George Lopez

Lopez in 2009, Joe Seer /

Place of Birth: Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 23, 1961

Ethnicity: Mestizo Mexican

George Lopez is an American comedian, actor, and television personality. He was the host of the show Lopez Tonight from 2009 to 2011.

His father, Anatasio Lopez, was a Mexican emigrant, from Nayarit. His mother, Frieda, was born in Los Angeles, of Mexican descent. George has a daughter, actress Mayan Lopez, with his former wife Ann Serrano.

George’s paternal grandparents were named Francisco Lopez and Josefa.

George’s maternal grandfather was John Hernandez (the son of Pedro Hernandez and Raphaela Vargas). John was born in California, to parents from Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.

George’s maternal grandmother was Benita N. Torres (the daughter of Alfonso Torres and Manulea Mares). Benita was born in California. Manuela was born in Santiago Apostol, Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico, the daughter of Lucio Mares and Maria Guadalupe Héras. George’s step-grandfather was named Refugio Gutierrez.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Lopez Tonight (2009) stated that George’s genetic ancestry is:

*55% European
*32% Native American
*9% East Asian
*4% Sub-Saharan African

The exact accuracy of the DNA tests on Lopez Tonight has been questioned by genealogist Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak.


Curious about ethnicity

216 Responses

  1. Samsara says:

    He looks Black and Native Mexican.
    His DNA BS he had on the show is fake. He supposedly got the Kardashians to test theirs and it came out 100% Armenian for all of them. Khloe is fully not Armenian while the others are only half since their mom is Dutch, English and Scottish with no Armenian. It was a fake test. His DNA is mostly Black and probably indigenous Mexican.

  2. Rip says:

    He most likely has more Native (and possibly Black) ancestry than those genetic results suggest because Alba’s test on the Lopez show suggested she had less Native American ancestry than a later more extensive test revealed. Lopez honestly has darker skin and more “ethnic” features than even many Amerindian Mexicans.

  3. Morrigan Ni Boii says:

    He’s half Spanish (or Portugal) and half Mexican Indian with mongoloid type.

  4. bearboy says:

    Latino’s are on average 18% Native American, 65.1% European, and 6.2% African ancestry.

  5. Duke says:

    DNA tests revealed on TV for celebrities are usually distorted to engender controversy.

    George Lopez looks mestizo with a dark pigmentation. He would look more Asian in terms of his facial features if he was predominately American Indian.

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