Alessandro Nivola

by ethnic on March 25, 2010

Alessandro Nivola

Birth Name: Alessandro Antine Nivola

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 28, 1972

Ethnicity:
*25% Italian/Sardinian
*25% Ashkenazi Jewish
*50% English/Scottish

Alessandro Nivola is an American actor and producer. He is married to English actress Emily Mortimer, with whom he has two children.

Alessandro’s paternal grandfather was Costantino Nivola (the son of Nicola/Nicolò Nivola and Giovanna Mele). Constantino, a prominent sculptor, was Italian, and was from Orani, a small village in Sardinia.

Alessandro’s paternal grandmother was Ruth Guggenheim (the daughter of Samuel Guggenheim and Magnia Brochis). Ruth was born, c. 1917, in Munich, Germany, to a German Jewish father and a mother of Russian Jewish descent. Samuel was a neurologist.

Alessandro’s maternal grandfather was Thomas J. Davis (the son of Thomas Jefferson Davis and Jane J. Brown). Alessandro’s great-grandfather Thomas was the son of Mitchell G. B. Davis and Nancy M. Jane was the daughter of James D. Brown and Lizzie A. Armstrong.

Alessandro’s maternal grandmother was named Shirley Ross.

Sources: Genealogy of Alessandro Nivola – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Alessandro Nivola (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Alessandro’s maternal grandfather, Thomas J. Davis, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Alessandro’s maternal great-grandparents, Thomas Jefferson Davis and Jane J. Brown – https://www.familysearch.org

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andrew December 6, 2017 at 5:31 am

Alessandro’s maternal grandfather was Thomas J. Davis (the son of Thomas Jefferson Davis and Jane J. Brown). Alessandro’s great-grandfather Thomas was the son of Mitchell G. B. Davis and Nancy M. Alessandro’s great-grandmother Jane was the daughter of James D. Brown and Lizzie A. Armstrong

Alessandro’s maternal grandmother was Shirley Ross

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDPW-G9M
https://www.familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZLS-69H

andrew October 9, 2017 at 3:11 pm
madman August 9, 2017 at 3:46 am

Italian —> Italian/Sardinian

andrew October 7, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Ruth Guggenheim was born c. 1917 in Munich, Germany, to Samuel Guggenheim and Magnia Brochis, of Russian Jewish descent. Samuel was likely related to famous Guggenheim family.

andrew September 16, 2017 at 2:21 pm

Samuel Guggenheim was a neurologist

andrew October 7, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Costantino Nivola (the son of Nicola Nivola and Giovanna Mele) was a sculptor

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costantino_Nivola

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