Matt LeBlanc

LeBlanc in 2011, Helga Esteb /

Birth Name: Matthew Steven LeBlanc

Place of Birth: Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 25, 1967

*father – French-Canadian
*mother – Italian

Matt LeBlanc is an American actor and comedian.

Matt’s father, Paul LeBlanc, was of French-Canadian descent. Matt’s mother, Pat (Di Cillo) Grossman, is from an Italian family.

He has played several Italian-American roles. His surname, Le Blanc, is French for “the white.” Matt has said:

…my last name is French, but my mother is Italian. Her last name is Di Cillo. She is from Arce near Frosinone… I visited when I was on vacation in Italy. We stayed in Rome for three days…

Matt has a daughter with his former wife, British-born American model Melissa McKnight.

Matt’s paternal grandfather was Henry Joseph LeBlanc (the son of Joseph Ozime Ferdinand LeBlanc and Marie Marguerite Cormier). Henry was born in Massachusetts. Matt’s great-grandfather Joseph was the son of Ferdinand LeBlanc and Marceline Ouellet. Marie Marguerite was born in Memramcook, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of Ferdinand Cormier and Celina LeBlanc.

Matt’s paternal grandmother was named Genevieve Melanson (the daughter of Dominique Melanson and Natalie). Genevieve was born in Canada.

Several internet family trees misidentify Matt’s mother as the daughter of David M. Grossman and Judith L. Bourne, who were of Russian Jewish descent. Matt’s mother’s name is Pat Grossman, but the surname Grossman is a re-marriage surname.

Source: Genealogy of Matt LeBlanc (focusing on his father’s side) –


Curious about ethnicity

22 Responses

  1. cdonorab says:

    Correction. threw his ancestor francois savoie who was an illegitimate son of the duke of savoie he is Italian and Portuguese on his father’s side as well.

  2. cdonorab says:

    Correction. On his dad’s side he also has Swiss, distant spanish (threw the same thibedeau family as beyonce and Madonna) and also very likely Native. His native is threw Catherine Lejeune who is believed to be the daughter of a Frenchman and a native woman.

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