Jorma Taccone

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Taccone in 2009, photo by Pprhotos

Birth Name: Jorma Christopher Taccone

Place of Birth: Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 19, 1977

*father – Italian, Puerto Rican
*mother – Swedish, Norwegian, Scottish, German, English, Irish, distant Dutch

Jorma Taccone is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, singer, rapper, musician, and director. He is a member of comedy group The Lonely Island, along with Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer. He co-starred in the film Hot Rod; directed the film MacGruber (2010), which he also co-wrote; and co-directed, with Schaffer, and co-wrote, with Samberg and Schaffer, the film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. He also co-wrote the film Extreme Movie. He directed episodes of Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, The Last O.G., Miracle Workers, and MacGruber (2021), and also wrote for SNL and MacGruber.

Jorma is the son of Sue Ellen and Tony Taccone, a theatre director. His brother is musician, songwriter, and producer Asa Taccone, who is the frontman of band Electric Guest. He is married to writer, director, and actress Marielle Heller, with whom he has two children. Marielle is the sister of comedian and actress Emily Heller.

Jorma is named after musician Jorma Kaukonen, of Jefferson Airplane.

Jorma’s paternal grandfather is named Frank Tacconi/Taccone (the son of Antonio/Antonino Tacconi/Taccone and Pauline). Frank was born in New York, to Italian parents. Antonio was born in Santa Cristina d’Aspromonte, Calabria, the son of Pasquale Taccone.

Jorma’s paternal grandmother is named Sybil Ramirez (the daughter of Fred Ramirez and Amalia). Sybil was born in New York, to Puerto Rican parents. Amalia was the daughter of Antonio Ramirez.

Jorma’s maternal grandfather was Lars Gustav Ehnebuske (the son of Gustav/Gustaf Arvid Ehnebuske and Agnes Elly von Platen). Lars was born in New York, to Swedish-born parents. Jorma’s great-grandfather Gustav was born in Vislanda, the son of Oscar Ehnebuske and Augusta Bergelin. Agnes was the daughter of Gustaf Gösta von Platen, who was born in Stockholm, of German, Scottish, and Swedish descent, and of Agnes Wessel, who was born in Västerås, to Norwegian parents.

Jorma’s maternal grandmother was Marjorie B. Rittenhouse (the daughter of Robert Allen Rittenhouse and Annabelle “Belle” Beaverson). Marjorie was born in New Jersey. Robert was the son of William Penn Rittenhouse and Helen/Ellen Elizabeth “Nell” Hogan. Annabelle was the daughter of George Beaverson and Georgina Hamilton Young. Georgina was Scottish.

Sources: Jorma’s father’s ancestry –

Marriage record of Jorma’s paternal grandparents, Frank Tacconi/Taccone and Sybil Ramirez –

Jorma’s paternal grandfather, Frank Tacconi/Taccone, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Jorma’s paternal grandmother, Sybil Ramirez, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogies of Jorma Taccone (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Jorma’s maternal grandfather, Lars Gustav Ehnebuske, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Jorma’s maternal grandmother, Marjorie B. Rittenhouse, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Jorma’s maternal great-grandfather, Robert Allen Rittenhouse –

Jorma’s maternal great-grandfather, Robert Allen Rittenhouse, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Robert Allen Rittenhouse on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Jorma’s maternal fifth great-grandmother, Sarah Emmons –

Jorma’s maternal great-grandmother, Annabelle “Belle” Beaverson, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Annabelle “Belle” Beaverson on the 1910 U.S. Census –

8 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Agnes Wessel was born in Västerås, to Norwegian parents.

  2. Jacklyn 224 says:

    I definitely see the italian(theyre the only ethnic group with weirdly shaped noses)

    • andrew says:

      No Italian from Italy has a nose like that, trust me. From my perspective, it’s easier to see the North European influence on him (not from this pic)

  3. bablah says:

    Antonio/Antonino Tacconi/Taccone was born in Santa Cristina d’Aspromonte, Calabria to Pasquale Taccone.

    Jorma shares an ancestor with Magnus Uggla, but it’s a distant relation (Pribbert Achates von Platen 1680-1759).

  4. bablah says:

    Native what? Native Torontonian?

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