Birth Name: Paul Franklin Dano
Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 19, 1984
*Austrian, Swedish, some Bohemian Czech (mother)
Paul Dano is an American actor and producer.
Paul’s father is originally from Pennsylvania, and is of Slovak descent. Paul’s mother is of Austrian (including Bohemian (Czech)) and Swedish descent.
Paul’s paternal grandparents were John Dano/Danno (the son of Nicholas Dano/Danno and Mary Matey) and Anna H. Herzo/Heras (the daughter of John Herzo/Heras and Mary Ivopetok). Paul’s grandparents John and Anna were both born in Pennsylvania, and all of their own parents were Slovak immigrants.
Paul’s maternal grandfather was Frank Jacob Pipp (the son of Frank Jacob Pipp and Caroline I. Snyder). Paul’s great-grandfather Frank was born in Michigan, to Austrian-born parents John Pipp and Mary Pangrelic. Caroline was born in Austria, to Frank Snyder and Anna Macek. The surname “Macek” likely indicates Bohemian (Czech) ancestry, as might the surname “Pangrelic”.
Paul’s maternal grandmother was Gloria C. Nilsson (the daughter of Okie Nilsson and Elsie). Okie was born in Sweden. Elsie was of Swedish descent.
Sources: Paul’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Paul’s paternal grandparents, John Dano/Danno and Anna H. Herzo/Heras, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Paul’s maternal great-grandfather, Okie Nilsson – https://www.newspapers.com
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