Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi,

Buscemi in 2008, Entertainment Press /

Birth Name: Steven Vincent Buscemi

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 13, 1957

*Sicilian/Italian (father)
*Irish, English, Dutch (mother)

Steve Buscemi is an American actor, director, and writer.

Steve is the son of Dorothy (Wilson) and John Buscemi. He was married to filmmaker, choreographer, and artist Jo Andres, until her death. The couple has a son. His brother is actor Michael Buscemi.

Steve’s paternal grandfather was Giuseppe/Joseph Buscemi (the son of Santo Buscemi and Rosalia Palagonia Tortorici). Giuseppe was born in Menfi, Sicily, Italy. Santo was the son of Calogero Buscemi and Vittoria Butera. Rosalia was the daughter of Michele Turturici and Antonina Giovinco.

Steve’s paternal grandmother was named Nunciata/Nancy. Nunciata was born in Italy.

Steve’s maternal grandfather was named Harry Wilson.

Steve’s maternal grandmother was Amanda Van Dine (the daughter of Charles R. Van Dine/VanDyne and Jennie V. “Jane” Montgomery). Charles was the son of James Van Dine and Elizabeth Chambers Simpson, who was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. Jennie was the daughter of Ralph Boyle Montgomery and Julia Vanderhoof.

Sources: Genealogies of Steve Buscemi –

Steve’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Information about Steve’s appearance on Who Do You Think You Are?, 2011 –


Curious about ethnicity

7 Responses

  1. Jacklyn 224 says:

    His —- because he looks nothing like the ——.

  2. madman says:

    Elizabeth C. —> Elizabeth Chambers Simpson

    She was born in Nova Scotia, Canada.

  3. Stefania says:

    I totally agree with you Al. I think hes a great actor and a funny comedian too.

  4. Al says:

    He looks both to me. I’d imagine his very light coloring would be the Irish influence, but I think some of his facial features look Italian, like the eyes, mouth, etc.

    • theropod says:

      His eyes are very British to me; light blue, bulbous and big. He also looks very Dutch – there are old Dutch paintings with people in them resembling him (again, the big blue eyes).

      The mouth is very Italian though; full lips.

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