Colin Farrell

Farrell in 2011, Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Colin James Farrell

Place of Birth: Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland

Date of Birth: 31 May, 1976

Ethnicity: Irish

Colin Farrell is an Irish actor. He has starred in the films Daredevil, Phone Booth, S.W.A.T., Alexander, Miami Vice, Horrible Bosses, Total Recall, and many others.

He is the son of Rita (Monaghan) and Eamon Farrell. His uncle was footballer Tommy Farrell. Both his father and uncle played for Shamrock Rovers FC. Colin has two sons, one with Kim Bordenave and one with Polish actress Alicja Bachleda-Curuś.

A 23andMe DNA test taken by Colin stated that his genetic ancestry is:

*98.7% Irish

Colin’s maternal grandfather was named James P. “Jimmy” Monaghan.

Colin’s maternal grandmother is Elizabeth Jackson (the daughter of Thomas Jackson and Elizabeth Anne Carthy). Thomas was the son of Thomas Jackson and Mary Mooney. Elizabeth was the daughter of Christopher Carthy and Hannah Tyrrell.

Colin’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandmother, Anna Simpson.

Sources: Marriage record of Colin’s maternal great-grandparents, Thomas Jackson and Elizabeth Anne Carthy – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Birth record of Colin’s maternal great-grandfather, Thomas Jackson – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Marriage record of Colin’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Thomas Jackson and Mary Mooney – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Birth record of Colin’s maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Anne Carthy – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Colin’s maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Anne Carthy, on the 1901 Irish census – http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie

Marriage record of Colin’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Christopher Carthy and Hannah Tyrrell – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Birth record of Colin’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Christopher Carthy – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Birth record of Colin’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Hannah Tyrrell – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

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Curious about ethnicity

89 Responses

  1. Morrigan Ni Boii says:

    He is a Celt.

    • jonasbttencourt says:

      More like celtiberian, don’t look legit celtic irish at all, even Matt Dillon looks more irish IRISH than him… Colin could easily pass for southern european, especially spanish, he gets quite dark under the sun.

      • Oaken05 says:

        You keep talking about “legit” and “true” Irish people as if they aren’t a mixed group just like nearly every other group on the earth. They may have developed into a very homogenous people as of today, but they are made up of multiple human migrations. A blonde Irish person is no more (or less) Irish than a dark-haired one.

  2. Lee says:

    Irish DNA originated in Middle East and Eastern Europe, red hair associated with Ireland and Scotland actually came from the Viking settlers. The Scottish, Welsh, Spanish and Irish are one big happy Celtic family. He doesn’t look Iranian lol.

  3. stlucas says:

    “I actually did the 23andme DNA test… only 98.7% Irish”

    (3:09) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye9hBVszKhs

    • jonasbttencourt says:

      I think he meant brittish&irish, but there’s also the highly likely region matches on 23andme, and on his test it could have said 98% from Ireland. But still, i think is not very possible that he is nearly pure irish considering his dark hair, eyes, and olive complexion. A pure, or almost pure irishman would someone like Conan O’brien or Brendan Gleeson.

  4. Manila says:

    Elizabeth Carthy’s middle name is Anne, and was the daughter of Christopher Carthy and Hannah Tyrrell.

    Colin’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandmother, Anna Simpson.

    Marriage record of Colin’s maternal great-grandparents, Thomas Jackson and Elizabeth Anne Carthy – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1912/09914/5603418.pdf

    Birth record of Colin’s maternal great-grandfather, Thomas Jackson – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1887/02572/1950976.pdf

    Marriage record of Colin’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Thomas Jackson and Mary Mooney – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1884/10902/5982038.pdf

    Colin’s maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Anne Carthy, on the 1901 Irish census – http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Dublin/Ushers_Quay/James_s_Street/1302121/

    Birth record of Colin’s maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Anne Carthy – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1894/02273/1854006.pdf

    Marriage record of Colin’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Christopher Carthy and Hannah Tyrrell – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1893/10588/5857552.pdf

    Birth record of Colin’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Christopher Carthy – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1868/03421/2254984.pdf

    Birth record of Colin’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Hannah Tyrrell – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1874/03162/2160023.pdf

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