Michael Roark

09/25/2019 – Michael Roark – 2019 MonologueSlam UK Los Angeles Industry Showcase – Arrivals – TCL Chinese 6 Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard – Hollywood, CA , USA –  Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Michael Sean Roark

Place of Birth: Schaumburg, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 9, 1983

*father – Luxembourgish, German, Irish, English, Scottish
*mother – Italian/Sicilian

Michael Roark is an American actor.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was named Raymond M. “Ray” Roark (who likely was the son of Frederick Melvin “Fred” Roark and Mary Belle Morris). Raymond was born in Missouri. Fred was born in Missouri, the son of Albert Ross Roark and Louisa Jane Crider. Michael’s great-grandmother Mary was born in Missouri, the daughter of William E. Morris and Agnes Blythe.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy Terry O. Kohnen (the daughter of Arthur Kohnen and Eugena/Eugenia/Eugene/Eugenie Knitscher/Knicht/Kanish). Dorothy was born in Illinois. Arthur was born in Luxembourg, the son of Johann Peter Kohnen and Anna Suet/Zuang. Eugena was born in either Poland or Germany, and was listed as a German speaker on the 1930 U.S. Census.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Joseph J. Alesi (the son of Vito/Veto Alesi and Josephine Scimeca). Joseph was born in Louisiana, to parents from Italy. Vito was the son of Phillip Alesi and Phillipie Attusa.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Santa Rose “Tina” Crescionne (the daughter of Peter Paul Crescionne and Rosalie Palermo). Santa was born in Louisiana. Peter was born in Louisiana, to parents from Palermo, Sicily, Italy, Pietro Crescionne and Santa Scimeca. Rosalie was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Pietro Palermo and Desiderata “Daisy” Bivona, who were from Salaparuta and Gibellina, both in the province of Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Sources: Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandmother, Dorothy Terry O. (Kohnen) Hansen – http://legacy.com

Obituary of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Santa Rose “Tina” (Crescionne) Alesi – http://obits.theadvocate.com

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    His maternal grandfather’s family is Sicilian too.

    This is likely Vito Alesi, from Alcamo, Province of Palermo: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFFT-PP5

    He may be related to Jean Alesi, whose father is from Alcamo too: https://ethnicelebs.com/jean-alesi

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