Steve Buscemi

by ethnic on December 25, 2007

Steve Buscemi,

Birth Name: Steven Vincent Buscemi

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

Date of Birth: December 13, 1957

*Sicilian/Italian (father)
*Irish, English, Dutch (mother)

Steve Buscemi is an American actor, director, and writer.

Steve is married to filmmaker, choreographer, and artist Jo Andres, with whom he has a son.

Steve’s paternal grandfather was Giuseppe/Joseph Buscemi (the son of Santo Buscemi and Rosalia Palagonia Tortorici). Giuseppe was born in Menfi, Sicily, Italy. Santo was the son of Calogero Buscemi and Vittoria Butera. Rosalia was the daughter of Michele Turturici and Antonina Giovinco.

Steve’s paternal grandmother was Nunciata/Nancy. Nunciata was born in Italy.

Steve’s maternal grandparents were Harry Wilson and Amanda Van Dine (the daughter of Charles R. Van Dine/VanDyne and Jennie “Jane” V. Montgomery). Charles was the son of James Van Dine and Elizabeth Chambers Simpson, who was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. Jennie was the daughter of Ralph Boyle Montgomery and Julia Vanderhoof.

Sources: Genealogies of Steve Buscemi –

Steve’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Information about Steve’s appearance on Who Do You Think You Are? (2011) –

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

madman September 26, 2017 at 12:48 am

Elizabeth C. —> Elizabeth Chambers Simpson

She was born in Nova Scotia, Canada.

andrew May 21, 2016 at 5:07 pm
Stefania December 5, 2011 at 8:15 am

I totally agree with you Al. I think hes a great actor and a funny comedian too.

Al September 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm

He looks both to me. I’d imagine his very light coloring would be the Irish influence, but I think some of his facial features look Italian, like the eyes, mouth, etc.

theropod October 12, 2013 at 12:54 am

His eyes are very British to me; light blue, bulbous and big. He also looks very Dutch – there are old Dutch paintings with people in them resembling him (again, the big blue eyes).

The mouth is very Italian though; full lips.

neiltennant August 30, 2016 at 8:47 am
neiltennant July 27, 2017 at 1:13 pm

he does look more irish

he has the same eye shape and color like other irish celebs like MCCAULKEY CULKIN etc.

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