Birth Name: Brook M. Busey
Place of Birth: Lemont, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 14, 1978
Ethnicity: Italian (maternal grandmother), English, German, Scottish
Diablo Cody is an American journalist, screenwriter, producer, memoirist, author, and exotic dancer. She has written the films Juno, Jennifer’s Body, Young Adult, Ricki and the Flash, Tully, and Paradise (2013), the latter one of which she also directed; created and wrote the show United States of Tara, wrote the memoir Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper, and wrote the book for the musical Jagged Little Pill.
Diablo is the daughter of Pamela and Gregory Busey. Diablo is married to Dan Maurio, with whom she has three children.
She took the name Diablo Cody after listening to the song “El Diablo,” by Arcadia, while passing through Cody, Wyoming.
Diablo’s paternal grandfather was Clinton Mathhew Busey (the son of Clinton Matthew Busey and Mary Ann Foster). Diablo’s grandfather Clinton was born in Illinois. Diablo’s great-grandfather Clinton was the son of Clinton John Simpson Busey and Carolina Maria Snyder.
Diablo’s paternal grandmother was Vera A. Sanderson (the daughter of Walter Sanderson and Emily Lucretia Gregory). Vera was born in Saskatchewan, Canada. Walter was the son of Frederick Sanderson, who was born in Woodwall, England, and of Celestia Horton. Emily was the daughter of Knudt Gregory and Amy Lurinda Bliss.
Diablo’s maternal grandfather was Emmett Joseph Dice (the son of Howard Harvey Dice and Clara Mary Kappes). Emmett was born in Illinois. Howard was the son of John W. Dice and Amanda Alice Adams. Clara was the daughter of Joseph A. Kappes, who was German, and of Anna Barbara Finzel, who was of German origin.
Diablo’s maternal grandmother was Angela M. Glielmi (the daughter of Pasquale Glielmi and Vitale “Vita” Montecasina). Angela was born in Illinois, to Italian parents. Pasquale was the son of Vincenzo Glielmi.
Diablo is a fourth cousin, once removed, of actor Gary Busey, through their common ancestors Samuel Wales Busey and Catherine Sigler. Gary’s son is actor Jake Busey.
Sources: Diablo’s paternal grandfather, Clinton Mathhew Busey, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Diablo’s maternal grandfather, Emmett Joseph Dice, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org