Birth Name: Aleksa Federici Palladino
Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 21, 1980
*Italian [including Sicilian] (mother)
Aleksa Palladino is an American actress and singer.
Aleksa is the daughter of Sabrina A. Palladino. Aleksa has stated that her mother is an opera singer and her grandparents are/were painters.
Aleksa has stated:
My grandmother always wants me to do a movie like Casablanca or something where I’m like a sweet, beautiful woman. I’m like, “Grandma, they don’t make movies like Casablanca anymore.: She’s Italian, and she’s like, “They don’t really know you. They don’t know you!” [Laughs] It’s not like other people are doing Casablanca movies. It just doesn’t exist anymore.
Aleksa’s maternal grandfather was Tony Palladino, born Anthony Americo Palladino (the son of Tobias Palladino and Rose). Tobias and Rose were Italian.
Aleksa’s maternal grandmother is Angela Fodale. Angela was born in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.
Sources: Aleksa’s maternal grandfather on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Aleksa’s maternal grandparents – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Aleksa’s maternal grandfather – http://www.nytimes.com
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