Birth Name: Vanessa Joy Minnillo
Place of Birth: Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
Date of Birth: November 9, 1980
*12.5% Ashkenazi Jewish
Vanessa Lachey, previously credited under her birth name, Vanessa Minnillo, is an American television personality and host, beauty queen, model, and actress. She was Miss South Carolina Teen USA 1998 and Miss Teen USA 1998, and hosted Total Request Live on MTV from 2003 to 2007. Vanessa is married to singer Nick Lachey, with whom she has three children.
She was born in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. Vanessa’s father, Vincent Charles Minnillo, an American Air Force officer, is caucasian, and is of one half Italian, one quarter Russian Jewish, and one quarter Irish, descent. Vanessa’s mother, Helen Ramos (Bercero), is a Filipina from Manila. Vanessa was raised in Washington, California, Nevada, and Florida, as well as Germany and Japan, eventually settling in Charleston, South Carolina.
Vanessa’s paternal grandfather was Vincent John Minnillo (the son of Christopher R. Minnillo and Ann/Anna Theresa Defelice). Vincent was born in Pennsylvania, to parents who were also born in the state. Christopher was the son of Italian emigrants, Francesco Minnillo and Maria Carolina Federico, from Matrice, Campobasso, Molise. Ann was the daughter of Italian emigrants, Savino Defelice/di Felice, from Rivisondoli, Abruzzo, and Maria Ramicone.
Vanessa’s paternal grandmother was Marilyn Edith Levy (the daughter of Julius Levy and Anna Beatrice Collins). Marilyn was born in Ohio. Julius was born in Ohio, to Russian Jewish parents, Henry Levy and Mary. Anna was also born in Ohio, to Irish immigrants, James Collins, from Mayo, and Bridget Agnes McGinty.
Vanessa’s maternal grandfather was named Froilan Bercero.
Vanessa’s maternal grandmother was named Julita Ramos.
Birth record of Vanessa Lachey – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Vanessa’s parents – https://familysearch.org
Birth record of Vanessa’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Francesco Minnillo – https://www.familysearch.org
Birth record of Vanessa’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Maria Carolina Federico – https://www.familysearch.org
Vanessa’s paternal great-grandparents, Julius Levy and Anna Beatrice Collins, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org