Rachael Ray

by ethnic on March 3, 2009

Place of Birth: Glens Falls, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 25, 1968

Ethnicity: Sicilian Italian (maternal grandfather), English, French, Welsh

Rachael Ray is an American celebrity chef, television personality, writer, and businessperson.

She is the daughter of Elsa/Elsie (Scuderi) and James Ray. Her maternal grandfather was Sicilian Italian, and her other ancestry includes English, French, and Welsh. Rachael is able to speak Italian, though it is not her mother tongue.

Rachael is married to John Cusimano, a lawyer and lead singer of the rock band The Cringe.

Rachael’s maternal grandfather was Emmanuel/Emanuel Scuderi. Emmanuel was Italian.

Rachael’s maternal grandmother was Christine Emma Stott (the daughter of Benjamin H. Stott and Elsie J. Laro). Christine was born in New York. Benjamin was the son of John Henry Stott and Jennie L. Norton. Elsie was the daughter of Edward Laro and Emma Daniels.

Sources: http://www.vanityfair.com

Rachael’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Rachael’s maternal grandmother, Christine Emma Stott, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Christine Emma Stott on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Rachael’s maternal great-grandparents, Benjamin H. Scott and Elsie J. Laro – https://familysearch.org

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andrew August 6, 2017 at 5:09 am

obituary of Rachel’s maternal aunt, Geraldine Dominica Scuderi:

http://poststar.com/lifestyles/announcements/obituaries/geraldine-dominica-scuderi/article_01cbbd32-5bd5-11e3-b3c9-0019bb2963f4.html

Rachel’s maternal grandparents were Emanuel Scuderi and Christine E. Scott

on a Census: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQM1-7T1

WTF October 11, 2014 at 4:25 am

She looks Mexican.

Virago August 20, 2011 at 9:17 am

Sorry about duplication! Texted via cell. T’storms here!

Just be wary of those who pin labels on you simply to divide you from others. Love is indivisible. Love multiplies itself wherever it is cultivated. Live in Beauty, walk in awe of God’s diversity.

Gotta go kids! Live well!

Virago August 20, 2011 at 9:07 am

“Ethnic” is going behind the walls put up by the profiteers of Slavery & discovering what makes YOU, well…..you. It’s a private journey & anyone who shares their ethnicity understands we are much more then we appear to be on the surface to ourselves as well as each other. An eye-opening journey of self- discovery!

Iran/Persian, Sicilian, Mexican, Apache, Navajos, etc. Are just a few ethnic cultures with similar blood-lines. History, wars, border fights, etc. Shaped their identities & cultures. Stop hatin’ & share the love. Admire the Beauty! African Dispora, check it out.

Virago August 20, 2011 at 9:03 am

Yep. A lot of folks think like Pat. I guess standing behind a color, such as those instilled in times of slavery (“white” or “black”) tends to pit folks on one side or another which was the goal back then by those who profited from Slavery…ever seen the wealth of Banks in England? Slavery was the most profitable industry for Colonial powers!

But “ethnic” is going behind those walls & discovering what makes ME, well…..me. It’s a private journey & anyone who shares their ethnicity understands we are more then we appear to be to ourselves as well as each other. It’s worth the journey of self- discovery!

Iran/Persian, Sicilian, Mexican, Apache, Navajos, etc. Are just a few ethnic cultures with similar blood-lines. History, wars, border fights, etc. Shaped their identities & cultures. Stop hatin’ & share the love. Admire the Beauty! African Dispora, check it out.

KnowItall September 12, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Huh…Iran/Persian, Sicilian, Mexican, Apache, Navajos, etc are just a few ethnic cultures with similar bloodlines???? So, Don Corleone liked to smoke the peace pipe??? Don Sitting Bull??? You know what I think you’re smoking something….from what I can tell from the sh*t you’re typing…lol.
Only one thing I will agree with you is that people that feel proud of themselves solely or largely because of their ethnicity or race are ridiculous and ignorant and probably have to do that because they can’t warrant any pride from their personal lives.

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 12:57 pm

why the fuck are people comparing persians and mexicans? thats like so random

Selena Garcia-Martinez August 4, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Every person i know thinks shes hispanic definently mexican. i am being honest she really does look it.

Pat March 30, 2011 at 7:37 am

Every time Rachel Ray talks about her heritage she only mentions sicilian. I guess she does not recognize her father side French, Welsh, and scottish. It is called being prejuidice to yourself. Alot of people do this all the time. Say they are half Polish and half German they will only say they are German. In my family we are Irish, French Canadian and English German. The men only say Irish. It is very misleading and disrespectful because without the other sides of you in my case 50% non Irish I wouldn’t be here. So there is prejuidice among whites within themselves. I mean Halle Berry’s daughter is 75% white but yet she calls her daughter black. Prejuidice is prejuidice. I mean a prejudice white southerner made the 1 percent black rule and if you believe that ignorant racist then you are just like him.

wtf March 30, 2011 at 7:58 am

@pat

well we can only assume the child is 75% white,we don’t know the true makeup of both parents.I mean the father could be another one of those same self haters your talking about.However I don’t believe Halle hates her white half,because she is forever with her mother.Now I do understand what your saying,but that’s she chose to bring up her daughter,how she was brought up to think.From the new pics,she’s not whitish anymore,but that can change.Who knows how she will ID herself later.However what about the half blacks who only claim their white half like dinsel or jessica szohr who I heard myself say she was just hungarian

ProudFilipina March 27, 2011 at 3:00 am

i thought she was like Spanish or Mexican or somethin’

KnowItall September 12, 2011 at 6:27 pm

yeah…I always thought she was mexican or spanish because she’s always cooking friggin tacos and nachos…lol. It’s like the actor that played the Mexican singer in La Bamba…..Lou Diamond Philips….Now I would have sworn he was Mexican or some sort of Latino …maybe a mixture of native american. He does have native american, but his father is of Scottish Irish descent and his mother is a proud filipina like you I guess…..I guess that’s where he gets his darker features…..but who would of thought….but then again I think a lot of filipinos could pass for hispanic since it was a colony of spain at one point.

layla February 17, 2011 at 3:35 pm

She looks hispanic to me..

kira February 14, 2010 at 8:21 am

I agree lmao! :D

rasheed ehab February 14, 2010 at 4:58 am

very nice food

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