Lea DeLaria

NEW YORK-AUG 3: Actress Lea DeLaria attends the 'Ricki And The F

DeLaria in 2015, photo by Debby Wong/bigstockphoto.com

Place of Birth: Belleville, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 23, 1958

*father – Italian Sicilian
*mother – English, Scottish

Lea DeLaria is an American comedian, actress, and jazz singer. Her roles include the series Orange Is the New Black and the films Cars 3 and Support the Girls.

She is the daughter of Jerry and Robert George DeLaria, who was a jazz pianist and social worker.

Lea’s paternal grandfather was Giacomo/James Jackson DeLaria/Dell’Aria (the son of Salvatore Dell’Aria and Philomena/Sabastiana Lovetre). Giacomo was born in Enna, Sicily, Italy.

Lea’s paternal grandmother was Dorothea Antoinette Casano (the daughter of John Ruffo Casano and Flora Ann Geannetto). Dorothea was of Italian origin. Flora was the daughter of James Giannetto and Louisa Reggio.

Lea’s maternal grandfather was Hugh Bernard Cox (the son of Samuel Harrison Cox and Ruth Ann Hendricks).

Lea’s maternal grandmother was named Maude/Maud Mae Collins.

Sources: http://www.breakupgirl.net

Genealogy of Lea DeLaria (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    Villarosa -> Enna, Sicily

    tag “Sicilian”.

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