J. P. Manoux

by bablah on July 19, 2017

JP Manoux – ‘ER’ Finale Party – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Birth Name: Jean-Paul Christophe Manoux

Place of Birth: Fresno, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 8, 1969

Ethnicity: Armenian, Dutch

J. P. Manoux is an American actor, voice actor, television personality, and comedian.

J.P.’s paternal grandparents were Nichan Manougian Bujuklian and Marguerite Ketchian (the daughter of Rupen Kedjian and Marian Selvian).

Source: Marriage record of J.P.’s parents –


Anita Sarkeesian

by wanderer on June 17, 2017

Anita Sarkeesian – Photo Credit: Debby Wong / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: 1984

Ethnicity: Armenian

Anita Sarkeesian is a Canadian-American feminist media critic, blogger, and public speaker. Her parents are Armenians from Iraq, who immigrated to Canada in the 1970s. She later moved to California, and identifies as Canadian-American.



Erik Palladino

by stlucas on June 9, 2017

Erik Palladino – 2nd Annual Children’s Institute Celebrity Poker Tournament Photo Credit: Tina Gill / PR Photos

Birth Name: Erik Vincent Palladino

Place of Birth: Yonkers, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 10, 1968

*Italian (father)
*Armenian (mother)

Erik Palladino is an American actor.

Erik is the son of Queenie and Peter C. Palladino. Erik has a brother, Chris.

Erik’s father has Italian ancestry. Erik’s mother is of Armenian descent.

Erik’s paternal grandmother is Italian.

Erik’s maternal grandfather moved from Armenia to the U.S. following the Armenian Genocide.



Katherine Sarafian

by stlucas on May 27, 2017

Birth Name: Katherine A Sarafian

Place of Birth: San Leandro, Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 27, 1969

Ethnicity: Armenian

Katherine Sarafian is an American film producer.

Katherine is the daughter of Alice (Izmirian) and Richard Kegham “Mesrob” Sarafian, Jr. Both of Katherine’s parents were of Armenian ancestry.

Katherine’s paternal grandfather was Richard Sarafian, Sr. Richard was Armenian.

Katherine’s paternal grandmother was Mary Kalunian (the daughter of Martin Kalunian and Mary Moomgian). Katherine’s grandmother Mary was born in California, to parents from Armenia.

Katherine’s maternal grandfather was Luther C. Izmirian (the son of Charles Izmirian and Datenik). Luther was born in New York, to parents from Armenia.

Katherine’s maternal grandmother was Grace Marie Poladian/Polaiden (the daughter of Richard Poladian/Polaiden and Alice). Grace was born in Connecticut, to parents from Turkey, who were of Armenian descent.

Sources: Genealogy of Katherine Sarafian –

Birth record of Katherine Sarafian –

Obituary of Katherine’s father, Richard Kegham Sarafian, Jr. –

Katherine’s paternal grandfather, Richard Sarafian, Sr., on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Katherine’s paternal grandmother, Mary Kalunian –

Katherine’s paternal grandmother, Mary Kalunian, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Katherine’s paternal grandmother, Mary (Kalunian) Sarafian –

Katherine’s maternal grandfather, Luther C. Izmirian, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Katherine’s maternal grandmother, Grace Marie Poladian/Polaiden, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Katherine’s maternal grandmother, Grace Marie (Poladian/Polaiden) Izmirian –

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Philipp Kirkorov

by wanderer on May 21, 2017

Birth Name: Philipp Bedrosovich Kirkorov

Place of Birth: Varna, Bulgaria

Date of Birth: 30 April, 1967

*Armenian (father)
*Russian, French, Romani (mother)

Philipp Kirkorov is a Russian pop singer. His father, Bedros Kirkorov (original surname Krikoryan), is a Bulgarian singer of Armenian descent. His mother, Victoria Kirkorovа (née Likhachevа), was a Bulgarian singer.

Philipp’s maternal great-grandfather, Manion Mikhail Alfonsovich, was of half-French-half-Russian descent.

Philipp’s maternal grandmother, Manion Lidia Mikhailovna, has Romani roots.

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