Lauren Giraldo

by stlucas on March 7, 2017

Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 11, 1998

Ethnicity: Colombian (Spanish, possibly other)

Lauren Giraldo is an American singer, actress, and producer. She was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She has a sister, Kristina.

She has stated on Twitter that she has Colombian ancestry. She is also said to have Spanish roots.


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Greg Giraldo

by madman on January 10, 2017

Birth Name: Gregory C. Giraldo

Date of Birth: December 10, 1965

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States

Date of Death: September 29, 2010

Place of Death: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

*Colombian (father)
*Spanish (mother)

Greg Giraldo was an American comedian, television personality, and lawyer.

Greg was the son of Dolores B. and Alfonso Giraldo. He stated that his father was from Colombia and his mother was from Spain. Greg was raised a Roman Catholic, and was fluent in Spanish.

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Gabriel García Márquez

by Manila on November 27, 2016

Birth Name: Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez

Date of Birth: March 6, 1927

Place of Birth: Aracataca, Magdalena, Colombia

Date of Death: April 17, 2014

Place of Death: Mexico City, Mexico

Ethnicity: Colombian (Spanish, possibly other)

Gabriel García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and journalist. He was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Gabriel was the son of Luisa Santiaga Márquez Iguarán and Gabriel Eligio Garcia, a pharmacist. He was married to Mercedes Raquel Barcha Pardo.

Gabriel’s paternal grandfather was Gabriel Martínez (the son of Leandro Garrido Piñeres and Sotera Martínez).

Gabriel’s paternal grandmother was Argemira García Paternina (the daughter of Aminadab García Gordon and María de los Ángeles Paternina Bustamante). Aminadab was the son of Félix del Socorro García Acuña and Vicenta Gordon. María de los Ángeles was the daughter of Evangelista Paternina and María Celedonia Bustamante.

Gabriel’s maternal grandfather was Nicolás Ricardo Márquez Mejía (the son of Nicolás del Carmen Márquez Hernández and Luisa Josefa Mejía Vidal). Gabriel’s great-grandfather Nicolás was born in Spain, the son of Nicolás del Carmen Hernández and Juana Hernández. Luisa was the daughter of Juan de la Cruz Mejía and Felisa Josefa Vidal.

Gabriel’s maternal grandmother was Tranquilina Iguarán (the daughter of Agustín Cotes and Rosa Antonia Iguarán Hernández). Rosa was the daughter of Blas Iguarán and Juana Hernández.

Sources: Genealogies of Gabriel García Márquez –


Catalina Sandino Moreno

by madman on November 20, 2016

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Place of Birth: Bogotá, Colombia

Date of Birth: April 19, 1981

Ethnicity: Colombian

Catalina Sandino Moreno is a Colombian actress. She is the first person born in the 1980s to have received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress (for Maria Full of Grace, in 2004).

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Carlos Vives

by Manila on November 18, 2016

Birth Name: Carlos Alberto Vives Restrepo

Place of Birth: Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

Date of Birth: August 7, 1961

Ethnicity: Colombian (Spanish, Basque, possibly other), 1/16 Italian

Carlos Vives is a Colombian singer, songwriter, and actor. He is the son of Luis Aurelio Vives Echeverría and Aracely Restrepo. He is married to beauty queen Claudia Elena Vásquez. He was previously married to actress Margarita Rosa de Francisco Baquero.

Carlos’ patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandfather, Salvador Magín Vives, of Martorell, Catalonia, Spain.

Carlos’ paternal grandfather was Rodrigo Vives de Andréis (the son of Pedro Nelson Vives Vergara and Manuela Josefa de Andréis). Nelson was the son of Manuel Polonio Vives Blanco and María de Jesús Vergara Pasos. Manuela was the daughter of Italian immigrant Giuseppe Gaetano d’Andreis (or José Cayetano de Andréis Rivara in Spanish) and Manuela Capella.

Carlos’ paternal grandmother was Elena Echeverría Díaz-Granados (the daughter of Ricardo Elias Echeverría Vengoechea and María Concepción Díaz-Granados Pumarejo). Ricardo was the son of Juan Bautista Lorenzo Echeverría Rus and María Concepción de Vengoechea y Díaz Granados. Concepción was the daughter of Pascual Díaz Granados y Munive and Dolores Pumarejo Plata.


Family history of Carlos’ paternal grandmother, Elena Echeverría Díaz-Granados –

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