Liana Liberato

by follers on July 27, 2014

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Birth Name: Liana Daine Liberato

Place of Birth: Galveston, Texas

Date of Birth: August 20, 1995

Ethnicity: Bohemian (Czech) (maternal grandmother), English, French, Irish, 1/32 Italian

Liana Liberato is an American actress. She is of 1/32 Italian descent from her paternal great-great-great-grandfather, whose surname was “Liberato”. Her other roots are English, Bohemian (Czech), French, and Irish.

Liana’s paternal grandparents are George Eugene Liberato (the son of Anthony Francis Liberato and Mary Agnes Bousson) and Marie Theresa Kennedy. Anthony’s parents were Eugene Francis Liberato and Evaline Susan Mills. Eugene’s parents, Liana’s great-great-great-grandparents, were Antonio Liberato, who was born in Genova, Italy, and Catherine “Kate” Garrity, who was born in Ireland.

Liana’s maternal grandparents are Thomas Alvis Benbrook (the son of James H. Benbrook and Martha) and Dorothy Maria Kubala (the daughter of Cyril Kubala and Bessie Babik). Dorothy was of Bohemian (Czech) descent.

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Oliver Platt

by follers on October 7, 2012

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Birth Name: Oliver James Platt

Place of Birth: Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: January 12, 1960

Ethnicity: English (mostly), Dutch, French, Irish

Oliver James Platt is an American actor.

Both of his parents came from prominent New England families, and had a lot of English ancestry, with American-born ancestors going back to the 1600s. Oliver Platt’s distant roots also include Dutch, French, and Irish.

On his mother’s side, he is a second cousin, once removed, of Diana, Princess of Wales. Oliver’s maternal great-great-grandparents, James Boothby Burke Roche, 3rd Baron Fermoy, and Frances Ellen Work, were also Princess Diana’s maternal great-grandparents.

Oliver’s paternal grandparents were Geoffrey Platt (the son of Charles Adams Platt and Eleanor Hardy) and Helen Choate (the daughter of Joseph Hodges Choate and Cora Lyman Oliver).

Oliver’s maternal grandparents were Walter Maynard (the son of Walter Effingham Maynard and Eunice Ives) and Eileen Burden (the daughter of Arthur Scott Burden and Cynthia Burke Roche).

Sources: Genealogies of Oliver Platt – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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Emmanuelle Chriqui

by ethnic on August 17, 2010

Birth Name: Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui

Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Date of Birth: 10 December 1977

Ethnicity: Moroccan Sephardi Jewish

Emmanuelle Chriqui is a Canadian actress. She has appeared in both television and cinema. She is perhaps best known for her role on HBO’s Entourage as Sloan McQuewick, as well as the love interest of Adam Sandler in the movie You Don’t Mess with the Zohan.

Chriqui was born in Montreal, Quebec, the daughter of Jewish immigrants from Morocco. Her mother was born in Casablanca and her father in Rabat, and Chriqui has relatives in Israel. Her family practiced Orthodox Judaism in the Sephardic tradition.

Emmanuelle’s maternal grandparents were Jacob Benisty and Esther Elkaim (the daughter of Aaron Elkaim and Hnina Ruimy). Aaron’s parents were Mimoun Elkaim and Estreilla Ruimy. Hnina’s father was Abrahm Ruimy.

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David Giuntoli

by andrew on October 21, 2014

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Birth Name: David C. Giuntoli

Place of Birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Date of Birth: June 18, 1980

Ethnicity: Italian

David Giuntoli is an American actor. He is best known for the lead role of Detective Nick Burkhardt in the NBC drama Grimm.

His surname is Italian.

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Simon Baker

by bearboy on October 21, 2014

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Birth Name: Simon Baker

Place of Birth: Launceston, Australia

Date of Birth: July 30, 1969

Eye Color: Blue

Hair Type/Color: Light Brown

Ethnicity: English and possibly other

Family info: Simon Baker is a famous actor most commonly known for the show the Mentalist. He is the son of Barry Baker and Elizabeth Labberton both with English last names.

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Ang Lee

October 21, 2014

Place of Birth: Chaochou, Pingtung, Taiwan Date of Birth: October 23, 1954 Ethnicity: Chinese Family info: Ang Lee is a Taiwanese-born American film director. Lee has won the Academy Award for Best Director twice, first for Brokeback Mountain (2005) and most recently for Life of Pi (2012). He also won the Academy Award for Best […]

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Nas

October 21, 2014

Birth Name: Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones Place of Birth: Queensbridge, Queens, New York, United States Date of Birth: September 14, 1973 Ethnicity: African-American Nas was born to Olu Dara and Ann Jones. His father Olu was a Jazz musician who converted to Islam. Olu was born Charles Jones but changed his name to Olu […]

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Tony Leung

October 21, 2014

Birth Name: Tony Leung Chiu-Wai Place of Birth: Hong Kong Date of Birth: 27 June 1962 Ethnicity: Chinese Family info: Tony Leung is a Hong Kong actor. He collaborated with director Wong Kar Wai for 7 films. Leung can speak fluent English. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Leung_Chiu-Wai Photo by Prphotos.com

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