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. Masterlord says:

    He doesnt look anglo, more like a typical eastern european “slavic” man. He could easily have been a russian skinhead/hooligan in “American history X”

  2. lelo4 says:

    Spaniards are actually the lightest Southern Europeans and don’t differ much from the French (and I don’t think you can get more ‘average european looking’ than a French person, ow whatever that means). If he was just a Spanish/Russian mix he would look very Central or Northern European. His dark features are probably due to the Native genes most Mexicans have.

  3. madman says:

    Edward has said that he is “half Mexican, part Russian, and just American”.

    It seems like it was Edwards mother who told him that his father was of Russian descent.

  4. Jordan says:

    What are you talking about? Why do you think he has something non-white in him? His mother is probably of pure spanish descent.

  5. sadie says:

    I thought he had some hispanic. Good actor.

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