Birth Name: Joseph Anthony Mantegna, Jr.
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 13, 1947
Ethnicity: Italian [including Sicilian]
Joe Mantegna is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He is of Italian descent. He is married to restaurant owner Arlene Vrhel, with whom he has two children, make-up artist Mia and actress Gia Mantegna.
Joe’s paternal grandparents were Salvatore Mantegna (the son of Pietro Signorino Mantegna and Paula Costelli) and Angelina/Angela Fichera (the daughter of Frank Finchera and Lenora Tringali). Salvatore and Angela were Italian. Salvatore was born in Calascibetta, Sicily.
Joe’s maternal grandparents were Giuseppe/Joseph Novelli and Maria/Mary Leneimarri/Lucirnasai/Scuccimari (the daughter of Giacomo Scuccimari and Marianna Liddi). Giuseppe and Maria were Italian, from Città Metropolitana di Bari, Puglia.
Source: Genealogy of Joe’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com
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