Michael Nardelli

by stlucas on July 20, 2018

Birth Name: Michael Scott Nardelli

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

Date of Birth: March 7, 1983

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

Michael Nardelli is an American actor and producer.

Michael is the son of Susan L. “Sue” (Schmulbach) and businessperson Bob Nardelli (born Robert Louis Nardelli). His father is of Italian descent. His mother has German, English, and Irish ancestry. Michael’s brother, Rob, is also an actor.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Raymond J. Nardelli (the son of Sebastiano/Sebastian Nardelli and Giuseppina//Giuseppa/Josephine Vispi). Raymond was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents. Sebastiano was born in Gubbio, Province of Perugia, Umbria. Giuseppina likely was from Gubbio as well.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Clelia Rose Gallia (the daughter of Andrew Gallia and Rose Morosini). Clelia was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Italy.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Henry A. Schmulbach (the son of Henry Friedrich Schmulbach and Aurelia Christman). Michael’s grandfather Henry was born in Illinois. Michael’s great-grandfather Henry was born in Illinois, the son of John Schmulbach, whose parents were German, and of Sarah Virginia Emge, whose father was German. Aurelia was born in Illinois, the daughter of Victor J. Christmann, whose parents were from Germany and France, and of Elizabeth Sauer.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Jacquelin Lea Milton (the daughter of Thomas W. Milton and Callie Deborah Moore). Jacquelin was born in Illinois. Thomas was born in Missouri, the son of Robert Lafayette Milton and Ida A. Titus. Callie was born in Missouri, the daughter of William H. Moore.

Sources: Michael’s paternal grandfather, Raymond J. Nardelli, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandfather, Raymond J. Nardelli –

Immigration record of Michael’s paternal great-grandfather, Sebastiano/Sebastian Nardelli –

Immigration record of Michael’s paternal great-grandmother, Giuseppina//Giuseppa/Josephine Vispi –

Obituary of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Jacquelin Lea (Milton) Schmulbach –

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Fabrice Luchini

by andrew on February 27, 2018

Fabrice Luchini – Cesar Film Awards 2010 – Arrivals – Theatre du Chatelet – Paris, France – Keywords: – 0 – – Photo Credit: Pixplanete / PR Photos

Birth Name: Robert Luchini

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 1 November, 1951

Ethnicity: French, Italian

Fabrice Luchini is a French stage and film actor.

Fabrice is the son of Adelmo Luchini and Hélène Raulhac. His father was born in Villerupt, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. His mother was from Paris, France.

Fabrice’s paternal grandfather was an Italian emigrant, from Assisi, Umbria. It is not clear if Fabrice’s paternal grandmother was also Italian.

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Melrose Bickerstaff

by stlucas on September 27, 2017

Birth Name: Melissa Rose Bickerstaff

Place of Birth: West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 6, 1983

*English (father)
*Italian (mother)

Melrose Bickerstaff is an American model and fashion designer. Melrose is known for being a contestant on the seventh season of America’s Next Top Model.

Melrose is the daughter of Diane Marguerite (Tamarre) and David John Bickerstaff. Melrose has a sister, Jessica Diane. They were raised in Orchard Lake, Michigan.

Melrose’s father was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. Melissa’s mother is from Michigan, and has Italian roots.

Melrose’s paternal grandparents were likely William J. Bickerstaff and Dorothy Wild.

Melrose’s maternal grandfather was Dino Tamarre/Tamarri (the son of Pangrazio/Panyrazia Tamarri and Maria Amabile Santa Tamarri). Dino was born in Italy. Pangrazio was born in Michigan. Maria was also born in Michigan, the daughter of Paolo Tamarri and Maria Giovanna Fabbri, who was from Castelluccio, Umbria, Italy.

Melrose’s maternal grandmother was Rose Genta (the daughter of Cesare/Caesar Genta and Clara Binando). Rose was born in Italy.

Sources: Birth record of Melrose’s father –

Obituary of Melrose’s father –

Marriage record of Melrose’s paternal grandparents –

Melrose’s maternal grandfather on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Melrose’s maternal grandmother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Melrose’s maternal grandmother –

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Anthony Scaramucci

by andrew on August 2, 2017

Place of Birth: Port Washington, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 6, 1964

Ethnicity: Italian

Anthony Scaramucci is an American political figure, financier, and entrepreneur. A Republican, he was White House Communications Director, from July 21, 2017 to July 31, 2017.

Anthony is the son of Marie/Mary D. (DeFeo) and Alessandro “Alexander, Jr.” Scaramucci. All of Anthony’s grandparents were born in Italy.

Anthony has five children, three with his first wife, Lisa Miranda, and two with his second wife, Deidre Ball.

Anthony’s paternal grandfather was Alessandro/Alexander Scaramucci (the son of Giovanni/John Scaramucci). Alessandro was from Nasciano, near Gualdo Tadino. Celestina was from Fossato di Vico. Both are in Province of Perugia, Umbria.

Anthony’s paternal grandmother was Celestina/Celeste E. Moriconi/Marconi (the daughter of Renaldo Moroconi and Madaline Castalani).

Anthony’s maternal grandfather was Augustine De Feo/DeFeo (the son of Salvatore De Feo/DeFeo and Nicolina). Nicolina was born in Volturara Irpina, Province of Avellino, Campania.

Anthnony’s maternal grandmother was Maria A. D. Pasquale (the daughter of Charles Pasquale and Anna).

Sources: Genealogy of Anthony Scaramucci –

Genealogy of Anthony Scaramucci (focusing on his father’s side) –

Anthony’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Information about Anthony’s paternal grandparents, Alessandro/Alexander Scaramucci and Celestina/Celeste E. Moriconi/Marconi –

Obituary of Anthony’s maternal uncle, Tony DeFeo –


Tharita Cesaroni

by andrew on August 26, 2016

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Place of Birth: Milan, Italy

Date of Birth: c. 1973

Ethnicity: Italian

Tharita Cesaroni, also known as Tharita Cutulle, is an Italian cinematography agent. She is married to American actor Dermot Mulroney, with whom she has two children.

Tharita was born in Milan, the daughter of Emy/Emi Cesaroni and Franco Catullè. Her father was from Catanzaro, Calabria. Her mother, a singer, was born in Terni, Umbria, and has some family roots in Roccascalegna, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo.

Two of Tharita’s maternal great-grandparents were named Edmondo and Emilia.


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