Julia Mancuso

Julia Mancuso at the Los Angeles premiere of "Non-Stop" held at

Mancuso in 2014, photo by Starfrenzy/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Julia Marie Mancuso

Place of Birth: Reno, Nevada, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 9, 1984

Ethnicity: Italian (around 11/32s), English, Swiss-French, French, Irish, 1/16th Spanish

Julia Mancuso is an American World Cup alpine ski racer, Olympic gold medalist, and podcast host. She won the giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Julia is the daughter of Andrea and Ciro Mancuso. Her father was convicted of running a $140-million marijuana smuggling operation for more than a decade, one of the largest domestic drug cartels in the U.S. Julia is married to surfer Dylan Fish, with whom she has a son.

Julia’s paternal grandfather was named Ciro Mancuso. Ciro was born in California, and likely had roots in Piana degli Albanesi, Palermo, Sicily.

Julia’s paternal grandmother was Velma L. Maddon (the daughter of Rueben R. Maddon and Tishey Barnwell). Velma was born in Oklahoma. Rueben was the son of Joseph Cyrus Maddon and Cordelia Emmaline. Tishey was the daughter of James Posey Barnwell and Mattie J. Poteet.

Julia’s maternal grandfather was Dr. Dennis Lee “Denny” Tuffanelli, a prominent dermatologist (the son of Constant George “Babe” Tuffanelli and Augustine Amour). Julia’s grandfather Dennis was born in Pasadena, California. Julia’s great-grandfather Constant was a mobster, who ran Chicago’s southside for Al Capone. Constant was born in Illinois, the son of Ferdinand/Fred Gaetano “Tano” Tuffanelli, who was from Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, and of Julia Louise Gobet, who was born in Chicago, to a Swiss-born father and an Italian-born mother. Julia’s great-grandmother Augustine was born in California, to a French-born father, August Amour, and to a Spanish born-mother, Alberta Ricaldi.

Julia’s maternal grandmother is Sheila Howell, an artist. Sheila was born in the Philippines, to a British father and an Irish mother.

Sources: http://fiberdimensions.com

Obituary of Julia’s maternal grandfather, Dr. Dennis Lee “Denny” Tuffanelli – http://www.legacy.com

Julia’s maternal great-grandfather, Constant George “Babe” Tuffanelli, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Julia’s maternal great-grandmother, Augustine Amour, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Augustine Amour on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

3 Responses

  1. jackson9 says:

    Paternal Grandfather: Ciro Mancuso (California) around 1926…
    Paternal Grandmother: Velma L. Maddon (Oklahoma) around 1926…. she was the daughter of Rueben R. Maddon and Tishey Barnwell. Rueben was born in 1898, the son of Joseph Cyrus Maddon and Cordelia Emmaline Madden. Tishey was the daughter of James Posey Barnwell and Mattie J. Poteet.
    Ferdinand Gaetano Tuffanelli (Julia’s maternal 2nd great-grandfather) was born in Ferrara-Italy. “Emilia-Romagnan” region should be tagged.

  2. andrew says:

    there are some grammar errors in the text

  3. andrew says:


    *Augustine Amour record https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCF6-TTC
    * Ferdinand/Fred Gaetano “Tano” Tuffanelli was born in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (to Geniarcino Tuffanelli)
    * Julia Louise Gobet was born in Chigago, Illinois, to a Swiss-born father and an Italian-born mother

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