Guy Sebastian

Sebastian in 2011, Joe Seer /

Birth Name: Guy Theodore Sebastian

Place of Birth: Klang, Selangor, Malaysia

Date of Birth: 26 October, 1981

Ethnicity: Sri Lankan Tamil/Ceylonese, Portuguese, English

Guy Sebastian is an Australian singer and songwriter. He won the first season of Australian Idol in 2003. Guy was born in Malaysia. His father is of Sri Lankan Tamil/Ceylonese, and distant Portuguese, descent. His mother is of Portuguese and English descent. His brother is singer and songwriter Chris Sebastian. His family moved to Australia in 1988, living in Melbourne and Adelaide.

Guy is married to Jules Egan, with whom he has two children.


Curious about ethnicity

15 Responses

  1. M says:

    I thought he was half black….

  2. Capricious says:

    He’s extremely underrated!

    Sia or Iggy Azalea should SERIOUSLY feature him in their (international) music videos.

    He needs to be KNOWN in America!!

  3. AJ says:

    Guy Sebastian is the best singer i always have his song stuck in my head


  4. ethnic says:

    A source would be good.

  5. Malisha says:

    i think guy sebastian’s mum is some how indian as well

    • sarah says:

      He’s srilankan burger. Look it up. It’s not Indian

      • compassionCate says:

        Found this . . so there’s definitely a link to India. (no need for unpleasantness Sarah)

        “His father Ivan was also born in Malaysia and is of Sri Lankan Tamil descent with distant colonial Portuguese roots, while his mother Nellie is of English and Portuguese descent and was raised in India. They met while Ivan was studying geology in India and they married a year later. Sebastian is the second of four sons. His older brother Ollie was born in India.” Wikipedia

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