Colin Firth is mostly of English, with some Scottish and Ulster-Scots/Northern Irish roots.
Colin Firth was born on September 10, 1960, in Grayshott, England, the United Kingdom to parents Shirley Jean and David Norman Firth. Colin spent his early days in Nigeria, where his parents were working. His mother was a lecturer in Religious Studies, and his father was a history lecturer as well as an education officer for the Nigerian Government. Both of his parents were raised in India as both sets of grandparents were missionaries there.
The family moved back to England but relocated to America before Colin was a teenager. His childhood proved taxing as he never quite fitted in, even when the Firth brood once again crossed the Atlantic and settled in England.
His siblings Katie Firth and Jonathan Firth are also actors.