Greg Sestero

by stlucas on April 3, 2018

Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero – AFI FEST 2017 Presented by Audi – “The Disaster Artist” Screening – Arrivals – TCL Chinese Theater, Hollywood & Highland, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: Gregory Allen Sestero

Place of Birth: Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 15, 1978

Ethnicity: Italian [including Sicilian], possibly French, possibly other

Greg Sestero is an American actor, model, producer, and author. He is known for his role in the film The Room (2003), and for his friendship with its filmmaker, Tommy Wiseau. The film’s production was dramatized in the 2017 film The Disaster Artist (2017), which stars Dave Franco as Greg.

Greg is the son of Marie-José (Citro) and Richard David Sestero. His father has Italian ancestry. His mother was born in Grenoble, France, and has Sicilian roots.

in his book, The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made (2013), Greg wrote:

The first thing to know about my mother is that she’s French-Sicilian. I’d like you to think for a moment about the temperamental implications of that genetic combination.

Greg speaks fluent English and French.

Sources: Birth record of Greg Sestero –

Marriage record of Greg’s parents –

Immigration record of Greg’s mother –


Kristina Klebe

by stlucas on January 26, 2018

Birth Name: Kristina H. Klebe

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

Date of Birth: June 18, 1979

Ethnicity: German, one quarter Italian/Sicilian

Kristina Klebe is an American actress.

Kristina is the daughter of Irmingard (Krekel) and Joerg O. Klebe.

Kristina is a first-generation American, born to European parents. Kristina’s mother is said to be of half German and half Italian/Sicilian descent.

Sources: Marriage record of Kristina’s parents –

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Matthew Ziff

by stlucas on January 1, 2018

04/15/2015 – Matthew Ziff – WeRehearse Premiere and Launch Party at Vaucluse Lounge in West Hollywood on April 15, 2015 – Vaucluse Lounge, 8210 Sunset Boulevard – West Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: B. Rene Norman / – Contact (1-866-551-7827) – Portrait Face Count: 1

Place of Birth: Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 24, 1991

*50% Ashkenazi Jewish
*37.5% Italian (including Sicilian)
*12.5% Polish

Matthew Ziff is an American actor, producer, and model.

Matthew is the son of actress Lorraine Ziff (born Lorraine Bencivengo) and philanthropist Laurence F. “Larry” Ziff. Matthew has a brother, Adam.

Matthew’s paternal grandfather is the son of Charles Ziff and Helen Weinfeld. Charles was born in New York, the son of Lithuanian Jewish parents, Joseph Ziff and Sarah Brenner. Helen was the daughter of Esther.

Matthew’s paternal grandmother is the daughter of Jacob Sandler and Dorothy Sternberg. Jacob was a Jewish emigrant from Latvia. Dorothy was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Jewish emigrants, Philep Sternberg, who was born in Romanatu, Gorj, Romania, and Lena Grunfield, who was born in Russia.

Matthew’s maternal grandfather was Charles V. Bencivengo, Sr. (the son of Charles Bencivenga and Helen Zwierzynski). Matthew’s grandfather Charles was born in New York. Matthew’s great-grandfather Charles was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Italian parents, Francesco Bencivengo and Vinsensue Crillo. Helen was born in New York, the daughter of Polish parents, Alexander/Alex Zwierzynski, from Krasna, and Katherine Lulyk, from Podhorodyscze.

Matthew’s maternal grandmother was Theresa Patricia Mercurio (the daughter of Giacomo Mercurio and Florence Argentieri). Theresa was born in New York, to a father from Palermo, Sicily, Italy and a mother from Abruzzo, Italy. Florence was the daughter of Cesira.

Sources: Obituary of Matthew’s aunt (mother’s sister), Dolores Bencivengo –

Obituary of Matthew’s maternal grandfather, Charles V. Bencivengo, Sr. –


Marc Scibilia

by Manila on December 23, 2017

Birth Name: Marc Antony Scibilia

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

Date of Birth: June 20, 1986

*Italian (father)
*Syrian Arab (maternal grandfather)
*Lebanese Arab (maternal grandmother)

Marc Scibilia is an American singer and songwriter.

His father, Robert Francis Scibilia, is of Italian descent. His mother, Jeannine A. (Sawma), is of Lebanese and Syrian descent.

Marc is married to Mindy Skelton.

Marc’s paternal grandfather was Anthony J. “Tony” Scibilia (the son of Francesco “Frank” Scibilia and Anna Antonuccio). Frank was an Italian emigrant, from Messina, Sicily, and was the son of Antonio “Anthony/Tony” Scibilia and Maria “Mary” Carilli. Anna was the daughter of Italian emigrants, Giuseppe “Joseph/Joe” Antonuccio and Antonina “Nancy” Bessina.

Marc’s paternal grandmother was Jeanette A. Desiderio (the daughter of Camillo Desiderio and Giustina Paolini). Camillo was an Italian emigrant, from Moscufo, Pescara, Abruzzo, and was the son of Antonio Desiderio and Filomena Di Clemente. Giustina was also an Italian emigrant, from Moscufo, and was the daughter of Nicola Paolini and Serafina Tebo.

Marc’s maternal grandfather was Tafe Joseph Sawma (the son of Moses Sawma and Kaffa Esmer). Moses and Kaffa were Syrian emigrants.

Marc’s maternal grandmother was Jeanette Aboujaoude (the daughter of Assad Aboujaoude and Saleme Koury). Jeanette was a Lebanese emigrant, from Brummana, Mount Lebanon.

Sources: Marc’s paternal grandfather, Anthony J. Scibilia, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Marc’s paternal great-grandparents, Francesco Scibilia and Anna Antonuccio –

Marc’s paternal great-grandmother, Anna Antonuccio, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Marc’s paternal grandmother, Jeanette A. (Desiderio) Scibilia –

Marriage record of Marc’s paternal great-grandparents, Camillo Desiderio and Giustina Paolini –

Birth record of Marc’s paternal great-grandfather, Camillo Desiderio –

Birth record of Marc’s paternal great-grandmother, Giustina Paolini –

Marriage record of Marc’s maternal grandfather, Tafe Joseph Sawma, to Rose Ross –

Obituary of Marc’s maternal grandfather, Tafe Joseph Sawma –

Obituary of Marc’s maternal grandmother, Jeanette (Aboujaoude) Sawma –

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Lyle Brocato

by stlucas on December 18, 2017

Lyle Brocato – “A Bad Moms Christmas” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Regency Village Theatre – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: Lyle Nicholas Brocato

Place of Birth: Patterson, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 30, 1979

*Italian/Sicilian (father)
*French, Scottish (mother)

Lyle Brocato is an American actor.

Lyle is the son of Loretta (Nezat) and Michael Gerard “Mike” Brocato, Sr. Lyle’s father is ofItalian/Sicilian ancestry. Lyle’s mother is mostly of French and Scottish descent. Lyle is married to actress Angelena Swords.

Lyle’s paternal grandfather was Anthony J. “Tony” Brocato (the son of Sam Brocato and Angelina). Anthony was born in either Arkansas or Louisiana, to parents from Cefalù, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

Lyle’s paternal grandmother was Angelina/Angeline Catherine “Angie” Drago (the daughter of Peter Drago and Angelina Nicosia). Peter was born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Lyle’s great-grandmother Angelina was born in Louisiana, to parents from Italy. Her surname is Sicilian.

Lyle’s maternal grandfather was Howard “Pee-Wee” Nezat (the son of René Andre Nezat and Celonise Morain). René was the son of Alexis Nezat and Marie Constance “Eucestance” Lalonde.

Lyle’s maternal grandmother was Rosemary Moreau (the daughter of Joseph Lawrence Moreau and Beatrice Kerr). Beatrice was the daughter of Albert Arthur Kerr and Mary Ellia St. Cyr.

Sources: Obituaries of Lyle’s paternal grandparents, Anthony J. “Tony” Brocato and Angelina/Angeline Catherine “Angie” (Drago) Brocato –

Lyle’s paternal grandfather, Anthony J. “Tony” Brocato, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Lyle’s paternal grandmother, Angelina/Angeline Catherine “Angie” Drago, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Lyle’s paternal grandmother, Angelina/Angeline Catherine “Angie” (Drago) Brocato –

Obituary of Lyle’s maternal grandfather, Howard “Pee-Wee” Nezat –

Obituary of Lyle’s maternal grandmother, Rosemary (Moreau) Nezat –

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