Gaby Hoffmann

by follers on June 7, 2014

gaby Hoffmann

Birth Name: Gabriella Mary Hoffmann

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

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 has a daughter with her partner, cinematographer Chris Dapkins.

Gaby’s paternal grandfather was Rafael Antonio Herrera (the son of A. J. Herrera and Mary). A. J. was born in Puerto Rico. Mary was born in Spain.

Gaby’s paternal grandmother was Theresa Jewel Blackburn (the daughter of John Golsber/Golsbur Blackburn and Lucille Thompson Bookhardt). John was the son of Dan Thilander Blackburn and Christina Absher.

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 –

Obituary of Gaby’s maternal grandfather, Wilfred Ernest Hoffmann –

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andrew July 3, 2016 at 2:55 pm

correction: Catania not Cantania.

hesh123 October 3, 2015 at 8:44 am

1982??? Wow she looks old

Capricious April 12, 2015 at 6:42 am

Her eyebrows explain the Italian and Spanish part.

athelya November 18, 2015 at 2:36 pm

no it explains the german.. look at frida khalo which shares the same spanish and german blood. And name one other spaniard with those kind of eyebrows. k thanks.

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