Place of Birth: Naples, Italy
Date of Birth: 22 October, 1965
Ethnicity: Italian, Greek, Egyptian
Valeria Golino is an Italian actress, model, and director. Her many films include Rain Man, Hot Shots! parts one and Deux, A Tale of Love, The Indian Runner, Year of the Gun, Immortal Beloved, Leaving Las Vegas, and Frida.
Valeria was born in Naples, Italy, to an Italian father, Luigi Golino, who was a Germanist scholar; and a Greek mother, Lalla, who was a painter. Her uncle is journalist Enzo Golino at L’Espresso. Her brother is a musician.
Valeria was raised in Athens and Sorrento, near Naples.
Valeria has said:
When I was 4 years old I moved to Greece. For me and my brother, Italian was our secret language. My grandma spoke Greek, my Egyptian grandpa spoke Arabic with my grandma, and English with my mother. My grandma spoke French with my father and my mother, Greek with her own mother, English with her own father.
It is not clear what this means in a precise ethnic sense.