Lorraine Bracco

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Bracco in 2012, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 2, 1954

*Italian (father)
*English, distant French (mother)

Lorraine Bracco is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the film Goodfellas and the series The Sopranos. Her father, Salvatore Bracco, was of Italian descent. Her mother, Eileen (Molyneux), was born in Oxford, England, and had English, and distant French, ancestry.

Lorraine is able to speak French and Italian along with English. Lorraine has two children, one with her former husband, Daniel Guerard, and one with her former partner, actor Harvey Keitel.

Her sister is actress Elizabeth Bracco, who is married to actor Aidan Quinn.

Lorraine’s paternal grandparents were named Salvatore Bracco and Prudence Balsamo (the daughter of Elsie). Salvatore was Italian. Prudence was born in New York, to Italian parents.

Lorraine’s maternal grandfather was Alfred William Molyneux (the son of Mark Frederick Molyneux and Sarah Ann Martha Ledwell). Mark was the son of Adam Molyneux and Sophia Elizabeth Hudson. Sarah was the daughter of Frederic/Frederick Walter Ledwell and Ann Elizabeth Bridgewater.

Lorraine’s maternal grandmother was named Jessie Jones.

Sources: http://www.nytimes.com

Lorraine’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Lorraine’s mother – http://www.legacy.com


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