Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 19, 1951
Abel Ferrara is an American director, screenwriter, and actor.
Abel’s father, Alfred J., a bookie, of Italian descent, changed the family’s surname from “Esposito” to “Ferrara”. Abel’s mother was of Irish Catholic background.
Abel’s paternal grandparents were Abele Ferrara (the son of Alfonso Ferrara and Alfonsa Baselice) and Emilia Catalano. Abele and Emilia were from Sarno, Province of Salerno, Campania, Italy.
Ship manifest record of Abel’s paternal grandparents, Abele Ferrara and Emilia Catalano – http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org
Passenger record of Abel’s paternal grandfather, Abele Ferrara – https://familysearch.org
Passenger record of Abel’s paternal grandmother, Emilia Catalano – https://familysearch.org
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