Aubrey Plaza

by ethnic on January 12, 2012

Birth Name: Aubrey Christina Plaza

Place of Birth: Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 26, 1984

*Puerto Rican (father)
*German, English, Irish, Swiss-German (mother)

Aubrey Plaza is an American actress and comedian. Her father is Puerto Rican. Her mother has German, English, Irish, and Swiss-German ancestry.

Aubrey has stated that she can not speak Spanish:

My grandfather came over from Puerto Rico and raised his kids speaking English so that it would be easier for them to assimilate… My family speaks to me in Spanish… and I respond in English.

Aubrey’s paternal grandparents are Ismael David Plaza and Inez M.

Aubrey’s maternal grandfather was Philip Francis Dougherty/Gordon (the son of Roy A. Gordon and Fannie/Frances M./B.). Philip was born in Delaware. Roy was the son of Levi Gordon and Rebecca Statler.

Aubrey’s maternal grandmother was Mary Maxine Leager (the daughter of John Wesley Leager and Bessie May Anderson). Mary was born in Maryland. John was the son of Charles Henry Leager/Leagar and Sarah Rebecca Pinder. Bessie was the daughter of Lodi Anderson and Annie A.

Sources: Genealogies of Aubrey Plaza –

Marriage record of Aubrey’s maternal grandparents, Philip Francis Dougherty/Gordon and Mary Maxine Leager –

Genealogy of Aubrey’s maternal grandmother, Mary Maxine Leager (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

photo by Helga Esteb /

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RJARRRPCGP November 4, 2015 at 2:14 pm

To me, it looks like just a darker European variant, while ironically is common with Irish and English ancestry.

Alice November 4, 2015 at 10:54 pm

Looking at Aubrey you can tell she is not just Irish or English ancestry and strangely enough she isn’t :). Her look would not be common in Ireland or England.

slowdive January 29, 2016 at 12:29 pm

She could be Irish or English but still fits better in other parts of Europe.

Man from Leblon October 29, 2015 at 7:37 pm

xoxo – don’t make me laugh. She might even have some Native blood, but not because of her eyes’ shape. please get glasses or get out of the house more.

xoxo October 29, 2015 at 6:35 am

I knew she wasn’t 100% white, her eyes gave it away. Probably due to the Native American…..

bleachsoda January 17, 2016 at 9:26 pm

most puerto ricans dont have native taino blood and the ones that do have about 10-5% of it

legez August 29, 2015 at 5:46 am

always thought she was fully European (although i guess her father could be) but Plaza doesn’t even sound like a Spanish surname

marjanel February 20, 2016 at 8:27 pm

Plaza is Spanish.It means square.

California July 24, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Sometimes she looks pretty and sometimes she looks ugly.

ihatemostpeople January 24, 2014 at 7:11 am

I can’t stand this annoying chick. She’s not even funny at all. So sick of her deadpan humor and her emotionless expression.

notracist January 30, 2014 at 1:40 am

well who cares about your opinion, loser :)

eldiablo1313 January 17, 2014 at 3:11 pm

She looks Ukrainian

ihatemostpeople January 24, 2014 at 7:11 am

All white people look alike lmfao, how can you even tell a Ukrainian from an English person?

notracist January 30, 2014 at 1:41 am

well maybe it’s because your eyes aren’t trained.

ihatemostpeople January 31, 2014 at 1:17 am

You’re goddamn annoying already. Stop stalking my posts, asshole.

andrew February 3, 2014 at 6:01 pm

ukrainian men like most eastern europeans have different features, head shape expecially, who make them very different from western europeans as english, french, iberians, italians..also eastern european women are far better looking than men

Marc 2 February 5, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Agree, basically, but not at all. There is north-eastern offshoot of Mediterranean family in Ukraine. So called Pontids. Different types of eastern Europeans Meds in other words, some of them can be very similar to Western European Atlanto-Meds and some Atlantids.
Here’re some examples:

Spectrum of similar anthrotypes doesn’t limited only to them. But connection Pontid-Atlanto-Med is most indicative. However, it is exception rather than rule. Eastern Europeans differ markedly from Western Europeans in general

musicfangirl September 28, 2015 at 3:02 pm
J420 October 5, 2015 at 10:31 pm

Wtf are you on about? White people do not all look the same. Western Europeans don’t look like Eastern Europeans, and Southern Europeans are also different.

AnonymousPerson December 26, 2013 at 8:51 am

Um her hair looks brown to me? Unless it’s dyed…..

J.J. December 26, 2013 at 6:28 pm

correction; yes technically her hair is brown however it’s an extremely dark brown and deserves the title of virtually black (noirette) and yes she does dye it a lighter brown, if you look at her roots it’s very dark.

J.J. December 30, 2013 at 6:31 pm

correction; her hair is virtually black (noirette)

AnonymousPerson December 23, 2013 at 1:58 am

I always thought her eyes looked a little Asian.

J.J. September 19, 2013 at 10:23 am

correction; her eyes are hazel (light brown) and her hair is virtually black (noirette) I think it should be listed

no December 25, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Her eyes are not hazel – they’re brown!

J.J. December 26, 2013 at 6:27 pm

correction; Her eyes are hazel and hazel eyes are just a light brown!
Hazel eyes are the most misunderstood eye color, true hazel eyes are eyes that are a light golden brown colour resembling that of a hazelnut (hence the word hazel), they can contain minimal green when observed in good lighting however green is by no means a requirement. There is a modern North American misconception that hazel eyes are any eye that’s green and brown or multi-coloured that appears to shift in colour (blue, grey or green with brown around the pupil) however this does not make sense due to a hazelnut not presenting any green, blue or grey whatsoever. In Europe (the origin of light eyes and hazelnuts) the true/original meaning is still used; hazel eyes = eyes that resemble the colour of a hazelnut.

If you’re going to contest my correction, how about doing your research first, as I’m assuming you’re a person who’s under the north American misconception that hazel eyes are green and brown or multi-coloured light eyes, but as a matter of fact her eyes do have some green colouration but it’s a dark golden/yellowish green;

rafael April 5, 2013 at 6:06 pm

just your average Puerto rican girl , that’s really sexy by the way

rickyflo April 10, 2013 at 7:42 am

Mind ya. She is half Puerto Rican, and that is all she is considered because they are part of the USA. Also, she is everything of those heritages, yet she could accept all of them for her ethnicity

marjanel February 20, 2016 at 8:27 pm

But puerto Rican id not an ethnicity at all.

marjanel February 20, 2016 at 8:28 pm
Lopac Is My Lover March 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Nice mix.

Maria February 10, 2012 at 3:19 pm

She is a natural beautiful girl.

Lopac Is My Lover March 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm

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