Lorraine Bracco

by ethnic on March 4, 2010

20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party - Arrivals

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 2, 1954

Ethnicity:
*Italian (father)
*English, distant French (mother)

Lorraine Bracco is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the film Goodfellas and the series The Sopranos. Her father, Salvatore Bracco, was of Italian descent. Her mother, Eileen (Molyneux), was born in Oxford, England, and had English, and distant French, ancestry. Her sister is actress Elizabeth Bracco.

Lorraine is able to speak French and Italian along with English. Lorraine has two children, one with her former husband, Daniel Guerard, and one with her former partner, actor Harvey Keitel.

Lorraine’s paternal grandparents were Salvatore Bracco and Prudence Balsamo (the daughter of Elsie). Salvatore was Italian. Prudence was born in New York, to Italian parents.

Lorraine’s maternal grandfather was Alfred William Molyneux (the son of Mark Frederick Molyneux and Sarah Ann Martha Ledwell). Mark was the son of Adam Molyneux and Sophia Elizabeth Hudson. Sarah was the daughter of Frederic/Frederick Walter Ledwell and Ann Elizabeth Bridgewater.

Lorraine’s maternal grandmother was Jessie Jones.

Sources: http://www.nytimes.com
http://articles.chicagotribune.com

Lorraine’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Lorraine’s mother – http://www.legacy.com

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