Ali Landry

Landry in 2011, photo by s_bukley /

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 known as the Doritos Girl in the 1998 Super Bowl 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 –

Genealogy of Ali Landry (focusing on her father’s side) –

Obituary of Ali’s maternal grandmother, Lavina (Guidry) Ray –

Information about Ali’s Angelle relatives –


Curious about ethnicity

70 Responses

  1. ashash says:

    She is 1/256th Native. I wouldn’t say she looks Native.

  2. andrew says:

    “Joseph Angelle” is an odd name for a Spaniard.

    His mother, Marie Etcheverry, was a French Basque.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.