Guillermo del Toro
Birth Name: Guillermo del Toro Gómez
Place of Birth: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Date of Birth: October 9, 1964
Ethnicity: Mexican, as well as around 1/16th or 1/32 Irish
Guillermo del Toro is a Mexican film director, producer, screenwriter, and author. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for The Shape of Water (2017). He has also directed the films Cronos, Mimic, The Devil’s Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Crimson Peak, Nightmare Alley, and Pinocchio, among others, most of which he also wrote or co-wrote.
He is the son of Guadalupe Gomez Camberos and Federico del Toro Torres, an automative entrepreneur. He lives in Toronto.
Guillermo is married to film historian Kim Morgan. He has two children with his former wife Lorenza Newton. Lorenza is a cousin of Mexican singer Guadalupe Pineda.
His name, translated to English, means William of the Bull.
Guillermo’s paternal grandfather was Julian del Toro Mendez (the son of Francisco del Toro Moreno and Lucia Mendez). Julian was born in Jalisco. Francisco was the son of Jose Francisco Martin del Toro Ochoa and Maria Marselina Del Refugio Moreno Arais. Lucia was the daughter of Jose Guadalupe Mendez and Maria Francisa Valencia Figueroa.
Guillermo’s paternal grandmother was Hermelinda Torres Milanes (the daughter of Bibiana Torres Sanchez and Josefa Milanes Cardenas). Hermelinda was born in Zapotiltic, Jalisco. Bibiana was the son of Jose Maria Torres and Andrea Sanchez.
Guillermo’s maternal grandfather was Jose Guillermo Gomez O’Colligan (the son of Jose Manuel Desiderio Gomez Medina and Maria Ana/Anne O’Colligan Colguiz Scanlan). Guillermo’s grandfather Jose was born in Guadalajara. Guillermo’s great-grandfather Jose was the son of Jose Manuel Melquiades Gomez de la Fuente and Catarina de la Merced Medina Tagle. Maria had Irish ancestry, and was the daughter of Hugo O’Colligan Calying and Marta Scanlan Sebulan.
Guillermo’s maternal grandmother was Susana Camberos Vizcaino (the daughter of Silviano Fortino de Jesus Camberos Vizcaino and Elena Vizcaino Delgado). Susana was born in Guadalajara. Silvano was the son of Silviano Camberos Montenegro and Virginia Vizcaino Cisneros. Elena was the daughter of Vicente Vizcaino/Vizcayno and Josefa Delgado.
Source: Genealogy of Guillermo del Toro – https://gw.geneanet.org