Sasha Barrese

by ethnic on January 10, 2010

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Birth Name: Alexandra Barrese

Place of Birth: Maui, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 24, 1981

*Russian (mother)
*English, with some German, Swiss-German, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh (father)

Sasha Barrese, also credited under her birth name of Alexandra Barrese, is an American actress and poker player. She is known for her role in the sitcom Run of the House. Sasha was raised by her mother and grew up with her mother’s surname.

Sasha’s mother is of Russian ancestry. On her father’s side, Sasha has English, with some German, Swiss-German, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh, ancestry.

Sasha’s paternal grandfather was Clifford Dow Mooney (the son of Leon Ridley Mooney and Fannie Clifford Ward). Leon was the son of Jesse Mooney and Ella Courts Ridley. Fannie was the daughter of John Fredrick Ward and Minnie Leeola Jamison.

Sasha’s paternal grandmother was Kathleen Carol Querry (the daughter of Ben W. Querry and Marguerite Sanders). Ben was the son of John Henry Querry and Charlotte “Lottie” Clara Beal. Marguerite was the daughter of Harry Louis Sanders and Lillian Mae Boyd.

On her mother’s side, Sasha is the granddaughter of Felix Barrese and Irene Boris Syro/Solomina (the daughter of Nadejda Vladimirovna).

Sources: Genealogy of Sasha Barrese (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Sasha’s paternal great-grandfather, Leon Ridley Mooney (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Sasha’s paternal great-grandfather, Leon Ridley Mooney, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Sasha’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Ella Courts Ridley (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Sasha’s paternal great-grandmother, Fannie Clifford Ward, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Sasha’s paternal great-grandfather, Ben W. Querry, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Sasha’s paternal great-grandmother, Marguerite Sanders, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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ashash November 11, 2015 at 5:30 pm

I really thought she would be one of the few celebrities to actually have recent Native American heritage. I guess it’s because she looks a little Asian to me in the eye area. A lot of them claim it and most of those that do have little to none.

ashash November 11, 2015 at 5:32 pm

I’m talking about Johnny Depp, Elizabeth Warren, Megan Fox, Kim Basinger, Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Billy Bob Thornton, Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson, and 100s of others.

ashash September 27, 2015 at 3:11 am

People say she looks Native American and some sources say she is Russian, Dutch, Irish, and Native American.

memphis February 6, 2017 at 8:20 am

Isn’t Russia mostly in the Asian Continent? The theory is that native Americans migrated to the Americas thousands of years ago.

ashash March 26, 2015 at 2:28 pm

You should add hers.

ashash August 16, 2014 at 3:31 pm

If no one knows who her father is, where did it come from that he is Irish, Dutch, and Native American?

ashash April 2, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Oh. So she likely has Italian ancestry? Her maternal grandparents were both immigrants probably from the Russian community in China. How common is a Russian and Italian mix? I have, honestly, never met anyone with this before.

I thought Barrese was the surname of a stepfather. It was said that it was, but it is Sasha’s mother’s maiden name.

Has Sasha ever spoken about her ancestry?

follers April 2, 2014 at 12:08 pm


“My mother worked as a Paris model, but she’s actually Russian and then, I have an Italian last name, so it gets kind of crazy”.

ashash April 2, 2014 at 12:17 pm

No mention of American Indian, Irish, and Dutch ancestry?

It was said that her biological father is from Shawnee, Oklahoma and that he was 3/4 Cherokee. Of course it was just a comment I read from someone, but they could be right.

andrew January 20, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Barrese is an Italian last name, also a fictional character from the Godfather had this surname

ashash September 27, 2015 at 3:16 am

Her Russian grandfather was adopted by an Italian (Sicilian) man and was given his surname.

ethnic January 20, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Youre right it seems to be an Sicilian name

this ones a tough one

Athena January 16, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Barrese is an italian surname, from Sicily

ashash November 12, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Let’s be honest. She doesn’t look anything like an Italian. Too pretty. Her mother is Russian.

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