Alfred Molina

by ethnic on July 24, 2009

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Birth Name: Alfredo Molina

Place of Birth: Kensington, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 24 May, 1953

*Spanish (father)
*Italian (mother)

Alfred Molina is a British actor. He was born in Kensington, London, England. His father, Esteban Molina, was Spanish. His mother, Giovanna (Bonelli), was Italian, from San Damiano d’Asti, Piedmont. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian.

Among his many roles, he has played Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Bishop Manuel Aringarosa in The Da Vinci Code (2006).

Alfred’s maternal grandfather was Alfredo Giacomo Bonelli (the son of Amedeo Bonelli and Francesca Gatto).

Alfred’s maternal grandmother was Maria Bergamasco (the daughter of Domenico Bergamasco and Teresa Bussolino).

Sources: Interview with The Guardian –

Marriage record of Alfred’s maternal grandparents, Alfredo Giacomo Bonelli and Maria Bergamasco –

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Adrian1Cram February 27, 2016 at 12:35 am

He looks like what he is, white.

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 6:19 am

Could very easily pass as a Persian or Afghani. Something about his eyes.

My friend who is a mix of these two ethnicities looks exactly like Molina.

Hill July 17, 2017 at 6:42 pm


neiltennant January 2, 2018 at 10:16 am

I’M of Afghan descent and YES

you are so right !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

he looks Irani or Afghani

he was casted as Iranian in NOT WITHOUT MY DAUGHTER with good reason

neiltennant June 28, 2015 at 1:43 pm

He is cool

but in his long term career he played





and germans

andrew September 9, 2014 at 7:28 pm

the author of the Guardian article wrote he looks Jewish!

follers September 9, 2014 at 8:40 pm

That bastard!

I don’t know if Bronson was 100% Polish, he could have been Slovak. But I don’t think he was Lithuanian since his parents’ surnames didn’t sound Lithuanian.

bearboy September 10, 2014 at 2:56 pm

@follers what are you talking about Pierce Brosnon is Irish?

follers September 10, 2014 at 3:12 pm

I never used the word Brosnan.

bearboy September 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Oh sorry my bad but who is Brosnon and why is he a “bastard?”

follers September 10, 2014 at 3:57 pm

The Guardian writer is that bastard. Charles Bronson is an actor that Andrew was talking about on another thread.

andrew September 10, 2014 at 5:31 pm


hii August 14, 2016 at 8:55 am

Actually, Alfred said when he started out people thought he was actually Jewish.

ShawntheGod July 27, 2014 at 3:47 am

Handsome man.

andrew October 20, 2013 at 5:13 pm

picture please!

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