Alessia Cara

Q102's Jingle Ball 2015 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia - December 09, 2015

Cara in 2015, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Alessia Caracciolo

Place of Birth: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: July 11, 1996

Ethnicity: Italian

Alessia Cara, or simply Alessia, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Her songs include “Here,” “Scars to Your Beautiful,” “Growing Pains,” “Trust My Lonely,” the collaboration “Stay,” and, in a featured role, “1-800-273-8255” and “Querer Mejor.” She is also known for her covers of the songs “Love Yourself” and “Sweater Weather.”

Her parents, Enza (Ciccione) and Vincenzo Caracciolo, are of Italian origin. She has three siblings, Dario, Danica, and Dante. A picture of Alessia with her parents can be seen here. Alessia has dual Canadian and Italian citizenship and speaks fluent Italian. A picture of Alessia and her mother can be seen here.

Alessia has said:

Both my parents are Italian. My mom was born and raised in Italy. My dad was born in Canada, but then they moved to Italy. He moved back and forth, but he’s first generation Canadian because both of his parents were born and raised in Italy. My mom moved to Canada with my dad after they got married. I’m really in touch with my Italian roots. My mom’s whole side of the family is there…. [I spoke Italian] when I was younger, my mom didn’t speak English, so she always spoke to us in Italian. I had a weird accent when I was [a] kid. I didn’t really know how to speak English because they’d always speak to me in Italian. I didn’t learn how to speak English without an Italian accent until kindergarten.

134 Responses

  1. littlebodybigheart says:

    I’m gobsmacked. I always thought that she was biracial

  2. littlebodybigheart says:

    I really thought she was a mixed black girl.

  3. Jarap says:

    She is Italian but with some Moorish ancestry. Many Iberian peninsula people have African DNA.

  4. jojo157 says:

    I gotta be honest I would have never expected her to be a full blown white girl. I would assume she is arabian or puerto rican if i didnt know who she was.

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