was the son of Duncan Noble and Eliza Grant. Mary Ann was the daughter of Alexander MacRae and Elizabeth/Eliza Kennedy.

Sources: Alan Cumming on the genealogy program Who Do You Think You Are? (2010) – http://blog.findmypast.co.uk

Genealogy of Alan Cumming (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com

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neiltennant June 25, 2018 at 9:29 am

I see him being of Sephardic Jewish descent and speaking LADINO

ses101 June 24, 2018 at 1:52 pm

Speaking as a Scot, he certainly doesn’t look full Scottish. He has a similar look to some other gays, so maybe it is a genetic thing. I’d have guessed he was part Italian (there are a lot of Italian Scots in Scotland) or Jewish – he has a similarity to Dustin Hoffman around the eyes and nose.

neiltennant June 25, 2018 at 9:29 am

haha funny but right

he indeed looks Sephardic Jewish, Spanish but white

neiltennant September 15, 2016 at 3:11 am

strange !

but not uncommon in scottland

i have seen pics of MARC ALMOND ca.1991 where he looked nearly the same- Other people have also mentioned the similarity between those two

http://www.99vr.de/image-39459-0.jpg?s=39459&i=0&t=1463989927

http://s1.dmcdn.net/QBcw/1280×720-508.jpg

neiltennant May 26, 2016 at 12:08 pm

he looks soooooooo Spanish or Sephardic

I have met so many Spanish guys or Sephardic people with that look

Ardor February 8, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Was about to say that.

He looks really Spanish. I can see him speaking Spanish and not looking out of place.

pookerella January 29, 2016 at 10:01 pm

I think Neil means it like “Black Irish” which are the people who descend from a Spanish invasion/immigration of Ireland. Personally, I think he looks very Jewish, he looks like my friend’s grandfather who is Jewish. The Romans brought Jews with them when they were in England. Who’s to say what the true backgrounds of all these supposedly purebred Brits really are.

neiltennant July 23, 2015 at 5:08 am

he looks spanish !

he is one of those black or dark brits

DAVID BYRNE, COLLIN PHARELL etc.

Capricious October 10, 2015 at 6:32 am

How the fuck is he a “black Brit”? Lol

He’s so pale. His hair and eyes are dark yes. But that’s it.

gel October 10, 2015 at 6:57 am
andrew October 10, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Neil has no clue.

ses101 June 24, 2018 at 1:59 pm

David Byrne and Colin Farrell are both of Irish descent. There were dark celts as well as redheads.etc that went into Ireland and Scotland. But there are a lot of people from Ireland that look more or less Spanish, and it’s thought Spanish sailors did settle there (or at least get a few locals up the duff).

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