Shelley Conn Parents, Ethnicity, And Familial Background

October 11, 2023   | March 22, 2024  | 

    Shelley Conn is a British actress who has been rising to prominence ever since playing the role of Lady Sharma in Bridgerton. With being recognized everywhere for her distinct features she has also raised questions among people who support her. Recently, she has been seen in the sets of Gen V and people have loved her more.

    Her fans are especially curious about what ethnicity she is and who her parents are. Don’t worry anymore because we have brought you the answers you were seeking.

    Shelley Conn’s Father Was In The Military

    Shelley’s parent’s identity from which their family knows them has yet not been shared by the actress. Nevertheless, it is known that they are Anglo-Indians and that her father used to serve in the British Army. Her dad must be well retired now and living his best life with his family.

    Shelley's father was a British Army; a letter written by Shelly to her father
    The letter Shelley wrote to her father who was stationed in Cyprus.

    Shelley’s father used to be stationed in different parts of the country. He was once stationed in Cyprus. We know that thanks to the cute letter Shelly wrote when she was just an 11-year-old kid.

    Shelley Conn’s Ethnicity: She Is An Anglo-Indian descent

    Conn was born in Barnet which is located in North London, as mentioned above, her parents are also Anglo-Indian. That makes Shelley of a mixed heritage, which includes Portuguese, Burmese, and Indian.

    If you are confused as to what “Anglo-Indian” means it’s simple really. People who are called “Anglo-Indians” are those who are either mixed with Indian and British ancestry or people of Indian descent born and living in the United Kingdom and Vice Versa.

    Shelley however, is mixed Indian and British ancestry since her Grandfather had British heritage. Her Grandfather also was the brother of a famous Hollywood actress, the Late Merle Oberon who was born in India.

    Shelley Is The Great-Niece of Merle Oberon

    This might come as a shock but yes the very loved Late Merle Oberon and the actress Shelley Conn are related to each other. Shelley might not have a direct blood connection with her but her grandfather was the brother of Merle Oberon.

    Shelley Conn and Merle Oberon are connected
    Shelley Conn is Merle Oberon’s great-niece, she also gets her Anglo-Indian ethnicity from her

    Merle was a British actress who grew up as the daughter of Arthur Terrence O’Brien Thompson, a Welsh mechanical engineer from Darlington, and Charlotte Selby. Merle’s biological mother, according to her birth certificate, was Charlotte’s then-12-year-old daughter, Constance Selby. Constance became pregnant as a result of her stepfather, Arthur Thompson’s, rape. Charlotte raised Merle as Constance’s half-sister to prevent controversy.

    Constance was born at the age of 14 as a consequence of rape by Henry Alfred Selby, the Anglo-Irish foreman of a tea plantation. Charles Higham and Roy Moseley reported in their 1983 biography of Oberon that Selby had Maori heritage, albeit the iwi (Maori tribe) was unknown.

    She Is Married To Jonathan Kerrigan And Also Has A Son

    Shelly and her husband Jonathan tied the knot in 2011. They dated for a decade before deciding to be married. They have a kid named Oscar together, who was born soon following their marriage.

    The couple have remained strong throughout the ups and downs of their personal and professional life. Before making any major decisions in their lives, the pair carefully considers their partner’s interests and opinions.

    Shelley and Jonathan are married and even have a son
    Shelley Conn and Jonathan Kerrigan have been married for more than 12 years.

    Shelly is fond of Jonathan, as seen by a handful of her social media posts. She admires him for his career as well as for being a wonderful spouse and closest friend. The couple’s bond is very inspirational. They have wonderfully balanced their marriage and employment.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Shelley Deborah Conn
    Popular Name Shelley Conn
    Birth Place Barnet, North London
    Birthday September 20, 1976
    Age 47 years
    Zodiac Virgo
    Nationality British
    Ethnicity Anglo-Indian
    Siblings Nicki Conn, Lorraine Conn
    School Cranbourne School
    College 1. Queen Mary’s College in Basingstoke 2. Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. 3. Bretton Hall
    Profession Actress
    Net Worth $5 million
    Height 5'5''
    Weight 55
    Eye Color Brown
    Hair Color Brunette
    Sexuality Straight
    Marital Status Married
    Spouse Jonathan Kerrigan
    Children Oscar