Laura Marano

LOS ANGELES - AUG 11:  Laura Marano at the 2013 Teen Choice Awar

Marano in 2013, photo by kathclick/

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

Laura Marano is an American actress and singer. She is the sister of actress Vanessa Marano.

Her father is of Italian origin. Her mother has Irish, English, and one eighth Italian, ancestry.

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 –

Obituary of Laura’s maternal grandmother, Elsie Susan (Brewster) Sweeney –

Marriage record of Laura’s maternal great-grandparents, Herbert K. Brewster and Ella M. DePasquale –

Laura’s maternal great-grandmother, Ella M. DePasquale, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Laura’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Luigi/Lewis/Louis De Pasquale/DePasquale and Vida May Briggs –

Laura’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Vida May Briggs, on the 1900 U.S. Census –


ethnicity obsessed :)

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    she looks very Italian

  2. Nikki says:

    she is german, english welsh, italian, french, english, irish, and austrian too. And just because her moms maiden name was irish, it doesnt mean her mom is full irish.

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