Rupert Grint

by ethnic on July 16, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUL 28: Rupert Grint at the Premiere of 'Rise

Birth Name: Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint

Place of Birth: Harlow, Essex, England

Date of Birth: August 24, 1988

Ethnicity: English, as well as 1/8th Irish

Rupert Grint is an English actor. He is known for playing Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film series.

Rupert’s paternal grandfather is Christopher Alexander Lloyd Grint (the son of Cecil Horace Grint and Winifred Alice Speers). Cecil was the son of Edmund Albert Grint and Charlotte Adams.

Rupert’s paternal grandmother is Paula A. Rudkin (the daughter of Albert E. Rudkin and Jean E. Berridge).

Rupert’s maternal grandfather is Malcolm R. Parsons (the son of Sidney George Parsons and Winifred Doris/Dorris Ray). Sidney was the son of George John Parsons and Ellen Priscilla Webster. Winifred was the daughter of Thomas James Ray and Jane Elizabeth Finch.

Rupert’s maternal grandmother is Andrea M. Sharkey (the daughter of Andrew Sharkey and Una Lorrain Horn). Andrew was born in Roscommon, Ireland, the son of James Sharkey and Bridget/Bee McGarry. Una was the daughter of Walter Horn and Flossa/Flossie Sutton.

Source: Genealogy of Rupert Grint (focusing on his father’s side) –

Photo by Joe Seer/

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Dogg January 30, 2016 at 8:23 am

I thought he was full Irish.

gel January 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Why, do you know any Irish who look like that?

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 11:34 pm

He’s got an African nose/mouth.

alexgxo September 9, 2016 at 2:13 pm

Yes i think he’s full European descent but his nose and mouth look odd. If he was darker no doubt more people would see this.

Adamina September 9, 2016 at 10:00 pm

How exactly? Africans are diverse and you’ll find all kinds of nose shapes in Africa

alexgxo September 15, 2016 at 2:17 pm

I think I should be clearer. I mean and i think that user meant Sub Sarahan Africa phenotypes. And I don’t mean his nose is common to SSA people. I just mean it looks like it could be influenced by SSA genes.

I still stand by my belief that if he his skin and hair was darker more people would ask if he’s mulatto or quadroon.

alexgxo September 15, 2016 at 2:19 pm

Again, he’s probably just English/Irish in ancestry but it doesn’t mean his features can’t throw people off..

andrew September 15, 2016 at 3:35 pm

He has Cro-Magnon features. Many people in parts of Northern Europe have those pseudo primitive facial traits: broad noses, square jawlines, very light pigmentation. Like this guy:

alexgxo September 16, 2016 at 8:40 pm

I don’t know.. I mean Liam Hemsworth looks cro magnon to me and his nose still looks whiteish.

alexgxo September 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm

Okay I admit Rupert is probably full white but I’m not the only one who didn’t think this so I guess he’s pretty ambiguous looking.

I still think Brian L MAY be mixed even though I’d say his phenotype may be more cro magnon imo his nostrils still make me wonder as Rupert, Liam, Neal don’t have nostrils like his.

gel September 17, 2016 at 5:59 am

He hasn’t got a broad nose – hes smiling!, his jawline isn’t square, its round.

gel September 17, 2016 at 6:24 am
celebfan February 5, 2015 at 1:45 pm

It appears that he is 1/8 German. His great grandmother’s name is Winifred Alice Speers and Speers is a German surname.

follers February 5, 2015 at 4:41 pm

I believe Winifred Speers was the daughter of Alexander Speers and Ada. “Speers” can be an English or Irish surname.

Kate August 2, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Poor kid. Left with the name Rupert Grint.

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