Chris Penn

by ethnic on February 10, 2011

Starsky and Hutch World Premiere in Los Angeles

Birth Name: Christopher Shannon Penn

Date of Birth: October 10, 1965

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Death: January 24, 2006

Place of Death: Santa Monica, California

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Italian, Irish (mother)

Chris Penn was an American actor.

Chris was the son of actor and director Leo Penn and actress Eileen Ryan (born Eileen Annucci). He is the sibling of musician Michael Penn and actor Sean Penn. His father was Jewish (the son of immigrants from Russia and/or Lithuania) and his mother is of half Italian and half Irish ancestry. His niece is model Dylan Penn.

Chris’s mother has said said that his father could have had Sephardi Jewish ancestry, as the family’s original surname is said to be Pinon.

Chris’s paternal grandparents were Moische/Maurice Daniel Penn (the son of Bebka or Lillian) and Elizabeth M. Melincoff (the daughter of Maurice Melincoff/Malinikoff and Sarah). Moische was a Jewish immigrant from Merkinė, Lithuania. Elizabeth was also a Jewish immigrant, from Russia or Lithuania.

Chris’s maternal grandfather was Americus William Annucci (born Amerigo Giuseppe Annucci, the son of Federico/Francisco Annucci and Sofia/Sophia Bettini). Francisco and Sophia were both Italian immigrants. Federico was the son of Antonio Annucci and Gratzia Cappobianco. Sofia was the daughter of Luigi Bettini and Vincenza D’Antonio.

Chris’s maternal grandmother was Rose Isabel Ryan (the daughter of Thomas Ryan and Mary Sheehan). Rose was born in New York, to an Irish father and a mother who was born in New York, to Irish parents.

Sources: Genealogies of Chris Penn – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.geni.com

Chris’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Chris’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Chris’s maternal great-grandparents, Federico/Francisco Annucci and Sofia/Sophia Bettini – https://familysearch.org

Chris’s maternal grandmother, Rose Isabel Ryan, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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