Tony Vincent

by stlucas on January 22, 2018

Tony Vincent – America’s Favorite Voices Concert at Parx Casino in Bensalem – September 21, 2012 – Parx Casino – Bensalem, PA, USA – Photo Credit: Paul Froggatt / PR Photos

Birth Name: Anthony Peter Strascina

Place of Birth: Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 25, 1973

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandfather), English, Welsh, German

Tony Vincent is an American actor, singer, and songwriter.

Tony is the son of Linda Day (Davies) and Peter Strascina. Tony is married to actress Aspen Miller, with whom he has a child.

Tony’s paternal grandfather was Vincent T. “Jim” Strascina (the son of Peter Strascina/Strascino and Maria/Mary). Vincent was born in New York, to parents from Italy.

Tony’s paternal grandmother was Madalynne Mary “Maddy” James (the daughter of John J. James and Rose M.).

Tony’s maternal grandfather was James L. “Jim” Davies (who was likely the son of Orlando Davies and Edlinie/Ed Linia Workman). Orlando was the son of Arthur Davies and Captolia/Captola Trissler. Edlinie was the daughter of William Henry Workman and Lulu/Lula Sanders.

Tony’s maternal grandmother was Arnetta Lee Burgess (the daughter of Walter Scott Burgess and Francis/Frances E. Mulberry). Walter was the son of James Edward Burgess and Lula Green. Francis was the daughter of John V. Mulberry and Lillie B.

Sources: Genealogy of Tony Vincent –

Obituary of Tony’s paternal grandmother, Madalynne Mary “Maddy” (James) Strascina –

Obituary of Tony’s maternal grandmother, Arnetta Lee (Burgess) Davies –


Cynthia Rowley

by stlucas on January 22, 2018

Cynthia Rowley – HBO’s “Girls” Season 2 New York City Premiere – Arrivals – Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Laurence Agron / PR Photos

Birth Name: Cynthia A. Rowley

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

Date of Birth: July 29, 1958

*English, possibly other (father)
*Italian (mother)

Cynthia Rowley is an American fashion designer.

Cynthia is the daughter of Clementine (Brienza) and Edward J. “Ed” Rowley. Cynthia is married to William “Bill” Powers, with whom she has a daughter. She also has a daughter with her former husband, William “Bill” Keenan.

Cynthia’s maternal grandfather was Barney Brienza (the son of Joseph Brienza and Clementine). Barney was born in New Jersey, to parents from Italy.

Cynthia’s maternal grandmother was Carmela/Carmella Albano.

Source: Obituary of Cynthia’s maternal grandmother, Carmela (Albano) Brienza –


Teri Reeves

by stlucas on January 20, 2018

Birth Name: Teri Lynn Kretz

Place of Birth: Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 14, 1981

Ethnicity: Italian, German, English, possibly other

Teri Reeves is an American theater and television actress. She was previously married to Jonathan Reeves.

Teri is the daughter of Barbara J. (Matranga) and Arvid L. Kretz, Jr. Teri’s mother has Italian ancestry.

Teri’s paternal grandfather was Arvid Lamar Kretz, Sr. (the son of Francis W. Kretz and Laura Welfley/Welfly). Francis was the son of Arthur C. Kretz and Amelia W. “Millie” Westley. Laura was the daughter of Abraham Welfly, whose father was German, and of Ella.

Teri’s paternal grandmother was likely named Gloria Clara Caruso.

Teri’s maternal grandfather was Joseph “Joe” Matranga (the son of George Matranga and Lucy). Joseph was born in California, to parents from Italy. George’s mother was surnamed Racuglia.

Teri’s maternal grandmother was Angela/Angelina Pandolfi (the daughter of Joseph Pandolfi and Myrtle Torchia). Angela was born in California. Joseph was born in Brazil, to Italian parents. Myrtle was from Italy.

Sources: Birth record of Teri Reeves –

Marriage record of Teri’s parents –

Obituary of Teri’s maternal grandmother, Angela (Pandolfi) Matranga –

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Matt Lauria

by stlucas on January 17, 2018

Matt Lauria – Paley Center for Media Presents An Evening with “Kingdom” – Arrivals – The Paley Center for Media – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Birth Name: Matthew Lawrence Lauria

Place of Birth: Oak Lawn, Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 16, 1982

Ethnicity: Italian, German, Irish, possibly other

Matt Lauria is an American actor and musician.

Matt is the son of Patricia Ann “Tricia” (McDermott) and animator Lawrence Frederick “Larry” Lauria. Matt has two sisters, Kristin and Allison. They were raised between Ireland and North Carolina.

Matt’s paternal grandfather was Rocco Louis Lauria III.

Matt’s paternal grandmother was Margreth Ingeborg Ingelsmann/Engelsmann.

Sources: Marriage record of Matt’s parents –


Terry Serpico

by stlucas on January 14, 2018

Terry Serpico – “Righteous Kill” New York City Premiere – Arrivals – Ziegfeld Theater – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Anthony G. Moore / PR Photos

Birth Name: Terrance Madison Serpico

Place of Birth: Fort Sill, Oklahoma, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 27, 1964

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandfather), English, German

Terry Serpico is an American film and television actor.

Terry is the son of Mary Madison and Frank Lawrence Serpico, Sr. He has two children with his former wife, Erin Goodwin.

Terry’s paternal grandfather was Frank Sasti Serpico (the son of Dominic/Domenico Serpico and Antonetta/Antoinette Goodinelle). Frank was born in Italy, to parents from Marigliano, Naples, Campania. Dominic was the son of Giuseppe Serpico and Mariantonia Bonovalata.

Terry’s paternal grandmother was Marie/Mary Bernadette Schedeman (the daughter of Frederick/Fredrich Hall Schedeman and Helen “Nellie” Hart). Frederick’s parents were German.

Terry’s maternal grandfather was Charles Edward Madison (the son of Fred Smith Madison and Mary Louisa Napier). Fred was the son of Edward Madison and Melinda Thompson Ward. Mary Louisa was the daughter of Charles Fredric Napier, who was English, and of Ermina Augusta Musk, whose parents were English.

Terry’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Switzter (the daughter of Oscar William Switzter/Switzer and Elva Chestnut). Oscar was the son of George Leonard Switzer and Elizabeth Stephenson. Elva was the daughter of Christopher Columbus Chestnut and Lila Ann Cook.

Sources: Genealogy of Terry Serpico –

Obituary of Terry’s father –