Jason Biggs

by ethnic on December 25, 2007

Birth Name: Jason Matthew Biggs

Place of Birth: Pompton Plains, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 12, 1978

*75% Italian [including Sicilian]
*25% English

Jason Biggs is an American actor and comedian. He became famous for his role as Jim Levenstein in the American Pie films.

His mother, Angela (Zocco), is of Italian (Sicilian) ancestry, and his father, Gary Biggs, is of half English and half Italian descent. Jason stated on Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show that his paternal grandmother’s family was from Naples. Jason was raised in a Catholic home.

Although he has played several Jewish characters, Jason is not of Jewish heritage.

Jason is married to actress and writer Jenny Mollen, with whom he has two children.

Jason’s paternal grandmother was Assunta “Susan”/”Suzie” Furno (the daughter of Louis Furno and Marie). Assunta was born in New Jersey, to Italian parents.

Sources: Interview with Jason Biggs on Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show (2012) – http://youtu.be

Jason’s paternal grandmother, Assunta “Susan”/”Suzie” Furno, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Jason’s paternal grandmother, Assunta “Susan”/”Suzie” (Furno) Biggs – http://www.legacy.com

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phaedra April 16, 2016 at 9:38 pm

That frizzy dark hair and hooked nose is definitely Sicilian. But the light eyes and relatively fair skin is English.

ssempre August 5, 2014 at 8:25 pm

He’s an asswipe who looks like Bert from Sesame street…

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