Mira Sorvino

by ann on January 18, 2014

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Birth Name: Mira Katherine Sorvino

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

Date of Birth: September 28, 1967

Ethnicity:
*Italian (father)
*possibly Welsh (mother)

Mira Sorvino is an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Mighty Aphrodite (1995). She is the daughter of Lorraine Ruth (Davis), a drama therapist and actress, and Paul Sorvino, an actor and opera singer. Her father is of Italian descent. Her mother may have Welsh ancestry. Mira is married to actor Christopher Backus, with whom she has four children.

Mira’s paternal grandfather was Fortunato “Ford” Sorvino (the son of Alfonso Sorvino and Maria Cristina Vero). Fortunato was born in Vomero, Naples, Campania, Italy. Alfonso was the son of Luigi Sorvino and Anna Ammendola. Maria Christina was the daughter of Vincenzo Vero and Concetta Russolillo.

Mira’s paternal grandmother was Angela Maria Mattea “Marietta” Renzi (the daughter of Antonino/Anthony Salvatore Renzi and Giuseppina/Giosepina “Josephine” Polisena). Angela was born in Connecticut, to Italian parents, from Casacalenda, Province of Campobasso, Molise, Italy.

Sources: https://twitter.com

Genealogies of Mira’s paternal grandparents, Fortunato “Ford” Sorvino and Angela Maria Mattea “Marietta” (Renzi) Sorvino – https://www.findagrave.com

Mira’s paternal grandmother, Angela Maria Mattea Renzi, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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andrew October 7, 2015 at 5:59 am

Fortunato was born in Vomero, Naples, Campania, Italy.

https://twitter.com/mirasorvino/status/535123857938845698

Angela’s parents were from Casacalenda, Province of Campobasso, Molise, Italy.

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