Diego Luna

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Luna in 2014, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Diego Luna Alexander

Place of Birth: Toluca, Mexico

Date of Birth: December 29, 1979

Ethnicity:
*Mexican (father)
*Scottish, English (mother)

Diego Luna is a Mexican actor, director, and producer.

Diego was born in Toluca, Mexico, and was raised in Mexico City, Mexico, the son of Fiona Alexander, a costume designer, and Alejandro Luna (José Alejandro Dionisio Luna-Ledesma), a set/scenic designer and lighting technician. His father is Mexican. His mother was British, of Scottish and English descent.

Diego had his big break when he starred in the critically acclaimed film Y Tu Mamá También (2001), alongside his friend Gael García Bernal.

Diego has two children with his former wife, singer, actress, and model Camila Sodi.

Diego’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Vicente Luna.

Diego’s paternal grandfather was Juan Dionisio Luna Orozco (the son of Dionisio Luna Vargas and María Orozco Ávila). Diego’s grandfather Dionisio was born in Mexico City. Diego’s great-grandfather Dionisio was the son of Juan Inocencio de Jesús Luna Sánchez and Tranquilina Vargas Rojas. María was the daughter of José Orozco Castro and Nicolasa Ávila.

Diego’s paternal grandmother was Matilde Mercedes Ledesma García (the daughter of José Guadalupe Ledesma Rubio and Matilde García Isunza). Diego’s grandmother Matilde was born in Coyoacán, Mexico City. José was the son of Federico Ledesma Martínez and María Gorgonia Cornelia Rubio Melo. Diego’s great-grandmother Matilde was the daughter of Francisco de Paula Ricardo García Peña and María Matea Francisca Matilde de la Merced Isunza Lozada.

Diego’s maternal grandfather was Robert Love Alexander (the son of Robert Love Alexander and Jessie McEdward Macrae). Diego’s grandfather Robert was Scottish, from Edinburgh, Midlothian. Diego’s great-grandfather Robert was the son of Robert Love Alexander and Jemima Jane Martin. Jessie was the daughter of John MacRae and Elizabeth Forsyth.

Diego’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Elizabeth “Peggy” Spring (the daughter of George Conrad Spring and Olive Carmen Nicholson). Margaret was born in India. George was born in Tiverton, Devon, England, the son of George Henry Spring and Mary Drysdale Lindsey. Olive was born in Paddington, London, England, the daughter of Charles Joseph Lindsay Nicholson and Frederica Georgiana Lister.

Sources: Marriage record of Diego’s paternal grandparents, Juan Dionisio Luna Orozco and Matilde Ledesma García – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Diego’s paternal grandfather, Juan Dionisio Luna Orozco – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage records of Diego’s paternal great-grandparents, Dionisio Luna Vargas and María Orozco Ávila – https://www.familysearch.org (marriage presentation)
https://www.familysearch.org (civil copy)
https://www.familysearch.org (church copy)

Birth record of Diego’s paternal great-grandmother, María Orozco Ávila – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Diego’s paternal grandmother, Matilde Mercedes Ledesma García – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage records of Diego’s paternal great-grandparents, José Guadalupe Ledesma Rubio and Matilde García Isunza – https://www.familysearch.org
https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Diego’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Federico Ledesma Martínez and María Gorgonia Cornelia Rubio Melo – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Diego’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Francisco de Paula Ricardo García Peña – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Diego Luna (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

7 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    Diego’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Vicente Luna.

    Diego’s paternal grandfather was Juan Dionisio Luna Orozco (the son of Dionisio Luna Vargas and María Orozco Ávila). Diego’s grandfather Dionisio was born in Mexico City. Diego’s great-grandfather Dionisio was the son of Juan Inocencio de Jesús Luna Sánchez and Tranquilina Vargas Rojas. María was the daughter of José Orozco Castro and Nicolasa Ávila.

    Diego’s paternal grandmother was Matilde Mercedes Ledesma García (the daughter of José Guadalupe Ledesma Rubio and Matilde García Isunza). Diego’s grandmother Matilde was born in Coyoacán, Mexico City. Diego’s great-grandfather José was the son of Federico Ledesma Martínez and María Gorgonia Cornelia Rubio Melo. Diego’s great-grandmother Matilde was the daughter of Francisco de Paula Ricardo García Peña and María Matea Francisca Matilde de la Merced Isunza Lozada.

    Marriage record of Diego’s paternal grandparents, Juan Dionisio Luna Orozco and Matilde Ledesma García – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRVB-33H

    Birth record of Diego’s paternal grandfather, Juan Dionisio Luna Orozco – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRV2-27T

    Marriage records of Diego’s paternal great-grandparents, Dionisio Luna Vargas and María Orozco Ávila – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRV2-9N4K (Marriage presentation)
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RV2-9S75 (Civil copy)
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JH28-XDQ (Church copy)

    Birth record of Diego’s paternal great-grandmother, María Orozco Ávila – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRRZ-9RZ8

    Birth record of Diego’s paternal grandmother, Matilde Mercedes Ledesma García – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRKP-98GN

    Marriage records of Diego’s paternal great-grandparents, José Guadalupe Ledesma Rubio and Matilde García Isunza – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRKZ-D6R
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RK5-9DM1

    Marriage record of Diego’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Federico Ledesma Martínez and María Gorgonia Cornelia Rubio Melo – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GTNL-VLN

    Baptismal record of Diego’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Francisco de Paula Ricardo García Peña – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N8XJ-W8S

  2. Ardor says:

    They could’ve gotten a more attractive “ethnic” lead in Rogue One.

    I thought he was French btw. I didn’t realize that he was Mexican with a Celtic side. Wtf…

  3. Greyface says:

    diego luna would’ve been my dream girl, I wish he was female so we could make incredible love under the moon and the stars, kissing deeply and holding each other, drifting into sweet dreams and waking up gazing at one another.

    “diegonita, I will always love you. I will hold on tight and never let you go.”

    diego luna RIP

  4. andrew says:

    correction

    …when he was cast in the critically acclaimed “Y tu mamá también”, alongside his friend Gael García Bernal (link?)

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