Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano

Milano in 2011, photo by Helga Esteb/

Birth Name: Alyssa Jayne Milano

Place of Birth: Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 19, 1972

Ethnicity: Italian

Alyssa Milano is an American actress, producer, singer, author, and activist. Her roles include the series Who’s the Boss?, Melrose Place, Charmed, My Name Is Earl, Mistresses, Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later, and Insatiable, and the films Double Dragon, Embrace of the Vampire, and Poison Ivy II: Lily. She is also known for her #MeToo activism.

Alyssa is the daughter of Lin Milano, a talent manager, and Thomas M. Milano, who edits film music. She is of Italian descent. Alyssa is married to agent David Bugliari, with whom she has two children.

Alyssa’s paternal grandfather was named Thomas R. Malano (the son of Raffaele Malano and Pasqualina Maria). Thomas was born in New York, to Italian parents.

Alyssa’s paternal grandmother was named Connie.

Alyssa’s maternal grandfather was John Bernard Ronzo (the son of Anthony Ronzo and Antonetta Marmorello).

Alyssa’s maternal grandmother was Helen Galea (the daughter of Girolamo Galea and Maria Riccio). Helen’s parents were from Calabria, Italy. Maria was the daughter of Giuseppe Riccio and Teresa Marra.


Curious about ethnicity

45 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Her paternal grandmother was Connie:

    I think her grandfather was Thomas Milano.

    • andrew says:

      “Milano” is often a common surname among Italian Jews.

      Italian Jewish families use to carry as surname the name of the town where they were living in.

      • brendanb says:

        No, actually Milan could be jewish but Bearing in mind that the Jewish origin have been a constant source of soul-searching in my life, I especially targeted this link and came across the limited number of Jews which currently bear the name Milano, most of them are Romans by the way, the rest of the Italian Milanos are catholic even though many would have heard the “rumor” around their roots.
        It is ironical that the most important scholar of the Italian Jewry was actually Attilo Milano, whose work , I am sure you will be familiar with. more than half pf the Milano i(we talkin more tha 2300 families)i n italy are actually people from the South of the country… Jewish Milano are reallly few. Cause let’s be seripus there are not even 1200 jewish family in the Southern italy… There is an only Italian jewish comunity in italy in a Southern city nd is Napoli (who actually has people from all the South) there are only 200 people in the entire comunity… … cause there a lot of Rossi o De Rossi who are or were jewish…that doesn’t mean that the vast majority of Rossi are of jewish Heritage….That’s really funny.. Strange site, u are Always trying to pin jewish to everybody… Maybe one day we will read that Ferrara is a jewish surname LOL..

        • brendanb says:

          SORRY, for the mispelling and the grammar, but actually I slept only an hour and when I woke up I ead this funny stuff.. BTW.. Stop to call Italian jews sepharadi, a true italian jew, is neither sepharadi or askenazi, but simply italian, cause they originate from jews that were in italy since Julius caeser ties.. If you know a little ancient history, u should know, that most of the Caesar Death chronicles report the reaction of the jewish comunity of rome… we talkin 44 b.c–My granny was an Italian jew (converted to christianity), and she Always told me that italian jews are simply italian jews, like falasha are simply falasha… oly with the spanish and after them we got sephardy, and in northen italy since the midlle age most of them were askenazi, but they are noot the original italian jewish population,, Roman jews think that they are the most ancient italian population … guess why…

          • andrew says:

            Italian Jews can have multiple origins. Most of them are Sephardi Jews, the descendants of those who were kicked out of Iberia long time ago. There are also the ones of Ashkenazi Jewish background. They have Germanic surnames (and they can look it too). I doubt there are many Italian Jews who can trace their lineage since Julius Caesar times.

  2. andrew says:

    She is related to actors Eric Lloyd and Emily Ann Lloyd, whose parents are David Morelli and Melissa Rogers. I hope it can help you to find more about her background.

  3. Luvbug88 says:

    Thought she was hispanic

  4. Marseille says:

    Fully Italian?

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