Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 10, 1999
Michael Gandolfini is an American actor. He has starred, as Tony Soprano, in The Many Saints of Newark, the film prequel to The Sopranos, as well as in the films Cherry (2021), The Independent (2022), and Beau Is Afraid, and on the show The Deuce.
Michael is the son of Marcy Wudarski and actor James Gandolfini.
Michael’s paternal grandfather was James Joseph Gandolfini, Sr. (the son of Attilio Gandolfini and Maria/Marie Tosta). Michael’s grandfather James was a native of Tiedoli, Borgotaro, Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Attilio was born in Borgotaro, the son of Angelo Gandolfini.
Michael’s paternal grandmother was Santa Penna (the daughter of John/Giovanni Penna and Maria Cipelli). Santa was born in New York, to Italian parents. She was partly raised in Italy. Giovanni was from Rottofreno, Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna. Maria was from Borgonovo Val Tidone, Emilia-Romagna.
Michael’s maternal grandfather was Edward B. Wudarski (the son of Walter/Władysław Wudarski and Marcella Chyczewsha/Hiczewski/Hycieska). Edward was born in Pennsylvania, to Polish parents. Walter likely was from Rydzyno, near Płock.
Michael’s maternal grandmother was Mary Ann Orosky (the daughter of Stanley J. Orosky and Mary B. Pavlisko). Michael’s grandmother Mary Ann was born in Pennsylvania. Stanley was the son of Polish parents, Frank Orosky and Josephine Strangersky. Michael’s great-grandmother Mary B. was of Slovak origin, and was the daughter of John/Janos Pavlisko and Mary Stifura/Stufura/Stafura/Stefuro/Stefura.
Source: Genealogy of Michael Gandolfini – http://www.geni.com