Birth Name: Joseph Anthony Mantegna, Jr.
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 13, 1947
Ethnicity: Italian [including Sicilian]
Joe Mantegna is an American actor, writer, director, and producer.
Joe is the son of Mary Anne/Ann/Maryann/Marianna (Novelli) and Joseph Anthony Mantegna. He is married to restaurant owner Arlene Vrhel, with whom he has two children, make-up artist Mia and actress Gia Mantegna.
His father was born in Oklahoma, to Italian parents. His mother was born in Illinois, also to Italian parents.
Joe’s paternal grandfather was Salvatore/Samuel Mantegna (the son of Pietro Signorino Mantegna and Paula Costelli). Salvatore was born in Calascibetta, Sicily.
Joe’s paternal grandmother was Angelina/Angeline/Angela/Nora Fichera (the daughter of Frank/Francesco Finchera and Lenora/Leonarda Tringali). Lenora was the daughter of Vincenzo/Vencenzo Tringali and Sebastiana Vinci/Venci.
Joe’s maternal grandfather was named Giuseppe/Joseph Novelli. Giuseppe was from Città Metropolitana di Bari, Puglia.
Joe’s maternal grandmother was Maria/Mary Leneimarri/Lucirnasai/Scuccimari (the daughter of Giacomo Scuccimari and Marianna Liddi). Maria was from Città Metropolitana di Bari, Puglia.
Joe is a third cousin, once removed, of actress and beauty pageant contestant Jennifer Gareis. His paternal great-grandmother Lenora/Leonarda Tringali was the sister of Jennifer’s maternal great-great-grandfather Salvatore Tringali.
Sources: Death record of Joe’s father – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Joe’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com