America Olivo

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Olivo in 2011, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: America Athene Olivo

Place of Birth: Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 5, c. late 1970s

*25% Italian
*25% Chilean/Mexican/Spanish and Basque
*25% Belgian
*25% Irish

America Olivo is an American actress, singer, and model.

Her father, Nello Olivo, is a winery operator. He was born in California, of Italian descent on one side, and Chilean, Spanish, Mexican, and Basque ancestry on the other. Her mother, Danica d’Hondt, is an actress, writer, and businessperson, who was Miss Canada 1959; she was born in England, to a Belgian father and an Irish mother, and was raised in Canada. America’s uncle is Walter D’Hondt, who won an Oylmpic Gold Medal for rowing, for Canada. America was featured in a video about being “multiracial” in Hollywood.

America is married to Canadian actor, writer, and photographer Christian Campbell, with whom she has had two children. Christian is the brother of actress Neve Campbell.

America has dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship.

America’s paternal grandfather was Nello John Olivo, Sr. (the son of Enrico Olivo and Lena Ciardella). Nello was born in California. Enrico was born in Todi, Province of Perugia, Umbria, Italy, the son of Filippo Olivo and Rebecca Artenia.

America’s paternal grandmother was Jacqueline Rose Nunez (the daughter of Joseph Nunez and Adelaide “Lydia” Madriago). Jacqueline was born in California. Joseph was born in Ruitelan, Leon Province, Spain. Adelaide was born in Campo Seco, California, the daughter of John Madriago and Annie Carabajal; she had forebears who were born in Chile and Mexico, and family from Ruitelan, Leon Province, Spain. She also had Basque ancestry.

America’s maternal grandfather was named Walter D’Hondt. Walter was of Belgian origin.

America’s maternal grandmother was named Sheillagh M. O’Brien. Sheillagh was of Irish origin.

Sources: Information about America’s Olivo family –

America’s paternal grandparents, Nello John Olivo and Jacqueline Rose Nunez, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Article about America’s paternal grandmother, Jacqueline Rose (Nunez) Olivo –

America’s paternal great-grandmother, Adelaide “Lydia” Madriago, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of America’s paternal great-great-grandparents, John Madriago and Annie Carabajal –

Passenger record of America’s mother –

Marriage record of America’s maternal grandparents, Walter D’Hondt and Sheillagh M. O’Brien –

16 Responses

  1. alexgxo says:

    CORRECTION: Unless, I’m mistaken, America doesn’t have citizenship to the United States, Canada and Italy. She’s only American and Canadian. I haven’t seen her mention that she has Italy citizenship. This interview here with The Star ( only states she has Canadian citizenship and she obviously has American citizenship b/c she was born/raised there and her fathers American.

  2. andrew says:

    >John Olivo, Sr. (the son of Enrico Olivo and Lena Ciardella).
    >Italy, to Filippo Olivo and Rebecca Artenia.

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