Natasha Leggero

Natasha Leggero ethnicity

Leggero in 2010, photo by s_bukley/

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

Date of Birth: March 26, 1974

*father – Italian, including Sicilian
*mother – Swedish

Natasha Leggero is an American actress, stand-up comedian, and writer.

She has stated that her father is of Italian descent and her mother is of Swedish descent.

Natasha is married to comedian Moshe Kasher. Natasha, who was raised Catholic, is a convert to Judaism, Moshe’s faith. The couple has a daughter.

Natasha has said that a DNA test showed her to be of 6% Sub-Saharan African ancestry and that she “has been bragging about it ever since.”

Natasha’s paternal grandfather was Peter Frank Leggero (the son of Louis Constantino Leggero and Orelia Lena Ferrero). Peter was born in Wisconsin. Louis was born in Ivrea, Torino, Piemonte, Italy, the son of Pietro Leggero. Orelia was the daughter of Italian parents, Peter Ferrero and Teresa Carola Avernatti.

Natasha’s paternal grandmother was Rosalie Mae Canezaro (the daughter of Leroy/Leon L. Canezaro and Josephine Margaret Spirages/Spragio/Spragios). Rosalie was born in Maringouin, Louisiana. Leon was born in Louisiana, the son of Italian parents, Benedict Salvador Canezaro/Cannizzaro/Canazaro, who was born in Naples, Campania, and Rosalia/Rosalie Bondi, who was born in Trabia, Palermo, Sicily. Josephine was also born in Louisiana, the daughter of Carlo Spragio/Spragios, who was Italian, and of Mary Josephine “Josie” Alleman/Alama/Alaimo, who was born in Louisiana, to Italian parents, from Ustica island, Sicily.


Natasha’s paternal grandmother, Rosalie Mae Canezaro, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Natasha’s paternal grandmother, Rosalie Mae (Canezaro) Leggero –

Family history information on Natasha’s paternal great-grandparents, Leroy/Leon L. Canezaro and Josephine Margaret Spirages/Spragio/Spragios –

Natasha’s paternal great-grandmother, Josephine Margaret Spirages/Spragio/Spragios, on the 1920 U.S. Census –


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35 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Josephine “Josie” Alleman/Aliamo’s parents were from Ustica island, Sicily. (see Duplass bros)

  2. andrew says:

    her mother is Darlene Spataro

    * Italian (including Sicilian), possibly Swedish

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