Paul Sorvino

LOS ANGELES - MAR 7:  Paul Sorvino at the Silver Circle Gala 201

Sorvino in 2016, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Paul Anthony Sorvino

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 13, 1939

Ethnicity: Italian

Paul Sorvino is an American actor, opera singer, businessperson, writer, and sculptor. He is known for his role in the 1990 gangster film Goodfellas, among many others.

His father, Fortunato “Ford” Sorvino, was born in Vomero, Naples, Campania, Italy. His mother, Angela Maria Mattea “Marietta” (Renzi), was born in Connecticut, to Italian parents, from Casacalenda, Province of Campobasso, Molise, Italy. Paul is married to political pundit Dee Dee Benkie. He has three children, including actress Mira Sorvino, with his former wife, drama therapist and actress Lorraine Ruth Davis.

Paul’s paternal grandfather was Alfonso Sorvino (the son of Luigi Sorvino and Anna Ammendola). Alfonso was born in Naples.

Paul’s paternal grandmother was Maria Cristina Vero (the daughter of Vincenzo Vero and Concetta Russolillo). Maria Cristina was born in Naples.

Paul’s maternal grandparents were named Antonino/Anthony Salvatore Renzi and Giuseppina/Giosepina “Josephine” Polisena.

Sources: Genealogies of Paul’s parents – https://www.findagrave.com

Paul’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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