Mark Consuelos

by ethnic on June 5, 2010

Birth Name: Mark Andrew Consuelos

Place of Birth: Zaragoza, Spain

Date of Birth: March 30, 1971

*Mexican (father)
*Italian (mother)

Mark Consuelos is an American actor.

Mark was born in Zaragoza, Spain. His father, Isaul “Saul” Consuelos Resendiz, is Mexican. His mother, Camilla De Micheli, was born in Tripoli, Libya (a former Italian colony), to Italian parents. He was raised in Italy, Lebanon in Illinois, Tampa, Florida, and Valrico, Florida. Mark has said that he can not speak Spanish, but speaks Italian.

Mark is married to television personality and actress Kelly Ripa.

Mark’s paternal grandfather was named Miguel Consuelos Trejo. Mark’s paternal grandmother had the surname “Resendiz”.

Mark’s maternal grandparents were Giuseppe De Micheli and Anselmina, who was from Baveno, Piedmont.


Genealogy of Mark Consuelos (focusing on his father’s side) –

Immigration record of Mark’s father –

Immigration record of Mark’s paternal grandfather, Miguel Consuelos Trejo –

Mark’s mother writes about her background –

photo by Miro Vrlik Photography LLC /

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andrew July 30, 2017 at 3:55 pm

his mother, Camilla De Micheli, was born in Tripoli, Libya (a former Italian colony), to Italian parents, Giuseppe De Micheli and Anselmina, who was from Baveno, Piedmont.

bablah March 14, 2017 at 7:24 am

His father’s full name is Isaul Consuelos Resendiz, so his mother’s maiden name was Resendiz.

His grandfather was Miguel Consuelos Trejo

allennox November 25, 2015 at 7:33 pm

His dad looks like bill Richardson whos governor of new mexico and has the same mix

cwm85 November 25, 2015 at 10:56 am

He looks Spanish or mixed Spanish and Italian to me…

andrew November 25, 2015 at 12:45 pm
cwm85 November 25, 2015 at 7:17 pm

He does not look far off from his mother… he looks more European than his father and he is. Dude is Spanish, Italian and English. His Dad looks mostly Spanish with some native…

xoxo November 26, 2015 at 12:53 am

Wtf?????? He doesn’t look a thing like this mother!!! What’s strange is he looks more Mexican than his father, and Mark is supposedly half white.

xoxo November 26, 2015 at 12:53 am

Like HIS mother**** corrected

loiro February 24, 2016 at 5:13 am

no, he looks mostly spaniard lol.. his father obviously looks mestizo, he’s just old

allennox November 24, 2015 at 9:56 pm

He also has English descent on his father side.So he at least mestizo

sparkles180 August 11, 2015 at 12:36 pm

omg hes so hot!

cwm85 August 11, 2015 at 3:10 pm

He’s also married so settle down…

Devotion October 23, 2015 at 12:24 am
Princess June 14, 2014 at 1:15 am

I think his father was a Native Mexican with mostly Aztec ancestry. That explains why he looks really Mexican. The same with Jessica Alba. She looks purely Mexican.

cwm85 November 25, 2015 at 10:54 am

Jessica Alba doesn’t look all mexican. Lost Mexicans are mestizos anyway.

loiro February 24, 2016 at 5:14 am

LMAO.. his father obviously looks mostly European, wow you have no clue what the Aztecs or other Indigenous people look like.

AnonymousPerson January 7, 2014 at 4:25 pm

He looks 100% Mexican to me. Maybe it’s because he’s half Italian and Italian aren’t really white. They have Arab and black admixture in them. That’s why some Italians are dark and look Mexican.

AnonymousPerson January 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Italians* I meant

Jordan May 18, 2015 at 6:33 am

Italians are 100% white, except sicilians, who are probably 95%.

cwm85 July 22, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Italians are not part arabs or African. The majority living there are of European decent. I think many people think all Caucasians are pale, brown and blonde hair. It’s actually quite a diverse range of ethnic groups.

Beside Germanic and Norman migrations, minor but significant settlements of Slavs (the so-called Schiavoni) and Arbereshe in Italy have been recorded.

The geographical and cultural proximity with S. Italy pushed Albanians to cross the strait of Otranto, especially after Skanderbeg’s death and the conquest of the Balkans by the Ottomans. In defense of the Christian religion and in search of soldiers loyal to the Spanish crown, Alfonso I of Aragon, also king of Naples, invited Arbereshe soldiers to move to Italy with their families. In return the king guaranteed to Albanians lots of land and a favorable taxation.

Arbereshe and Schiavoni were used to repopulate abandoned villages or villages whose population had died in earthquakes, plagues and caresties. Albanian soldiers were also used to quell rebellions in Calabria.

Major Slavic colonies were in Friuli, Veneto, Marche, Sicily[100] and throughout the Kingdom of Naples (including Apulia, Molise, Abruzzo, Calabria, Terra di Lavoro and Basilicata)[101]

According to a consolidated tradition of historical studies, there are eight waves of immigration of Albanians in Italy, to which must be added: the movements within the territory of southern Italy and the latest migration ( the ninth ) in recent years.[102] A remnant of the descendants of these Albanian colonists, still speaking an Albanian language, has survived till the present day in many areas of Italy. Their numbers are between 80,000[103] and 260,000 people.[104][105]

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Rob Bega November 19, 2013 at 3:10 pm

He’s a dark Mexican! Most Mexicans are Mix race……

SpanishPrincess April 25, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Spaniards are “White” Hispanics. Technically nobodies race can be Hispanic/Latino because it is a ethnic category it’s more like classification.
Like theres White Hispanics, which are latin people whos blood is from Europe, most commonly Spaniard ancestors (Usually Latinoes with Brown or Black hair definently curly and with pale skin, sometimes colored eyes. Thrres also White Hispanics whos ancestors are from Germany, or Ireland these Hispanics are typically blond with colored eyes.) Theres Mestizo Hispanics who are White and Indian. ( Typically deep Black hair, tanned to darkish skin, Ptominant bone structire in the cheeks, obvious European faitures.) MestizoMeaning there blood is from Europe and they have native in them like Taino in Puerto Rico or Aztec in Mexico. Then theres the Amerindians or indigneous Hispanics whos blood is almost all Indian blood (Aztec, Maya, Taino, Guyamara, etc)

Dropit! March 18, 2012 at 5:39 am

He does not look mexican at all. Maybe italian or Turkish. Mexicans are more indian looking.

lulycz April 17, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Well not really, Mexicans can look white, mestizo (Indigenous & white), mulato (white and afro mix) and a lot of other mixes. I am of Mexican descent and I’m white, I’m sure I have some Indigenous blood in me but the European (my great grandparents where from Spain) side is more dominant, it shows more just like with other Mexicans, or sometimes the indigenous is more dominant on some. Most Mexicans are mestizo( European and indigenous) but we all look different. So don’t generalize. In my family alone I have family who have blue eyes & blond hair, even uncles and cousins who look middle eastern , and even Asian.

andrew April 17, 2013 at 3:40 pm

he wouldn’t pass as a local in Italy or Spain, his appareance tells what he is: an half Mexican good looking guy

rickyflo April 19, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Andrew, Good thing ya are starting to understand that everyone is different somehow, but still wrong on the wouldn’t pass for locals in Italy or Spain. Must realize sooner or later that some Caucasians do look similar to his skin color. I could even show ya pictures of just Italian Whites, and Spaniards Whites that are olive skin that look similar to him. Also, The perspective for caucasians is brown hair and brown eyes, but is acceptable for others also. He does have the Italian features and Mexican it seems. Now in evidence, he is caucasian by the ethnicity, heritage and race but who knows because he may accept both sides.

andrew April 19, 2013 at 4:48 pm

he wouldn’t pass as a local in Italy or Spain not because of his skin tone but because of his traits and facial features that aren’t full European being half mexican (clearly mestizo)

Princess June 14, 2014 at 1:16 am

You mus be joking. He looks 95% Mexican.

Princess June 14, 2014 at 1:16 am
miss europe;)) February 17, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Spanish is white Spaniards are whiteSpaniards are whiteSpaniards are whiteSpaniards are white you’re ignorant.

lopac March 5, 2012 at 8:55 pm

you must be a insecured spaniard.

Susan December 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Alf: Mark’s father and mother met in college in Spain. His father was student from Mexico and his mother was a student from Italy. They got married, had Mark, and then moved to Italy because his mother wanted to be near her family. Mark is fluent in Italian, and I heard him speak it to Tony Danza when he had his talk show.

Sad that you think Mexicans are only laborers. You need to get out more because you’re ignorant.

alf August 21, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Spain – Italian my ass!!! his father a Mexican immigrant worker in España got married with a local Spaniard , later they immigrated to Italia for a “better life”. So what’s with this celebrities pretending something they’re NOT!? Even his children look so Hispanic for a moment I thought Kelly ripa was the rich stepmother!! Oh well:P

lopac January 11, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Spanish people aint white. but moors

Acadiana January 11, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Spanish people are white. There is no race called the Moors. They were a ethnic group that invaded Spain hundreds and hundreds of years ago.

nnnnn April 19, 2013 at 1:58 am

Some documentary told, that spain and italian people were middle european and were later “mixed”(political correct for “raped”) with moores.
Moores don’t exist more.

So, spain people are more “dark”, as typical middle
european, but they are not “spaniard” or “latinamerican”

andrew April 19, 2013 at 10:38 am

there’s a lot of bullshit about that in the Web. Actually none of “documentary” you may have heard is historically accurate. I haven’t enough time to give you an history lesson now , you should look for better sources than those “documentary”

andrew April 19, 2013 at 10:41 am

actually “Spaniards” is synonymous for “Spanish people” and they aren’t dark as you think

rickyflo April 19, 2013 at 2:44 pm

?? So what makes ya think that ya don’t have the same genetic history of Spain because it has been proven by a theory of genetic unified formity of Europe. Even, Caucasus, which derives into the more Caucasian traits, relates more to Spain, Italian, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, and other Southern and Eastern regions of Europe. Hell, Maybe, ya should just look at this video of Spaniards Neo- Nazis so that ya realize that they are Caucasian just as equal. Anyone that dedicates to the Neo-nazis is definitely no doubt caucasian because they fight that and breathe that ideal, but not always right for anyone to just be cruel on a race.

loiro February 24, 2016 at 5:17 am

no, spaniards are indigenous europeans.. the “darker” appearance among many spaniards is what native europeans look like.. notice how you find such appearances in majority of the people who have never been invaded by arabs? like moldovans, romanians, hungarians? the reason that many darker europeans have some similar looks to some lighter middle easterners is because they share an ancestry and close genetic ties

nnnnn April 19, 2013 at 2:00 am

He looks italian, too

andrew April 19, 2013 at 10:43 am

he’s partly Italian but his traits aren’t typical for a 100% European person

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