Birth Name: Emeril John Lagassé III
Place of Birth: Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 15, 1959
Emeril Lagasse is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, television host, and television personality.
Emeril is the son of Hilda and Emeril John Lagassé II. His father is of French-Canadian ancestry, from Québec. His maternal grandparents were Portuguese. Emeril is married to Alden Lovelace. He has two children with his former wife Elizabeth Kief, and two with Alden.
Emeril’s paternal grandfather was Emeril John Lagassé (the son of Joseph Hermenegilde Lagassé and Exilia Dupre). Emeril’s grandfather Emeril was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Canada. Joseph was the son of Joseph Lagasse and Mathilde Gauthier.
Emeril’s paternal grandmother was Alexina Audet (the daughter of Pierre Audet Lapointe and Adele Talbot). Alexina was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Canada. Pierre was the son of François Audet Lapointe and Angele Pepin-Lachance.
Emeril’s maternal grandfather was named Manuel Medeiros.
Emeril’s maternal grandmother was named Emily Moniz.
Sources: Genealogy of Emeril Lagasse (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Obituary of Emeril’s mother – http://www.legacy.com
No doubt he looks more portuguese than french.