Birth Name: Ali Germaine Landry
Place of Birth: Cecilia, Louisiana, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 21, 1973
Ethnicity: Cajun – French (mostly), along with small/distant amounts of Spanish, Basque, Belgian Flemish, Swiss-French, Swiss-German, German, English, Belgian Walloon, as well as 1/256th Italian, 1/256th Mi’kmaq First Nations, 1/256th Breton, 1/512 Guernsey Channel Islander, 1/1024 Scottish
Ali Landry is an American actress and model. She won Miss USA 1996, and is well known as the Doritos Girl from the 1998 Superbowl Commercial. She co-starred on the show Eve.
Ali is the daughter of Renella and Gene Allen Landry. She was born in a Southern region of Louisiana also known as Acadiana, which is in the center of Cajun country, and is of mostly Cajun (French) ancestry. Ali is married to Mexican director Alejandro Gómez Monteverde, with whom she has three children.
She was named after actress Ali MacGraw.
Ali’s paternal grandfather was Wade Joseph Landry (the son of Cyrus Joseph Landry and Armance Richard). Wade was born in Louisiana. Cyrus was the son of Gustave Landry and Eugenie Guidry. Armance was the daughter of Homer/Omer Felicien Richard and Euzeida Patin.
Ali’s paternal grandmother was Agnès Angelle (the daughter of Alphonse Angelle, Sr. and Cecile Castille). Agnes was born in Louisiana. Alphonse was the son of Azaise/Cesaire Angelle and Modeste Quebedeaux. Cecile was the daughter of Durel Castille and Clemence Potier.
Ali’s maternal grandfather was named Lloyd Joseph Ray.
Ali’s maternal grandmother was Lavina Guidry (the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Guidry and Germaine Angelle). Lavina was born in Louisiana. Thomas was the son of Eugene Guidry and Marcelite Lapointe. Germaine was the daughter of Edmond Angelle and Marie Caillier.
Sources: Genealogy of Ali Landry – http://www.wikitree.com
Genealogy of Ali Landry (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Family history of Ali Landry (focusing on her father’s side) – http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Ali’s father – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituary of Ali’s maternal grandmother, Lavina (Guidry) Ray – http://www.pellerinfuneralhome.com
Information about Ali’s Angelle relatives – http://www.gladysdevilliers.acadian-home.org
She is 1/256th Native. I wouldn’t say she looks Native.
1/256th isn’t that much.
“Joseph Angelle” is an odd name for a Spaniard.
His mother, Marie Etcheverry, was a French Basque.
I found this.