Jennifer Esposito

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Esposito in 2011, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Jennifer Bernedett Esposito

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

Date of Birth: April 11, 1973

Ethnicity: Italian [including Sicilian]

Jennifer Esposito is an American actress and filmmaker. Her roles include the films I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Summer of Sam, Don’t Say a Word, The Master of Disguise, Welcome to Collinwood, Crash, Taxi (2004), Mob Town, and Fresh Kills, the latter of which she also directed and wrote; and television’s Spin City, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Related, Samantha Who?, Blue Bloods, The Looney Tunes Show, in voice performance; Mistresses, The Affair, NCIS, The Boys, and Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens. In Crash, her character was Hispanic.

Jennifer is the daughter of Phyllis and Robert Esposito. She is of Italian, including Sicilian, descent. Jennifer is married to Jesper Vesterstrøm.

Jennifer’s paternal grandfather was named Louis A. Esposito.

Jennifer’s paternal grandmother was Maria C. Piccolo (the daughter of Cesare Piccolo and Maria Rosaria Giarratano). Jennifer’s grandmother Maria was born in New York. Cesare was born in Calabria, the son of Cesare Piccolo and Rosolia Moraca. Jennifer’s great-grandmother Maria Giarratano was born in Burgio, Province of Agrigento, Sicily, the daughter of Augustino/Agostino Giarratano and Cira Savoca.

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather was surnamed Mislino.

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother was named Bernadette.

Source: Genealogy of Jennifer Esposito (focusing on her father’s side) –


Curious about ethnicity

12 Responses

  1. celebfan says:

    I recall that she was briefly married to Bradley Cooper, who’s also listed on this site.

  2. andrew says:

    “Esposito” is a very common Neapolitan surname.

  3. savanna says:

    She should be listed as Sicilian

  4. noneofyourbusiness says:

    She looks like a post-op transsexual.

  5. kira says:

    lmfao very funny!

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