Luke Null

by follers on July 27, 2018

Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 7, 1990

Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, 1/8th Greek, 1/32 Italian/Sicilian, Scottish, distant Welsh

Luke Null is an American actor, comedian, and singer. He is a cast member on the show Saturday Night Live.

Luke’s paternal grandfather is the son of Arno Walter Null and Kathryn Louise Ries. Arno was the son of Stephen C. Null and Alice Migner, whose father was from Francavilla di Sicilia, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy. Kathryn was the daughter of Frank Ries, whose parents were German, and of Louise Weimer.

Luke’s paternal grandmother is the daughter of Edward Augustus Whiting and Mildred Elisabeth Huenefeld. Edward was the son of Richard L. Whiting and Emma M. Waterhouse. Mildred was the daughter of John Huenefeld and Mary Groen.

Luke’s maternal grandfather was Richard Olin Pfau (the son of John Olin Pfau and Sydonah Homer Buckley). Richard was born in Ohio. John was the son of Olin Park Pfau and Sarah H. Kelley, whose parents were Irish. Sydonah was the daughter of Andrew Ernest Buckley, who was born in Prescot, England, and of Lily Abbott, who was born in Codnor, Derbyshire, England.

Luke’s maternal grandmother is the daughter of Gus James Tsaras and Mildred Jewell Grasham. Gus was born in New York, to Greek parents, Thomas Tsaras and Carrie Agapitos. Mildred was the daughter of Carl Jason Grasham and Artha Estella Raynes.

Source: Genealogy of Luke Null –

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Antony Costa

by madman on July 17, 2018

Antony Costa – “Gambit” World Premiere – Arrivals – Empire Cinema, Leicester Square – London, UK – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Birth Name: Antony Daniel Costa

Place of Birth: Hendon, Middlesex, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 23 June, 1981

*Greek Cypriot (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Antony Costa is an English singer, songwriter, and actor. He is a member of the boyband Blue, along with Duncan James, Lee Ryan, and Simon Webbe.

Antony is the son of Andrea I. (Witco) and Michael Costa. His father is of Greek Cypriot descent, and his mother is Jewish.

Antony’s maternal grandparents’ surnames were Witco and Pulvermacher.



Katina Paxinou

by madman on July 9, 2018

Birth Name: Ekaterini Konstantopoulou

Date of Birth: December 17, 1899-1900

Place of Birth: Piraeus, Greece

Date of Death: February 22, 1973

Place of Death: Athens, Greece

Ethnicity: Greek

Katina Paxinou was a Greek actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943).

Katina was the daughter of Basil Konstantopoulou. She was married to actor and director Alexis Minotis, until her death. She had two children with her former husband, Ioannis Paxinos.


Mathew Botuchis

by stlucas on July 5, 2018

Matthew Botuchis and Alana Curry – Naughty But Nice Holiday Celebration – SBar – Hollywood, CA. USA – Keywords: Matthew Botuchis and Alana Curry – False – – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Birth Name: Mathew Paul Botuchis

Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 28, 1983

*Greek, Italian (father)
*Irish, German, English (mother)

Mathew Botuchis is an American actor.

Mathew is the son of Kathleen “Kathy” (Collopy) and Steve Botuchis.

Mathew’s paternal grandfather was James Botuchis (the son of George Botuchis and Fanna Sorvagis). James was born in Ohio. George and Fanna were from Greece.

Mathew’s paternal grandmother was Vilma/Wilma “Bebe” Spaccarelli. Vilma was of Italian descent.

Mathew’s maternal grandfather was James Joseph Collopy (the son of Edward Vincent Collopy and Mary/Mayme E. Guethlein/Guthlein). Edward was born in Ohio, the son of Thomas Collopy, who was Irish, and of Elizabeth “Lizzie” Carroll. Mary was born in Ohio, the daughter of Peter J. Guethlein, whose parents were German, and of Katherine “Katie/Kate” Canter.

Mathew’s maternal grandmother was named Patricia Ann McGuinnis.

Sources: Obituary of Mathew’s paternal grandfather, James Botuchis –

Obituary of Mathew’s paternal grandmother, Vilma/Wilma “Bebe” (Spaccarelli) Botuchis –

Obituary of Mathew’s maternal grandfather, James Joseph Collopy –


Michael Symon

by stlucas on June 27, 2018

NEW YORK-APR 19: Chef Michael Symon attends the Food Bank for New York City’s Can-Do Awards Dinner 2017 at Cipriani’s on April 19, 2017 in New York City.

Birth Name: Michael D. Symon

Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 19, 1969

*Rusyn/Ruthenian, possibly other (father)
*Greek, Italian/Sicilian (mother)

Michael Symon is an American chef, restaurateur, television personality, and author.

Michael is the son of Angeline/Angela “Angie” (Mavias) and Dennis F. Symon. Michael’s parents have been described as “Greek, Italian, and Eastern European American.” He is married to Liz Shanahan.

Michael has said:

I grew up in a big food household. My mom is Greek and Sicilian. My father is Ruthenian, so food was a central part of our family.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Preston A. Symon (the son of Joseph B. Symon/Simon and Bertha M. Riley). Preston was born in Pennsylvania. Joseph was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from either Czechoslovakia or Austria, who were listed as “Slovak speakers” on the 1920 U.S. Census. Bertha was born in Pennsylvania.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Olga Duranko (the daughter of Joseph “Joe” Duranko and Eva Lanzchik/Lescharchik). Olga was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from either Slovakia or Hungary, who were listed as “Magyar speakers” on the 1930 U.S. Census.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was named Constantine/Constantino “Gus” Mavias/Mavis. Constantine was born in Greece.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was named Concetta/Consetta. Concetta likely was of Sicilian Italian descent.

Sources: Obituary of Michael’s paternal great-uncle (grandfather’s brother), Francis Xaviar Symon –

Michael’s paternal great-grandparents, Joseph B. Symon/Simon and Bertha M. Riley, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Death record of Michael’s paternal grandmother, Olga (Duranko) Symon –

Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandmother, Olga (Duranko) Symon –

Obituary of Michael’s maternal grandfather, Constantine/Constantino “Gus” Mavias/Mavis –

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