Birth Name: Santino Quinto Rice
Place of Birth: St. Charles, Missouri, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 20, 1974
Ethnicity: German, English, African-American, Jewish, Italian, Native American
Santino Rice is an American fashion designer and television personality. He is known for his appearances on the reality television programs Project Runway, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and On the Road with Austin and Santino.
Aside from German and English, Santino is said to have African-American, Jewish, Italian, and Native American ancestry. His mother is said to be of Italian and African-American descent. A picture of Santino with his mother can be seen here.
Santino’s paternal grandfather was Frank Henry Rice (the son of Benjamin William Franklin “Doc” Rice and Johanna Nordwald). Frank was born in Missouri. Benjamin was the son of William C. Rice and Mary Ann Arnule/Arnell. Johanna was the daughter of Frank Henry Nordwald, who was German, and of Maria Christi Linnert, who was born in Missouri, to German parents.
Santino’s paternal grandmother was named Clara Lucille Lansche. Clara was born in Missouri.