America Olivo

by smiley on February 3, 2014

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Birth Name: America Athene Olivo

Place of Birth: Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 5, c. late 1970s

*Italian, Chilean, Mexican, Basque, Spanish (father)
*Belgian, Irish (mother)

America Olivo is an American actress, singer, and model. She was featured in a video about being “multiracial” in Hollywood. She has stated that her ancestry was “Chilean, Basque, Spanish, Italian, Irish and Belgian”.

Her father, Nello Olivo, is a winery operator. He was born in California, of Chilean, Basque, Spanish, and Italian descent. Her mother, Danica d’Hondt, is an actress, writer, and businessperson, who was Miss Canada 1959. She was born in England, to a Belgian father and an Irish mother, and was raised in Canada. America’s uncle is Walter D’Hondt, who won an Oylmpic Gold Medal for rowing.

America has American, Canadian, and Italian citizenship.

America’s paternal grandfather was Nello/Mello John Olivo (the son of Enrico Olivo). Enrico was born in Todi, Province of Perugia, Umbria, Italy.

America’s paternal grandmother was Jacqueline Rose Nunez (the daughter of Joseph Nunez and Adelaide “Lydia” Madriago). Joseph was born in Ruitelan, Leon Province, Spain. Adelaide was born in Campo Seco, California, the daughter of John Madriago and Annie Carabajal; she had ancestors who were born in Chile and Mexico, and family from Ruitelan, Leon Province, Spain, and had Basque ancestry.

America’s maternal grandparents were Walter D’Hondt and Sheillagh M. O’Brien.

Sources: Information about America’s Olivo family –

America’s paternal grandparents, Nello/Mello John Olivo and Jacqueline Rose Nunez, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Article about America’s paternal grandmother, Jacqueline Rose (Nunez) Olivo –

America’s paternal great-grandmother, Adelaide “Lydia” Madriago, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of America’s paternal great-great-grandparents, John Madriago and Annie Carabajal –

Passenger record of America’s mother –

Marriage record of America’s maternal grandparents, Walter D’Hondt and Sheillagh M. O’Brien –

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew July 10, 2017 at 2:06 am

America’s paternal great-grandfather, Enrico Olivo, was born, c. 1879, in Todi, Province of Perugia, Umbria, Italy.

bablah July 10, 2017 at 11:58 am
andrew July 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm

it’s him, findagrave birth date is likely more accurate

bablah January 11, 2017 at 9:22 am

She was born in 1976:

Her paternal grandmother’s last name is Nunez:

Her mother on a passenger list:

Her mother’s birth:

Her maternal grandparent’s marriage cert.:

bablah July 9, 2017 at 8:28 am

So her grandparents were Nello John Olivo and Jacqueline Rose Nunez.

Jacqueline Rose’s parents were Adelaide Lydia Madriago and Joseph Nunez from Ruitelan, Leon Province, Spain. Ruitelan is a Galician town. Madriaga is a Basque last name.

Adelaide Lydia on a census
Her parents

madman May 16, 2016 at 12:38 pm

*Chilean, Basque, Spanish, Italian (father)
*Irish, Belgian (mother)

strawberry20 February 3, 2014 at 5:20 pm

spanish and basque are two different cultures despite being in the country it should be changed from spanish/basque to spanish, basque

J.J. February 3, 2014 at 4:32 pm
smiley February 4, 2014 at 7:10 am
smiley February 4, 2014 at 7:10 am

She would never say her eyes are hazel, she’d say they are brown. Correction, her eyes are brown.

smiley February 4, 2014 at 7:12 am

If hazel is “light brown” than why is “brown” not fine?

J.J. February 4, 2014 at 4:44 pm

correction; that’s like saying if amber eyes are brown why say amber? it’s because it’s a significantly different shade of brown, seriously smiley you give tiny pictures as evidence of a persons eye colour and even then her eyes still look like a luminous reddish brown in most of those pictures which is hazel. I’d like to know what your problem is, contesting all of my corrections as if I’m wrong all the time unless you enjoy putting others down and thinking you’re right and everyone else is wrong

smiley February 6, 2014 at 12:23 am

EVERYBODY contests ALL of your corrections! Because they’re not serious or you’re color blind.

J.J. February 6, 2014 at 2:34 am

no everybody does not contest all of my corrections just sad, ignorant, sceptic, annoying pests like you smiley :)

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