Lili Mirojnick

by stlucas on November 21, 2017

Lili Mirojnick – 19th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards – Arrivals – The Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit:

Birth Name: Lili C. Mirojnick

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

Date of Birth: April 9, 1984

*75% Ashkenazi Jewish
*25% Italian

Lili Mirojnick is an American film and television actress.

Lili is the daughter of designer and actress Ellen Mirojnick (born Ellen Rose Schneid) and Barry R. Mirojnick.

Lili’s paternal grandfather was the son of Max Mirojnick and Ida. Max was born in Russia. Ida was born in Poland.

Lili’s paternal grandmother was the daughter of Micheal Esposito and Antoinette. Michael was born in Naples, Campania, Italy.

Lili’s maternal grandfather was Abraham “Abe” Schneid (the son of Henry Schneid and Golde). Henry was born in Israel, the son of Tzvi Schneid and Tzipora Bresler. Golde was born in Romania, the daughter of Rose Klein.

Lili’s maternal grandmother was Sonia Schneider (the daughter of Joseph Schneider and Ida Fritz). Joseph was born in Warsaw, Poland, the son of Louis Schneider, who was born in Russia, and of Julia. Ida was born in New York, the daughter of Hyman Fritz and Esther, who were born in Russia.

Source: Marriage record of Lili’s parents –


Rita Lee

by stlucas on October 21, 2017

Rita Lee – Rita Lee in Concert at Coliseu dos Recreios in Portugal – July 1, 2008 – Coliseu dos Recreios – Lisbon, Portugal – Photo Credit: Rui M. Leal / PR Photos

Birth Name: Rita Lee Jones

Place of Birth: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Birth: December 31, 1947

*English (father)
*Italian (mother)

Rita Lee is a Brazilian rock singer and composer. She is known for being a member of Brazilian rock band Os Mutantes.

Rita is the daughter of Romilda “Chesa” (Padula/Padulla) and Charles Fenley/Finley Jones. Rita has two sisters, Mary Lee and Virginia Lee. They were raised Catholic.

Rita’s father had recent American ancestry and descended from the Confederados (about 20,000 Confederate American refugees who fled to Brazil after the American Civil War). Rita’s mother was born in Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brazil, to Italian parents from Naples.

Rita’s paternal grandfather was Cicero/Cisero Byrd Jones (the son of Kyrd Jones and Caroline). Cicero was born in Alabama.

Rita has written on her autobiography Rita Lee: uma autobiografia (2016) that her grandfather Cicero’s father had Scottish ancestry, and that Cicero’s mother had Cherokee Native American roots. It is not clear whether these ancestries have been verified/documented.

Rita’s paternal grandmother was Martha Whitaker Norris (the daughter of Robert Cicero Norris and Martha Temperance Steagall). Rita’s grandmother Martha was born in Santa Bárbara D’Oeste, São Paulo, Brazil. Rita’s great-grandfather Robert was born in Alabama, the son of William Hutchinson Norris and Mary Black. Rita’s great-grandmother Martha was born in Tennessee, the daughter of Henry Farrar Steagall and Delia Elizabeth Peck.

Rita’s maternal grandmother was Clorinda “Rita” Inforato/Inforzato.

Sources: Genealogy of Rita Lee (focusing on her father’s side) –

Rita’s paternal grandfather on the 1880 U.S. Census –


Juliette Goglia

by stlucas on October 21, 2017

Birth Name: Juliette Rose Goglia

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 22, 1995

*Italian (father)
*English, 1/4 Ashkenazi Jewish, possibly other (mother)

Juliette Goglia is an American actress.

Juliette is the daughter of Susan Melissa (Stokey) and scenic painter Carmine Goglia (born Carmine David Goglia).

Juliette’s father has Italian roots from Vitulano, province of Benevento, Campania region, and Grumo Appula, Bari, Apulia region, Italy. Juliette’s mother has English, Russian Jewish, and possibly other, ancestry.

Juliette’s paternal grandfather was Carmine/Carmen F. Goglia (the son of Pasquale Goglia and Luigia/Louisa Teresa Goglia). Carmine was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Italy. Pasquale was the son of Carmine Goglia and Giuseppa Maria Fiore. Luigia was the daughter of Cosimo Goglia and Cecilia Malgieri.

Juliette’s paternal grandmother was Rose Panzarino/Panserino (the daughter of Rocco Panzarino and Anna Rutigliano). Rose was born in New York, to parents from Italy. Anna was the daughter of Erasamo/Erasmo Rutigliano and Anna Fazio.

Juliette’s maternal grandfather was game show host Mike Stokey, who was born Michael William Stokey (the son of Robert Graham Stokey and Anna L. Wasserman). Robert was the son of William W. Stokey and Melissa/Milisi Ridings/Redings. Anna was the daughter of Russian Jewish parents, Michael Wasserman and Miriam/Marian.

Juliette’s maternal grandmother was Spring Mitchell.

Sources: Birth record of Juliette Goglia –

Genealogy of Juliette’s father (through his own brother, Pasquale Goglia) –

Birth record of Juliette’s paternal grandfather –

Birth record of Juliette’s mother –

Juliette’s maternal grandfather on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Juliette’s maternal grandparents –

Genealogy of Juliette’s maternal grandfather –

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Antonio Cupo

by stlucas on October 16, 2017

Antonio Cupo – 8th Annual Los Angeles, Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival Opening Night – Arrivals – Mann Chinese 6 Theatres – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Samuel Mora /

Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: January 10, 1978

Ethnicity: Italian

Antonio Cupo is a Canadian actor.

Antonio is the son of Lucia and Manlio Cupo. Antonio’s siblings are Sabato and Carmelina, who is also an actress.

Antonio’s parents are Italian; his father is from Palomonte, province of Salerno, Campania region, and his mother was born in Barletta, province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, Apulia region.

Antonio has stated:

I think anyone who was born into first generation families had different upbringings. The traditions in my house were strong and definitely Italian. My parents met in Canada. My father came to Canada for work and my mother came with her family when she was very young. We used to take trips to Italy as a family growing up, now I’m there all the time for work.



George Latimer

by bearboy on September 22, 2017

Birth Name: George S. Latimer

Place of Birth: Mount Vernon, Westchester, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 22, 1953

Ethnicity: Italian (maternal grandfather), German, possibly English

George Latimer is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been a Member of the New York Senate, for the 37th district, since January 1, 2013, and was previously a Member of the New York State Assembly, from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2012. He is running for Westchester County Executive, against incumbent Rob Astorino.

George is the son of Ivan Stanley Latimer and Loretta (Miner) Latimer.

George’s maternal grandparents were Joseph W. Miner (the son of Anthony Donato Mainiero/Miner and Josephine Scalzi) and Marjorie R. Roesch. Anthony was born in Benevento, Campania, Italy. Josephine was also Italian.

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