Nestor Carbonell

by stlucas on April 18, 2017

Birth Name: Néstor Gastón Carbonell

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 1, 1967

Ethnicity: Cuban (Spanish, Catalan, Basque, possibly other)

Nestor Carbonell is an American actor.

Nestor is the son of Rosa Ramírez de Arellano Cárdenas and Néstor Tulio Carbonell Cortina. His parents are Cuban, and moved to the U.S. in the 1960s. Nestor has a sister, Rosa Maria, and a brother, José. One of Nestor’s cousins is Cuban baseball player Rafael Palmeiro.

Neston has said:

My parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents were born in Cuba, but my roots are Spanish. On my father’s side, Carbonell (Catalonia) y Cortina (Basque Country), and on my mother’s side, Ramírez de Arellano (Navarre) y Cardenas (Jaén). I was born in New York and I am as proud of my American nationality as of my Cuban nationality and Spanish origins. I’ve been to Spain many times and I’ve enjoyed visiting Madrid and Andalusia.

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Chrissie Fit

by stlucas on April 16, 2017

Birth Name: Chrissie Marie Fit

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

Date of Birth: April 3, 1984

Ethnicity: Cuban

Chrissie Fit is an American actress and singer.

Chrissie is the daughter of Maria Christina and Miguel P. Fit. Both of her parents are Cuban. Chrissie grew up speaking Spanish and learned English at school.

She has said:

I’m Cuban. Both my parents are Cuban. My grandparents are too. Although I have no idea where Fit comes from. [Laughs] I actually bought a DNA test because I want to look back in my background and see where the heck I come from.

Chrissie’s father and mother are pictured here and here.

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George A. Romero

by stlucas on April 13, 2017

Birth Name: George Andrew Romero

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 4, 1940

*Cuban [Spanish, including Galician and possibly Castilian] (father)
*Lithuanian (mother)

George A. Romero is an American-Canadian filmmaker, film director, and screenwriter. He has held dual American and Canadian citizenship since 2009.

George was born in The Bronx, New York City, the son of Ann (possibly Dvorski) and George/Jorge Marino Romero.

George’s father was born in either Cuba or A Coruña, Galicia, Spain. He was raised between Cuba and The Bronx, New York, U.S. Some sources state that George’s father had Castilian Spanish roots. George’s mother is said to have origins in Lithuania.

George’s paternal grandparents were Antonio Romero (the son of José Romero and Vincenta Rodríguez) and Josefa González. Antonio was born in Neda, Galicia, Spain.

Sources: (in Galician)

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Herizen Guardiola

by ethnic on April 11, 2017

Birth name: Herizen Fawn Guardiola

Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 24, 1996

Ethnicity: Afro-Jamaican, Cuban

Herizen Guardiola is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is known for starring in the television series The Get Down. Her father, Juan Carlos, is a reggae artist, of Cuban origin. Her mother, Venice Pink, is of Jamaican origin.

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Marieh Delfino

by stlucas on March 27, 2017

Birth Name: Marieh A. Delfino

Place of Birth: Caracas, Venezuela

Date of Birth: September 24, 1977

*Venezuelan [Italian, possibly other] (father)
*Cuban [Spanish, possibly other] (mother)

Marieh Delfino is a Venezuelan-born American actress. She was born in Caracas, the daughter of Maria de Los Angeles “Mary” Hellmund and Enrique R. Delfino. Her father is Venezuelan, and has Italian ancestry (as Marieh’s sister has said). Her mother is Cuban.

Marieh’s sister is actress Majandra Delfino. The family moved to the U.S. in 1986. They settled in Miami, Florida, and later in Los Angeles, California.


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