Isla Fisher

Isla Fisher at the "Bachelorette" Los Angeles Premiere, Arclight

Fisher in 2012, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Isla Lang Fisher

Place of Birth: Muscat, Oman

Date of Birth: February 3, 1976

Ethnicity: Scottish

Isla Fisher is an Australian actress and author. Her roles include the films Swimming Pool (2001), Scooby-Doo (2002), I Heart Huckabees, London (2005), Wedding Crashers, Wedding Daze, The Lookout, Hot Rod, Definitely, Maybe (2008); Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Burke & Hare (2010), Rango, Bachelorette, Rise of the Guardians, The Great Gatsby (2013), Now You See Me, Visions (2015), Grimsby, Keeping Up with the Joneses, Nocturnal Animals, Tag (2018), The Beach Bum, Greed (2019), Blithe Spirit (2020), and Back to the Outback, and television’s Home and Away, Arrested Development, and Wolf Like Me. She has written two young adult novels, and the Marge in Charge children’s book series.

She was born in Muscat, Oman, to Scottish parents, Elspeth Reid and Brian Fisher. Her father was a banker for the United Nations. Isla was raised in her parents’ native Bathgate, Scotland, and later in Perth, Western Australia, where she spent most of her early life. Her father lives in Frankfurt, Germany and Nicaragua, and her mother in Athens, Greece.

Isla is married to British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, with whom she has three children. Isla converted to Judaism before her marriage, after several years of study.


Curious about ethnicity

4 Responses

  1. Coneicon says:

    She is so much fun. Movie with he ended. I googled her. I’m staring at her pic and I’m thinking she looks Arabic, but I decided to google “is Isla Fisher Jewish or Arabic” due to her name ending in er. Imagine my surprise when I saw that she is both! First I find out she’s Jewish (converted, religion only) and then I find that she was born in Oman?? But to Scottish parents? OH, no, no, no, no, NO!!!

    Her mother got some ‘splainin to do cos Isla is an Arab! Look into her eyes. Look at her face. Let her hair turn black in your mind, she’s looking more than half Arabic. What’s going on? What was her mother doing in Oman while daddy was at work? DNA test is in order. Maury says: “Brian, you are NOT the father!” This happens to a LOT of men. You who are lurking here? Yeah, you: the Universe demands your kid take a DNA test. You’ll be surprised!

    Anyway, either bet, I win: she’s both Jewish (now) and Arabic, a beauty and a fine actress! (And part Scottish from her mom?)

  2. scott says:

    picture please

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