Shiloh Fernandez

by ethnic on April 11, 2012

Birth Name: Shiloh Thomas Fernandez

Place of Birth: Mendocino, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 26, 1985

*25% Portuguese
*25% Ashkenazi Jewish
*50% mix of English, Irish, possibly other

Shiloh Fernandez is an American actor and model. His father is of half Portuguese and half Russian Jewish descent. His mother has English, Irish, and possibly other, ancestry.

Shiloh’s paternal grandfather was George A. Fernandez (the son of Tony Louis Fernandez and Minnie C. Hendrick/Hendricks). Tony was born in the Hawaiian Islands, to a Portuguese-born father, Antone Louis Fernandez, and to a Hawaiian-born mother, Mary Furtado Mendonca, who was of Portuguese descent. Minnie was born in California, to Portuguese parents.

Shiloh’s paternal grandmother was Malkah Wolper (the daughter of Mordecai/Manny Wolper and Mariam/Mara Onitskanskaia). Malkah was born in California. Mordecai and Mariam were Russian Jewish immigrants, with Mordecai being from Kishinev, Bessarabia (now in Moldova), and his own mother’s maiden name being “Vitashki”.

Shiloh’s maternal grandfather has the surname “Hallihan”.

Shiloh’s maternal grandmother is Mary Jane Lay (the daughter of Margarett Edwards).

Sources: Marriage record of Shiloh’s paternal grandparents, George A. Fernadez and Malkah Wolper –

Shiloh’s paternal grandfather, George A. Fernadez, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Shiloh’s paternal great-grandfather, Tony Louis Fernandez –

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M May 30, 2015 at 6:42 pm

He looks like he could be related to Joaquin Phoenix.

anen87 November 8, 2016 at 12:58 am

Both are English & Ashkenazi Jewish…

Check7t August 11, 2014 at 6:24 pm

Looks British.

abelleza August 5, 2015 at 2:01 pm

What the hell are you on??? He does not look even remotely ‘British’

anen87 November 8, 2016 at 12:53 am

Yes he does! He resembles Ed Westwick who is English…

WTF August 1, 2014 at 10:33 am

straight up cracka ass

AnonymousPerson December 26, 2013 at 8:40 am

He’s weird looking.

California July 19, 2015 at 5:15 am

He’s “weird looking” because he doesn’t have a generic look like everyone else?? This guy is definitely not ugly, he just has a “unique” look.

the punisher December 7, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Fernandez is a Spanish name not Portuguese, If it was Fernandes than yes, But is with a ez at the end

levangelista36 August 4, 2012 at 7:03 pm

His ethnicity is similar to James Franco’s. I’m surprised more people have not commented on him.

danngtza July 24, 2013 at 7:15 pm
levangelista36 May 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm

so he is half Portuguese, quarter Russian Jewish, and quarter something British? hahaha cool

levangelista36 May 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm

oooh sorry

he is a quarter Portuguese, quarter Russian Jewish, and something from British Isles because of his mother? still cool

danngtza July 24, 2013 at 7:27 pm

It’s insteresting and cool, yeah :)
And I thought he was half Latin American (maybe part Mexican or Spanish) or something like that, for the “Fernandez”, and because he has a tattoo on an arm that I thought it said “Hecho en Mexico” (made in Mexico), but watching it closely (in a photo of course) it seems to say something different…

andrew July 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Fernandez is a Spanish surname, in Portuguese is Fernandes. Little difference. Both mean “son of Fernando”

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