Birth Name: Gina Cristine Mantegna
Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 17, 1990
*Italian, including Sicilian (father)
*Czech, German, Austrian (mother)
Gia Mantegna is an American actress. She is the daughter of Arlene (Vrhel), a restaurant owner, and actor Joe Mantegna. Her sister, Mia, is a make-up artist.
Her father is of Italian (including Sicilian) descent. Her mother is of Czech, and German and Austrian, ancestry.
Gia’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Anthony Mantegna (the son of Salvatore Mantegna and Angelina/Angela Fichera). Salvatore and Angelina were Italian. Salvatore was born in Calascibetta, Sicily, the son of Pietro Signorino Mantegna and Paula Costelli. Angelina was the daughter of Frank Finchera and Lenora Tringali.
Gia’s paternal grandmother was Mary Anne/Maryann Novelli (the daughter of Giuseppe/Joseph Novelli and Maria/Mary Leneimarri/Lucirnasai/Scuccimari). Gia’s great-grandparents Giuseppe and Maria/Mary were Italian, from Città Metropolitana di Bari, Puglia. Gia’s great-grandmother Maria/Mary was the daughter of Giacomo Scuccimari and Marianna Liddi.
Gia’s maternal grandfather was Ladislav “Laddie” Vrhel (the son of Frank Vrhel and Marie Ricar). Ladislav was born in Canada, to Czech parents.
Gia’s maternal grandmother was Marie Beckert (the daughter of Francis Xavier Beckert and Marie C. Tripp/Trippolle). Gia’s grandmother Marie was born in Illinois. Francis was born in New York. Gia’s great-grandmother Marie C. was born in Illinois, to Austrian parents, Franz Carl Tripp and Amalia/Amalie Bair/Baier/Beier/Bayer, from Tyrol.
Sources: Genealogy of Gia’s paternal grandmother, Mary Anne/Maryann (Novelli) Mantegna (focusing on her own mother’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com
Gia’s maternal grandfather, Ladislav “Laddie” Vrhel, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Gia’s maternal grandmother, Marie Beckert, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Gia’s maternal grandmother, Marie (Beckert) Vrhel – http://www.legacy.com
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