Patti LuPone

LuPone in 2008, photo by

Birth Name: Patti Ann LuPone

Place of Birth: Northport, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 21, 1949

Ethnicity: Italian [Sicilian, Abruzzese]

Patti LuPone is an American actress and singer. She is known for her work in stage musicals.

Patti is the daughter of Angela Louise (Patti) and Orlando Joseph LuPone. Her brother was actor, dancer, and director Robert LuPone. Her great-great-great-aunt was Adelina Patti, a prominent 19th-century opera singer. Patti is married to Matthew Johnston, with whom she has a son.

She has said, “My father’s side of the family was from the Ubruzzi region, and my mother’s side of the family is from Palermo.”

Patti’s LuPone ancestors originated from the town of Pratola Peligna, Province L’Aquila, Italy.

A 23andMe DNA test stated that Patti’s genetic ancestry is:

*87% Southern Italian
*12% Eastern European and North African

She has also said that the 12% of her ancestry result was Ashkenazi Jewish.

Patti’s paternal grandfather was named Pasquale Lupone.

Patti’s paternal grandmother was Felicia Petrella (the daughter of Gaetano Petrella and Maria Guiseppa).

Patti’s maternal grandfather was Vincenzo/Gaetano/Giacomo “James” Patti (the son of Giorgio Patti and Angelina Notaro). Vincenzo was said to be born in Montemaggiore, Sicily. Giorgio was the son of Giuseppe Patti, who was the brother of Adelina Patti.

Patti’s maternal grandmother was named Frances.


Genealogy of Patti LuPone –

5 Responses

  1. muricansareallmutts says:

    Albanian, dinaric.

  2. andrew says:

    She is also the sister of actor, dancer and director Robert LuPone

  3. andrew says:

    She is the great-grand niece and namesake of Adelina Patti, a prominent 19th-century opera singer.

    Adelina’s brother, Giuseppe Patti, was Patti’s maternal great-great-grandfather

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