Nestor Carbonell

by stlucas on April 18, 2017

Birth Name: Néstor Gastón Carbonell y Ramírez de Arellano

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 1, 1967

Ethnicity: Cuban (Spanish, Catalan, Basque, possibly other)

Nestor Carbonell is an American actor.

Nestor is the son of Rosa Ramírez de Arellano y Cárdenas and Néstor Tulio Carbonell y Cortina. His parents are Cuban, and moved to the U.S. in the 1960s. Nestor has a sister, Rosa Maria, and a brother, José. One of Nestor’s cousins is Cuban baseball player Rafael Palmeiro.

Neston has said:

My parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents were born in Cuba, but my roots are Spanish. On my father’s side, Carbonell (Catalonia) y Cortina (Basque Country), and on my mother’s side, Ramírez de Arellano (Navarre) y Cardenas (Jaén). I was born in New York and I am as proud of my American nationality as of my Cuban nationality and Spanish origins. I’ve been to Spain many times and I’ve enjoyed visiting Madrid and Andalusia.

Nestor’s paternal great-grandfather was José Manuel Cortina. He was a Cuban politician, lawyer, and journalist. José was the son of Dionisio Constantino de Cortina y Arteaga, an agriculturalist, of Basque descent, and of María Luisa García y Gutiérrez, who was born in Matanzas, Cuba.

Nestor’s maternal grandparents were Gastón Ramírez de Arellano y Longa and Rosa María De Cárdenas y Blanco (the daughter of Raúl De Cárdenas y Echarte and Dulce María Blanco y Valdés-Rodríguez). Raúl was the son of Lic-Julio De Cárdenas y Rodríguez Dulzáides and Rosa Echarte y Alfonso. Nestor’s Cárdenas line can be traced back to a man from Baeza, Jaén, Andalusia, Spain, who moved to Cuba in the 1500s.

Source: Genealogy of Nestor Carbonell (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org

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neiltennant July 27, 2017 at 9:17 am

looks 100 percent spanish

could easily pass for serbian or croatian

andrew June 30, 2017 at 1:10 pm

Nestor’s “Cárdenas” line can be traced back to a man from Baeza, Jaén, Andalusia, Spain, who moved to Cuba in the 1500s.

andrew June 30, 2017 at 12:38 pm
andrew June 30, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Nestor’s paternal great-grandfather was José Manuel Cortina, a Cuban politician, lawyer and journalist. José was the son of Constantino de Cortina y Arteaga, an agriculturalist of Basque descent, and María Luisa García y Gutiérrez.

andrew June 30, 2017 at 12:32 pm

María Luisa García Gutiérrez was born in Matanzas, Cuba. Dionisio Constantino Cortina y Arteaga was Basque.

blue June 30, 2017 at 8:02 am

for example, Raul Esparza is cuban of spanish origin

blue June 30, 2017 at 7:58 am

He is totally spanish in his mind ,I dont believe he is totally spanish, he looks mixed.

I need a spanish birth certificate to all his grandparents to proof it , or his great great grandparenrts to proof that are from spainl, i bet the spanish mixed whith the cuban who are mixed hisself.

We need 8 or 16 spanish birth certificates

andrew June 30, 2017 at 8:35 am

He looks uber Iberian, unlike Pitbull, Ricky Martin and other Hispanics. Are you a Nordicist or something?

stlucas June 30, 2017 at 8:55 am

I agree with @andrew. I have seen many Portuguese, Spanish, and (Southern) Italians who look just like him. I think it’s kind of a stereotypical look.

blue June 30, 2017 at 11:05 am

I am from Madrid, and i am known who we look, i not nordicist, this guy is mixed and dont lie if you see people like him are inmigrants from cuba or Venezuela.

Please the spanish birth certificares.

Cuba is mixed, arabs, africans, europeans, north africans, libanese, jewish. ingigenoues..gipsies ….but this guy is only spanish…..they cant no relate to spain until his great great grandparents…..

andrew June 30, 2017 at 12:12 pm
stlucas June 30, 2017 at 12:52 pm

Being Cuban (or any other Latin American nationality) doesn’t necessarily equal being mixed. I am Brazilian and I’m not mixed, and he might be Cuban and not mixed as well. Personally, I don’t see any mixed features, but again, you can’t tell based solely on features.

madman April 18, 2017 at 2:19 pm

Cuban (Spanish, Catalan, Basque, possibly other)

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