Julian Casablancas

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Casablancas in 2004, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Julian Fernando Casablancas

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 23, 1978

*Catalan Spanish (father)
*Danish (mother)

Julian Casablancas is an American singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is the lead vocalist of rock band The Strokes. The other members of the band are Nikolai Fraiture, Albert Hammond, Jr., Fabrizio Moretti, and Nick Valensi.

Julian is the son of Jeanette Christiansen, a model, and John Casablancas, a business mogul, who founded Elite Model Management. His father was of Catalan Spanish descent. His mother is Danish, and was once Miss Denmark. His step-father was Ghanaian painter Sam Adoquei. Julian attended boarding school in Switzerland. He has two children with his former wife Juliet Joslin, who was assistant manager of The Strokes.

Julian’s paternal grandfather was Ferran/Fernando Casablancas i Bertrán (the son of Fernando Casablancas Planell, or Ferran Casablancas i Planell in Catalan, and of Josefa Bertrán Oliú, or Josepa Bertran i Oliu in Catalan). Julian’s great-grandfather Fernando was a textile businessman in Sabadell, Spain.

Julian’s paternal grandmother was named Antonia Ubach (or Antònia Ubach in Catalan). Antonia was a model for Balenciaga, and was from Palma, Majorca.

Sources: http://www.billboard.com

History of Julian’s father’s family – http://www.isabadell.cat

11 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    Replace his father’s ethnicity with Catalan. Fernando’s maternal family name is Bertrán. His Catalan name is Ferran Casablancas i Bertran. He was the son of Fernando Casablancas Planell (or Ferran Casablancas i Planell in Catalan) Josefa Bertrán Oliú (or Josepa Bertran i Oliu in Catalan). Correct that Fernando Casablancas Bertrán was not a textile businessman. It was his own father’s occupation.

    Correct his paternal grandmother’s name to Antonia Ubach (or Antònia Ubach in Catalan), who was from Palma, Majorca.


  2. celebfan says:

    His paternal grandmother was named Antonia. I don’t know Antonia’s maiden name, but she was a model for Balenciaga.

  3. Gurrl says:

    Mediterranean looking boy. The shaggy hair isn’t a good look for him.

  4. a says:

    He looks part middle eastern,in some pics he reminds me Aladdin

  5. J.J. says:

    correction: his eyes are not dark brown, they’re green

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