Max Minghella

by follers on December 13, 2012

Birth Name: Max Giorgio Choa Minghella

Place of Birth: Camden, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 16 September, 1985

*50% Italian
*28.125% Chinese
*6.25% Sephardi Jewish
*6.25% Parsi Indian
*3.125% English
*3.125% Irish
*3.125% Swedish

Max Minghella is a British actor. He is the son of choreographer and dancer Carolyn Jane (Choa) and director Anthony Minghella.

Max’s father was born in the U.K., and was of entirely Italian descent. Max’s mother is from Hong Kong. Max’s maternal grandfather was of three quarters Chinese, and one quarter Indian Jewish, descent, and Max’s maternal grandmother was of approximately one quarter Parsi Indian, three eighths Chinese, one eighth English, one eighth Irish, and one eighth Swedish, ancestry.

This makes Max Minghella of approximately 1/2 Italian, 9/32 Chinese (equivalent to 1.125/4 Chinese), 1/16 Indian Jewish, 1/16 Parsi Indian, 1/32 English, 1/32 Irish, and 1/32 Swedish, ancestry.

Max’s paternal grandfather was Edward Minghella (the son of Antonio Minghella and Carolina Maria Gargano). Antonio was born in La Furesta, Italy. Carolina was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Italian parents, Angelo Antonia Gargano and Louisa.

Max’s paternal grandmother was Gloria Alberta Arcari (the daughter of Alberto Bernardo Arcari and Louisa Giaconelli). Alberto was born in Swansea, Wales, to Italian parents, Giuseppe Arcari and Domenica D’Ambrosio. Louise was born in Glasgow, to Italian parents, Pietro Giaconelli and Esperanza Rossi.

Max’s maternal grandfather was George Wing Sien Choa (the son of Choa Po Sien and Maria Felicie/Felice Belilios/Bellilios). George was born in Hong Kong. Max’s great-grandfather Po was Chinese, the son of Choa Lap Chee and Chan Quay Neo. Max’s great-grandmother Maria’s father was Emanuel Raphael Belilios/Bellilios, a prominent businessman. Emanuel was an Indian Jew who was born in Calcutta, India, to Raphael Emanuel Belilios and Salha Laniado. Max’s great-grandmother Maria’s mother, Lee Wai Yin, also known as Pearl, was Chinese. The relationship of Emanuel and Wai inspired the book The House of Wives (2016), by their great-grandson, Simon Choa-Johnston, who is Max’s first cousin, once removed.

Max’s maternal grandmother was Maisie Nora Kotewall (the daughter of Robert Hormus Kotewall and Edith Lowcock). Max’s great-grandfather Robert was born in China, and was a businessperson and legislator who was known in Hong Kong; he was the son of Hormusjee Rustomjee Kotwaj/Kotewall and Cheung A-Cheung. Robert’s ancestry was said to be Parsi Indian on his father’s side, and Chinese on his mother’s side. Max’s great-grandmother Edith was born in Shanghai. Edith’s father, George Lowcock, was born in Shanghai, the son of Henry W. Lowcock, from Middlesex, England, and of Annie Loftus Russell, from Wicklow, Ireland. Edith Lowcock’s mother, Max’s great-great-grandmother, who was born with the surname “Johnsford”, was the daughter of Alfred Jönsson/Johnsford, who was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, and of Ah Tsaw Wong, who was born in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

Sources: Genealogy of Max Mingehlla –

Genealogy of Max’s maternal great-grandmother, Maria Felicie/Felice Belilios/Bellilios (focusing on her father’s side) –

Information on Max’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Emanuel Raphael Belilios/Bellilios and Lee Wai Yin –

Genealogy of Max’s maternal grandmother, Maisie Nora Kotewall –

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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Connerfromvine May 1, 2016 at 12:41 pm

those must be some strong Italian genes….

madman March 11, 2016 at 2:03 am

Change Parsee to Parsi

slowdive February 6, 2016 at 2:09 am

Looks Italian.

Dogg January 30, 2016 at 8:25 am

Parsi like Freddie Mercury.

slowdive December 11, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Looks Yemeni.

Capricious October 10, 2015 at 11:41 pm

I don’t see Chinese whatsoever.

I only see Indian and Italian.

andrew October 9, 2015 at 4:51 pm
Connerfromvine August 27, 2015 at 7:12 pm

I’m pretty sure he’s 100% Italian and the mother listed is a step parent

andrew October 9, 2015 at 4:50 pm

His mother is from Hong Kong, he’s 50% Italian,

Connerfromvine January 16, 2016 at 8:57 pm

His mother can still be from Hong Kong and he can be 100% Caucasian. He looks completely Caucasian.

Mr. Postman March 12, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Except his grandfather’s name is George Wing Sien Choa. Encounter a lot of Caucasians with that name, do you?

neiltennant August 8, 2015 at 10:20 am

really multi-ethnic


andrew July 31, 2014 at 10:41 am
follers July 31, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Max isn’t Italian? He’s half.

Check7t July 31, 2014 at 9:13 am

I agree, looks fully Italian.

Ugly, but looks it.

ShawntheGod July 27, 2014 at 4:47 am

look like typical Italian

ihatemostpeople July 19, 2014 at 1:12 am

Hell no, he is not Chinese. This bitch looks INDIAN as hell!

a July 17, 2014 at 8:50 pm

ugly,this guy looks a junkie

ihatemostpeople July 19, 2014 at 1:13 am
Marseille July 17, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Looks fully Italian.

andrew July 18, 2014 at 6:16 am

no way. He looks part Indian

WTF May 31, 2014 at 7:27 am

mexican looking

Gurrl May 12, 2014 at 2:54 pm

He is multi-ethnic looking. Only 1/16 Indian but i swear it’s obvious in that picture though.

He looks more Eurasian/Italian in this picture:

Check7t March 10, 2014 at 2:59 am

look fully Italian to me.

Bjorn January 15, 2014 at 10:46 am

Holy crap! This guy is a mutt of every ethnicity! Geez… He’s a walking poster boy for “diversity”… lol

dev December 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm

he look like typical Italian to me

JJ December 4, 2013 at 6:29 pm

i thought he was a english-indian mix like ben kingsley

Daisuke December 2, 2013 at 1:45 pm

he’s Swedish

me December 13, 2012 at 9:06 am

I dont see chinese in him

me December 13, 2012 at 2:04 pm
me December 13, 2012 at 9:05 am
me December 13, 2012 at 9:08 am

What is this?Seems that WordPress has a problem with me

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