Russell Brand

by ethnic on March 31, 2010

Russell Brand ethnicity

Birth Name: Russell Edward Brand

Place of Birth: Grays, Thurrock, Essex, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 4 June, 1975

Ethnicity: English, as well as 1/64th German

Russell Brand is an English actor, comedian, radio and television personality, writer, and activist.

He is the son of Barbara Elizabeth (Nichols) and Ronald Henry Brand.

Russell is married to Scottish lifestyle blogger Laura Gallacher, with whom he has a daughter.

Russell’s paternal grandfather was Henry George Brand (the son of Henry George Brand and Alice Sarah Truman). Russell’s great-grandfather Henry was the son of Mark Henry Brand and Lydia Bond. Alice was the daughter of George Truman and Maria Louisa Bruford. Maria Louisa’s grandfather, Johann Heinrich Kohler, was German.

Russell’s paternal grandmother was Janet Marjorie White/Frost (the daughter of Walter George Clyde Frost and Julia Maud Lilian White). Walter was the son of Thomas Frost and Jessie. Julia was the daughter of William Henry White and Frances Ann Tilly Church.

Russell’s maternal grandfather was Frederick William Nichols (the son of Frederick William Nichols and Theresa Jessie Bennett). Russell’s great-grandfather Frederick was the son of Edward Henry Nichols and Elizabeth. Theresa was the daughter of Robert Bennett.

Russell’s maternal grandmother was Nellie A. Miller (the daughter of Bertram Miller and Nellie Minnie A. Hale). Russell’s great-grandmother Nellie was the daughter of William Hale.

Sources: Family history of Russell Brand –

Genealogy of Russell Brand –

1st Photo by Prphotos

2nd photo by s_bukley /

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neiltennant July 9, 2017 at 12:17 pm

don’t get me wrong but i think

his mother has cheated his father with a guy from south america etc. because they separated 5 months after his birth
maybe she found out… that she cheated

and even as a child he looked exotic

neiltennant June 23, 2016 at 1:33 pm

please don’t stop claiming that his appearance in britain is in common

it is not

with this appearance he would have some problems in britain

people would think of him that he is middle eastern or iranian

caligurl2 November 20, 2016 at 11:03 am

LOL he looks British as hell.

British people need to take responsibility for their phenotypes, and stop trying to pass them off as anything else when they’re bad looking.

These comical horse like faces are very common in the British population and uncommon in the middle east where men tend to be a lot more gracile than the horse faced Brits.

This guy looks no different from this football player.

These orgre-ish type looks are all over the British Isles and they’re found nowhere else in continental europe or in Israel and they ARE part of the reason the British have the reputation of being ugly or inbred. These features also dominate among white rednecks and the southern portions of the USA. Guess which part of the US is the most British? the south. Own up to your phenotypes, and not just super beautiful uber anglo saxons lol

crunty November 20, 2016 at 11:55 am

I thought you were gel in disguise with your link. Maybe his ugly stepsister? The man in your link is a cricket player, and having travelled extensively around the UK, I can’t say his look is common, nor is Russel Brand’s. People are more mixed up in cities thanks to waves of immigrants over the last 400 years though. The real English you will find live in the shires, and a lot of them don’t get that famous so you rarely see their faces.

caligurl2 November 20, 2016 at 12:05 pm

I lived in Britain, and probably know what the British look like more than most, and you are correct people in the cities are heavily mixed up. Many British models and actors these days have other ancestries in the same way that Americans do. Greg Sulkin, Kate Bekinsale, Rhona Mitra, Stephen James, David Beckham, Oliver James etc. Unfortunately the UK has a lot of angsty British “purist” online who’d like to think that Britain is in some way shape or form “pure anglo saxon”. When the reality is, England especially in the inner cities is just a diverse ethnically as France is. Immigrants have populated the cities as far back as the industrial revolution. Example being some British complain about Polish immigrants like they’re some relatively new comers when they’ve been in England as far back as the revolution. Same with Jews, Italians, French, Blacks etc.

caligurl2 November 20, 2016 at 12:09 pm

And I don’t know why you find gel’s views to be uncommon. This is the view of the British by the mass majority of people. Only on these type of sites regarding ethnicity or the anthropology ones filled with nothing but nerds do you see people either glorifying British phenotypes or thinking looking British is a good thing.

gel November 21, 2016 at 2:10 am

The Irish went to London – and now the Cockneys fancy their from LA, With “The only way is Essex” TV show!…

The Irish went to the North East of England and now the Geordies fancy their from New Jersey, with “Geordie Shore”!…..

They went to Scotland – and now they have some good-looking actors…

They went to Liverpool, Manchester….

They went to Australia – and now Australian men are considered some of the best looking in the world…..

And now Russell Brand looks like he’s getting in on the act!:

Ardor May 8, 2017 at 9:35 pm

You must have vision problems if you think he looks like that ginger faced football player.

neiltennant July 9, 2017 at 12:14 pm

one thing i have learnt on this site over the years is

i will be patient and one day we will know more about him

the same case like on BRANDON URIE or MIRANDA COSGROVE both were listed all the years as european only celebs but i knew that there is something exotic
and voila .. now we know that one has a mexican mom and the other philipino mother

andrew July 9, 2017 at 1:27 pm

@ neiltennant

Don’t be impatient, check out Russel’s genealogy that is well detailed.

neiltennant July 9, 2017 at 12:16 pm

@caligurl2 you are an idiot

please get your eyes checked

you compare a pale brown haired and blue eyed typical northerner with RUSSEL BRAND who has black hair and black eyes

Hill April 28, 2017 at 11:55 pm

if he didn’t have that tan he’d look as pale as every other british person like Kiera Knightley, Gemma Arterton etc… but yeah his hair and eyes are very dark.

neiltennant August 12, 2017 at 2:50 am

gemma arterton is not 100 percent british

she has jewish roots

Thats the same shit like those people who name JENNIFER CONELLY as typical irish although she is jewish too

Hill May 14, 2017 at 11:51 am

I’m not one of those weirdos who say Emma Watson or Kit Harlington lie about their ethnicity or whatever but this guy definitely doesn’t look English. I’m not saying he isn’t though.

Kimmel June 18, 2016 at 10:35 am

He’s never looked very English to me, but the evidence suggests otherwise.

neiltennant August 23, 2016 at 6:02 pm


if you ask 1000 people in different corners of britain




and even in the multicultural areas some people would say he does not look british

neiltennant June 18, 2017 at 8:08 am
phaedra May 6, 2016 at 1:59 am

He looks Jewish or Middle Eastern. He’s lying about his ethnicity.

Since he’s a Brit, it wouldn’t be unusual if he has a recent Indian ancestry that he’s not accounting for (heck, even the Royals do).

neiltennant July 9, 2017 at 12:12 pm

I know his biography

his parents had been married for 6 years when he was born and 5 months after his birth his parents separated

that could mean one thing

it is possible that his biological father was from southamerica oder middle eastern and his mother cheated and his ”father” found out this

Duke February 14, 2016 at 1:59 pm

Looks like a typical hipster.

cwm85 November 29, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Something about this guy annoys me…

slowdive January 13, 2016 at 8:26 pm

Maybe it’s his SJW activism in which he just regurgitates typical PK hokum from any ol’ Tumblr blog?

xoxo November 26, 2015 at 1:20 am

He doesn’t look English at all. He looks Middle Eastern as hell.

Devotion October 13, 2015 at 5:59 am

This guy doesn’t even look Jewish or Italian. he’s even too dark for those. He looks Arab, namely Iraqi, or North African (Tunisian).

luckystar October 28, 2015 at 12:47 am

Of course you never saw a sicilian.

athelya November 17, 2015 at 2:10 pm

italians arent exactly dark tf i’m so tired of these comments. My mother is from the province of emilia and toscana and she has light brown hair with green eyes

andrew November 29, 2015 at 1:15 pm

@ luckystar

You never saw a sicilian inded. Because Sicilians look more European than anything, and not like Middle Easterners and North Africans (totally different) as someone would think. A few examples:

These are Martin Scorsese’s parents, both of Sicilian descent

Sinatra with parents (his dad was born in Sicily)

John Travolta (father born to Sicilian parents)

andrew November 29, 2015 at 12:45 pm

It means you never saw a Tunisian in your life or you’re just a wannabe to think he could be part your people (iraqi). He may be swarthy for the English spectrum, but he looks European. There are other British Isles-born celebs on this site that are a lot more odd than him, like

andrew November 29, 2015 at 12:46 pm

*part of your people

phaedra April 14, 2016 at 11:42 pm

Sicilians look like Arabs. Not Swedes. You’re a typical swarthy frizzy head Southern European who thinks they have more in common with Europeans. Stop making me laugh so much.

You’re the wannabe buffoon in here. Go make pizza or something, you hairy short Med.

DAZZY June 17, 2016 at 2:30 am

Study the story of Sicily before talking. Sicily is avery melting pot in centuries. Greeks, Romans, North Africans and Normans. So you can find a dark eyed and brown hairy man and tall and blond/blue eyed people or a mix of both. All Italians are very etherogenic

andrew June 17, 2016 at 8:10 pm

@ phaedra

You can see in this short video how much “Arab” Sicilians look. Average pigmentation is totally different.

caligurl2 November 20, 2016 at 11:35 am

lol what’s with this hairy business people keep talking about? I’m latino and have been with white guys of varrying ancestries. Most were hairy. All white men are among the hairiest people in the world regardless of ethnicity. The least hairy people are asians, amerindians, polynesians and blacks. All the black men i’ve been around have been hairless.

caligurl2 November 20, 2016 at 11:37 am

Phaedra you seem very hostile towards mediterraneans. If you’re British I can understand that hostility/insecurity because British are notorious for lusting after Mediterranean men.

caligurl2 November 20, 2016 at 11:39 am

I have a similar opinion. I’m not into most white dudes (i’m originally from Brazil), but the mediterraneans FOR SURE looked a lot better on average than the Germans we had there. Likewise most of our male models in Brazil are some kind of mediterranean descent be it Portuguese or Italian. Most of the Northern european descent models we have in Brazil never become as reknowned as the Latins. Evandro Soldati for example was one of our highest paid male models.

gel August 19, 2015 at 11:33 am
cwm85 August 16, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Looks very womanly… if he didn’t have a beard he would look like a Transgender…

neiltennant July 18, 2015 at 12:27 pm

brand or brandt could be a jewish surname but also a non jew surname

it is 50 50

i had a teacher whose name was brand and she was jewish

it is Impossible to find full blooded germans or brits with this appearance

he has something very exotic…. spanish, sephardic or iranian

gel August 16, 2015 at 3:49 am

Funny, his looks are never remarked on in England – except that its thought he’s good-looking! So he must an average-looking guy there.

I tell you, what you think the English look like and what they actually do look like is a long way apart!

neiltennant July 15, 2015 at 4:44 am

on that picture he looks like NIGELLA LAWSON

neiltennant July 15, 2015 at 4:44 am

he looks sephardic jewish

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