Christine Evangelista

by madman on June 15, 2018

LOS ANGELES – MAY 02: Christine Evangelista arrives for the NBCUniversal Summer Press Day 2018 on May 2, 2018 in Universal City, CA

Place of Birth: Staten Island, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 27, 1986

Ethnicity: Italian, possibly other

Christine Evangelista is an American actress.

Christine is a first cousin of Canadian model Linda Evangelista.

Christine’s paternal grandparents were named Amedeo Evangelista and Matilda.

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Antonio Tajani

by andrew on March 10, 2018

Place of Birth: Rome, Italy

Date of Birth: 4 August, 1953

Ethnicity: Italian

Antonio Tajani is an Italian politician. A member of centre-right party Forza Italia, he has served as President of the European Parliament, since 17 January, 2017.

Antonio is the son of Augusta Nardi and Raffaele Tajani.

The Tajani family belongs to Neapolitan nobility, and has origins in Vietri sul Mare, near Amalfi, Salerno. Its records date back to the 1000s.


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Mike Tirico

by follers on February 13, 2018

Mike Tirico – 2017 Summer TCA Tour – Day 10 – NBC Press Tour – Arrivals – The Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: Michael Todd Tirico

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

Date of Birth: December 13, 1966

Ethnicity: Italian, possibly other

Mike Tirico is an American sportscaster.

He is the son of Maria (Fiordalisi) and Donald Tirico, who married in 1965. He is married to Debbie, with whom he has two children.

Mike’s mother is of entirely Italian descent. His father also has an Italian surname.

Michael has said that as far as he knows, he is white. In 1991, he stated:

When people go around and say, ‘You are black’ – well, I don’t encourage it, but by the same token I don’t back off of it… If you want to call me that, that’s fine. But, you know, in my whole family, there’s nobody I know who is black.

In 1997, he added:

I can’t give you, ‘I’m one-eighth this, I’m one-eighth that, I’m one-quarter this,’ the way Tiger Woods can…

Mike’s maternal grandfather was Anthony Joseph Fiordalisi (the son of Frank G./S./F. Fiordalisi and Margaret Maresca). Anthony was born in New York, to Italian parents, from Calabria, with his father being from Cosenza.

Mike’s maternal grandmother was Antoinette Mary/Maria Malizia (the daughter of Vincenzo/Vincent Malizia and Maria/Mary Antonia Fiordalisi). Antoinette was born in New York, to Italian parents. Vincenzo was from Settefrati, Frosinone, Lazio.

Source: Mike’s maternal grandfather, Anthony Joseph Fiordalisi, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Mike’s maternal great-grandparents, Frank G./S./F. Fiordalisi and Margaret Maresca, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Mike’s maternal grandmother, Antoinette Mary/Maria Malizia, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Adamo Ruggiero

by stlucas on February 4, 2018

Adamo Ruggiero – 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards – Red Carpet – Kodak Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: – False – – Photo Credit: Glenn Harris / PR Photos

Birth Name: Adamo Angelo Ruggiero

Place of Birth: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: June 9, 1986

Ethnicity: Italian

Adamo Ruggiero is a Canadian actor.

Adamo is the son of Amalia and Tony Ruggiero. His father was born in Coreno Ausonio, province of Frosinone, Lazio region, Italy. Adamo has a brother, Adriano.



Michael Graziadei

by stlucas on December 20, 2017

Birth Name: Michael A. Graziadei

Place of Birth: Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Date of Birth: September 22, 1979

*Italian, distant Swiss (father)
*Lithuanian (mother)

Michael Graziadei is an American actor.

Michael was born in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, the son of American parents, Helene Ruth (Jasalavich) and Silvio Albert Graziadei. Michael was raised in the U.S. from the age of eleven.

His father is of Italian descent and his mother is of Lithuanian ancestry. Michael’s parents are pictured here.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Michael P. Graziadei (the son of Rocco Graziadei and Philomena Dellia). Michael was born in Rome, Italy.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Ida Buono/Bunona (the daughter of Tommaso “Thomas” Buono/Bunona and Anna “Annie” Capalli). Ida was born in Chiusano di San Domenico, Avellino, Campania, Italy. Tommaso was the son of Dominic Buono and Baroness Ernesta (Maria Louisa Ernestina) Flugi d’Aspermont. Annie was the daughter of a man surnamed Capall/Yapelli, and of Countess Juliette Flugi d’Aspermont. Countess Juliette’s father, Officer Francesco Constantin/Costantino Camillo Flugi von Aspermonte, is widely believed to be the biological father of French poet, writer, and art critic Guillaume Apollinaire. D’Aspermont (or Von Aspermonte) is a branch of a noble family with origins in St. Moritz, Grisons, Switzerland, that settled in Italy.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Stanley Anthony Jasalavich (the son of Anthony Joseph Jasalavitch/Jasiulevicius and Antonia Jezukevitch). Stanley was born in New Hampshire, to Lithuanian parents, from Pūčkornės and Merkinė, respectively.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Helene Rita Norenkevich (the daughter of John Norenkevich and Tekla Piarudnia/Piarndnia). John was born in Lithuania, the son of Peter Norenkiewicz and Ursza Karsokeue/Korsak. Tekla was born in Žasliai, Lithuania, the daughter of Tamorzus Piarndnia and Ursza/Ursula Giczerska.

Sources: Genealogy of Michael Graziadei –

Obituary of Michael’s father –

Marriage record of Michael’s paternal grandparents, Michael P. Graziadei and Ida Buono/Bunona –

Genealogy of Michael’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Officer Francesco Constantin/Costantino Camillo Flugi von Aspermonte (focusing on his own father’s side) –

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