Edward Furlong

Furlong in 2011, image via Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Edward Walter Furlong

Place of Birth: Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 2, 1977

*Mexican (mother)
*unclear, possibly Russian (father)

Edward Furlong is an American actor and musician. He has starred in the films Terminator 2: Judgment Day, American History X, and Pet Sematary II, among many others.

Edward’s maternal grandparents are both of Mexican descent. The surname Furlong was that of Edward’s maternal step-grandfather.

The identity of Edward’s biological father does not appear to be publicly known. Edward has said that he is “half Mexican, part Russian, and just American.” There were few people of ethnic Russian background in the United States in the 1970s. More likely, Edward’s father had another type of Eastern European (Polish, Rusyn, Ashkenazi Jewish) background.

Edward has a son with his former wife, actress Rachael Bella.

Edward’s maternal grandfather was named Florentino/Florenti G. Tafoya (whose parents’ surnames were Tafoya and Chavez). Florentino was born in Arizona.

Edward’s maternal grandmother was Nancy Ann Trigueros (the daughter of Rosalio R. Trigueros and Eleanor Hernandez). Nancy was born in California. Rosalio was the son of Guadalupe Trigueros and Marcelina Rodriguez. Eleanor was the daughter of Bernardo Hernandez and Albina Maldonado.

Source: Genealogy of Edward Furlong – http://www.geni.com


Curious about ethnicity

26 Responses

  1. Mr. Postman says:

    This site claims his father is Heinrich Bruno Wittig from Germany.


  2. Dar says:

    His mother looks indigenous

  3. Hill says:

    What do you mean by Russians being the whitest people on earth? I hope you don’t think they’re all blonde or that there are more gingers there than in Britain. Anyway seek help.

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