Birth Name: Armand Anthony Assante, Jr.
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA
Date of Birth: October 4, 1949
*50% Italian (Sicilian)
Armand Assante is an American actor. He was born in New York City, to Keatherine (Healy) and Armand Assante. His father was of Italian (Sicilian) descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry.
Armand’s paternal grandparents were Aniello Assante (the son of Pasquale Assante and Anchiza Wivale) and Elizabeth Digiovanni (the daughter of Federico di Giovanni and Maria Giuseppa Marseglia). Aniello was an Italian immigrant, born in Naples, Campania, Italy. Elizabeth was born in New York, to Italian parents.
Armand’s maternal grandfather was Denis Francis Healy (the son of Daniel Healy and Bessie Topen). Denis was born in New York, to Irish parents.
Armand’s maternal grandmother was Grace Florence Hartnett (the daughter of Daniel B. Hartnett and Bridget Josephine Brennan). Grace was born in Massachusetts, to Irish parents. Daniel was the son of Dennis Hartnett and Mary Ann Mullen. Bridget was the daughter of Edward Cottle Brennan and Margaret Geraghty.
Sources: Armand’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Armand’s paternal grandparents, Aniello Assante and Elizabeth Digiovanni – https://familysearch.org
Armand’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Armand’s maternal grandmother, Grace Florence Hartnett – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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