Chris Massoglia

Massoglia in 2009

Birth Name: Christopher Paul Massoglia

Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: March 29, 1992

Ethnicity: Italian (great-grandfather), Irish, German, English, French/French-Canadian, Swiss-German

Chris Massoglia is an American actor and politician. He has been a Member of the Blaine, Minnesota City Council, since January 4, 2021. He has starred in the films A Plumm Summer, The Hole (2009), and Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, and on the show Wanted (2005). He was sometimes credited under the name Chris Kelly, his maternal grandmother’s maiden name.

Chris is of one eighth Italian descent through his great-grandfather. His other roots include Irish, through his maternal grandmother, and other lines; German, Swiss-German, French/French-Canadian, and English.

He is married to Shauna, with whom he has two children. Chris is a devout Christian.

Chris’s paternal grandfather is John Blanchard Massoglia (the son of John Paul Massoglia and Blanche Gillette). Chris’s grandfather John was born in Michigan. Chris’s great-grandfather John was the son of Italian parents, Domenic/Dominic V. Massoglia and Elena/Ellen Marta Sapino, who were from San Giovanni Canavese and San Martino Canavese, respectively, both in Province of Turin, Piedmont. Chris’s great-grandmother Blanche was of French descent, and was the daughter of Joseph Gillette and Victoria Parisot.

Chris’s paternal grandmother is Mary Elaine Neibauer (the daughter of Michael Neibauer and Louise Moore/More). Michael was of German and Swiss-German descent, the son of Michael Neibauer and Agnes Deitlin/Dudler. Louise was the daughter of John Moore, who was of mostly French-Canadian descent, and of Mary Jane Basney.

Chris’s maternal grandfather is Richard Edgerly Van Doeren (the son of Charles Anthony Van Doeren and Sarah Joslin “Sally” Edgerly). Richard was born in Oklahoma. Charles was of German descent, and was the son of Henry John August Edward VonDoeren and Caroline Sabina Dietmeyer. Sarah had English ancestry, and was the daughter of Julian Campbell Edgerly and Eleanor Joslin.

Chris’s maternal grandfather is Kathleen Kelly (the daughter of Frederick/Frederic Milton Kelly and Evalyn Loretta Brown). Kathleen was born in Nebraska, and is of Irish descent. Frederick was the son of Thomas Albert Kelly and Mary Annie McCormack. Evalyn was the daughter of Michael Brown and Sarah Flanagan.

Sources: Marriage record of Chris’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Domenic/Dominic V. Massoglia and Elena/Ellen Marta Sapino –

Death record of Chris’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Domenic/Dominic V. Massoglia –

Chris’s paternal great-grandfather, Michael Neibauer, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Chris’s paternal great-grandmother, Louise Moore/More, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Louise Moore/More on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Chris’s maternal great-grandfather, Charles Anthony Van Doeren, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

14 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    >Mary Jane Basney.

    John Moore was of mostly French-Canadian descent.

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