Virna Lisi

by andrew on November 23, 2017

Birth Name: Virna Pieralisi

Date of Birth 8 November, 1936

Place of Birth: Ancona, Marche, Italy

Date of Death: 18 December, 2014

Place of Death: Rome, Italy

Ethnicity: Italian

Virna Lisi was an Italian actress. She starred in over 100 movies during her career, including some Hollywood productions in the mid-1960s. Her father was named Ubaldo Pieralisi.

Photo by Denis Makarenko/


Robert Patrick

by andrew on November 9, 2017

Robert Patrick – 2014 PaleyFest Fall TV Preview: CBS “Scorpion” – Arrivals – The Paley Center for Media – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Kazuki Hirata / / 

Birth Name: Robert Hammond Patrick, Jr.

Place of Birth: Marietta, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 5, 1958

Ethnicity: Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, English

Robert Patrick is an American actor. His brother, Richard Patrick, is the singer of rock band Filter. Robert is married to actress Barbara Hooper, with whom he has two children.

He has stated:

I’m a Southern boy. I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, a Scots Irishman. My family came over on the Mayflower, the Lamark family in Scotland and the Wallace clan.

And also:

My first [favorite] film would be Braveheart. I love that film. I have Scots-Irish ancestry, and I was very intrigued with it. I’m actually a part of the Wallace clan on my grandmother’s side, so I was very intrigued with the portrayal of William Wallace, even though I’m not a direct descendant.

Sources: Information about Robert’s visit to Scotland –

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Bruce Altman

by andrew on November 4, 2017

Bruce Altman – “Recount” New York City Premiere – Arrivals – Museum of Modern Art – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 3, 1955

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Bruce Altman is an American actor. He is a practicing Jew.

Source: Interview with Bruce Altman –


Paul Young

by andrew on November 3, 2017

Paul Young and daughter Layla Young – “Eddie the Eagle” European Premiere – Arrivals – Odeon Leicester Square – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Paul Antony Young

Place of Birth: Luton, Bedfordshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 17 January, 1956

Ethnicity: English

Paul Young is an English singer. He released several hit singles during the 1980s.

Source: Birth record of Paul Young –


Dana Perino

by andrew on October 27, 2017

Birth Name: Dana Marie Perino

Place of Birth: Evanston, Wyoming, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 9, 1972

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandfather), English, possibly other

Dana Perino is an American political commentator and author. She was White House Press Secretary, from March 27, 2007 to April 30, 2007 (in an Acting manner), and from September 14, 2007 to January 20, 2009, and a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors , from June 30, 2010 to December 31, 2012.

Dana is the daughter of Janice “Jan” and Leo Perino. She is married to Peter McMahon.

Dana’s paternal grandfather was Leo Ernest Perino (the son of Jacento “Matt” Perino and Rosa/Rosi Monti). Jacento was born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy, the son of Giovanni Perino and Maria Santo. Rosa was also Italian.

Dana’s paternal grandmother was Victoria S. Potts/Smith. Victoria was born to Sara Hearn and Harry Potts. Because of her mother’s death and father’s health, she was adopted by Melvin Jacob Smith and Emma Reese.

Sources: Genealogy of Dana Perino (focusing on her father’s side) –

Partial genealogy, and obituary, of Dana’s paternal granfather, Leo Ernest Perino –

Dana’s paternal grandfather, Leo Ernest Perino, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Dana’s paternal grandmother, Victoria S. (Potts/Smith) Perino –