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 – http://www.nelloolivo.com
America’s paternal grandparents, Nello/Mello John Olivo and Jacqueline Rose Nunez, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Article about America’s paternal grandmother, Jacqueline Rose (Nunez) Olivo – http://www.mtdemocrat.com
America’s paternal great-grandmother, Adelaide “Lydia” Madriago, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of America’s paternal great-great-grandparents, John Madriago and Annie Carabajal – https://familysearch.org
Passenger record of America’s mother – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of America’s maternal grandparents, Walter D’Hondt and Sheillagh M. O’Brien – https://familysearch.org
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