Birth Name: John Theodore Rossi
Place of Birth: Staten Island, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 4, 1975
Ethnicity: Italian, one quarter Syrian
Theo Rossi is an American actor and producer.
Theo is the son of Mary Jane and Vincent Rossi. He is married to Meghan McDermott, with whom he has two children.
I have probably about seven different ethnicities in me. [I’m] going to leave it up to people to determine what those are.
Theo’s maternal grandfather was Theodore Jamil Holway (the son of Jamil Boutros Holway and Mary/Edma Hakim). Theodore was born in New York. Jamil was born in Damascus, Syria, the son of Boutrus Leon Holway and Zaynah/Hannah Hajjar/Sharit. Mary/Edma was also Syrian.
Theo’s maternal grandmother was Erminia/Erminie Leona Nerina/Neiina Sorrentino (the daughter of Francesco Saverio “Frank” Sorrentino and Amelia “Emily”/”Emma” D’Amora/D’Amore). Erminia was born in New York. Francesco was born in Napoli, Italy, the son of Alfonso Sorrentino and Anastasia Attanasio. Amelia was born in Salerno, Italy, the daughter of Giuseppe D’Amora/D’Amore and Antonetta/Antonietta Iorio/Torio.
Sources: Genealogies, and pictures, of Theo’s maternal grandparents, Theodore Jamil Holway and Erminia/Erminie Leona Nerina/Neiina Sorrentino – https://www.findagrave.com
Theo’s maternal grandfather, Theodore Jamil Holway, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Theo’s maternal grandmother, Erminia/Erminie Leona Nerina/Neiina Sorrentino, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
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