Birth Name: Alessandro Liborio Madrigal
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States
Date of Birth: July 4, 1971
*Italian Sicilian (mother)
Al Madrigal is an American comedian, writer, actor, and producer.
Al was born in San Francisco, California, to a father from Tijuana, Mexico, and a mother from Sicily, Italy. Al is married to Krystyn Madrigal, who is of half Greek and half Korean descent.
Al has stated:
I’m half-Sicilian, half-Mexican, I went to French school as a kid, and I don’t speak Spanish. Latinos don’t really claim me, and neither do the Sicilians. It’s the plight of the half-breed. That’s where part of my humor comes from.
Al’s maternal grandfather was Frank Mario Tarantino (the son of Gaetano Tarantino and Giovanna “Jennie” Balestrieri). Frank was born in California, to parents from Sicily. Gaetano was the son of Antonio Tarantino and Anna Tarantino.
Al’s maternal grandmother was Eleanor Canepa (the daughter of August Canepa and Estherina/Esther Ghio). Eleanor was born in California. August born in California, the son of Italian parents, Bateste Canepa and Mary Castagnola. Estherina was born in Italy, the daughter of August Ghio and Louisa.
Obituary of Al’s maternal grandmother, Eleanor (Canepa) Tarantino – https://www.sfgate.com