Robert Rodriguez

by ethnic on July 19, 2009

2013 NCLA ALMA Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Robert Anthony Rodriguez

Place of Birth: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 20, 1968

Ethnicity: Mexican

Robert Rodriguez is an American director, writer, cinematographer, producer, editor, musician, actor, and cartoonist. He is famous for his films Frank Miller’s Sin City and Planet Terror. He has made films in both English and Spanish. He was born to parents of Mexican descent.

Robert has five children with his former wife, Venezuelan-born producer Elizabeth Avellán, who worked on his films. Robert is a cousin, to some degree, of actor Danny Trejo.

Robert’s paternal grandfather was Valentin Rodríguez (the son of Cecilio Rodríguez and Paula Peña). Paula was the daughter of Domingo Peña and Jesusa Vasquez.

Robert’s paternal grandmother was Severina Garza (the daughter of Teodoro Garza and María Antonia Parra). Teodoro was the son of Placido Garza and Juana Martínez.

Robert’s maternal grandfather was Bernardo Villegas (the son of Antonio Villegas and María Antonia Molinar). Antonio was the son of José Guadalupe Villegas and Alvina Lozano. Maria Antonia was the daughter of Luis Molinar and Ramona Dominguez.

Robert’s maternal grandmother was Consuelo Olivares (the daughter of Manuel Olivares Arnillo and Consuelo Aguirre). Consuelo was the daughter of Jesús Aguirre del Fierro and María del Refugio.

Sources: Genealogy of Robert Rodriguez –

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Check7t September 4, 2014 at 11:25 am

Looks 1000% white and he’s actually whiter than the average Iberian.

everyoneisthesame September 4, 2014 at 10:15 pm

I agree

andrew September 9, 2014 at 7:26 pm

just because u think Melanie Iglesias can pass for an “Andalusian” woman

xoxo August 26, 2015 at 11:54 pm

Melanie is obviously mixed with Asian, she does not look Spanish at all.

MadBadDog March 2, 2016 at 5:51 am

Too bad you’re using this site to spread your ignorance instead of using it to learn something. And since this guy’s last name is Rodriguez, is pretty obvious he got his “whiteness” from an iberian ancestor. So congratulations, you’ve made a fool of yourself not once but twice.

Greyface March 25, 2016 at 1:23 pm

I agree he is white

Rip August 4, 2017 at 5:08 am

Looks can be deceiving. Many mixed race Latinos who happen to be on the lighter end of the spectrum can pass for White.

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