Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei

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

Date of Birth: December 4, 1964

Ethnicity: Italian

Marisa Tomei is an American actress and producer. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for My Cousin Vinny (1992). Her brother, Adam Tomei, is also an actor.

Marisa is of Italian descent on both sides of her family. Her family is from Tuscany, Calabria, Campania, and Sicily. Marisa has Italian citizenship.

Marisa’s paternal grandfather was Romeo Robert Tomei (the son of Lindoro Tomei and Faustina Maria/Marie Lucchesi). Romeo was born in New York. Lindoro was born in Ghivizzano, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, the son of Nicolao Tomei and Angela Puccini. Faustina was born in Vitiana, Lucca, Tuscany.

Marisa’s paternal grandmother was Rita Calvosa (the daughter of Albert Charles Calvosa and Maria/Mary Preziozi/Preziosi). Rita was born in New York, to Italian parents. Albert was from Calabria, and was the son of Raffaele “Raphael” Calvosa and Serafina Corrado. Maria was likely from Campania, and was the daughter of Sabino Preziosi and Philomina Biondi.

Marisa’s maternal grandfather was Armando Bianchi (the son of Francesco Leopoldo Bianchi and Adelaide Maria Angiloa Canovaro). Armando was Italian. Francesco was born in Cecina, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy, the son of Dionisio Bianchi. Francesco was murdered when he was 26 years old. Adelaide was born in Elba, an island, part of the Province of Livorno, and was the daughter of Arturo Augusto Aurelio Canovaro and Marianna.

Marisa’s maternal grandmother was Maria/Mary D’Ignoti. Maria was born in New York, and was of Sicilian descent.

Sources: Genealogies of Marisa Tomei – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.geni.com

Family history of Marisa Tomei – http://ancestraldiscoveries.blogspot.it

Marisa’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marisa’s paternal grandfather, Romeo Robert Tomei, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Romeo Robert Tomei on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marisa’s paternal grandmother, Rita Calvosa, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Marisa’s paternal grandmother, Rita (Calvosa) Tomei – https://www.findagrave.com

Death record of Marisa’s paternal great-grandfather, Albert Charles Calvosa – https://familysearch.org

Marisa’s maternal grandparents, Armando Bianchi and Maria/Mary D’Ignoti, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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  1. andrew says:

    Rita Calvosa on Census:
    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJRZ-6VX
    https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31574421

    Albert Calvosa was the son of Raffaele “Raphael” Calvosa and Serafina Corrado
    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WRD-GN6

    Maria Preziosi was the daughter of Sabino Preziosi and Philomina Biondi

    Armando Bianchi and wife on a Census: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQ9L-MPY

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