Place of Birth: Santo Stefano in Aspromonte, Calabria, Italy
Date of Birth: March 12, 1979
*Irish, small amounts of Welsh and Scottish (mother)
Rhys Coiro is an Italian-American film, television and stage actor. He is known for his role on the HBO original series Entourage, as Billy Walsh. Rhys was born in Santo Stefano in Aspromonte, Calabria, Italy, to Ann (Baynes) Coiro and David Coiro, and was raised in Princeton, New Jersey. His father is Italian. His mother is American, and is of Irish, and small amounts of Welsh and Scottish, descent.
Rhys is married to director and writer Kat Coiro, with whom he has three children.
Rhys’ maternal grandfather was John Arthur Baynes (the son of Edward Earl Baynes and Anna M. Burns). Edward was the son of George H./W. Baynes and Anna A. Hayes. Anna was the daughter of Daniel H. Burns and a woman surnamed McBride.
Rhys’ maternal grandmother was Frances Claire O’Brien (the daughter of Arthur Burke O’Brien and Mary Frances Jones). Arthur was the son of James P. O’Brien, whose parents were Irish, from County Clare, and of Anna J. Burke. Rhys’ great-grandmother Mary Frances was the daughter of John Vincent Jones, whose parents were Welsh, his father from Cardiganshire and his mother from Carmarthenshire, and of Mary Agnes DeVaney/De Vaney, whose parents were Irish, from County Mayo.
Sources: Marriage record of Rhys’ maternal great-grandparents, Edward Earl Baynes and Anna M. Burns – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Rhys’ maternal grandmother, Frances Claire (O’Brien) Baynes Garry – http://www.legacy.com
Marriage record of Rhys’ maternal great-grandparents, Arthur Burke O’Brien and Mary Frances Jones – https://www.familysearch.org
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