Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado

Furtado in 2009, photo by s_bukley/

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 –

Memorial page of Nelly’s paternal grandfather, Manuel Matos Furtado –

Memorial page of Nelly’s paternal grandmother, Maria Paixão (Costa) Furtado –


Curious about ethnicity

67 Responses

  1. Oaken05 says:

    You made six consecutive posts on this page, alone. Can you PLEASE stop doing this and running everyone elses’ comments out of the “Race Related Discussion” on the left side menu?

  2. NOTREALLY says:

    Damn, I just read all the older comments and this has to be, hands down, the most thread in this page “she looks middle eastern” “she looks mexican” (???), in this pic here, she looks JUST like an European person, even way closer to a pan-European look than some Portuguese people.
    If she was called Nathalie Hoffmann or Emily Fergusson and looked at the picture, you would bat an eye to it, because she doesn’t look exotic apart from being very handsome.
    man this website is full of nerds and straight up trolls/morons, waste of time, I recommend you avoid reading the comments unless you’re someone who contributes to the profiles

    • NOTREALLY says:

      you wouldn’t bat an eye*

      • liathecrazyflower says:

        ? this site is great, there are crazy people, but I like it
        Better than twitter

        • liathecrazyflower says:

          Look at facebook, twitter, full of depressed people without happiness, unless they enter the pornographic world, there are good sites, but either you find a stalker or you find a crazy person and a nice person and I prefer to find a crazy person because a crazy person ends at the asylum

          • liathecrazyflower says:

            If you don’t like trolls don’t pay attention because I’ve seen someone saying crazy things but I don’t even care, but I don’t care much here it’s good at least I think,

  3. liathecrazyflower says:

    Iberians can be have blue or green eyes this is true. Periodt!!

    • liathecrazyflower says:

      Rosalía the singer of flamenco, have brown eyes, i’m born in Brasil, i am a iberian or not! or just a white mestiza with 9 off no white acenstry living in the beach lol and shaking my ass lol

  4. liathecrazyflower says:

    Cool, one day i wanna talk to her, she’s a sexy portuguese girl, and i love the portuguese accent, but azores terrible accent, but still cute

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