Birth Name: Melissa Susann Boloña
Place of Birth: Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 28, 1989
*father – Peruvian, as well as Cuban, Ecuadorian, Panamanian [Spanish, German, Italian, possibly other]
*mother – Ashkenazi Jewish, Croatian/Czech
Melissa Bolona is an American actress. Her roles include the films Acts of Violence, The Hurricane Heist, Malicious, and Dog Eat Dog.
She was raised between New Jersey and Lima, Peru. Her father is Peruvian, and has Spanish, German, Italian, and possibly other, ancestry, with recent forebears from Cuba, Ecuador, and Panama. Her mother is of half Ashkenazi Jewish and half Croatian and Czech descent.
Melissa’s paternal grandfather was Eleazar Carlos Nicanor Boloña Roose (the son of Eleazar Boloña Dañino and Luz Angélica Roose Herrera). Melissa’s grandfather Eleazar was born in Trujillo, Peru. Melissa’s great-grandfather Eleazar was born in Peru, the son of Nicanor Boloña Bastidas, who was born in Ecuador, and whose grandfather was an Italian emigrant, from Ormea, province of Cuneo, Piedmont; and of María Elvira Dañino de la Puente, who was Peruvian. Melissa’s great-grandmother Luz was born in Peru, to a German father, Carlos Juan Guillermo Roose Hoffstedt, who was from Lüneburg; and to a Peruvian mother, Ana Benjamina Herrera Espinoza.
Melissa’s paternal grandmother was María Mercedes Teresa Victoria Behr Galuzzo (the daughter of Pedro José Juan Federico Behr Effern and María de las Mercedes Galuzzo Álvarez). Melissa’s grandmother María was born in Chocope, Peru. Pedro was born in Peru, to German parents, Georg Alberto Behr Groth and Maria Barbara Effern Schleipen. Melissa’s great-grandmother María was born in Havana, Cuba, the daughter of Vicente Galuzzo Morejón and María de las Mercedes Álvarez Muro.
Melissa’s maternal grandfather was Harry G. Savran/Savron (the son of Max Savran/Savron and Bella Secular). Harry was born in Kiev, Ukraine, to a Jewish family.
Melissa’s maternal grandmother was Marie Novacich (the daughter of Franjo/Frank Novačić/Novacich and Elizabeth Sleyzak/Slazac). Marie was born in Pennsylvania. Franjo was from Ogulin, Croatia, and was the son of Franjo Novačić. Elizabeth was born in Pennsylvania, to Czech parents, Michael Slazac and Annie.
Official website of Melissa Bolona – http://melissabolona.com
Marriage record of Melissa’s parents – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Melissa’s paternal grandparents, Eleazar Carlos Nicanor Boloña Roose and María Mercedes Teresa Victoria Behr Galuzzo – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Melissa’s maternal grandparents, Harry G. Savran/Savron and Marie Novacich – https://www.familysearch.org
Melissa’s maternal grandfather, Harry G. Savran/Savron, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Melissa’s maternal grandfather, Harry G. Savran/Savron – https://www.familysearch.org
Manifest record of Melissa’s maternal great-grandfather, Franjo/Frank Novačić/Novacich – https://www.libertyellisfoundation.org
Melissa’s maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Sleyzak/Slazac, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Melissa’s maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth (Sleyzak/Slazac) Novacich – http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org