Ana de Armas

Ana de Armas attends the 'Hands Of Stone' Photocall during the 6

de Armas in 2016, photo by Denis Makarenko/Bigstock

Birth Name: Ana Celia de Armas Caso

Place of Birth: Havana, Cuba

Date of Birth: 30 April, 1988

Ethnicity: Cuban [Spanish]

Ana de Armas is a Cuban actress. She is known for her roles in the films Sex, Party and Lies; Por un puñado de besos, Knock Knock, Exposed, Hands of Stone, War Dogs, Overdrive, Blade Runner 2049, The Informer, Wasp Network, Knives Out, Sergio, The Night Clerk, No Time to Die, Deep Water, The Gray Man, Blonde, and Ghosted; and on the Spanish shows El Internado and Hispania, la leyenda.

She is the daughter of Ana, who worked at the Ministry of Education, and Ramón, who was a bank manager, teacher, school principal, and town deputy mayor. She was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in the seaside town of Santa Cruz del Norte. On her mother’s side, her grandfather was from Guardo, Palencia, and her grandmother was from Valverde de Balboa, León, both in Spain. Ana moved to Madrid, Spain, when she was eighteen to pursue an acting career. She is also a Spanish citizen.

A picture of Ana with her parents can be seen here.

Ana, Catalina Sandino Moreno (for Maria Full of Grace, 2004), Yalitza Aparicio (for Roma, 2018), and Ariana DeBose (for West Side Story, 2021), are thus far the only actors of Latin-American descent born after 1980 to have been nominated for an acting Oscar, with Ariana having won.


83 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    North Africans are also White/Caucasians for CIA.

    Also how do you know Grande “do have” NA ancestry? Nothing definitive about that. Also most Italians don’t have NA ancestry at all.

      • ashash says:

        Ariana claims her DNA test said she had North African ancestry. She said that it said Tunisian, but I’m not sure which DNA test she took. We will have to take her word for it.

        A lot of Italian immigrants to the U.S. were Southern Italian/Sicilian, so sometimes on these DNA tests they get low amounts of North African. It’s not a big deal and you’re right. America officially classifies all Middle Easterners and North Africans as “white.” It seems they do the same in many South American countries as well.

        • andrew says:

          She wondered if it was Tunisia or Morocco, but was very young.

          MENA are not at all the same. A lot of NA immigrants in Europe (often being from lower classes) often have some SSA, so the CIA label is not accurate. They chromatically tend to resemble Latino/Hispanic/Brazilian people.

          In South America Levantine immigrants are generally very well-off and on the mid-upper side of society.

          • ashash says:

            I know MENA are not all the same and that many North Africans are often part SSA, so it isn’t correct. They don’t take this into account, though.

            Yes, a lot of Levantine immigrants to South America are very well-off. So far at least I know of Shakira, Salma Hayek, and Morena Baccarin who have Lebanese ancestry.

        • Vik27 says:

          Thats true , She said North African and Greek . Many Sicilians have Greek ancestry, even many towns in Italy are Greek or even Phoenician in origin such Naples (Neapolis) , Syracusa , Taormina are Greek founded, Palermo was said to be founded by Phoenicians same thing with Cagliari in Sardegna (Sardinia). Southern Italy was a big melting pot : Sicily was inhabited by Siculians, Sicani , the Elymoi, than Greek settlers , than Phoenicians and Carthaginians, than Romans, than Saracenes and Moors , than Normans, than Italians (kingdom of Naples which was also ruled by Spain ), etc.
          Of course Sicilians will also have something else in their DNa .

  2. Akwaba says:

    Her maternal grandfather was from Guardo, Palencia and her maternal grandmother was from Valverde de Balboa, León :

  3. Hadnodiner says:

    part taino.

    • italiano90 says:

      Where’s the proof?

    • NOTREALLY says:

      her grandparents are literally Spanish, she’s fully European

      • ashash says:

        Her maternal grandparents are Spanish. Perhaps she has some Taino from her paternal grandparents, but if she does, it’s probably very little. I could be wrong, though.

        • jonasbttencourt says:

          The thing is: Do we have reliable material about all of her grandparents? Anyway, very unlikely that she has any substantial non-white ancestry, she looks like a classic northern spanish girl from what i know, i can definitely picture her in the basque country or Galicia, for exemple.

          • ashash says:

            No, we don’t. That’s why I didn’t dismiss her possibly having a little non-white ancestry from her paternal grandparents even if it is not substantial.

            I agree, though. She is a white Latina.

          • NOTREALLY says:

            Ana could be pictured anywhere in the Iberian peninsula, she looks, besides her obvious beauty, like a standard Iberian white woman, actually, Basque country is probably the only place in the peninsula where I wouldn’t picture her, Basques have a particular look she doesn’t have at all, based on my 25 years of experience here, i would first place her somewhere
            around Andalucia

        • Vik27 says:

          It depends, did you know that the former president of Cuba Fulgencio Batista had part Taino roots. Batista was born to multiracial family of African (black slaves who were shipped to Cuba to work on the fields) , Spanish, some Chinese (there are Indians and Chinese communities in the Carribean especially in Trinidad but also Jamaica) and he also had Taino roots , where as Castro was a white Spaniard.

          • ashash says:

            Yes, that’s why I said it is possible she could have a little non-white ancestry from her father like Marco Rubio who is 92% European and some of his non-European ancestry was North African, so it likely came from his Spanish ancestors.

      • Henry Builder says:

        lol You MUST be american.
        What on earth does “fully european” mean.

        Europe is a continent. We do not share the same country, race, culture, history, language like some of the buffoons in America seem to believe. We’re the same as any other continent on earth.

        Sometimes it’s innocent like in this case but other times we’re getting offensive and stupid like with the “european colonization and slavery” stupidity. American morons demonizing Slavic people, some of the most persecuted people throughout history.

        If you mean that she’s white than say she’s white. It’s not that hard. But Spanish and southern europeans aren’t always white. Only in backwater U S A is “european” a synonym to “white”. In fact “Mediterranean” people are a combination between white and north African.

        There are Mexicans whiter than some people from the Balkan nations of Eastern Europe.
        You Americans call those people “Hispanic”. Why?!

        • jonasbttencourt says:

          you lost me at “Only in backwater U S A is “european” a synonym to “white”. In fact “Mediterranean” people are a combination between white and north African”… Are you ok ,sir?

        • NOTREALLY says:

          I have no clue what you’re on about but there’s a lot to unpack here.
          First of all I’m Spanish (Catalan) myself, I know what Spaniards and other southern Europeans are.
          “”If you mean that she’s white than say she’s white. It’s not that hard.””
          You seem super triggered over the “100% European” remark, it’s not that big of a deal mate, it just means that she’s (presumably) entirely of European (what’s politically known as Europe) ancestry/descent… see not that hard to grasp!!!! :DDD
          At no point have I made the assumption of all Europeans sharing any culture or language, history however, which you seem to throw there too, Europeans DO have shared history, so does the whole world really but that’s not the point.
          I’m literally an advocate to the fact that not all Europeans are the same, if you read some of my recent posts I’ve explained this to people (Tom Hanks’ profile, i wrote about this there)
          “There are Mexicans whiter than some people from the Balkan nations of Eastern Europe.”
          Where do you even think those white Mexicans come from? (mostly) They’re mailny Spaniards/southern Europeans mate.
          And then the icing on the cake, your claim that Mediterraneans are “”a combination between white and north African””, it’s probably one of the most willfully ignorant ideas I’ve read in a while, southern Europeans have an admixture, which from my experience and depending on the region which on average may vary anywhere from 0.1% to 10% in the most extreme cases.
          Also with these admixtures being varied, namely north African, Levantine, Turkish (balkans), quite a lot of middle Estern in Greek for instance, etc
          But they’re faaaaaar off from being “a combination”, southern Europeans are predominantly “white”, which as I’ve said lately is a term that I myself am not sure what it even means exactly but again I digress.
          Neither southern Euros nor north Africans are “combinations” they are their own very thing, and they both have admixture from each other.

          • Henry Builder says:

            lol So for you the Gypsies, the Tatars, the Cumans, the bulgars and other Turkic peoples of eastern Europe are just whites with some admixture.
            Gypsies make up almost half of the population in my country. And they’ve been here for hundreds of years. They’re just as indigenous to this part of Europe as people who look like Ana de Armas
            By the way. Did you just say that in eastern Europe we’re mixed with Turkish people?
            You do know there’s a difference between “Turkic” and Turkish.

          • ashash says:

            I’m not sure what Henry Builder is talking about. Whoever they are, they clearly don’t know much about America. “Backwater” Americans, in fact, would not think Ana de Armas is “white.” “White” is more equated with “WASP” to many of them and I have met ones who think Hispanic is a race. American outlets such as Variety have caused major controversy calling people like Anya Taylor-Joy or Antonio Banderas “people of color” and equating them with people like Queen Latifah. They clearly don’t know the history of America either where we had the ODR and they would think someone who was 1/16th African wasn’t a “white person.” Obviously we have moved past this, but I’m just saying.

            But someone like Ariana Grande who does have North African ancestry like plenty of Italians would be “white” to most Americans.

            “Whiteness” is a social construct. It’s not really genetics.

          • ashash says:

            Not to mention, the “European colonization and slavery stupidity?” Europeans such as the English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, etc. colonized the Americas. This is a fact and you should have no problem with it being stated as such. Yes, in the “New World,” “whiteness” means European throughout many American countries. In some South American countries, even Levantines are seen as “white people.” In the United States of America, it can be somewhat different because “whiteness” for so long has been associated with being a “WASP,” but that’s not true in other countries where they are more familiar with Mediterraneans. That’s because “whiteness” is a social construct.

            You said a whole lot of nothing. Most people aren’t familiar with Eastern Europeans either out here and what European country is half Romani?

          • ashash says:

            Yeah, most white Latinos are of Mediterranean descent and not of German descent like Gisele Bündchen.

          • NOTREALLY says:

            @Henry Builder
            Damn you’re likely the bumbest mofo in this website

          • andrew says:


            Romani ppl are not anywhere at 50% in any E. Euro country lol. So that dude is a sort of Nordicist who sees half of his fellow countrymen as such since they don’t fit in his criteria ahaha.

  4. jonasbttencourt says:

    Ana of Guns hahaha…

  5. andrew says:

    Her surname is of Canarian origin.

    Given the huge immigration from Canary Islands to Cuba, no surprise:

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