Gaby Hoffmann

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Birth Name: Gabrielle Mary Hoffmann

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

Date of Birth: January 8, 1982

Ethnicity: French, Spanish, German, Irish, English, Scottish, 1/16th Italian/Sicilian

Gaby Hoffmann is an American actress. Her roles include Uncle Buck, Now and Then, Everyone Says I Love You, Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus, and the show Girls.

Her mother is Viva (born Janet Susan Mary Hoffmann), an actress, writer, and Andy Warhol superstar. Her biological father was actor Anthony Herrera (Anthony John Herrera), who was born in Biloxi, Mississippi. He was not publicly identified as her father until the 2010s.

Gaby’s paternal grandfather was of half French and half Spanish descent. Gaby’s other ancestry is German, Irish, English, Scottish, and 1/16th Italian/Sicilian.

Gaby has a daughter with her partner, cinematographer Chris Dapkins.

Gaby’s paternal grandfather was Rafael Antonio “Johnny” Herrera. Rafael was born in New York City, New York, and was the biological son of Mariana Benita Ramirez, who was born in Riópar, Albacete, Castile-La Mancha, Spain, and of Gaston Louis Malécot, who was born in Romorantin, Loir-et-Cher, France. Gaby’s great-grandfather Gaston was the son of Clovis Malécot and Louise Coulon. Gaby’s great-grandmother Mariana was the daughter of Mariana Ramirez and Pauline Ballestera. Gaby’s grandfather Rafael was raised by his mother and stepfather, Antonio J. Herrera.

Gaby’s paternal grandmother was Theresa Jewel Blackburn (the daughter of John Golsber/Golsbur Blackburn and Lucille Thompson Bookhardt). Theresa was born in Canton, Stark, Ohio. John was the son of Dan Thilander Blackburn and Christina Absher.

Gaby’s maternal grandfather was Wilfred Ernest Hoffmann (the son of Earnest/Ernest John Hoffmann and Ida Elizabeth Cacciola). Wilfred was born in New York. Earnest was the son of John Leonard Hoffmann, who was of German descent, and of Helena Neumeier, from Main-Tauber-Kreis, Germany. Ida was the daughter of Thomas Cacciola, who was born in Città Metropolitana di Catania, Sicily, and of Mary Leahy, who was born in Prince Edward Island, Canada, and had Irish ancestry.

Gaby’s maternal grandmother was Mary Alice McNicholas (the daughter of James Michael McNicholas and Dora Catherine Simpson). Mary Alice was born in Colorado. James had Irish ancestry, and was the son of Thomas Francis McNicholas and Mary Anna Barrett, who was born in Ireland. Dora was the daughter of Thomas Simpson, who was born in Scotland, and of Margaret Lamb.

Sources: Gaby’s paternal grandfather, Rafael Antonio Herrera, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Gaby’s paternal grandfather, Rafael Antonio Herrera –

Marriage record of Gaby’s paternal great-grandparents, Gaston Louis Malécot and Mariana Benita Ramirez –

Gaby’s paternal great-grandparents, Gaston Louis Malécot and Mariana Benita Ramirez, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Gaby’s maternal grandfather, Wilfred Ernest Hoffmann, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Gaby’s maternal grandfather, Wilfred Ernest Hoffmann –

Genealogy of Gaby’s maternal great-grandmother, Ida Elizabeth (Cacciola) Hoffmann (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Gaby’s maternal grandmother, Mary Alice McNicholas, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

7 Responses

  1. pookerella says:

    Her line goes back to Henry II

  2. andrew says:

    correction: Catania not Cantania.

  3. hesh123 says:

    1982??? Wow she looks old

  4. Capricious says:

    Her eyebrows explain the Italian and Spanish part.

    • athelya says:

      no it explains the german.. look at frida khalo which shares the same spanish and german blood. And name one other spaniard with those kind of eyebrows. k thanks.

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