Birth Name: Paul Franklin Dano
Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 19, 1984
Ethnicity: Swedish (maternal grandfather), Slovak, Austrian, Bohemian Czech
Paul Dano is an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and musician.
Paul is the son of Gladys and Paul Dano. His father is originally from Pennsylvania. Paul was raised partly in New Canaan and Wilton, both in Connecticut. Paul has a daughter with his partner, actress and screenwriter Zoe Kazan.
Paul’s paternal grandfather was John Dano/Danno (the son of Nicholas Dano/Danno and Mary Matey). John was born in Pennsylvania, to Slovak parents.
Paul’s paternal grandmother was Anna H. Herzo/Heras (the daughter of John Herzo/Heras and Mary Ivopetok). Anna was born in Pennsylvania, to Slovak parents.
Paul’s maternal grandfather was Frank Jacob Pipp (the son of Frank Jacob Pipp and Caroline I. “Carrie” Snyder). Paul’s grandfather Frank was born in Michigan. Paul’s great-grandfather Frank was born in Michigan, to Austrian-born parents John Pipp and Mary Pangrelic/Pechie. Caroline was born in Austria, the daughter of Frank/Franc William Snyder and Anna/Annie/Anne Macek. The surname Macek likely indicates Bohemian [Czech] ancestry, as might the surname Pangrelic.
Paul’s maternal grandmother was Gloria Charlotte Nilsson (the daughter of Okie Richard Nilsson and Elsie Anna Hanson). Gloria was born in Illinois. Okie was born in Sweden, the son of Johan Nilsson and Hella Gram. Elsie was of Swedish descent.
Sources: Paul’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Paul’s paternal grandparents, John Dano/Danno and Anna H. Herzo/Heras, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Paul’s maternal great-grandparents, Frank Jacob Pipp and Caroline I. “Carrie” Snyder – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Paul’s maternal great-grandfather, Okie Richard Nilsson – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Paul’s maternal great-grandfather, Okie Richard Nilsson – https://www.newspapers.com