Vincent D’Onofrio

2011 USA Network's Upfront - Arrivals

D’Onofrio in 2011, photo by

Birth Name: Vincent Philip D’Onofrio

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

Date of Birth: June 30, 1959

Ethnicity: Italian

Vincent D’Onofrio is an American actor, writer, director, singer, and producer. His parents, Phyllis Ann (Minicola) and Gennaro D’Onofrio, are both of Italian descent.

His sister, Elizabeth D’Onofrio, is a producer, actress, and acting coach.

Vincent is married to Dutch model Carin van der Donk. He has a daughter, actress Leila George, with his former partner, actress Greta Scacchi; and two children with Carin.

Vincent’s maternal grandfather was named Fredrick/Fred P. Minicola/Menicola. Fredrick was born in New Jersey, to Italian parents.

Vincent’s maternal grandmother was Margherita/Margaret Pasquale (the daughter of Antonio Giacomo Pasquale and Filomena/Philomena Victoria Canterino). Margherita was born in New York, to parents from Potenza, Basilicata, Italy. Antonio was the son of Gaetano Pasquale and Anna M. Grieco. Filomena was the daughter of Giovanni/John A. Canterino and Isabella/Isabelle Terlimbacco.

Sources: Genealogy of Vincent D’Onofrio (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Vincent’s maternal grandparents, Fredrick/Fred P. Minicola/Menicola and Margherita/Margaret Pasquale, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Vincent’s maternal great-grandparents, Antonio Giacomo Pasquale and Filomena/Philomena Victoria Canterino –

1 Response

  1. phaedra says:

    He is very Italian looking, but I never understood his nose shape. It’s sorta like Asian, shortish and round.

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