Gael García Bernal

Gael Garcia Bernal

García Bernal in 2008, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Date of Birth: November 30, 1978

Ethnicity: Mexican

Gael García Bernal is a Mexican actor, director, and producer. He is known for starring in Y tu mamá también (2001), with his frequent collaborator Diego Luna, as well as for his leading roles in The Motorcycle Diaries, Amores perros, and Old, among other films.

Gael is the son of José Ángel García Huerta, an actor and director, and Patricia Bernal Lamarque, an actress and model. His maternal half-siblings are actors Darío Yazbek Bernal and Tamara Yazbek.

He has two children with his former partner, Argentinian actress Dolores Fonzi.

Gael’s maternal grandmother is named María Lamarque Sáenz. The surname Lamarque can indicate Southwest French or Basque ancestry.


Curious about ethnicity

42 Responses

  1. ethnicguyidk says:

    I thought he was of South Asian heritage but never mind genes are weird and he’s —- Mexican what a load of — he clearly isn’t mexican

  2. andrew says:

    His father’s full name is José Ángel García Huerta

    One of his grandmothers is named María Lamarque Sáenz

  3. Akwaba says:

    His half brother is actor Darío Yazbek Bernal

  4. Marvin says:

    the Spanish liked to mix with Indians
    mexico always was a slave of spain

    • NOTREALLY says:

      Hmm, no? Mexico was never a slave of Spain, modern-day Mexico WAS Spain and the indigenous were considered Spanish citizens as it was another province of the country, as opposed to a colony

  5. athelya says:

    his eyes are really special i like them

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