Lisa Lampanelli

by ethnic on January 13, 2012

Birth Name: Lisa Marie Lampugnale

Place of Birth: Trumbull, Connecticut

Date of Birth: July 19, 1961

Ethnicity: Italian, Polish

Lisa Lampanelli is an American comedian and actress. She has said that she is of three quarters Italian descent.

Lisa’s paternal grandparents were Angelo Lampugnale and Grace Burke.

Lisa’s maternal grandfather was Stanley B. Velgot (the son of Frank Velgot and Antonia Cienetz). Stanley’s parents were Polish.

Lisa’s maternal grandmother was Marie Rickey (the daughter of Frank Rickey and Nancy Cuozzo). Frank was Italian, the son of Pasqua Rickey and Mary. Nancy was of Italian descent.

Sources: Obituary of Lisa’s father –

Genealogy of Lisa Lampanelli (focusing on her mother’s side) –

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andrew October 2, 2016 at 3:10 pm
madman October 2, 2016 at 11:49 am

She has said that she is of 75% Italian descent. Though, I would’ve otherwise guessed her grandmother, Grace Burke, was of Irish ancestry.

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