Shiloh Fernandez

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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Curious about ethnicity

15 Responses

  1. M says:

    He looks like he could be related to Joaquin Phoenix.

  2. Check7t says:

    Looks British.

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