Birth Name: Vanessa Nicole Marano
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: October 31, 1992
*father – Italian
*mother – Irish, English, one eighth Italian, small amount of German
Vanessa Marano is an American actress. She is known for portraying Bay Kennish on the drama show, Switched at Birth.
She is the daughter of actress Ellen Marano, who owns the Agoura Children’s Theatre, and Damiano Marano, a college professor. Her sister is actress and singer Laura Marano.
Vanessa’s maternal grandfather was John Edward Sweeney (the son of John E. Sweeney and Marie Gorse). Vanessa’s grandfather John was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He had Irish and English ancestry.
Vanessa’s maternal grandmother was Elsie Susan Brewster (the daughter of Herbert K. Brewster and Ella M. DePasquale). Elsie was born in Providence, Rhode Island. Herbert was the son of Robert Edward Brewster and Mildred Mary Whitmore. Ella was the daughter of Luigi/Lewis/Louis De Pasquale/DePasquale, who was Italian, born in San Marco La Catola, Foggia, Apulia; and of Vida May Briggs. Luigi’s great-great-nephew is Joseph R. Paolino, Jr., a Democratic politician, who was Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, from April 25, 1984 to January 1991, and U.S. Ambassador to Malta, from June 9, 1994 to June 2, 1996.
Sources: Obituary of Vanessa’s maternal grandfather, John Edward Sweeney – https://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Vanessa’s maternal grandmother, Elsie Susan (Brewster) Sweeney – https://www.legacy.com
Marriage record of Vanessa’s maternal great-grandparents, Herbert K. Brewster and Ella M. DePasquale – https://www.familysearch.org
Vanessa’s maternal great-grandmother, Ella M. DePasquale, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Vanessa’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Luigi/Lewis/Louis De Pasquale/DePasquale and Vida May Briggs – https://www.familysearch.org
Vanessa’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Vida May Briggs, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org