Birth Name: Gabriella Mary Hoffmann
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Date of Birth: January 8, 1982
Ethnicity: German, Irish, English, Puerto Rican, Spanish, 1/16th Italian (Sicilian)
Gaby Hoffmann is an American actress. Her biological father was actor Anthony Herrera (Anthony John Herrera); he was not publicly identified as her father until the 2010s. Her mother is Viva (born Janet Susan Mary Hoffmann), an actress, writer, and Andy Warhol superstar.
Gaby’s paternal grandfather was of Puerto Rican and Spanish descent. Gaby’s other ancestry is German, Irish, English, and 1/16th Italian (Sicilian).
Gaby’s paternal grandparents are Rafael Antonio Herrera (the son of A. J. Herrera and Mary) and Theresa Jewel Blackburn (the daughter of John Golsber Blackburn and Lucille Thompson Bookhardt). A. J. was born in Puerto Rico. Mary was born in Spain.
Gaby’s maternal grandfather was Wilfred Ernest Hoffmann (the son of Earnest John Hoffmann and Ida Elizabeth Cacciola). Earnest was the son of John Leonard Hoffmann, who was of German descent, and of Helena Neumeier, from Main-Tauber-Kreis, Germany. Ida was the daughter of Thomas Cacciola, who was born in Catania, Sicily, and of Mary Leahy, who was born in Prince Edward Island, Canada, and had Irish ancestry.
Gaby’s maternal grandmother was Mary Alice McNicholas (the daughter of James Michael McNicholas and Dora Catherine Simpson). James had Irish ancestry, and was the son of Thomas Francis McNicholas and Mary Anna Barrett. Dora had English ancestry, and was the daughter of Thomas Simpson and Margaret Lamb.
Sources: Obituary of Gaby’s paternal grandfather, Rafael Antonio Herrera – http://www.tributes.com
Obituary of Gaby’s maternal grandfather, Wilfred E. Hoffmann – http://files.usgwarchives.net
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