Lindsay Lohan

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Birth Name: Lindsay Dee Lohan

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 2, 1986

*43.75% Italian
*40.625% Irish
*15.625% German

Lindsay Lohan is an American actress, singer, songwriter, model, director, and producer. She has starred in the films The Parent Trap (1998), Freaky Friday (2003), Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Mean Girls, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Just My Luck, A Prairie Home Companion, Bobby, Chapter 27, Georgia Rule, I Know Who Killed Me, Labor Pains, Machete, Inappropriate Comedy, Scary Movie 5, The Canyons, Among the Shadows, and Falling for Christmas; on the series Another World, Sick Note, Masked Singer Australia, Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club, and, as the narrator, Lovestruck High; and in the made-for-tv movies Life-Size, Get a Clue, and Liz & Dick. Her most well-known song is perhaps “Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father).”

She is the daughter of Dina Lohan (born Donata Melina Nicolette Sullivan), a singer and dancer, and Michael John Lohan, a Wall Street trader. Among her siblings is singer, actress, model, and television personality Aliana Lohan and model Cody Lohan. Lindsay’s father has Irish, German, and Italian ancestry. Lindsay’s mother has Irish and Italian ancestry. She was raised on Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, New York.

Lindsay is married to financier Bader Shammas, with whom she has a son.

Lindsay’s paternal grandfather was Richard E. Lohan (the son of John Lohan and Ellen M. Mulgrew). Richard was born in New York. John was born in New York, to Irish parents, Patrick Lohan and Mary. Ellen was born in New York. Ellen’s father, John Henry Mulgrew, was born in New York, of Irish descent. Ellen’s mother, Clara V. Fillhardt, was born in New York, the daughter of Frederick Fillhardt, who was German, and of Christina Siebert, who was born in New York, to German parents.

Lindsay’s paternal grandmother is Marilyn Katherine Desiderio (the daughter of John V. Desiderio, Jr. and Virginia Mae Debole). John was born in New York, the son of John Desiderio and Filamena/Filemeno Mamie Del Basso, who were of Italian origin, with at least some roots in Angri, Salerno, Campania. Virginia was born in New York, the daughter of Anthony A. Debole, who was of Italian origin, likely Sicilian, and of Mae/Elizabeth Kearney. Mae’s mother was of German descent.

Lindsay’s maternal grandfather is named John L. Sullivan, Jr. (the son of John L. Sullivan, Sr. and Beatrice). Lindsay’s grandfather John was born in New York. Lindsay’s great-grandfather John born in Brooklyn, and had Irish ancestry. He was a co-founder of the Pro-Life Party on Long Island. Lindsay’s great-grandmother Beatrice was born in Ireland.

Lindsay’s maternal grandmother was Ann/Anna Veronica Valerio (the daughter of Nicholas/Nicola Valerio and Donata “Dina”/Diana Chimienti/Chimenti/Chimiente). Ann was born in New York, to Italian parents.


Tiscali biography –

Mention of Lindsay’s mother’s Italian ancestry –

Genealogies of Lindsay Lohan –

Lindsay’s paternal great-grandfather, John Lohan, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Lindsay’s paternal great-grandmother, Ellen M. Mulgrew, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Lindsay’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Frederick Fillhardt and Christina Siebert, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Death record of Linday’s paternal great-great-grandfather, John Desiderio –

Lindsay’s paternal great-grandmother, Virginia Mae Debole, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Virginia Mae Debole on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Lindsay’s maternal grandmother, Ann/Anna Veronica Valerio, on the 1940 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

101 Responses

  1. Dr. Hendrik Verwoerd says:

    Her maternal grandmother’s maiden name is Valerio.

    I think this might be her. Notice her mother’s nickname is Dina, with the real first name Donata, just like Dina Lohan.

    Dina Valerio’s maiden name was Chimenti.

    So, Lindsay’s maternal grandmother was Anne Veronica Valerio, daughter of Nicholas Valerio and Donata “Dina” Chimenti, both of whom were born in Italy.

    I can’t find any evidence of them being specifically Sicilian, both surnames seem more common in Mainland Italy.

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