Birth Name: Louis Gabriel Basso III
Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 11, 1994
Ethnicity: English, one quarter Italian, as well as German, Irish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish
Gabriel Basso is an American actor. His roles include the films Alabama Moon, Super 8, The Kings of Summer, The Hive (2014), Barely Lethal, American Wrestler: The Wizard, The Whole Truth, and Hillbilly Elegy, and the series The Big C and The Night Agent.
He is the brother of actresses Annalise Basso and Alexandria Basso.
The word “basso” means “short” in Italian. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent. His other ancestry includes German, English, and Irish.
Gabriel’s paternal grandfather was Louis/Lewis Gabriel Basso, Jr. (the son of Louis/Lewis Gabriel Basso and Margaretta/Margaret Crescio). Gabriel’s grandfather Louis was born in Michigan, to parents who were born in Ohio, to families from Genoa, Italy. Gabriel’s great-grandfather Louis was the son of Victor John Basso and Angela “Jennie” Rosasco. Margaretta was the daughter of Carlo/Charles Crescio and Rosa Gattorna.
Gabriel’s paternal grandmother was Judith/Judy M. Anderson (the daughter of Lee C. Anderson and Marjorie C. Maloney). Judith was born in Michigan. Lee was the son of Clarence L. Anderson and Jeanette/Janette “Nettie” Laird. Marjorie was the daughter of Arthur Elmo Maloney, who was Irish, and of Georgia Coules Isles.
Gabriel’s maternal grandfather was Robert Langley Wood, Jr. (the son of Robert Langley Wood, Sr. and Augusta Jean Sharp). Gabriel’s grandfather Robert was born in California. Gabriel’s great-grandfather Robert was the son of Henry Corn Wood, whose father was English, and of Florence Louise Langley. Augusta was the daughter of Thomas Leighton Sharp and Blanche Pratt. Thomas’s mother, Gabriel’s great-great-great-grandmother, was botanist, poet, and suffragist Katharine Dooris Sharp; who was born in Ulster, Ireland, as Emily Katharine Dooris.
Gabriel’s maternal grandmother was Shirley Ann Cole (the daughter of Warren Gregory Cole and Leona Frances Johnston). Shirley was born in Missouri. Warren was the son of George Truman Cole and Ida Pearl Tumy. Leona was the daughter of Charles Erwin Johnston and Laura Elizabeth Henry.
Sources: Genealogy of Gabriel Basso – https://www.geni.com
Gabriel’s paternal grandfather, Louis/Lewis Gabriel Basso, Jr., on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Gabriel’s paternal grandmother, Judith/Judy M. Anderson, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Gabriel’s maternal grandfather, Robert Langley Wood, Jr. – https://www.legacy.com
Marriage record of Gabriel’s maternal great-grandparents, Robert Langley Wood and Augusta Jean Sharp – https://www.familysearch.org