Denise Vasi

Vasi in 2010, photo by Helga Esteb /

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

Date of Birth: March 1, 1983

*50% African-Dominican Republic
*25% Greek
*25% Puerto Rican

Denise Vasi is an American actress and fashion model. She made her acting debut on the series All My Children.

She was raised in Brooklyn. Her father is of Dominican Republic descent. Her maternal grandfather was born in Kalamata, Greece. Her maternal grandmother was born in Puerto Rico. She has stated,

The food is all half and half: rice and beans, and feta, and olives and lamb… we celebrate Greek Easter, and Christmas, and all the major holidays are celebrated Greek Orthodox… I’m like every other Greek – family oriented, sticking together… if I wanted a home cooked meal, I could just hop on the subway.

Denise is married to director and photographer Anthony Mandler, with whom she has two children.


Curious about ethnicity

18 Responses

  1. gmillaz says:

    correction dominican republic descent

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