Edward Furlong

Birth Name: Edward Walter Furlong

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

Date of Birth: August 2, 1977

Ethnicity:
*Mexican (mother)
*unclear, possibly Russian (father)

Edward Furlong is an American actor and musician. He starred in the movies Terminator 2: Judgment Day and American History X.

Edward’s maternal grandparents are both of Mexican descent. The surname Furlong was that of Edward’s maternal step-grandfather.

The identity of Edward’s biological father does not appear to be publicly known. Edward has said that he is “half Mexican, part Russian, and just American”. There were few people of ethnic Russian background in the United States in the 1970s. More likely, Edward’s father had another type of Eastern European (Polish, Rusyn, Ashkenazi Jewish) background.

Edward has a son with his former wife, actress Rachael Bella.

Edward’s maternal grandfather was Florentino G. Tafoya (whose parents’ surnames were Tafoya and Chavez).

Edward’s maternal grandmother was Nancy Ann Trigueros (the daughter of Rosalio R. Trigueros and Eleanor Hernandez). Rosalio was the son of Guadalupe Trigueros and Marcelina Rodriguez. Eleanor was the daughter of Bernardo Hernandez and Albina Maldonado.

Source: Genealogy of Edward Furlong – http://www.geni.com

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25 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Edward has said that he is “half Mexican, part Russian, and just American”.
    http://movieline.com/1996/03/01/melancholy-baby/

    It seems like it was Edwards mother who told him that his father was of Russian descent.

  2. neiltennant says:

    Makes sense

    most Russians belong to the whitest people on earth
    hispanics, mexicans or even spanish people tend to be darker than average europeans

    Russian genes are very strong and i do not think that he looks half hispanic

    especially when he was younger he looked like a white boy from next door and he played also often only white trash roles

    • lelo4 says:

      Spaniards are actually the lightest Southern Europeans and don’t differ much from the French (and I don’t think you can get more ‘average european looking’ than a French person, ow whatever that means). If he was just a Spanish/Russian mix he would look very Central or Northern European. His dark features are probably due to the Native genes most Mexicans have.

    • Hill says:

      What do you mean by Russians being the whitest people on earth? I hope you don’t think they’re all blonde or that there are more gingers there than in Britain. Anyway seek help.

  3. neiltennant says:

    what ? mexican ????

    i never thought that he could have something non white !

    He looks so white and anglo. white

    His mother might be MEXICAN but his father must have been total white

    i guess russian is not wrong

  4. sadie says:

    I thought he had some hispanic. Good actor.

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