Michael Angarano

"The Brass Teapot" Hollywood Special Screening - Arrivals

Birth Name: Michael Anthony Angarano

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

Date of Birth: December 3, 1987

Ethnicity: Italian, some Sephardi Jewish

Michael Angarano is an American actor. He is the son of Doreen (Tesoro) and Michael Angarano. The surname Angarano is from Bari, Apulia.

His parents are both of Italian origin.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Leon/Ricky J. Tesoro (the son of Renato/Rinalto Tesoro and Leda/Lita/Carmella Levy/Levi). Leon was born in New York. Renato was the son of Leonardo Tesoro and Anita Constantini. Leda was the daughter of Giulio “Julius” Levi and Aldemira Fabretti.

Michael’s maternal grandfather’s family were Italian Jews. Michael appears to think they were (recent) converts to Judaism, but 19th century conversions to Judaism in Italy were rare, and there are many Italian Jews surnamed Tesoro and Levi.

Michael’s maternal grandmother is named Dorothy T. “Dotty” Mattiole.

Sources: Michael’s maternal grandfather, Leon/Ricky J. Tesoro, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Michael’s maternal great-grandfather, Renato/Rinalto Tesoro – https://www.familysearch.org


Curious about ethnicity

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    son of Doreen and Michael P. Angarano

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