Francesca Curran

by stlucas on August 18, 2018

Birth Name: Francesca Lorraine Curran

Place of Birth: Eden Prairie, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: May 10, 1993

*Irish, Norwegian, Swedish (father)
*Italian, possibly English (mother)

Francesca Curran is an American actress. She is known for her role as Helen Van Maele on Orange Is The New Black.

Francesca is the daughter of Dina and Dave Curran. She is married to Jeronimo Pulega.

Francesca’s paternal grandfather was Lavalle Lawrence “Larry” Curran (the son of Lawrence Martin Curran and Ella Evelyn Carlson). Lavalle was born in Minnesota. Francesca’s great-grandfather Lawrence was born in Minnesota, the son of Thomas W. Curran, who was Irish, and of Anna “Annie” Lavalle/La Valle, whose father was Irish and whose mother was the daughter of Irish parents. Ella was born in Minnesota, the daughter of Charley/Charly Carlson, who was Swedish, and of Anna, who was Norwegian.

Francesca’s paternal grandmother was Phyllis Lorraine Kyllo (the daughter of Oscar Kyllo and Gudrun/Gudren Emelia Gude). Phyllis was born in Minnesota. Oscar was born in Minnesota, to Norwegian parents, Otto Torsteinsen Kyllo and Maren Lovise Krogstad. Gudrun was born in Minnesota, also to Norwegian parents, with her mother being Emma.

Francesca’s maternal grandfather was Vincent DiFrancesco (the son of Paul DiFrancesco and Grace Cichella). Vincent was born in New York, to parents from Italy.

Francesca’s maternal grandmother was named Elizabeth “Betty” Fisher.

Sources: Genealogy of Francesca’s paternal grandmother, Phyllis Lorraine (Kyllo) Curran –

Obituary of Francesca’s uncle (mother’s brother), Terrence “Terry” DiFrancesco –

Obituary of Francesca’s maternal grandfather, Vincent DiFrancesco –

Photo by DFree/


Emily Althaus

by stlucas on August 16, 2018

Emily Althaus – 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Arrivals – The Shrine Expo Hall, 665 W Jefferson Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit:

Birth Name: Emily Corinne Althaus

Place of Birth: Okolona, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

Date of Birth: November 25, 1986

Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, Swiss-German

Emily Althaus is an American actress.

Emily is the daughter of Debra and John Althaus.

Emily’s paternal grandfather was Chester J. Althaus (the son of John Fred Althaus and Augustine/Augustina Buchel/Buechel). Chester was born in Kentucky. John was born in Switzerland, the son of Fred Althaus and Anna Brinzy. Augustina was born in Alsace, France, and was of German descent.

Emily’s paternal grandmother was named Wilmina N.

Emily’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Clyde Combs (the son of Thomas Grant Combs and Charlotte Stacy). Thomas was born in Kentucky. Thomas was born in Kentucky, the son of Wiley Combs and Mary. Charlotte was born in Kentucky, the daughter of Jasper “William” Stacy and Luticia “Tisha” Kelly.

Emily’s maternal grandmother was Ruby Ora Isenberg (the daughter of David Clifton Isenberg and Annie Pearl Toohey). Ruby was born in Michigan. David was the son of Benjamin Isenberg and Lula Lively. Annie was the daughter of Louis Edward Toohey, whose father was Irish, and of Annie Young Monroe.

Sources: Birth record of Emily Althaus –

Marriage record of Emily’s parents –

Obituary of Emily’s maternal grandmother, Ruby Ora (Isenberg) Combs –


Kelly Karbacz

by stlucas on August 16, 2018

Birth Name: Kelly Ann Karbacz

Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 19, 1978

Ethnicity: Rusyn/Ruthenian, possibly other

Kelly Karbacz is an American actress.

Kelly is the daughter of Carol (Kiss) and John Karbacz. She was raised in Manhattan. Kelly is married to Phillip James Griffith/Griffin.

Kelly’s paternal grandfather was Theodore/Teodor Karbacz (the son of Denys/Denes Karbacz/Karbacs and Justyna Kiendybatek/Kinderbolick/Hindybalyk/Rindybath). Theodore was born in Massachusetts.

Kelly’s great-grandparents Denys and Justyna were European immigrants. Denys has been listed as “Polish” and “Ruthenian” (here and here, respectively). Justyna has been listed as “Austrian” and “Ruthenian”, and was the daughter of Iwan Rindybath and Haska. They were likely ethnic Rusyns.

Kelly’s paternal grandmother was Mary A. Kosinchuk/Kosinchuck (the daughter of Alexander “Alex” Kosinchuck and Ana Eva Muzaka/Muzyka). Alexander and Eva were likely born in Poland.

Sources: Genealogy of Kelly Karbacz –

Marriage record of Kelly’s parents –

Photo by DFree/


Lexy Panterra

by stlucas on August 16, 2018

Lexy Panterra – 8th Annual “Babes in Toyland” and BenchWarmer Charity Toy Drive – Inside Arrivals – Avalon Nightclub – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Glenn Francis /

Birth Name: Alexis Liela Afshar

Place of Birth: Sonoma, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 22, 1989

*Iranian (father)
*Irish, possibly other (mother)

Lexy Panterra is an American dancer, actress, singer, and entertainer.

Lexy is the daughter of Elizabeth (Fitzmorris) and stuntman Tony Panterra/Pantera (born Pasha Afshar). Her half-brother is football player Elijah Qualls. Lexy’s uncle (father’s brother) is actor and producer Ali Afshar.

Lexy’s paternal grandparents were Eskander Afshar and Leila Kasra. Eskander and Leila were from Iran.


Sam Pottorff

by stlucas on August 16, 2018

Sam Pottorff – “Game Night” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – TCL Chinese Theater, Hollywood & Highland, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: Samuel John Pottorff

Place of Birth: San Clemente, Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 19, 1995

*Palestinian Arab, possibly Turkish (father)
*English, German, possibly other (mother)

Sam Pottorff is an American Youtube personality, actor, and singer.

Sam is the son of Lesley Pottorff and a father named Sam. His siblings are Cloe, Mia, and Levi. Sam has said that he has Palestinian ancestry. He has also stated that he has Turkish roots.

Sam’s maternal grandfather is/was named John Dee Pottorff.

Sam’s maternal grandmother was Carolyn Sue Copeland (the daughter of William Henry Copeland and Ima Zell Kinsey). Zell was born in Texas, the daughter of George Washington Kinsey and Tinie Bell Taylor.

Sources: Obituary of Sam’s maternal great-grandmother, Ima Zell (Kinsey) Copeland –