Peter Farrelly

Peter Farrelly – “Movie 43” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Grauman’s Chinese Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA, 2013 – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Peter John Farrelly

Place of Birth: Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 17, 1956

*75% Irish
*25% Polish

Peter Farrelly is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist.

Peter is the son of Mariann/Marion (Neary) and Robert Leo Farrelly. He is the brother of film director Bobby Farrelly, with whom he often collaborates, and actress and entertainment lawyer Cynthia Farrelly Gesner. They were raised in Cumberland, Rhode Island. Cynthia is married to actor Zen Gesner.

Peter’s paternal grandfather was Peter Leo Farrelly (the son of John Joseph Farrelly and Rosanna/Rose Brady). Peter’s grandfather Peter was born in Rhode Island, to Irish parents.

Peter’s paternal grandmother was Anna M. Osmanski (the daughter of Charles Osmanski/Osmansky and Catherine Jadelak/Jadolak). Anna was Polish, born in Suwałki.

Peter’s maternal grandparents were named John J. Neary, Sr. and Bessie T. Hannon. John and Bessie were Irish.

Sources: Genealogy of Peter Farrelly –

Peter’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Peter’s father –

Peter’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Peter’s uncle (mother’s brother) –

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    He looks like Thorsten Kaye

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