Birth Name: Ali Germaine Landry
Place of Birth: Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 21, 1973
Ethnicity: Cajun/French (mostly), along with small/distant amounts of Spanish, Basque, Belgian Flemish, Swiss-French, Swiss-German, German, English, Belgian Walloon, as well as 1/256th Italian, 1/256th Mi’kmaq First Nations, 1/256 Breton, 1/512 Guernsey Channel Islander, 1/1024 Scottish
Ali Landry is an American model and actress. She won Miss USA 1996, and is well known as the Doritos Girl from the 1998 Superbowl Commercial.
Ali is the daughter of Renella (Ray) and Gene Allen Landry. She was born in a Southern region of Louisiana also known as Acadiana, which is in the center of Cajun country, and is of mostly Cajun (French) ancestry. Ali is married to Mexican director Alejandro Gómez Monteverde, with whom she has three children.
Ali’s paternal grandfather was Wade Joseph Landry (the son of Cyrus Joseph Landry and Armance Richard). Wade was born in Louisiana. Cyrus was the son of Gustave Landry and Eugenie Guidry. Armance was the daughter of Homer/Omer Felicien Richard and Euzeida Patin.
Ali’s paternal grandmother was Agnes Angelle (the daughter of Alphonse Angelle, Sr. and Cecile Castille). Agnes was born in Louisiana. Alphonse was the son of Azaise/Cesaire Angelle and Modeste Quebedeaux. Cecile was the daughter of Durel Castille and Clemence Potier.
Ali’s maternal grandfather was named Lloyd Joseph Ray.
Ali’s maternal grandmother was Lavina Guidry (the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Guidry and Germaine Angelle). Lavina was born in Louisiana. Thomas was the son of Eugene Guidry and Marcelite Lapointe. Germaine was the daughter of Edmond Angelle and Marie Caillier.
Sources: Genealogy of Ali Landry – http://www.wikitree.com
Family history of Ali Landry (focusing on her father’s side) – http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Ali’s father – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituary of Ali’s maternal grandmother, Lavina (Guidry) Ray – http://www.pellerinfuneralhome.com
Information about Ali’s Angelle relatives – http://www.gladysdevilliers.acadian-home.org
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