Marieh Delfino

Delfino in 2013, photo: s_bukley/

Birth Name: Marieh A. Delfino

Place of Birth: Caracas, Venezuela

Date of Birth: 24 September, 1977

*father – Venezuelan [Spanish, Basque, Catalan, Portuguese, Italian, and Dutch], Colombian
*maternal grandfather – English, Irish, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish
*maternal grandmother – Cuban

Marieh Delfino is a Venezuelan-born American actress. Her roles include National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze and Jeepers Creepers 2.

She was born in Caracas, the daughter of Maria de Los Angeles Hellmund and Enrique Delfino. Her father is Venezuelan, and has Spanish, Basque, Catalan, Portuguese, Italian, and Dutch ancestry, as well as Colombian forbears. Her mother is Cuban, the daughter of an American father, of English, Irish, German, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish descent, and of a Cuban mother.

Marieh’s sister is actress Majandra Delfino. The family moved to the U.S. in 1986. They settled in Miami, Florida, and later moved to Los Angeles, California.

Marieh is married to television producer David Leepson.

Marieh’s paternal grandfather was Enrique Gustavo Delfino Arriëns (the son of Gustavo Delfino Arriëns and María Valentina Arriëns Pacheco). Enrique was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Gustavo was born in Caracas, the son of Sebastian Delfino Rodriguez, whose own father was from Varazze, province of Savona, Liguria, Italy; and of Susana/Susan Magdalena Arriëns Urdaneta, whose father was Dutch. María Valentina was born in Venezuela, the daughter of Teodoro Arriëns Urdaneta, whose father was Dutch, from Arnhem; and of Albertina Pacheco Level. Marieh’s great-great-grandparents Susana and Teodoro were siblings.

Marieh’s paternal grandmother was Cecilia Doráto Fornez Pérez (the daughter of Roberto Fornez Paredes and Delia Isabel Pérez Romero). Cecilia was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Roberto was born in Chiguará, Venezuela, the son of James Tadeo Federico Fornéz González and Ramona del Carmen Paredes Quintero. Delia was born in Maracaibo, the daughter of Udón/Abdón Antero Pérez Machado and Carmen Delia Romero Luengo. Marieh’s great-great-grandfather Udón Pérez was a famous writer, poet, and playwright.

Marieh’s maternal grandfather was Ralph Kennith Wilson (the son of Otis/Oatis Kelley Wilson and Lula/Lulu Gertrude Phillips). Ralph was born in West Virginia, U.S. Otis was born in Tennessee. Lula was born in Tennessee, the daughter of John W. Phillips and Mary Alice Lipford.

Marieh’s maternal grandmother is named Josefina “Josephine” Gil. Josefina likely is Cuban.


Genealogy of Marieh Delfino (focusing on her father’s side) –

Obituary of Marieh’s maternal grandfather, Ralph Kennith Wilson –

Obituary of Marieh’s maternal great-grandfather, Otis/Oatis Kelley Wilson –

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    Hellmund is German

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