Toby Huss

by stlucas on September 12, 2017

Toby Huss – “42” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – TCL Chinese Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PR Photos

Birth Name: Tobias Edward Huss

Place of Birth: Marshalltown, Iowa, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 9, 1966

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

Toby Huss is an American actor.

Toby is the son of Elma Jean (Michieli) and Gerald Louis “Jerry” Huss. Toby’s father was mostly of Irish and German descent. Toby’s mother had Italian roots.

Toby’s paternal grandfather was Edward Francis “Eddie” Huss (the son of Frank Huss and Mary Gillespie). Frank was born in Iowa, to parents from Germany. Mary was born in Iowa, to parents from Ireland.

Toby’s paternal grandmother was Charlotte Mary Dugan/Deegan (the daughter of William Dugan/Deegan and Julia Murphy). William was born in Wisconsin, to a father from Ireland and a mother from Canada. Julia was born in Wisconsin, to parents from Ireland.

Toby’s maternal grandfather was Tobias “Toby/Tobe” Michieli/Micheli (the son of Joe Michieli/Micheli and Josephine). Toby’s grandfather Tobias was born in Italy, to Italian parents.

Toby’s maternal grandmother was Carrie M. Bertapelle (the daughter of Antonio Bertapelle and Mary Piazza). Carrie was born in Missouri, to parents from Italy. Mary was born in the Province of Vicenza, Veneto, the daughter of Antonio Maria Piazza and Amelia Penzo.

Sources: Obituary of Toby’s father –

Marriage record of Toby’s paternal grandparents, Edward Francis “Eddie” Huss and Charlotte Mary Dugan/Deegan –

Toby’s paternal grandfather, Edward Francis “Eddie” Huss, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Toby’s paternal grandmother, Charlotte Mary Dugan/Deegan, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Toby’s mother –

Toby’s maternal grandfather, Carrie M. Bertapelle, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Paolo Gentiloni

by Manila on January 5, 2017

Birth Name: Paolo Gentiloni Silveri

Place of Birth: Rome, Italy

Date of Birth: 22 November, 1954

Ethnicity: Italian (including Venetian)

Paolo Gentiloni is an Italian politician. He has served as Prime Minister of Italy, since 12 December, 2016, and Member of the Chamber of Deputies, since 30 May, 2001. He was previously Minister of Communications, from 17 May, 2006 to 8 May, 2008, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, from 31 October, 2014 to 12 December, 2016.

His father, Carlo Alberto Gentiloni Silveri, was a lawyer. His mother, Maria Berica Venturini, was Venetian. He is married to architect Emanuela Mauro.

Paolo’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Niccolò Gentiloni.

Paolo’s paternal grandparents were Stefano Domenico Picho Ignazio Carlo Gentiloni Silveri (the son of Aristide Gentiloni, later Gentiloni Silveri, and of Adele Silveri) and Matilde Chicco. Aristide was the son of Nemesio Gentiloni and Floriana Morlacchi. Adele was the daughter of Domenico Silveri and Teresa Pelagallo.

Sources: News article about Paolo’s ancestry –

Birth record of Paolo’s paternal grandfather, Stefano Domenico Picho Ignazio Carlo Gentiloni Silveri –

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Dario Argento

by andrew on May 14, 2016

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Dario Argento attends the 'Dario Argent

Place of Birth: Rome, Italy

Date of Birth: 7 September, 1940

Ethnicity: Italian (including Sicilian)

Dario Argento is an Italian film director, producer, and screenwriter.

Dario is the son of Salvatore Argento and Elda Luxardo. Salvatore was a film producer. Elda was a Brazilian photographer, who was born in Socoraba, São Paulo. Elda’s brother, Elio Luxardo, was a famous photographer. Dario’s daughter is actress and filmmaker Asia Argento.

Dario’s paternal grandfather was Domenico Argento (the son of Salvatore Argento and Teresa Vinti). Domenico’s parents were Sicilian, from Girgenti (now Agrigento).

Dario’s paternal grandmother was Laudomia Mosca Moschini (the daughter of Nazareno Moschini and Letizia Biscini). Laudomia was born in Perugia, Umbria, Italy. Through Laudomia, Dario is related to Rolando Mosca Moschini, a prominent Italian army general.

Dario’s maternal grandparents were Alfredo Luxardo and Margherita Perissinotto. Alfredo was from Santa Margherita Ligure, Province of Genoa, Liguria, Italy. Margherita was from Mestre, Province of Venice, Veneto, Italy, and immigrated to Brazil with her family when she was four years old.

Source: Genealogy of Dario’s father –

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Gabriel Garko

by andrew on September 9, 2015

Roma Fiction Fest 2010 - Day 1

Birth Name: Dario Gabriel Oliviero

Place of Birth: Turin, Italy

Date of Birth: 12 July 1972

Ethnicity: Italian

Gabriel Garko is an Italian actor and former fashion model.

He was born to a Venetian father and a Sicilian mother from Catania, whose surname is “Garchio”. Gabriel has three sisters: Nadia, Sonia, and Laura.

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Ricardo Darín

by andrew on September 7, 2015

60th Annual San Sebastian Film Festival - Opening Gala and "Arbitrage" ("El Fraude") Premiere - Arrivals

Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Birth: January 26, 1957

Ethnicity: Argentinian (Italian, Lebanese, possibly other)

Ricardo Darín is an Argentinian actor, writer, and director. He is one of the biggest movie stars in Argentina. He starred in the Academy Award-winning film The Secret in Their Eyes (2009). Ricardo is the son of actors Ricardo Darin, Sr. and Roxana Darín (born Renée Roxana). He is described as having Italian and Lebanese ancestry. Ricardo’s sister, Alejandra Darín, is also an actress. With his wife, Florencia Bas, he has two children, including actor Chino Darín.

Ricardo’s patrilineal line can be traced back to his great-great-grandfather, Francesco Antonio Darin, who was born in Piniè, near Vigo di Cadore, Province of Belluno, Veneto, Italy, and immigrated to Brazil and later Argentina.

Ricardo’s paternal great-grandfather was named Andrea Darin.


Information about Ricardo’s family –

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