Birth Name: Rachel Anne Sennott
Place of Birth: Simsbury, Connecticut, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 19, 1995
*50% Italian, including Sicilian
Rachel Sennott is an American comedian and actress. She has starred in the films Tahara, Shiva Baby, Bodies Bodies Bodies, and Bottoms, and appeared on the shows Call Your Mother and The Idol.
Rachel was raised Catholic. Her father is of Irish, and one eighth Scottish, descent. Her mother is of Italian origin. She grew up in Simsbury, Connecticut.
Rachel’s paternal grandfather is likely named John Sennott (the son of George F. Sennott and Katherine Veronica Langton). George was the son of George Nicholas Sennott, whose parents were born in England, with Irish ancestry; and of Mary E. Carey, who was born in Tyrrellspass, Westmeath, Ireland. Rachel’s great-grandmother Katherine was the daughter of John Francis Langton, who was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, to parents from Sligo, Ireland; and of Margaret Mary Fleming, whose parents were also Irish.
Rachel’s paternal grandmother is Grace M. “Ginny” Conway (the daughter of John Joseph Conway and Grace Hunter). Ginny was born in Massachusetts. John was the son of John Joseph Conway, whose parents were from County Clare, Ireland, and of Helen Marie Moynihan, who was also of Irish origin. Grace was the daughter of John Alexander Hunter, whose parents were Scottish, and of Mary Augusta Doherty, whose parents were Irish.
Rachel’s maternal grandfather was Joseph J. Virzi, Jr. (the son of Giuseppe “Joseph” Virzi and Francesca “Francis” Giordano). Rachel’s grandfather Joseph was born in Connecticut, to Sicilian parents, from Lercara Friddi, Palermo.
Rachel’s maternal grandmother was June M. Persico (the daughter of Angelo Anthony Persico and Emma Benassi). June was born in Derby, Connecticut. Angelo was the son of Francesco Antonio Persico and Maria Signore, who were from Minturno, Rome, Lazio, Italy. Emma was the daughter of Martino Benassi and Amelia Barbiero.
While her characters in Tahara and Shiva Baby are Jewish, Rachel is not Jewish in real life.
Obituary of Rachel’s maternal great-grandfather, Giuseppe “Joseph” Virzi – https://www.newspapers.com
Obituary of Rachel’s maternal grandmother, June M. (Persico) Virzi – https://www.legacy.com