Brian Austin Green

by ethnic on June 30, 2008

Birth Name: Brian Green

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 15, 1973

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandmother), English, Scottish, other

Brian Austin Green is an American actor and rapper. He is known for his role on the television series Beverly Hills 90210. He has experimented with hip-hop music and has released an album.

Brian is the son of Joyce (Klein) and George Green (George Lewis Green), a country and western musician. He has three children with his wife, actress and model Megan Fox, and a son with his former partner, actress Vanessa Marcil.

Brian added the middle name Austin because there was another actor named Brian Green.

Brian’s paternal grandfather had English and Scottish ancestry, and Brian’s paternal grandmother was of Italian descent.

Various web sites state that he also has Irish, Hungarian, and Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this is accurate.

Brian’s paternal grandfather was John L. Green (the son of William Jesse Green and Ettie Iona Johnson). Ettie was the daughter of John Johnson and Eva.

Brian’s paternal grandmother was Elvina Mary “Pat” Coscarelli (the daughter of Giuseppe “Joseph” Coscarelli and Rosina “Rose” DeRose). Elvina was born in Indiana. Giuseppe was born in Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, the son of Raffaele/Raphaele Coscarelli and Teresina Bonofiglio. Rosina was born in Paola, Province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, the daughter of Pietro DeRose and Teresina Quintieri.

Sources: Genealogy of Brian Austin Green (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Brian’s paternal grandparents, John L. Green and Elvina Mary “Pat” Coscarelli –

Brian’s paternal grandfather, John L. Green, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Brian’s paternal great-grandmother, Ettie Iona Johnson, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Ettie Iona Johnson on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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madman October 3, 2017 at 2:09 am
Kimmel September 14, 2016 at 7:11 am

Was expecting more.

The.geneal.guy December 5, 2014 at 3:53 am

‘Green’ is an English surname!

thomas1987 October 21, 2014 at 8:46 pm

if he has native american ancestry it is very small. he still is mostly white..
and alot of Americans are mixed with plenty of things anyway. no one is pure.
i’m guessing 1/16 native american…doesn’t count

roman2886 April 26, 2014 at 4:22 pm

White Americans claim they have Native American ancestry but they can never prove it because so many nationalities have mixed into the genepool of USA.

andrew September 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm

is the Cherokee ancestry documented? I believe it’s Hungarian-Jewish not just Hungarian

follers September 26, 2013 at 3:13 pm

I don’t know if the Cherokee ancestry is documented. I haven’t seen a genealogy of Brian Austin Green and haven’t gotten around to researching one.

His mother’s maiden name is “Klein”. I don’t know if that’s the Hungarian side, though.

But he has been described as being not Jewish.

andrew October 20, 2014 at 5:17 pm

is there a genealogy for him?

Check7t October 20, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Looks like a real Cherokee warrior man.

andrew October 21, 2014 at 10:11 am

he made with Megan Fox a Native couple..

follers September 12, 2016 at 9:19 pm

Yes, partially.

andrew September 13, 2016 at 3:38 am

good job.

andrew September 13, 2016 at 5:18 am

Giuseppe Coscarelli was specifically born in Cosenza, Calabria, Italy. Rosina DeRose was born in Paola, Province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy.

“Klein” is definitely Jewish.

follers September 13, 2016 at 5:38 pm

There are non-Jewish “Klein”s.

SparkleTime January 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Green claims Cherokee ancestry just like his wife, Megan Fox. I find that funny. It made me chuckle.

me January 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm

what problem they have native ancestry? after all, what you have against Native Americans?

Serpent January 2, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Nothing. I just find it strange how everyone and their neighbor has a great-great-great-great grandmother who was Cherokee in Hollywood. That is all.

me January 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Angelina Jolie is not liar, she always fights with her father, he always calls her crazy and liar, why trust him? Her mother claim Iroquois ancestry before dying .Those people you mentioned has no reason to lie. Why you simple do not accept that many talented actors are not completely europeans?
Why do not you insist that Kim Kardashian is white? Because you do not like her, right?
You are just a bigot.

SparkleTime January 3, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Angelina Jolie’s family tree and records prove that she is not Native American as well. Her family being descended from the Iroquois is a silly, family Native American myth not only debunked by her father but the rest of her records. She is not Native American. By the way, where did I mention Angelina Jolie in any of these posts? You are race baiting.

I do not think all of them are liars. I believe Elvis had an ancestor who was Native American, and I believe the same of Johnny Depp, even though he cannot prove it. Carrie Underwood and Bristol Palin also have a ancestor enlisted in a tribe, so yes, how could I not believe them?

I am not interested in Kim Kardashian. I have visited her page once or twice, and you can find an old post of mine in which I state that Armenians are genetically and truly Caucasian. I have no problem seeing Kim and her family as white. I do not have an Aryan view of white like many of you on here.

I accept that many white entertainers are not fully European. I actually find their backgrounds interesting, especially if one can uncover their ancestors from nine to ten generations ago, like in the case of Johnny Depp. However, that is not my issue with you and other people on this site. It is the racist remarks, like how that one drop of black or Native blood is supposedly what makes them talented or beautiful; how you utilize white supremacist terminology such as “pure white” or “fully white” to determine whether or not someone is “white” in order to push forward your own racist agenda. You guys do this not just to white entertainers but also black entertainers. I already explained what my issue with you was. You accepting every other entertainer who has Native blood as white but not Megan because you think she is pretty and exotic, in your opinion, is my issue with you. That, Me, is being ignorant and racist.

I say some of these performers lie because many of them have been caught lying about being part Native American (especially part Cherokee which is the go-to-tribe for those in Hollywood who want to seem more exotic than they are).

As you can see I do not care that Megan and Brian claim Cherokee ancestry. I still see them as “white” people and it has not changed how I view them. They may or may not have Native blood. It may or may not show, as I know a few blonde-haired, blue-eyed white people who have an African ancestor. It still will not change how I view them.

I broke out the list of the plethora of white entertainers who claim Native heritage to depict how common it is among white Americans to claim Native American ancestry (especially Cherokee). In their minds, multiple European ethnicities + Cherokee (or rarely some other Native tribe) equals white American. I am sure some of them actually do have an Native ancestor, no matter how distant. However, to say the ones you like are “mixed and not white” because you deem them to be prettier, more exotic, or more special than the others is, in fact, racist.

I also believe that many of you use stereotypes in order to prove that someone is part Native. I could take plenty of exotic Europeans, lie and say they are part Native, and I have no doubt that many of you would jump up and say that you can see it in their skin tones, or their cheekbones, or their eyes, or their nose, or their hair, which proves how ignorant many of you are.

I see Kim as white, and I do not think of her as any less white because I do not like her, which I admit that I do not. I am not persistent on her page, if that is what you want me to be. However, many people on that page will simply never accept her as white, though she truly is, because she looks “Middle Eastern,” which is a region and not an ethnic group, by the way.

People even insist that Nina Dobrev is not white, even though she is European, because of her skin tone. They do the same to Janice Dickinson, whose parents immigrated from Poland and Belarus. However, their “exotic” features do not change the fact that they are white.

It is you who seems to be unable to accept that many of these entertainers are your run of the mill white Americans. You seem to be displeased with that, especially if you find them exotic or pretty.

I have stated that plenty of white Americans have admixture and are not fully European. I have even stated that Europeans have admixture. Marisa Tomei’s parents are both Italian, literally from Europe. However, Marisa’s mother took a DNA test, only to find out that she was 13% African. After finding this out, guess what? I still see Marisa as a white Italian woman. Nothing has changed. It is just a cool fact about her genealogy that proves that most whites are not “pure,” as you and white supremacists like to claim.

But some of you are so stuck on this that you have taken it to mean that it somehow makes them better and superior to other whites who are supposedly “pure,” just like white supremacists consider the so-called “pure whites” superior to those who have admixture or even LOOK like they have admixture. Call it reverse racism if you will, but I have pointed out that there a lot of white entertainers who have admixture that are not beautiful or exotic. What of them?

Basically, your assertions bugged me, and it all started with your comment about how racists want Megan to be fully European because she is pretty. You then went on to say that mixed people like Adriana Lima and Nicole Scherzinger are prettier and smarter than others because they are mixed race. That is why I combated your statement with the FACT that Megan is just as white as other white Americans.

Megan Fox and her husband, Brian Austin Green, come from a home of two white parents who may or may not have distant admixture like MANY of other white Americans. You know the list of white entertainers I gave you who claim Native ancestry? Almost all of them, with the exception of Cher, consider themselves to be white. It is a collective identity.

I think the better question is why does that upset you?

Nini June 21, 2010 at 7:03 am


Barzahdummy April 21, 2010 at 2:43 am

Surnames mean nothing in this country with blended families and immigration butchering things back in the day (by last name looks nothing like my great gpas he came from lithuania with). And Austin is a common first and middle name.

Amelia April 12, 2010 at 4:35 am

sorry i meant Nathan. woops

Amelia April 12, 2010 at 4:34 am

paul, Green is also and Irish surname as well, as i would know its my surname and my grandad is Irish
but it can also be of German, Swedish, Irish and English origin as well :)

“Recorded in the spellings of Green and Greene, this is one of the most widespread of English, and sometimes Irish, surnames.”

Paul. February 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm
Nathan Teasdale Mottram February 19, 2010 at 11:30 am

green is english

and if austin is his mothers maden name then that is also english

Anonymous January 4, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Megan’s boyfiend. He’s HOT!

ethnic January 4, 2010 at 10:41 am

I think they still are together. Lucky guy.

tyler January 4, 2010 at 8:30 am

hey doesent he date megan fox?

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