Bradley Cooper

by ethnic on September 27, 2014

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 and producer. 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 significant 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’s parents were both born in Pennsylvania, and were both 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’s parents were both Irish immigrants, with her own father being from County Donegal, Ireland.

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 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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andrew May 23, 2016 at 6:08 pm

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

gel May 19, 2016 at 11:42 pm
andrew May 19, 2016 at 5:23 pm

Pasqualina Cilla was born in Avellino, Campania, Italy.

Patrick Francis Cahill was born in County Donegal, Ireland

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 6:03 am

Can see the Italian in him. Something about his eye shape, nose and mouth.

There’s a man who is full blown Lebanese and he looks a lot like Bradly. They have similar eye shape and noses, despite the fair features. Weird…

cwm85 July 30, 2015 at 11:59 pm

Overrated actor and would not have guessed he was half Italian.

The.geneal.guy January 15, 2015 at 8:27 am

When is ‘Cooper’ an Irish name?? I think a little English blood in there somewhere??

follers January 15, 2015 at 8:51 am

Only Irish-born ancestors on his father’s side as far as I could find. If anyone can find any English ones, do name them.

musicfangirl December 28, 2015 at 11:10 am

he probable does lot of Irish do

gel December 28, 2015 at 3:29 pm

You know nothing about the Irish,as you’ve already proved.

Anyway, he’s got the looks of the Irish.

musicfangirl January 1, 2016 at 12:41 pm

All I’m saying is that Irish can have English blood people moved around for work I have Irish ancestries that lived in England and Scotland during the 1800s or they where born there

loiro February 24, 2016 at 5:56 am

No, he clearly looks mainly Italian. His look is more common in Northern Italy and Southern France than anywhere on the British Isles.. just because he has blond hair doesn’t signify that he looks Northern European.

bablah February 24, 2016 at 12:26 pm

I hate guessing people’s ethnicity based on the way they look, but this summer I was on a vacation in Croatia and saw at least four B. Cooper doppelgangers among the tourists and they all unmistakenly spoke Italian.

AdamMartin October 31, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Cooper is an occupational surname so it’s hard to pinpoint an origin for the name.

scott February 6, 2014 at 2:15 am

yea heres another italian Andrew. looks very similar to Bradley Cooper

Alice February 6, 2014 at 7:00 am

Bradley Cooper isn’t full Italian anyway. He would get his appearance from both his parents. What’s the deal with trying to show how Italian he looks?

Alice February 6, 2014 at 7:01 am

:). I should have looked at that before I commented.

andrew February 6, 2014 at 8:36 am

thanks scott!

andrew February 19, 2014 at 6:04 am
J.J. May 6, 2014 at 1:13 am

that alessandro preziosi has gorgeous eyes

Caution January 18, 2014 at 12:15 am

He looks like this one actor from Italy, forgot his name.

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