Ron Balicki

by stlucas on July 5, 2018

Diana Lee Inosanto and Ron Balicki – “Sinners & Saints” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Archlight Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Keadrick D. Washington / PR Photos

Birth Name: Ronald Joseph Balicki, Jr.

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 2, 1963

*Polish (father)
*Cajun/French (mother)

Ron Balicki is an American actor, stuntman, and martial artist.

Ron is the son of Sylvia Ann (Thezan) and Ronald “Ron” Balicki, Sr. Ron’s father is of Polish descent. Ron’s mother has Cajun/French ancestry. Ron is married to actress, stuntwoman, and martial artist Diana Lee Inosanto, with whom he has two children.

Ron’s paternal grandfather likely is/was Edward Balicki (the son of Leopold Balicki and Karolina/Carolina Kowalczyk). Edward was born in Illinois. Leopold and Karolina were Polish.

Ron’s paternal grandmother likely is/was Jean Smalec (the daughter of Stanley Smalec and Anna Sliwa). Jean was born in Illinois. Stanley and Anna were Polish.

Ron’s maternal grandfather was Edwin Joseph Thezan (the son of Joseph E. Thézan and Ernestine Eugenie Rillieux). Edwin was born in Louisiana. Joseph was born in Louisiana, the son of Sidney Thézan and Rosella Deslonde. Ernestine was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Pierre Rillieux and Marie Louise Emclicerte.

Ron’s maternal grandmother was Ethel Mary Lafou. Ethel was born in Louisiana.

Sources: Birth record of Ron’s mother –

Obituary of Ron’s uncle (mother’s brother), Charles P. “Chuck” Thezan –


Trishelle Cannatella

by stlucas on June 22, 2018

Trishelle Cannatella – Svedka Vodka’s “The Future of Reality TV” – Arrivals – Lexington Social House – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Tommaso Boddi / PR Photos

Birth Name: Trishelle Elaine Cannatella

Place of Birth: Cut Off, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 4, 1979

Ethnicity: Cajun/French/French-Canadian/Acadian, as well as approximately one eighth Italian, some English, Irish, and Canary Islander Spanish, distant German

Trishelle Cannatella is an American reality television personality, model, and actress.

Trishelle is the daughter of Sharon (Plaisance) and Andrew “Drew” Cannatella. Trishelle has a sister, Buffy. Her ancestry is Cajun/French/French-Canadian/Acadian, as well as approximately one eighth Italian (mostly Sicilian), some English, Irish, and Canary Islander Spanish, and distant German. Her Spanish ancestors include Joseph Cevallos/Cevalos, who was born, c. 1785, in the Canary Islands, Spain, the son of Domingo José Cavallos and Rita Elvira Ferron.

Trishelle is married to John Hensz.

Trishelle is a third cousin of actress Lacey Chabert. Trishelle’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Louis Sacerdos Chabert and Ernestine Eve LeFort, were also Lacey’s paternal great-great-grandparents.

Trishelle’s paternal grandfather was Andrew Jerome Cannatella (the son of Joseph Paul Cannatella and Rose Lee Walker). Joseph was the son of Italian parents, Andrew J. Cannatella, from Palermo, Sicily, and Providence Licari, who was likely also from Sicily. Rose was the daughter of Leander Logan Walker and Katherine/Catherine E. Colston.

Trishelle’s paternal grandmother was Gloria Mae Orgeron (the daughter of Juan/John Joseph Orgeron and Lillian Marie “Lilia”/Lelia Kieff/Kiffe). Juan was the son of Joseph Eugene Orgeron and Rosela/Rosella Pauline Williams. Lillian was the daughter of Gerisse/Garres/Keres/Harris Kiff/Kieff and Lucie Marie Chouest.

Trishelle’s maternal grandfather was Dudley Anthony “Bolo” Plaisance, Sr. (the son of Horace Able/bel Plaisance and Virginia Ethna Orgeron). Dudley was born in Louisiana. Horace was born in Louisiana, the son of Napoleon Migno Plaisance and Françoise Marcelline Allemand. Virginia was the daughter of Paul Jean Orgeron and Augustine Marie Cantrelle.

Trishelle’s maternal grandmother was Yvonne Frances Lorraine (the daughter of Arcene Alsindor/Alcindore Lorraine and Antoinette Lorenza Chabert). Yvonne was born in Louisiana. Arcene was born in Louisiana, the son of William Charles Lorraine, who was English, and of Philomene Marcelline “Melina” Bruce. Antoinette was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Louis Sacerdos/Sacerdose Chabert and Ernestine Eve Lefort.

Sources: Obituary of Trishelle’s paternal grandfather, Andrew Jerome Cannatella –

Death record of Trishelle’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Andrew J. Cannatella and Providence Licari –

Genealogy of Trishelle’s paternal grandmother, Gloria Mae Orgeron (through Gloria’s own brother) –

Obituary of Trishelle’s paternal grandmother, Gloria Mae (Orgeron) Cannatella –

Genealogy of Trishelle’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Gerisse/Garres/Keres/Harris Kiff/Kieff (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Trishelle’s mother –

Obituary of Trishelle’s mother –

Genealogies of Trishelle’s maternal grandparents, Dudley Anthony “Bolo” Plaisance, Sr. and Yvonne Frances Lorraine –

Genealogy of Trishelle’s maternal grandmother, Yvonne Frances Lorraine –

Genealogy of Trishelle’s maternal grandmother, Yvonne Frances Lorraine (focusing on her own mother’s side) –


Melora Hardin

by madman on January 26, 2018

Birth Name: Melora Diane Hardin

Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 29, 1967

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, German, Cajun French, distant Dutch

Melora Hardin is an American actress and singer. She is the daughter of Diane Elizabeth (Hill) and actor Jerry Hardin (Jerry Wayne Hardin). Melora is married to British actor Gildart Jackson, with whom she has two children.

Melora’s paternal grandfather was Jerry Lee Hardin (the son of Lee P. Hardin and Clementine “Clemmie” Mitchell). Clementine was the daughter of Martha Melinda Mitchell and possibly of George Flowers Palmer.

Melora’s paternal grandmother was Eultina/Ultima Stagg (the daughter of Robert Fulton Stagg and Ola Melissa Burleigh). Robert was the son of Adolph/Adolphe Stagg and Ultima Carentin/Carrentin/Caratine. Ola was the daughter of Gilbert Burleigh and Melissa Buchannon.

Melora’s maternal grandparents were likely Raymond G. Hill (the son of James Abraham Hill and Jessie A. Hysell) and Elizabeth Mae Raether (the daughter of Fred H. Raether and Minnie M. Klinger).

Sources: Genealogy of Melora’s paternal grandfather, Jerry Lee Hardin –

Genealogies of Melora’s paternal grandmother, Eultina/Ultima Stagg (through her own brother, Clayton Buchanan Stagg) –

Genealogy of Melora’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Adolph/Adolphe Stagg (through Adolph’s sister, Elizabeth Stagg) –

Melora’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Ultima Carentin/Carrentin/Caratine, on the 1850 U.S. Census –

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Christian LeBlanc

by stlucas on December 23, 2017

Christian LeBlanc – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s 50th Anniversary Gala – Arrivals – Beverly Hilton Hotel – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Christian Jules LeBlanc

Place of Birth: Fort Bragg, Cumberland, North Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 25, 1958

Ethnicity: Cajun/French, English, possibly German

Christian LeBlanc is an American actor.

Christian is the son of Alice Marie (Marx) and Victor Andre LeBlanc.

Christian’s father was from a Cajun/French family from Louisiana, and also had English ancestry. Christian’s mother is also from a French family from Louisiana, and possibly also has some German roots.

Christian’s paternal grandfather was Victor Alfred LeBlanc (the son of Thomas G. LeBlanc and Ida Molaison). Victor was born in Louisiana. Thomas was the son of Ursine/Ursin LeBlanc and Nazeda/Lesidia Part. Ida was the daughter of Joseph Elphege Molaison and Marie Alzina Molaison.

Christian’s paternal grandmother was Frosalie Albina Watkins (the daughter of Gilbert L. Watkins and Cecila “Lillie” King). Frosalie was born in Louisiana. Gilbert was the son of Layfayette/Lafayette Watkins and Rosalie/Frosalie/Forzile Martin.

Christian’s maternal grandfather was named Frank Joseph Marx, Sr.

Christian’s maternal grandmother was Wilhelmina/Williamina Celeste Girault (the daughter of Jules Girault and Alice).

Sources: Genealogies and obituaries of Christian’s parents –

Marriage record of Christian’s parents –

Genealogy of Christian’s paternal grandfather, Victor Alfred LeBlanc –

Information about Christian’s LeBlanc ancestors –

Genealogy of Christian’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Joseph Elphege Molaison (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Christian’s paternal great-grandfather, Gilbert L. Watkins, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Christian’s mother –

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Jordana Spiro

by andrew on November 14, 2016

LOS ANGELES - JUL 23:  Jordana Spiro arriving to FOX All-Star Pa

Birth Name: Jordana Ariel Spiro

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

Date of Birth: April 12, 1977

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Cajun/French, Irish, English (mother)

Jordana Spiro is an American film and television actress.

Her father was from a Jewish family (from Russia, Belgium, and Germany). Her mother has Cajun/French, Irish, and English ancestry.

Jordana was raised Jewish.

She is married to Matthew Spitzer.

Jordana’s paternal grandfather was Harry Spiro (the son of Jacob Spiro and Jeannette Hirsch). Jacob was born in Louisiana, the son of Joseph Spiro and Adèle Neumann/Newman, who were from Russia. Jeanette was also born in Louisiana, the daughter of Joseph Hirsch, who was born in Belgium, and of Henriette Buel, who was born in Germany.

Jordana’s paternal grandmother was Rebecca Belle Cohen (the daughter of Isaac Cohen and Bella/Belle Lakofsky/Lakowsky). Isaac was born in Louisiana, the son of German-born parents, Robert Cohen and Rosa Lakofsky. Bella was the daughter of Marcus/Marion Lakowsky and Bertha Kahn.

Jordana’s maternal grandfather was John Alvin O’Quin (the son of John Lovett O’Quin and Florence Guillaumin). Jordana’s great-grandfather John was the son of John Lovett O’Quin and Letitia Ann Parks Vernon. Florence was the daughter of Eugene Louis Odin Guillaumin and Emily Martin.

Jordana’s maternal grandmother is named Lottie Vidrine.

Sources: Jordana’s paternal grandfather, Harry Spiro, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Jordana’s maternal grandfather, John Alvin O’Quin (through John’s sister, Hazel O’Quin Johnson) –

Obituary of Jordana’s maternal grandfather, John Alvin O’Quin –

Genealogy of Jordana’s maternal great-grandmother, Florence Guillaumin –

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