Birth Name: Ashley Nicolette Frangipane
Place of Birth: Edison, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 29, 1994
*father – African-American, small amount of Irish
*mother – Italian, Hungarian
Halsey is an American singer, songwriter, and activist. She is also known by her given name Ashley Frangipane.
Halsey is the daughter of Nicole and Chris Frangipane. She has a son with her partner, screenwriter Alev Aydin.
She is biracial. She has said:
my dad is black and a little Irish and my mom is Italian and Hungarian!
She has also said that a DNA test showed her genetic ancestry to include “Italian, Turkish, Nigerian, Senegalese, and British/Irish. lots of big surprises there.”
Halsey’s maternal grandfather is Richard Jacobs (the son of Steve Jacobs/Jacob and Lorraine Alice Christoff). Steve was the son of Hungarian parents, Frank Joseph Jakab/Jacob, from Gersekarát, Vas, and Maria/Mary Takacs, from Olaszfa, Vas.
Halsey’s maternal grandmother is Annette Canace (the daughter of Vito Canace and Josephine Fortunata Minervino). Annette is of Italian descent, with roots in Calabria and Campania. Vito was born in New Jersey, the son of Dominick/Domenico Canace, who was born in Avellino, Campania, and of Maria Canace. Josephine was the daughter of Charles Minervino and Antoinette Barras.