Birth Name: Nelly Kim Furtado
Place of Birth: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Date of Birth: December 2, 1978
Ethnicity: Azorean Portuguese
Nelly Furtado is a Canadian singer and actress. Her parents are Portuguese, from Ponta Garça, São Miguel Island, in the Azores archipelago. She holds Portuguese citizenship. Nelly was named after Soviet gymnast Nellie Kim.
Nelly’s paternal grandparents were Manuel Matos Furtado and Maria Paixão Costa. Nelly’s grandparents were from Ponta Garca, Vila Franca do Campo Municipality, Azores Region.
One of Nelly’s maternal grandparents was Virgínio Araújo Neto.
Sources: Genealogy of Nelly Furtado – http://www.geni.com
Memorial page of Nelly’s paternal grandfather, Manuel Matos Furtado – http://www.findagrave.com
Memorial page of Nelly’s paternal grandmother, Maria Paixão (Costa) Furtado – http://www.findagrave.com
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