Eddie Jemison

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Jemison in 2010, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Edward Francis Jemison, Jr.

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 25, 1963

*Irish, some English (father)
*Italian/Sicilian (mother)

Eddie Jemison is an American actor. He is known for his role as Livingston Dell in the Ocean’s Eleven films. His father was of Irish, and likely one quarter English, descent. His mother was of Italian/Sicilian ancestry.

Eddie’s paternal grandfather was James Edward Jemison (the son of James Jemison and Sarah Braniff). Eddie’s grandfather James was born in Louisiana. Eddie’s great-grandfather James was born in Louisiana, to Irish parents. Sarah was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Irish parents, John Braniff and Mary Steward/Stewart.

Eddie’s paternal grandmother was Mary Philomene Rhodes (the daughter of Daniel Higbie Rhodes and Elizabeth Egan). Mary was born in Louisiana. Daniel was the son of John Frank William Rhodes and Caroline Elizabeth Rockwell, and likely had English ancestry. Eddie’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Irish parents, Anthony Joseph Egan and Mary Anna/Ann “Jane” Judge.

Eddie’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Centanni (the son of Antonino/Anthony Centanni and Rosalia Soleto/Solito). Joseph was born in Louisiana. Antonino was born in Alia, Palermo, Sicily, Italy, the son of Salvadore Rosario Centanni and Louisia/Luigia/Louise Solito. Rosalia was also born in Palermo, the daughter of Vincenzo Pietro Solito and Maria Orsola Mancuso.

Eddie’s maternal grandmother was Marie “Mary” DeBournato/DiBernardo/Bernardo (the daughter of Guissepe DiBernardo and Annunziata/Nunzia/Nancy Federico). Marie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Italian parents. Annunziata was born in Palermo, the daughter of Rosalindo “Russel” Federico and Maria/Marie/Mary Grazia Guccione.

Sources: Marriage record of Eddie’s paternal grandparents, James Edward Jemison and Mary Philomene Rhodes – https://www.familysearch.org

Eddie’s paternal grandfather, James Edward Jemison, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    I thought he was Jewish

    • follers says:

      Yeah, very Jewish last name…

      Besides, he looks like Benigni, so you know where that goes.

      He also looks like P. J. Byrne, who is also of Irish and Italian descent.

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