Shay Mitchell

Mitchell in 2011, Featureflash /

Birth Name: Shannon Ashley Garcia Mitchell

Place of Birth: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: April 10, 1987

*Irish, Scottish (father)
*Filipino, some Spanish (mother)

Shay Mitchell is a Canadian actress, model, entrepreneur, and author. Shay is known for starring on the series Pretty Little Liars.

Shay is the daughter of Precious Garcia and Mark Mitchell. Shay has said that her father is “half-Scottish, half-Irish.” Shay’s mother is Filipino, from Pampanga, and also has some Spanish ancestry.

Shay is a first cousin, once removed, of Filipino singer and actress Lea Salonga.



Curious about ethnicity

41 Responses

  1. italiano90 says:

    My ex friend was also a Filipino that claimed Spaniard ancestry and he always said that is why he is lighter than most filipinos. When he did one of those DNA tests he found out he was 100% East Asian and Polynesian. I don’t know why a lot of them lie about having a significant amount of Spaniard DNA. People need to embrace who they are.

  2. bablah says:

    She’s Lea Salonga’s first cousin once removed

  3. alexgxo says:

    I also see she tries claiming the standard Filipino with distant or likely non exist at Spanish blood as well.

  4. alexgxo says:

    She’s ugly imo, then again I think many people overrate mixed race beauty. TBH though, why does the media push being mixed race as being beautiful but a lot of mixed race people only ever talk about is the fact that usually whites don’t accept them and that Asians or blacks don’t think that they’re Asian or black enough.

    She seems to be very insecure of her looks as well since she tried to look more “white” when she was younger and was ashamed of being mixed though now she seems to embrace it but considering shes dating Drake’s cousin (Jewish side) I guess her children will probably get her wish.

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