Birth Name: Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi
Place of Birth: Ossining, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 9, 1970
Ethnicity: Italian, Arbëreshë/Albanian
Kara DioGuardi is an American composer, and singer, songwriter, music publisher, record producer, A&R executive, television personality. She was a judge on the television American Idol.
Kara is the daughter of Carol and Joseph J. DioGuardi. Her father is a CPA and a Republican politician, who served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York, from 1985 to 1989.
Kara is of Italian descent. From her Italian ancestry, she also has Arbëreshë/Albanian ancestry. The Arbëreshë are ethnic Albanians who moved to Italy. It is not clear how much Albanian ancestry Kara has.
Kara’s paternal grandparents were Joseph DioGuardi and Grace Paparella.
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