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

*father – Irish, German, Italian
*mother – Irish, Italian-Sicilian

Lindsay Lohan is an American actress, singer, songwriter, model, director, and producer. Her roles include The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Bobby, I Know Who Killed Me, and Machete.

She is the daughter of Donata Melina Nicolette (Sullivan) and Michael John Lohan. 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-Sicilian ancestry.

Lindsay is married to financier Bader Shammas.

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 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. Beatrice was born in Ireland.

Lindsay’s maternal grandmother is named Ann Haney. Ann’s ancestry is fully or partially Italian/Sicilian.

Sources: 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 –


Curious about ethnicity

100 Responses

  1. jackson9 says:

    For those who like Italian geography, Lindsay Lohan has ancestry from Campania, Italy as well as Sicily. Linday’s paternal grandmother Marilyn Katherine Desiderio’s paternal grandfather was John Desiderio (1890-1971), born in Angri, Salerno, Campania, Italy. Died in Brooklyn Kings, NY.

  2. TeddyBearBoy says:

    This makes no sense

  3. savanna says:

    So she is of 1/16 German descent..?

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