Bradley Cooper

Cooper in 2009, Featureflash /

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, director, and singer. 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 former 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. Hannah’s parents were Irish.

Bradley’s paternal grandmother was Anna Mae Cahill (the daughter of Patrick Francis Cahill and Bridget T. “Delia” Welsh). Anna was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish parents, from Mayo, County Mayo. She also had roots in County Donegal. Bridget was the daughter of Patrick Walsh.

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/De Francesco (the daughter of Gaetano Defrancesco/Di Francesco/De Francesco and Concetta Malena/Maleno/Melena). Assunta was born in Ripa Teatina, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy. Gaetano was the son of Angelo Defrancesco/Di Francesco/De 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/De Francesco –

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

Details Magazine interview with Bradley Cooper, 2009 –


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  1. August 6, 2019

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