Birth Name: Laura Marie Marano
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: November 29, 1995
*father – Italian
*mother – Irish, English, one eighth Italian, small amount of German
Laura Marano is an American actress and singer. Her roles include the movies Bad Hair Day, A Sort of Homecoming, Lady Bird, The Perfect Date, Saving Zoë, A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish, The War with Grandpa, and The Royal Treatment, and the shows Without a Trace, Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?, Back to You, and Austin & Ally.
She is the daughter of actress Ellen Marano, who owns the Agoura Children’s Theatre, and Damiano Marano, a college professor. She is the sister of actress Vanessa Marano.
Laura’s maternal grandfather was John Edward Sweeney (the son of John E. Sweeney and Marie Gorse). Laura’s grandfather John was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He had Irish and English ancestry.
Laura’s maternal grandmother was Elsie Susan Brewster (the daughter of Herbert K. Brewster and Ella M. DePasquale). Elsie was born in Providence, Rhode Island. Herbert was the son of Robert Edward Brewster and Mildred Mary Whitmore. Ella was the daughter of Luigi/Lewis/Louis De Pasquale/DePasquale, who was Italian, born in San Marco La Catola, Foggia, Apulia; and of Vida May Briggs. Luigi’s great-great-nephew is Joseph R. Paolino, Jr., a Democratic politician, who was Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, from April 25, 1984 to January 1991, and U.S. Ambassador to Malta, from June 9, 1994 to June 2, 1996.
Sources: Obituary of Laura’s maternal grandfather, John Edward Sweeney – https://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Laura’s maternal grandmother, Elsie Susan (Brewster) Sweeney – https://www.legacy.com
Marriage record of Laura’s maternal great-grandparents, Herbert K. Brewster and Ella M. DePasquale – https://www.familysearch.org
Laura’s maternal great-grandmother, Ella M. DePasquale, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Laura’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Luigi/Lewis/Louis De Pasquale/DePasquale and Vida May Briggs – https://www.familysearch.org
Laura’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Vida May Briggs, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org