Eddie Cibrian

by ethnic on August 27, 2009

Birth Name: Edward Carl Cibrian

Place of Birth: Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 16, 1973

Ethnicity: Cuban (Spanish, possibly other)

Eddie Cibrian is an American actor. He was born in California, and is of Cuban descent (Spanish, and possibly other). Eddie’s parents are Hortensia Velia (Balaguer), an office manager, and Carlos/Carl Manuel Cibrian, a banker. He is well known for his role on the series Ugly Betty. Eddie is married to musician LeAnn Rimes. He has two children with his former wife, model and author Brandi Glanville.

Eddie’s surname is Spanish.

Sources: http://www.latina.com

Marriage record of Eddie’s parents – https://familysearch.org

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bablah February 3, 2017 at 1:42 pm
neiltennant June 13, 2016 at 8:22 am

really i would not have guessed that the CONSERVATIVE leane rimes would have a boyfriend with that color of skin

Kimmel March 16, 2016 at 7:36 pm

I watched ‘Ugly Betty’ from start to finish. Didn’t even know he appeared on that show.

Connerfromvine November 7, 2015 at 9:02 am

how is eddie CibrIAN not partially Armenian?

Devotion October 27, 2015 at 5:43 am

Cute Spaniard

neiltennant July 26, 2015 at 1:30 pm

i was shocked like the parents of leann rimes

the country, conservative. republican girl from next door beytraed her white husband with a latino

cwm85 August 8, 2015 at 4:50 pm

He is Caucasian. Latino is not a race but is used to described people from central, south ameican, Spanish conquests of Islands and Mexico. His ethnic background is probably Spanish from Spain thus he is Caucasian.

marjanel September 23, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Latino is people whose first language derivate from Latin not a race. Also Americans must stop with this bullshit of Cental Americas and South Americans because not all SOuth Americnas are latino.

Check7t August 21, 2014 at 1:30 am

Very handsome man.

M July 23, 2015 at 8:02 pm

I thought you were a guy? Or do you swing that way? Not judging btw…

andrew July 26, 2015 at 5:35 pm
ihatemostpeople March 2, 2014 at 2:50 am

Damn, I thought he was half Mexican.

sadie April 2, 2012 at 2:17 am

I thought he looked somewhat hispanic and Armenian is nice. He is so handsome. Why in the world did he marry that ugly LeeAnn Rimes?

Testing April 1, 2012 at 5:01 pm

this guy is of Spanish decent. Not Armenian.

CIBRIAN is a Spanish name.

Dropit! March 18, 2012 at 5:06 am

Cibrian is Cuban. He miht say he’s Armenian to make himself maybe more interesting or different. Why people after they become famous want to change things about themselves? Color, race, nationality. In the spanish media he has stated being cuban and speaks fluent spanish.

inigo February 25, 2012 at 2:49 am

Cibrian is not an Armenian surname. Its quite a normal spanish one….it also can be seen like “Cebrian”…..I guess it’s more glamorous to say that you have “armenian descent” rather than cuban…

Ninn December 15, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Oh and the man is a white Cuban of Spanish descent, he is not Armenian. There was Armenian immigration to Argentina and Brazil, but never to Cuba, unless he’s Lebanese-Armenian since there was Lebanese and Syrian immigration there.

ComeOn December 13, 2011 at 6:08 pm

i heard eddie cibrian is just cuban and that people got the wrong idea cibrian is an armenian name because it ends with “ian” like many armenian names do. however, cibrian is a spanish name.

Vahan October 7, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Steve Jobs was born in 1955 in Mountain View, California. His
biological parents are reported to be Syrian immigrants. But a week
after his birth, an Armenian mother, Claire Hakobyan, and an American
father, Paul Jobser, adopted Steve.

Pasqal April 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Steve’s biological parents weren’t Syrians … Only father was Syrian. His biological mother is Anglo-Saxon.

Vahan October 7, 2011 at 6:10 pm


Steve Jobs was born in 1955 in Mountain View, California. His
biological parents are reported to be Syrian immigrants. But a week
after his birth, an Armenian mother, Claire Hakobyan, and an American
father, Paul Jobser, adopted Steve.

get an education marta October 5, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Oh and one more thing, last time I checked I looked pretty white so it makes me wonder if you even know a vast majority of the armenia population to judge so quickly and determine what color their skin is. One example you can look at is kim kardashian, I think her skin color looks white so stop being a racist

get an education marta October 5, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Marta wow u have no knowledge of anything at all. Go learn something before you talk shit and give racist comments towards Armenians. Armenians live all around the world and majority are not poor. Armenia is not considered a third world country anymore. And news flash armenians aren’t only in glendale, believe me I’ve seen them in better cities then that.

Marta Paglianni September 28, 2011 at 3:07 am

HE is Cuban of Spanish ancestry. Same background as Andy Garcia and Cameron Diaz. There is NOTHING Armenian on him. Armenians are not that white at all. Only a back 3rd world country in Europe where every one is pretty poor. The only rich Armenians live in Glendale, CA and are intro crimes.

Marise Mitchell September 28, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Marta, you are so uninformed and uneducated. Armenians are white and very educated much more than you and your ancestors will ever be. We as Armenians have lived all over the world and some of the most famous people come from Armenia. If you do not know any better, do not bad mouth the Armenians. Further like in every nationality, they are honest and dishonest people. Get an education Martha.

Lisa October 8, 2011 at 10:38 am

Marta, I feel sorry for you, your knowledge is very poor. The Armenians are very smart and if you did your homework all of Vegas is owned by one very popular man named Krikorian or since you don’t know much about the culture he is the owner of MGM Grand and about 15 other big named casino’s. I think the only time someone makes a comment like that is when they are ignorant. And you seem to fit the bill.

LiL V4CH4 August 3, 2010 at 2:17 pm

f0R S0ME REAS0N, i tHiNk tHAt EddiE CibRiAN iS jUSt CUbAN, i tHiNk tHE ARMENiAN CLAiM iS fALSE.!

Cole November 3, 2010 at 10:49 am

He definitely looks Armenian, he looks like he could be Kim Kardashian’s older brother.

Ninn December 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm

What? I’m Irish and he looks more Irish than Armenian, he definitely looks Western European. Not that many Armenians don’t look European but no where like him. Just because he has ddarker hair doesn’t mean they can be siblings :\ they look nothing a like.

Marise Mitchell September 28, 2011 at 8:36 pm

What difference does it make. Live and let live

Arab Soulja April 22, 2010 at 9:01 pm

wow armenian and cuban is a betta mix den mine :P my dads Palestianian Arab and my mum is Puerto Rican im proud Arab muslim but :D

Deer October 12, 2009 at 6:27 am

I think people assume he is Armenian becuase of the “ian” ending of his name. But not all names that end with “ian” are Armenian. “Cibrian” is a Spanish name.

ethnic September 30, 2009 at 1:12 pm

joanna michelle, thanks for the comment. I have to admit I have a Gemini personality even though Im a Libra. It sounds like you are a very independent woman.
btw is 27 too young to marry?


joanna michelle September 30, 2009 at 11:03 am

I personally do not care what Eddie is.. He is a beautiful man..inside and out. I knew he married too young and too naive. Hey.. he is a full blown gemini.. take it from one who knows. We hate boredom, the same passive thing day in and day out, and NOT having our freedom. Gemini’s need variety, change, and most of all to live their live in peace and harmony without harsh criticism for doing so. Eddie is a great actor, I truly believe that and always did. He is one gorgeous hunk of a man and he is a jock. He is healthy and young with his whole future ahead of him and he is very intelligent. Why stay in a marriage that is not working. I am 55 and a hot mama gemini. I never stop. I have my hands in everything from my work, to my patients, to dancing professionally and singing in a band. I garden, read and love life. Men love me because I am so open and honest and I am certain Mr. Cibrian is the same. I am so sick of everyone bashing him for his divorcing his wife. There are so many sides to this story, Let’s face it, if the marriage was a good marriage and she let him live his live as an actor, none of this would be happening. She and I mean Brandi is a big liar and a phony. Why do you think his career went down to the tubes for so long. Her demands were constant and she tried to control his every move including not letting him do movies that did not meet up to her standards. WELL>> look at our man now.. YOU GO EDDIE and never stop being you. WE LOVE YOU

ethnic September 17, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Veronica. Im sure thats what he is.

veronica September 17, 2009 at 1:12 am

i thought he was armenian & cuban?

ethnic September 9, 2009 at 10:59 am

Marc B thanks for the comment.

Marc B September 9, 2009 at 5:34 am

Cibrian’s family may be from Cuba, but his ethnicity is most likely Armen-IAN.

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