Abraham Benrubi

by stlucas on January 16, 2018

Abraham Benrubi – “A Coutnry Christmas” Special Screening To Benifit Alex’s Lemonade Stand – Arrivals – Pacific Theatre – Los Angeles, CA USA – Photo Credit: Joshua Tousey /

Birth Name: Abraham Rubin/Ruben Hercules Benrubi

Place of Birth: Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 4, 1969

*Greek Jewish (paternal grandfather)
*Greek (paternal grandmother, who converted to Judaism)
*English, possibly other (mother)

Abraham Benrubi is an American actor.

Abraham is the son of Patricia “Patty” Franklin and Asher A. Benrubi. His father is an actor and a radio personality, and is sometimes credited as “The Smash”.

Abraham’s paternal grandfather was Ruben Benrubi. Ruben was born in Greece, to a Jewish family, and was a Holocaust survivor.

Abraham’s paternal grandmother was Elenista “Eleni” Maka. Eleni was born in Naoussa, Greece, to a Greek Orthodox family. She converted to Judaism and changed her first name to “Rachel”.

Abraham’s maternal grandparents were William L. Franklin and Lois June Henry.

Sources: Marriage record of Abraham’s parents –

Obituary of Abraham’s paternal grandmother, Rachel Benrubi –

Obituary of Abraham’s maternal grandmother, Louis June (Henry) Franklin –


Athena Karkanis

by stlucas on January 16, 2018

Athena Karkanis – AMC’s “Low Winter Sun” Season 1 Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Arclight Cinemas – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Emiley Schweich / PR Photos

Birth Name: Athena Irene Karkanis

Place of Birth: Alberta, Canada

Date of Birth: c. 1982

Ethnicity: Greek, Egyptian

Athena Karkanis is a Canadian actress. Athena was raised in Toronto, Ontario.

Athena’s surname is of Greek origin. She has also said that she has Egyptian ancestry.



Sophia Amoruso

by stlucas on January 10, 2018

Sophia Amoruso – 23rd Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards – Arrivals – Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 S Doheny Drive – Los Angeles, CA, USA –  Photo Credit: 

Birth Name: Sophia Christina Amoruso

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 20, 1984

*50% Greek
*25% Italian
*25% Portuguese [including Azorean]

Sophia Amoruso is an American businessperson. She is known for being the founder of retailer Nasty Gal.

Sophia is the daughter of Dena Ann (Mentis) Kouremetis and Thomas F. Amoruso. Sophia’s father is of half Italian and half Portuguese (including Azorean) descent. Sophia’s mother has Greek ancestry. Sophia was raised Greek Orthodox.

Sophia’s paternal grandfather was Vincent Paul Amoruso (the son of Tommaso/Thomas Amoruso and Angelina). Vincent was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Italy.

Sophia’s paternal grandmother was Veronica Silvey (the daughter of Frank Joseph Silvey and Hazel A. Costa). Frank was the son of Frank Joseph Silvey, whose parents were from the Azores, Portugal, and of Mary Emelia Martin, who was Portuguese herself. Hazel was the daughter of Manuel J. Costa, who was Portuguese, and of Amelia Frates, whose parents were Portuguese.

Sophia’s maternal grandfather was Chris A. Mentis (the son of Aris T. Mentis and Georgia Costas/Castis). Chris was born in Indiana, to parents from Isari/Isaris, Greece.

Sophia’s maternal grandmother was Alice Tsirlis (the daughter of John Michael Tsirlis and Anustasia/Anastasia J. Mela). Alice was born in Greece.


Birth record of Sophia Amoruso –

Birth record of Sophia’s father –

Birth record of Sophia’s mother –

Marriage record of Sophia’s parents –

Obituary of Sophia’s paternal grandfather, Vincent Paul Amoruso –

Genealogy of Sophia’s paternal grandmother, Veronica Silvey –

Obituary of Sophia’s paternal grandfather, Chris A. Mentis –


Alexandre Desplat

by follers on January 8, 2018

Alexandre Desplat – NBCUniversal’s 73rd Annual Golden Globes After Party – Arrivals – The Beverly Hilton – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Shogo Okishio / HNW /

Birth Name: Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 23 August, 1961

*French (father)
*Greek (mother)

Alexandre Desplat is a French film composer. His French father and Greek mother met in the U.S.

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Michael Cavadias

by stlucas on December 9, 2017

Birth Name: Michael D. Cavadias

Place of Birth: Santa Cruz, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 16, 1970

*Greek (father)
*Irish, Welsh, English, 1/4 Czech/Bohemian (mother)

Michael Cavadias is an American actor.

Michael is the son of Kathleen (McGuire) and Marios Roosevelt Cavadias. Michael’s father had Greek ancestry. Michael’s mother was of Irish, Welsh, English, and Czech/Bohemian descent.

Michael’s paternal grandparents were Dennis/Dan George Cavadias and Alexandria Arvanitakis. Dennis was Greek. Alexandra was born in Corfu, Greece.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Elmer James “Jim” McGuire, Jr. (the son of Elmer James McGuire, Sr. and Helen Welsh). Michael’s great-grandfather Elmer was the daughter of Mary, who was Welsh. Helen was the daughter of an Irish father.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Jean Ann Gregson (the daughter of Walter Stanley Gregson and Mary G. Kral). Walter was the son of Frank Gregson and Nancy. Mary was born in Kansas, to parents from Bohemia, Anton Kral and Anna.

Sources: Birth record of Michael Cavadias –

Birth record of Michael’s father –

Marriage record of Michael’s parents –

Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandfather, Dennis/Dan George Cavadias –

Obituary of Michael’s maternal grandfather, James E. “Jim” McGuire, Jr. –

Birth record of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Jean Ann Gregson –

Obituary of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Jean Ann (Gregson) McGuire –

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