Birth Name: Alexander John DiPersia
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 6, 1982
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Alexander DiPersia is an American actor. His father is of Italian descent. His mother is Jewish.
Alexander’s paternal grandfather was Joseph John DiPersia (the son of Saverio DiPersia and Rosantonia Malva). Joseph was born in Massachusetts. Saverio was born in Laurenzano, Basilicata, Italy, the son of Michele Gerardo Antonio Di Persia and Maria Carmina Carbone. Rosantonia was born in New York, to parents from Laurenzana, Rocco Vincenzo Malva and Maria Rachela D’Alessandro.
Alexander’s paternal grandmother was Donatina “Dena” Monopoli (the daughter of Natale Monopoli and Lucrezia/Grace Pedone). Donatina was born in Massachusetts. Natale was born in Bisceglie, Apulia, Italy, the son of Pietro Monopoli and Donata Sasso. Lucrezia was also born in Bisceglie, the daughter John Battisto Pedone and Angelina Simone.
Alexander’s maternal grandfather was Robert Kaufman (the son of William S. Kaufman and Esther Diamond). Robert was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents, and was a prominent real estate developer. William founded The William Kaufman Organization, Ltd., a real estate agency. He was born in Briceni, Bessarabia, the son of Morris Kaufman and Clara Nulman. Esther was the daughter of Jacob Diamond and Kathy Schuster.
Alexander’s maternal grandmother is named Florence Buck (the daughter of Bernard L. Buck and Ethel V.). Florence was born in New York. Bernard was born in Connecticut, to Russian Jewish parents. Ethel was born in New York, also to Russian Jewish parents.
Sources: Obituary of Alexander’s paternal grandmother, Donatina “Dena” (Monopoli) DiPersia – https://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of Alexander’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Alexander’s maternal grandfather, Robert Kaufman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Alexander’s maternal grandmother, Florence Buck, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org