Luke Pasqualino

by follers on December 13, 2012

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Birth Name: Luca Giuseppe Pasqualino

Place of Birth: Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 19 February, 1990

Ethnicity: Italian (Neapolitan and Sicilian)

Luke Pasqualino is a British actor. His parents were both born in England. All of his grandparents were Italian. Luke’s father is pictured to his left here.

Luke has said:

My dad’s half of the family are all Sicilian, and on my mum’s side I’m Neapolitan, so it’s an interesting mix. I’ve been to Sicily once, and to Naples about five or six times. I’m really proud of my Italian heritage.

Luke’s paternal grandparents’ surnames were “Pasqualino” and “Femmenile”.

Luke’s maternal grandparents’ surnames were “Monteforte” and “Giglio”.

Photo by PR Photos

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Hill June 17, 2017 at 3:14 pm

Reminds me of Avan Jogia.

neiltennant June 29, 2016 at 3:57 am

HE LOOKS indian

i know a guy who is called ZSOLT and he is of hungarian and indian descent

Same look

angiemorton December 12, 2016 at 7:07 am

Yeahhhhh! I said the same thing when I saw him. :)

Greyface April 17, 2016 at 8:56 pm

internationally misleading photo, he doesn’t look like this normally

neiltennant July 23, 2017 at 8:10 am

you are right in the other pictures he even looks 20 percent more indian .-=)

madman April 7, 2016 at 6:39 am

Sicilian should be included in his ethnicity

mony May 5, 2016 at 1:06 pm

It is included….but actually it shouldn’t, because sicily is part of italy. I don’t understand why it is specified!

Connerfromvine January 3, 2016 at 2:56 pm

His dad is medium skinned but there are lots of Sicilians that have that medium coffee color complexion. I think the photo on here has weird lighting or something luke looks real dark around the eyes.

sarahle November 13, 2015 at 12:46 pm

no way… he isn’t just italian!

Devotion October 13, 2015 at 1:14 am

Looks Afghani or something.

sparkles180 August 17, 2015 at 2:00 am

He’s super hot but italian? He looks very indian or middle eastern. I’m sure hes romani or something. :)

Check7t August 27, 2015 at 11:42 pm
Gurrl August 8, 2015 at 1:05 am
His mother looks typical Italian. His father looks a bit exotic. Could it be the Sicilian? :P

ashash November 13, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Luke looks like his father.

Italians, especially Southern Italians, have North African/Middle Eastern blood anyway. All Europeans are part West Asian, but Southern ones have a lot more. He doesn’t look Afghani to me, though.

athelya November 17, 2015 at 10:55 am

yeah they are sicillian

GypsyQueen July 19, 2015 at 4:35 pm

He looks Romani, East Indian or Pakistani. Definitely a South Asian influence. Full-blooded Italians look like typical white people or somewhat Mexican.

sparkles180 August 7, 2015 at 10:07 pm

I agree!

Gurrl August 8, 2015 at 1:02 am

Maybe his mother had a secret affair with a South Asian man jk

follers August 8, 2015 at 1:06 am

I think he looks enough like his father (on his left).

ashash November 13, 2015 at 6:03 pm


sparkles180 August 17, 2015 at 2:02 am

Haha I doubt that because his entire family looks either indian or latino. They’re probably romani.

cimetina July 2, 2015 at 4:28 am

Sicilians can definitely look this way, especially those from the southern part of the island. Neopolitans can look this way too. I’ve’ lived in Italy and actually, most o the people I’ve met who look like this are from Sardinia…

mony July 2, 2015 at 5:47 am

I’m sicilian…and people who are so much dark are few. I’m sure he is tanned in the photo

California July 15, 2015 at 8:33 pm

What drugs are you on? I’ve never seen a Sicilian look the way he does, he definitely is part Indian.

neiltennant July 23, 2017 at 8:12 am

there are idiots outside who think that in north italy all people are pale and in south italy all people are dark

it s not as easy there are more factors

M June 8, 2015 at 7:56 am

It’s probably the African in him that makes him look “Indian”. Italians have African admixture.

andrew June 8, 2015 at 10:47 am

he’s Italian as this guy is Greek or Rita Ora is Albanian.

follers August 8, 2015 at 12:52 am

Andrew, why do you keep trying to disown Luke Pasqualino? He’s very good looking, unlike Mantzoukas. If he (Pasqualino) was Jewish I would be very happy to claim him (you can trade him for, say, Justin Bartha, if you want).

I didn’t think he looked atypical for a Southern European until I read these comments. Javier Bardem looks more “exotic” to me (and many others like John Turturro).

andrew August 8, 2015 at 2:46 am

are you talking to me? he’s extremely atypical, because he does have a South Asian vibe that place him out of Mediterranean spectrum. Anyhow showbiz is not made by average looking people. so that’s a not a big deal.

ashash November 13, 2015 at 6:07 pm

Follers, you’re the only one with sense.

John Turturro has played every ethnicity. I guess casting directors think he is ambiguous enough to play everything from Egyptian to a Southern redneck. :)

follers November 13, 2015 at 6:15 pm

And have you seen his brother? He really doesn’t look like him.

ashash November 13, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Nick is even more “exotic” than John.

follers November 13, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Perhaps. But in a different way.

andrew November 14, 2015 at 6:53 am

@ ashash

casting directors often do not have a clue. Some examples: Fares Fares (Assyrian) was casted as a RUSSIAN in “Child 44”; in “300” they portrayed the king of Persians like this:

Tux July 7, 2015 at 12:34 am

All europeans have african admixture you dope. Admixture has nothing to do with race, and if you knew anything about genetics you’d know ancient admixture does not effect phenotype. African admixture in all of Europe is at low levels and having it doesn’t make anyone black anymore than it makes Scandinavians or Russians asians for having Asian admixture.

Anyway Luke is probably just an exotic type because he’s extremely atypical evern for Sicily. Sometimes exotic types like him can occur in ethnic groups. Just like how Rowan Atkinson doesn’t look British at all.

neiltennant July 23, 2017 at 8:13 am

you idiot

he has not african blood

Rekta April 9, 2015 at 12:24 pm

He just looks like a Sicilian with dark features. This is nothing strange…

Here is a Sicilian mobster (Sandro Lo Piccolo) with dark features

Tux July 7, 2015 at 12:39 am

His skin coloring is not why he looks exotic, it’s his features. The guy you posted might be dark but he still looks phenotypically Sicilian while Pasqualino is so atypical and exotic that he looks part Indian which is rare for Sicilians.

Capricious April 8, 2015 at 2:05 am

Not Italian. Even Sicilians aren’t that dark.

But heck, if Johnny Depp, Russel Brand and Cheryl Cole are English, he can definitely be a full Italian…

mony March 14, 2015 at 9:56 am

What a strange italian!!! sicilians can be dark but not that dark!! Mostly we are olive skinned ( white anyway), but there are also fair and blonde people!

alberto.r7 April 6, 2015 at 3:39 pm

I agree with you, he looks too exotic to be 100% italian or southern european.

miko November 23, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Way Too Tanned, Looks White Without Tan.

neiltennant July 23, 2017 at 8:14 am


on that pic he looks darker

rednaxela1978 November 23, 2014 at 2:11 pm

for that there are many Italians much darker him …….
in Italy can be found by Scandinavian African almost all types present in europe

mony March 14, 2015 at 9:46 am

I am italian and i can say that it’s hard to find someone darker than him…he looks indian, not italian!

everyoneisthesame August 31, 2014 at 4:16 am

in this photo he look too dark

ShawntheGod July 27, 2014 at 3:56 am

Don’t let the tan fool you, he looks fully white:

JasonBaker July 15, 2014 at 12:51 pm

I really think his mom lied about his dad’s identity lol. It is true that some (not all, just some) Italins are dark but definitely not that dark. He’s cute, by the way.
Is he considered white in the UK? I think he’s usually cast to play White roles.

follers November 23, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Here is his father, second from right:

miko November 23, 2014 at 6:39 pm

His Father Look Normal.

desgusteng February 9, 2015 at 8:11 pm

what the hell is “normal”

noneofyourbusiness November 26, 2014 at 12:54 pm

He looks Pakistani.

noneofyourbusiness November 26, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Since when is [email protected]! offensive? Strange considering how my comment is being moderated because I used that word.

noneofyourbusiness November 26, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Since my comment is being moderated for whatever reason, I was trying to say he looks [email protected]!

Sully January 3, 2015 at 8:37 pm

I agree, I thought he was of some kind of Middle Eastern or Southwest Asian admixture. He could definitely pass for one. I first saw him in Skins (UK) and Showtime’s The Borgias.

WTF December 21, 2014 at 10:13 am

@Jason. LMFAO IKR? His REAL dad is probably Indian and she had an affair while she was married to his supposedly “Italian” father. I mean it’s very clear he is not just Italian!

WTF December 21, 2014 at 10:14 am

I don’t find him attractive at all, I think he’s odd looking.

desgusteng February 9, 2015 at 8:13 pm

A lot of Sicilians tend to be dark… it’s like the southern most part of Italy

andrew February 10, 2015 at 6:10 am

never seen a Sicilian who looks like him..

mony March 14, 2015 at 9:48 am

I agree….and i am sicilian!

ssempre July 6, 2014 at 5:28 pm

He looks like he could be Indian but I have several Italian friends who are Sicilian and they look just like this, everyone thinks they’re Hispanic or Indian. Also places like Naples and Sicily have heavy North African and Arab influence so that might be it.

andrew July 7, 2014 at 5:39 am

sometimes, as in the picture above, he looks more exotic than the most exotic southern italian. This tall guy looks Indian, totally different phenotype from Arab and North Africans. I suspect some South Asian mixing since there’s a large community in Britain.

follers July 7, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Luke’s grandparents are all Italian immigrants.

andrew July 7, 2014 at 3:35 pm
follers July 7, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Give me a break.

eyaeyayooooo June 13, 2014 at 9:58 am

Why do everyone keep insisting he looks like he has Indian blood? Have you seen Pia Toscano? She’s fully Italian and looks like she has Indian blood, but she doesn’t. In fact, if you look up on the history of Italians, the native Italians actually looked a lot like Luke and Pia.

Princess June 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Never in my life have I seen an Italian that looked Indian. His mother should tell him that his “father” is not really his father.

Princess June 12, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Everyone on this site says he looks half Indian. Here is the url to that site.

follers June 12, 2014 at 11:46 pm

Yes, but each person on that site is dumber than the next (whoops).

ashash June 13, 2014 at 4:41 am

Can you please do a page on Phoebe Tonkin? Is she Aborigine?

Nikki May 6, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Oh i am so sorry. I never ment to be rascist, my older friend thought that his surname is spanish. I later rescearched and i foundout that his surname is not spanish-mexican. But i also found out that one of his grandparents were remote spanish. i am sorry if i upset you about this

Nikki April 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm

he is spansh too. his name is spanish-mexican

strawberry20 April 28, 2014 at 6:49 pm

No, he’s not. you’re some racist motherfuckr

ihatemostpeople May 6, 2014 at 10:15 pm

How in the hell does that make Nikki racist, dumbass? Do you even know the meaning of “racist”. LMFAO. Some people should not be allowed to get on the internet. Stupid bitches.

aroxysimon June 8, 2014 at 3:08 pm

wth, he was born in england why would he have any native american in himm??? is this a troll post?? he probs just some italian,spanish, and north african

balkanboy March 14, 2014 at 8:19 am

he looks like a gypsy

J.J. March 6, 2014 at 9:14 pm

correction; his eyes are hazel (light brown) and his hair is dark brown (brunet) I think it should be listed

ihatemostpeople February 25, 2014 at 5:40 am

SORRY BUT HE DOESN’T LOOK ITALIAN. WTF!!?? I thought he was like half Indian or fully Indian.

andrew February 25, 2014 at 7:23 am
Gurrl February 22, 2014 at 8:50 am

He looks north indian. Most sicilians aren’t that exotic looking (that i am aware of anyway)

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