Giada De Laurentiis

by andrew on February 23, 2014

giada de laurentiis 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Giada Pamela De Benedetti

Place of Birth: Rome, Italy

Date of Birth: August 22, 1970

Ethnicity: Italian [including Sicilian], as well as 1/8th English

Giada De Laurentiis is an Italian-born American chef, writer, and television personality. She has hosted the show Giada at Home since 2008.

She was born in Rome, Italy, and later moved to California, U.S. Giada is the daughter of Veronica De Laurentiis, an author and actress, and Alexander “Alex” De Benedetti, an actor and producer. Her father, who has roots in Turin, has English citizenship as well. The surname De Benedetti may have a Sephardi Jewish origin.

Giada has a daughter with her former husband, fashion designer Todd Thompson.

Giada’s maternal grandfather was film producer Dino De Laurentiis (born Agostino De Laurentiis, the son of Rosario Pasquale Aurelio De Laurentiis and Giuseppina Salvatore). Dino was originally from Torre Annunziata, Naples. Giuseppina was the daughter of Raffaella Mondella.

Giada’s maternal grandmother was actress Silvana Mangano (the daughter of Amadeo Mangano and Ivy Webb). Silvana was born in Rome, to a Sicilian father from Petralia Soprana, province of Palermo, and an English mother from Croydon.

Giada’s first cousin, once removed, Aurelio De Laurentiis, is also a prominent film producer.

Sources: Genealogy of Giada De Laurentiis (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Information about Giada’s father –

Obituary of Giada’s maternal grandfather, Dino De Laurentiis –

Obituary of Giada’s maternal grandmother, Silvana Mangano –

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neiltennant March 24, 2018 at 3:42 am

she looks like HAYDEN PANETTIERE

andrew September 22, 2017 at 1:18 pm
andrew June 18, 2017 at 12:40 pm

Her father, Alexander De Benedetti (born c. 1945), is described as holding English citizenship too and having a sister who lived in Turin. Industrialist Carlo De Benedetti, whose father was a Sephardi Jew who converted to Catholicism, is also from Turin. So I think that a producer with that surname could have Jewish roots.

follers June 18, 2017 at 12:48 pm
andrew June 18, 2017 at 1:02 pm
neiltennant June 18, 2017 at 11:20 am

Not very different than HAYDEN PANNATIERE

both are half italian half anglo

savanna December 31, 2015 at 12:57 pm

She should be listed as Sicilian

Devotion October 23, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Doesn’t look Italian at all.

Hill May 24, 2017 at 9:59 am

I instantly knew she was italian before I clicked.

neiltennant June 18, 2017 at 11:22 am

you piece of shit she is not full italian

Hayden panaettiere and keley cuoko are also half italian

andrew October 23, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Dino De Laurentiis’s name was actually Agostino De Laurentiis. He was born to Rosario Pasquale Aurelio De Laurentiis and Giuseppina Salvatore (the daughter of Raffaella Mondella)

scott April 15, 2014 at 12:11 pm

damn those boobies are just spilling out that dress

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