Bradley Cooper

Birth Name: Bradley Charles Cooper

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 5, 1975

*Irish (father)
*Italian (mother)

Bradley Cooper is an American actor, producer, and director. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and his father, Charles J. “Charlie” Cooper, was of Irish descent. Bradley has a daughter with his partner, Russian model and actress Irina Shayk.

Bradley was selected People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2011. He is thus far the only man of Italian heritage to have been given this title by the magazine.

Bradley’s paternal grandfather was Charles Francis Cooper, Jr. (the son of Charles Francis Cooper and Margarett/Margaret M. Boyce). Bradley’s grandfather Charles was born in Pennsylvania, to parents who were also born in Pennsylvania, and were of Irish descent. Bradley’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of John William Cooper and Hannah A./B. Roddy or Stack.

Bradley’s paternal grandmother was Anna Mae Cahill (the daughter of Patrick Francis Cahill and Bridget T. Welsh). Anna was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish parents, with her father being from County Donegal.

Bradley’s maternal grandfather was Angelo J. Campano (the son of Angelo Campano and Pasqualina “Lina” Cilla). Bradley’s grandfather Angelo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Italian parents, with his own mother being from Avellino, Campania, Italy.

Bradley’s maternal grandmother was Assunta R. DeFrancesco (the daughter of Gaetano Defrancesco/Di Francesco and Concetta Malena). Assunta was born in Ripa Teatina, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy. Gaetano was the son of Angelo Defrancesco/Di Francesco and Albina Ferrara.

Sources: Genealogies of Bradley Cooper –

Bradley’s paternal grandfather, Charles Francis Cooper, Jr. on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Charles Francis Cooper, Jr. on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Bradley’s paternal great-grandfather, Charles Francis Cooper, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Bradley’s maternal grandfather, Angelo J. Campano, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Immigration record of Bradley’s maternal grandmother, Assunta R. DeFrancesco –

Obituary of Bradley’s maternal grandmother, Assunta R. (DeFrancesco) Campano –

Details Magazine interview with Bradley Cooper, 2009 –

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97 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Immigration records of Bradley’s maternal grandmother Assunta “Sue” DeFrancesco:

  2. andrew says:

    Pasqualina Cilla was born in Avellino, Campania, Italy.

    Patrick Francis Cahill was born in County Donegal, Ireland

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