André the Giant

Birth Name: André René Roussimoff

Date of Birth: 19 May, 1946

Place of Birth: Moliens, France

Date of Death: 27 January, 1993

Place of Death: Paris, France

Ethnicity: Bulgarian, Polish

André the Giant was a French professional wrestler and actor. He was the son of Mariann (Maraszek) and Boris Roussimoff/Roussimouff. His father was born in Ribaritsa, Teteven, Lovec, Bulgaria. His mother was born in Korytnica, Węgrów County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland. André had a daughter.

André’s maternal grandfather was named Antoine Maraszek.

André’s maternal grandmother was named Anne Pedzikowska.

Source: Genealogy of André the Giant (focusing on his mother’s side) –


Curious about ethnicity

3 Responses

  1. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

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