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. She co-starred in the film Max Payne (2008).
Her parents are Portuguese, from Ponta Garça, Vila Franca do Campo, São Miguel Island, in the Azores archipelago. She holds Portuguese citizenship. Nelly was named after Soviet gymnast Nellie Kim.
Nelly has three children, including a daughter with her former partner Jasper Gahunia.
Nelly’s paternal grandfather was named Manuel Matos Furtado.
Nelly’s paternal grandmother was named Maria Paixão Costa.
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