Birth Name: Nelly Kim Furtado
Place of Birth: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Date of Birth: December 2, 1978
Ethnicity: Azorean Portuguese
Nelly Furtado is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress. Her parents are Portuguese, from Ponta Garça, São Miguel Island, in the Azores archipelago. She holds Portuguese citizenship. Nelly was named after Soviet gymnast Nellie Kim.
Nelly has a daughter with her former partner Jasper Gahunia.
Nelly’s paternal grandparents were named Manuel Matos Furtado and Maria Paixão Costa. They were from Ponta Garça, Vila Franca do Campo Municipality, Azores Region.
One of Nelly’s maternal grandparents was named Virgínio Araújo Neto. Virginio was born in Ponta Garça.
Sources: Genealogy of Nelly Furtado – http://www.geni.com
Memorial page of Nelly’s paternal grandfather, Manuel Matos Furtado – http://www.findagrave.com
Memorial page of Nelly’s paternal grandmother, Maria Paixão (Costa) Furtado – http://www.findagrave.com