Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 19, 1951
Abel Ferrara is an American director, screenwriter, and actor.
Abel’s father, Alfred J., a bookie, of Italian descent, changed the family’s surname from Esposito to Ferrara. His parents were emigrants, from Sarno, Province of Salerno, Campania, Italy.
Abel’s mother was of Irish Catholic background.
Abel is married to Cristina Chiriac. He has three children, including a daughter with Cristina.
Abel’s paternal grandfather was Abele Ferrara (the son of Alfonso Ferrara and Alfonsa Baselice).
Abel’s paternal grandmother was Emilia Catalano.
Ship manifest record of Abel’s paternal grandparents, Abele Ferrara and Emilia Catalano – http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org
Passenger record of Abel’s paternal grandfather, Abele Ferrara – https://familysearch.org
Passenger record of Abel’s paternal grandmother, Emilia Catalano – https://familysearch.org