Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 26, 1973
Peter Facinelli is an American actor, producer, and director. His roles include Can’t Hardly Wait, Nurse Jackie, and the Twilight films.
His parents, Bruna (Reich) and Pierino Facinelli, are Italian emigrants. His father is from Revò, and his mother is from Spormaggiore, both of which are in Trentino, Northern Italy. In 2019, he acquired Italian citizenship through jus sanguinis. Peter has three children with his former wife, actress Jennie Garth; and one child with his fiancée, actress Lily Anne Harrison.
The surname Reich is of Germanic origin. However, in Peter’s family’s case, it traces in Italy as far as Peter’s great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Tomaso Reich, who was born, c. 1606, in Spormaggiore.
Peter’s paternal grandmother was named Corinna.
Peter’s maternal grandfather was Giuseppe Reich (the son of Pompeo Reich and Teresa Vicenza Sartori di Cosotto). Pompeo was the son of Giovanni Battista Reich and Margherita Del Sas di Cavedago.
Peter’s maternal grandmother was Ersilia Eugenia Bottamedi/Bottemedi (the daughter of Bortolo Bottamedi and Maria Catellan).
Genealogy of Peter Facinelli (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Peter Facinelli may have Ladin heritage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladin_people
According to last Censuses, 25% and 35% of his parents’ hometowns inhabitants self-indentified as Ladin-speakers:
The dialect spoken in his parents’ valley is considered kin to Ladin language by local scholars/historians, a couple of whom are named Facinelli indeed:
With these pale skin, light eyes, and thin lips and nose, not to mention his straight and thin hair, he’s almost certainly northern italian. People there, especially in Turin and Bergamo tend to be much lighter than those italians in the south of the country, because they are closer to Austria and Germany, so they usually have a lot of germanic blood.
Yes his family is from an Alpine valley known for this: https://www.visittrentino.info/en/val-di-non-apple-dop_md_3498
Btw why among all the towns located in N. Italy did you mention Bergamo?? I am quite curious.
Not that I disagree with what you said at all, but I do disagree about the pale part, he had extremely pale skin in Twilight but I’d say his skin is warm-ish:
The warmish skin is the typical and average of every Euros from every countries :D, he’s “dark” compared to Alpines from Italy they tend to have white-pinkish skin.
Sure thing Mr. “Slavs invaded Iberia”
In fact Northern Spaniards originally came from Cental Europe they look Bulgarians/Romanians like their ancestors.
Again you prove you don’t know Spaniard history and race.
Man I sincerely hope you don’t get banned again, this comic relief is rather needed in these times, thanks for your contribution to our well being!!!! <3
I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E for the first time of your presence here you spot a race properly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes he looks Alpine who are in Cental Italy too.
Hahaha not only in Turin and Bergamo are lighter they’re light in all Piedmont and Lombardy regions like in every regions of North and Central Italy.
Peter’s paternal grandmother is named Corinna
How do you know that?
Oh dear, you picked the wrong site, kid. And your ortography is childish. This is not about outdated racial classifications (basically a pseudo-science). I actually said he is from an Alpine valley, not that he is phenotipically an Alpine type (who are actually present in whole Peninsula, minus your sheep shaggers island).
Btw I am pretty sure he has Ladin heritage: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladin_people