List of Italian American actors


List of Italian American actors

The list is currently organized chronologically, listing people by birth date periods.__NOTOC__
2000s
1990s -- 1980s -- 1970s -- 1960s -- 1950s -- 1940s -- 1930s -- 1920s -- 1910s -- 1900s -- 1890s -- 1880s

1990s

*Vincent Martella (1992 - ) Television actor ("Everybody Hates Chris")cite web | last =| first =| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=Everybody Hates Chris| publisher =Scholastic News Online| date =| url =http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/everybodyhateschris.asp| format =| accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Jansen Panettiere (1994 - ) television actor ("Tiger Cruise")
*Demi Lovato (1992 - ) television/film actress ("Camp Rock")
*Selena Gomez (1992 - ) television/film actress ("Wizards of Waverly Place")
*Connor Paolo (1990 - ) television/film actor ("Gossip Girl")
*Mitchell Musso (1991 - ) Television actor ("Hannah Montana")
*Miranda Cosgrove (1993 - ) Television actor ("i-Carly")
*Ali Lohan (1993 - ) Television actress ("Living Lohan")

1980s

*David Henrie (1989 - ) television actor ("Wizards of Waverly Place")cite web | last = Henrie| first =David| authorlink =David| coauthors = | title=Disney stars on cool ---- but not too cool ---- clothes for family parties| publisher =North County Times| date =2007-11-18| url =http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/11/18/lifeandtimes/11_41_0811_17_07.txt| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Micah Alberti (1984 - )
*Eva Amurri (1984 - )
*Michael Angarano (1987 - ) television/film actor ("Sky High", "Will & Grace")cite web | last =Angarano| first =Michael| authorlink =Michael Angarano| coauthors =| title=Re: Hi Mike, do you have ...| publisher =The Official Michael Angarano Web Site| date =2001-04-14| url =http://www2.kidactors.com/phorum/read.php?f=8&i=458&t=456#reply_458| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Justin Baldoni (1984 - ) television actor ("Everwood")cite news | last =Boursaw| first =Jane Louise| coauthors=| title =Fall TV| pages=| publisher =Northern Express| date = | url =http://www.northernexpress.com/editorial/features.asp?id=1412| accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Adrian Bellani (1982 - )
*Rachel Bilson (1981 - ) film/television actress ("The O.C.")cite web | last = | first =| authorlink =| coauthors = | title=Q & A with Rachel (no longer online)| publisher =Rachel-Bilson.com| date =| url =http://www.rachel-bilson.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1136582287&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ] cite news | last =Gensler| first =Howard| coauthors=| title =It's star- and navel-gazing at this year's fest| pages=| publisher =Philadelphia Daily News| date =2006-09-11 | url =http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/15489977.htm| accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Corbin Bleu (1989 - ) film/television actor ("High School Musical")cite web | last = Bleu| first =Corbin| authorlink =Corbin Bleu| coauthors = | title=Corbin's Journal| publisher =Corbin Bleu.com| date =2006-01-09| url =http://www.corbinbleu.com/journal.html| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Sophia Bush (1982 - ) television actress ("One Tree Hill")
*Ashley Lyn Cafagna (1983 - ) soap opera actress turned film star and singer
*Michael Cera (1988 - ) film/television actor (Arrested Development, Juno, Superbad, etc.)
*Stephen Colletti, (1986- ) American reality television star and co-host of TRL
*Mark Copani (1981 - ) actor and professional wrestlercite web | last = Truncellito| first =Vinny| authorlink =| coauthors = | title=Alternate Reality by Vin Tastic| publisher =Pulse Wrestling| date =2005-08-02| url =http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/articles/39867| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Chris Evans (1981 - ) film actor ("Cellular", "Fantastic Four")cite web | last =| first =| authorlink =| coauthors = | title=Q&A With Chris| publisher =Chris-Evansv.net| date =| url =http://www.chris-evansv.net/exclusiveq&a.php| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Vanessa Ferlito (1980 - ) actress ("CSI: New York")cite news | last =Mills| first =Nancy| coauthors=| title =The next big things?| pages=| publisher =New York Daily News| date =2004-01-04 | url =http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/story/151322p-133314c.html| accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Lindsay Lohan (1986 - ) film actress ("Mean Girls")
*Michelle Lombardo (1983 - ) actress and modelcite web | last =Monroe| first =Justin| authorlink =| coauthors = | title=Michelle Lombardo| publisher =Complex.com| date =| url =http://www.turtlesoup.tv/reallife/article.php?id=51| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Tina Majorino (1985 - ) film/television actress ("Napoleon Dynamite")cite web | last =Steele| first =Tyler| authorlink =| coauthors = | title=Tina Majorino Interview!| publisher =Turtle Soup| date =| url =http://www.turtlesoup.tv/reallife/article.php?id=51| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Vanessa Minillo (1981 - )
*Tahj Mowry (1986- ) actor
*Frankie Muniz (1985- )
*Gia Paloma (1984 - ) cite web | last =Ramone| first =Mike| authorlink =| coauthors = | title =Gia Paloma| publisher = Video News| date =| url =http:// . videonews.com/inner/iv0205_02.html| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Hayden Panettiere (1989 - ) film/television actress ("Heroes")cite web | last =| first =| authorlink =| coauthors = | title =hayden panettiere on the tony danza show| publisher =The Tony Danza Show| date =| url =http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADTyiLYal48| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Shawn Pyfrom (1986 - ) television/film actor ("Desperate Housewives")cite web | last =Pyform| first =Shawn| authorlink =Shawn Pyfrom| coauthors = | title =Re: achievement| publisher =Officially Shawn Pyform Message Board| date =2002-01-24| url =http://www2.kidactors.com/phorum/read.php?f=24&i=474&t=473#reply_474| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ] cite web | last =Pyform| first =Shawn| authorlink =Shawn Pyfrom| coauthors = | title =Re: shawn, questions again| publisher =Officially Shawn Pyform Message Board| date =2001-09-06| url =http://www2.kidactors.com/phorum/read.php?f=24&i=156&t=141#reply_156| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Keri Sable (1986 - ) ographic actresscite web | last =| first =| authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Keri Sable| publisher =Wicked Pictures| date = | url =http://www.wickedpictures.com/bio/k-o/Keri_Sable.html| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Jason Schwartzman (1980 - ) film actor ("Marie Antoinette")cite news | last =Barlow| first =Helen| coauthors=| title =Off with her head| pages=| publisher =The Sydney Morning Herald| date =2006-12-21 | url =http://www.smh.com.au/news/film/off-with-her-head/2006/12/20/1166290587789.html| accessdate =2006-12-21 ]

1970s

*Victor Alfieri (1971 - ) Italian-born television actorcite web | last =| first =| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=PASSIONS Interview| publisher =Soap Opera Weekly| date = | url =http://www.soapoperadigest.com/features/passions/interviews/victoralfieri/| format =| accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Chad Allen (1974 - ) film/television actor ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman")cite web | last =Wells| first =Duane| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=Exclusive Q&A with Chad Allen| publisher =Chad Allen Online| date =2001-09-28 | url =http://www.chadallenonline.com/press/gaywired.htm| format =| accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Lauren Ambrose (1978 - ) film and television actress ("Six Feet Under")cite news | last =Guarino| first =David R.| coauthors=| title =Interview: Six Feet Under’s Lauren Ambrose| pages=| publisher =Windy City Times| date =2003-06-04 | url =http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/ARTICLE.php?AID=1566| accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Leila Arcieri (1973 - ) actress/modelcite web | last =| first =| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=Cover Girl| publisher =KING Magazine| date = | url =http://king-mag.com/issue1/covergirl_leila/index.html| format =| accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Robin Arcuri (1976 - ) film/television actress/model ("Miracle Beach", "Entourage")
*Laura Benanti (1979 - ) musical theatre/Broadway actresscite web | last =Rosati| first =Nancy| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=Talkin Broadway| publisher =Spotlight On Laura Benanti| date = | url =http://www.talkinbroadway.com/spot/benanti1.html| format =| accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Jason Biggs actor ("American Pie") [ [http://www.interfaithfamily.com/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ekLSK5MLIrG&b=297403&ct=417765] ""Everyone thinks I'm Jewish", says actor Jason Biggs. The 23-year-old star of American Pie, Loser and American Pie 2 is actually part Italian Catholic from New Jersey."]
*Bobby Cannavale - Emmy-winning actor [ [http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2004-10-13-cannavale_x.htm] "Oddly, the only top HBO series the Italian-American hasn't been on is The Sopranos."]
*Rachael Leigh Cook - actress ("She's All That") [ [http://theaion.6te.net/rachaelleighcook/rachaelleighcook.html] "Rachael is half Italian and refers to herself as Italian."]
*Sofia Coppola - director, actress, producer, and Academy Award-winning screenwriter [ [http://www2.jsonline.com/onwisconsin/movies/sep03/171854.asp] "Although Italian-American by heritage, she said she had faked her way through the Venice festival by "speaking English with an Italian accent."]
*Francesco Curá - model/actor
*Drea de Matteo - Emmy-winning actress ("The Sopranos") [ [http://www.papermag.com/?section=article&parid=209&page=2] "Andrea Donna de Matteo was born in Queens, Italian and Catholic."]
*Leonardo DiCaprio - Academy Award-nominated actor ("Titanic", "The Aviator") [ [http://movies.go.com/bio?profileid=732586] "He's half-German, half-Italian." "Note: "Only" his paternal grandfather was of Italian descent"]
*Jennifer Esposito - film/television actress [ [http://www.askmen.com/women/actress_150/160_jennifer_esposito.html] "Well, I'm Italian, but my family isn't stereotypical."]
*Peter Facinelli - film/television actor
*Joey Fatone - pop singer/actor (*NSync, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding") [ [http://popdirt.com/print613.html] "Joey ended the interview saying that he was the 'most hung' of the group because "I'm Italian.""]
*Jerry Ferrara - actor
*Claire Forlani - model/actress
*Aria Giovanni (1973 - ) nude model and actress [ [http://www.ariagiovanni.com/] "I book myself. I don’t have an agent"]
*Joy Giovanni (1978 - ) actress and former professional wrestling [ [http://www.owow.com/RingsideWith/RawDivaSearch2004/Joy/index.htm] "Italian"]
*Carmine Giovinazzo (1973 - ) film and television actor ("CSI: NY") [ [http://www.tv.com/carmine-giovinazzo/person/45332/summary.html] "Is of Italian, Norwegian, English and Native American descent."]
*Lola Glaudini - actress
*Carla Gugino - film actress [ [http://www.sptimes.com/2003/09/22/Floridian/Take_2___Karen_Sisco_.shtml] "I'm half-Italian, so personally, I consider that Latina . . . and in Spy Kids I also play Spanish", she said in a July interview. "What's interesting is that Karen Sisco in the book was blond-haired (and non-Hispanic) . . . and originally, Nicole Kidman was going to do the movie. My feeling about this Karen Sisco, is that her mother was Cuban and her father was not."]
*Lindsay Hartley soap opera actress ("Passions") [ [http://www.mytelevision.com/tv_stars/lindsay_korman.html] "Her (Real) Heritage: "I'm Greek, Italian and Jewish. In TV Guide they wrote that I was French, Greek and Jewish. I am mostly Greek. I don't know where French came from."]
*Jenna Jameson (1974 - ) porn star
*Alyssa Milano - film/television actress ("Charmed") [ [http://www.celebsrate.com/name/Alyssa+Milano/] "Ethnicity: Italian-American"]
*Kelly Monaco - model/actress ("General Hospital") [ [http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/theactors/monaco.php] "Raised in an Italian Catholic home, Monaco is very close with her family, especially her great-grandmother."]
*Brittany Murphy - film actress [ [http://www.brittanymurphy.8m.com/mrshowbiz.html] "The olive comes from my being half-Italian. And I'm a quarter Irish and a quarter Eastern Bloc country."]
*Alessandro Nivola (1972 - ) film actor ("Face/Off", "Goal!") [ [http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hc&id=1800022499&cf=gen] "This grandson of acclaimed Italian sculptor Constantino Nivola began his acting career while still an undergraduate at Yale..."]
*Zachary Quinto (1977 - ) film and television actor ("Heroes", "24", "Star Trek") [ [http://www.pittsburghpost-gazette.com/pg/06092/678228-42.stm] "You want to respect and honor [the real-life person] as much as you can while giving it your own spin in that unique situation", said Quinto, whose ethnicity is half-Irish and half-Italian."]
*Jai Rodriguez (1979 - ) actor and culture guide on "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" [Rodriguez - [http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/87674.html] "The sweet and charming Puerto Rican-Italian actor from Long Island has become a pop icon..."]
*Leah Remini - film/TV actress ("The King Of Queens") [ [http://www.netglimse.com/celebs/pages/leah_remini/index.shtml] "Is half Italian-Catholic and half Russian-Jewish."]
*Giovanni Ribisi (1974 - ) - film and television actor ("Gone in Sixty Seconds", " Saving Private Ryan", " Friends")
*Antonio Sabato Jr. - model/actor [ [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1:88994921/Actor+Antonio+Sabato+Jr~R~+to+be+Honored+at+NIAF+Gala+in+Washington,+DC.html?refid=SEO This article is unavailable - HighBeam Research ] ]
*Paul Anthony Stewart soap opera actor [ [http://user.chol.com/~mannyac/articles/pas_bhchat.htm] "I'm Italian."]
*Liv Tyler (1977 - ) - actress
*Amber Valletta (1974 - ) supermodel/actress [ [http://www.fashionmodeldirectory.com/models/Amber_Valletta] "Ethnicity: Italian/Portuguese"]
*Milo Ventimiglia (1977 - ) film and television actor ("Heroes", "Gilmore Girls", "Rocky Balboa")cite news | last =Keck| first =William| coauthors=| title =Yo! Ventimiglia gets into the tough-guy act| pages=| publisher =USA Today| date =2006-12-18 | url =http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2006-12-18-milo-ventimiglia_x.htm| accessdate =2006-12-21 ]

1960s

*Kristian Alfonso - soap opera actress ("Days Of Our Lives") [ [http://www.kristianonline.com/bio/funfacts/index.html] "Kristian is 100 percent Italian. Her grandparents hail from Sicily and the Calabria region of southern Italy."]
*Jennifer Aniston, actress ("Friends") [maternal grandmother is of Italian descent]
*Scott Baio actor ("Happy Days", "Charles In Charge") [ [http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:6l7niEt9VeoJ:montecorethetiger.com/2002/04/03/an-appreciation-scott-baio%E2%80%99s-art-women-and-style/+%22Scott+Baio%22+Italian&hl=en&gl=ca&ct=clnk&cd=14] "Secondly, Mr. Baio graciously paved the way for lesser talents such as Tony Danza. Mr. Baio, an Italian from New York, appeared on primetime in 1977"]
*Matt Battaglia - actor [" [http://www.bethsdayspage.com/days/transcripts/battagliaaolchat.html] "I'm half Italian, and half German/Dutch. A little trivia for you all. My birth name is Matteo Battaglia, not Matt."]
*Maria Bello Academy Award-nominated film actress [ [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_3_29/ai_54133683] "the half Polish-half Italian actress" [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_3_34/ai_114785811] "Do you think that came from your family? MARIA BELLO: I do. You know the whole Italian-Polish Bello clan from Philly, and they're all very passionate."]
*Valerie Bertinelli - actress ("One Day At A Time") [ [http://www.lifetimetv.com/shows/ip/portraits/9705/9705_credits.html] "I know I'm not going to be a Chanel model. I have birthing hips. I'm Italian"]
*Traci Bingham - actress and model
*Jon Bon Jovi - singer/film actor ("Bon Jovi") [ [http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/features/article622422.ece] "fellow Italian-American singer-actor"]
*David Boreanaz - actor ("Buffy The Vampire Slayer", "Angel") [ [http://www.celebritywonder.com/html/davidboreanaz.html] "He is Italian and Czechoslovakian"]
*Nicolas Cage - Academy Award-winning actor, director, and producer [ [http://www.niaf.org/news/index.asp?id=46] "Actor Nicolas Cage will be the first inductee into the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) new "Hall of Fame""]
*Christy Canyon - erotic actress [ [http://models.danni.com/models/mod284.html] "This woman has got experience, great looks (she's one-half Italian, one-half Armenian) and everything else that makes up the persona of a true, original adult star."]
*Federico Castelluccio actor ("The Sopranos") [ [http://www.federicocastelluccio.com/NJOnline072800.htm] "The Italian-born actor, who grew up in Paterson, was besieged with calls from friends seeking advice on how to land a part on the mob show."]
*Robin Christopher soap opera actress [ [http://skyekevinfan.tripod.com/robinc11/id19.html] "Because I'm Italian, I tend to have a lot of darkness around my eyes"]
*Lee Curreri actor, music composer, singer
*Donna D'Errico actress and model
*Vin Diesel film actor ("Pitch Black") cite news|last=Vincent|first=Mal|coauthors=|title=xXx|pages=|publisher=The Virginian-Pilot|date=2002-08-09|url=http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=VP&p_theme=vp&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0F552F52A780C161&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM|accessdate=2008-03-02] cite news|last=Wloszcyna|first=Susan|coauthors=|title=Vin Diesel, driving on a tankful of cool|pages=|publisher=USA Today|date=2004-06-04|url=http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2004-06-10-vin-diesel-cool_x.htm|accessdate=2008-03-02]
*Illeana Douglas film actress [ [http://suicidegirls.com/interviews/Illeana+Douglas/] "I'm half-Italian so my grandmother would say stuff like "You look awful but I don't mean that in a bad way.""]
*Edie Falco actress ("The Sopranos") [ [http://www.nj.com/sopranos/ledger/index.ssf?/sopranos/stories/072202falco.html] ""I get a lot of scripts now for Italian mothers", she adds. "I'm only half-Italian.""]
*Jon Favreau actor/director [ [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4196/is_20000908/ai_n10637597] "Favreau jokes that, being half Jewish and half Italian, he has nowhere to run if he wants to lose weight, because food is such a big part of both cultures."]
*Linda Fiorentino film actress ("The Last Seduction") [ [http://www.dallasobserver.com/Issues/1994-11-24/film/film3.html] "What she really is is a Philadelphia-born, blue-collar, Italian-American Catholic with a knack for flaunting the rules."]
*Vincent Gallo - independent film actor/director [ [http://www.galloappreciation.com/print/guardian97.html The Guardian 1997 ] ]
*James Gandolfini (1961 - ) film/television actor ("The Sopranos") [http://www.wireimage.com/Celebrities/James-Gandolfini]
*Janeane Garofalo stand-up comedian, actress, political activist, and a guest radio host on Air America Radio [ [http://www.southcoasttoday.com/daily/10-97/10-05-97/e05ae194.htm] "This half-Italian, half-Irish, New Jersey transplant..."]
*Paul Giamatti (1967 - ) Academy Award-nominated film actor [ [http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1155851410942&call_pageid=968867495754&col=969483191630] "Italian-American scion of a Connecticut family..." [http://www.sundayherald.com/57083] "Given his half-Italian father, Bart Giamatti... Irish mother, Toni, a high-school teacher"]
*Anthony Michael Hall (1968 - ) film/television actor, former teen star [Hall - said he was "Irish and Italian" on The Late Late Show (CBS TV series), can be seen at [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOKo1GWACuc] ]
*Michael Imperioli actor ("The Sopranos") [ [http://www.celebritywonder.com/html/michaelimperioli.html] "Is Italian-American"]
*Robert LaSardo An American actor *Artie Lange television and movie actor, stand up comedian and radio personality [ [http://www.nitelitepromo.com/act-profile.asp?act=38] "Working long afternoons with his loving contractor father, Artie developed a comical view of social classes, and his place in life as a barrel chested Italian boy."]
*Matt LeBlanc actor ("Friends") [ [http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/410965/464223] "The National Italian American Foundation in Washington DC, recently honored LeBlanc for his contribution to the world of entertainment."]
*Téa Leoni (1966 - ) actress
*Ralph Macchio - film actor ("The Karate Kid") [ [http://www.niaf.org/news/index.asp?id=336 NIAF News Releases ] ]
*Tim McGraw actor/country music singer [ [http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0212/10/lkl.00.html] "No more than anybody else, but yes, I have a little bit of a temper. I'm from Louisiana. So -- and I'm Irish and Italian... My mother's on the Italian -- I got a little Irish and Italian from my mother's side and of course, like I was telling you before, Scotch Irish. So, there's a little bit of temper in there." [http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/mcgraw%20surprised%20by%20italian%20american%20honour] "Country star TIM McGRAW was as surprised as his fans when he was feted by the ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION recently... which was handed to him after the organisation learned his mother is Italian. He says, "With a name like McGraw, you don't think about (getting such an honour) very often. But I do have strong Italian heritage, from my great-grandfather DONATO AUGUSTO D'AGOSTINO, my grandpop GIOVANNI GIUSEPPI D'AGOSTINO - and my mom teaching me to make pasta and spaghetti sauce, which is one of my specialities. I grew up in the South. In a lot of ways the Italian culture and the southern culture go hand in hand, because it's all about family, neighbours and community.""]
*Christopher Meloni - actor ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", "Oz") [ [http://christophermeloni.com/sundayindependent2005.html] "I'm third-generation Italian, but I still have a strong sense of my heritage. There are certain Italianisms that ring very true in this play - the place of the man in the household, the idea of respect . . . of omerta."]
*Vic Mignogna - voice actor
*Erik Palladino [ [http://www.noerf.com/stars.html] "Erik Palladino:...Is Italian-Armenian."]
*Ellen Pompeo (Grey's Anatomy)
*Natalie Raitano television actress ("V.I.P.") [ [http://www.natalieraitanoonline.com/Home/Home.html] "Nationality: Italian/American"]
*Mark Ruffalo critically-acclaimed film actor ("Just Like Heaven", "13 Going On 30") [ [http://www2.jsonline.com/enter/movies/dudek/dec00/count21122000.asp?format=print] "I lived on the edge of a forest. We had a very big Italian family with lots of love." Perhaps his Italian great-grandfather's interest in commedia dell'arte had a genetic influence on Ruffalo's choice of careers, but not at first."]
*Laura San Giacomo - actress ("Just Shoot Me") [ [http://ca.askmen.com/women/actress_300/327b_laura_san_giacomo.html] "The Italian-American actress..."]
* Glenn Scarpelli - actor ("One Day At A Time") Italian American from Staten Island
*Annabella Sciorra - actress (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) [ [http://online.tvguide.com/newsearch/detail.aspx?tvobjectid=140118] "This Italian-American, Brooklyn-bred actress..."]
*Nick Scotti - actor/model/singer [ [http://www.stylenetwork.com/Shows/NewYorkNick/] "If Nick looks familiar, it's because this Italian stallion has appeared on Sex and the City..."]
*Mira Sorvino - Academy Award-winning actress, daughter of Paul Sorvino [ [http://www.fametracker.com/blue_moons/oscar_recall_sorvino_mira.php] "That Italian-American actress."]
*Vincent Spano - actor
*Gwen Stefani - singer/fashion designer/actress [ [http://www.looksmartcycling.com/p/articles/mi_qn4159/is_20051106/ai_n15764943] "Stefani was brought up in Anaheim, California, one of four children in a close-knit Irish-Italian, Roman Catholic family."]
*Marisa Tomei - Academy Award-winning film actress ("My Cousin Vinny") [ [http://ca.askmen.com/women/actress_100/141b_marisa_tomei.html] "we found that there was a lot to like about this Italian beauty..."]
*Brooke Shields - (1965 -)
*Stanley Tucci actor ("Shall We Dance") [ [http://www.wliw.org/productions/italian1.html] "As Stanley Tucci describes it, "everything always came back to being Italian.""]
*Aida Turturro actress, cousin of John Turturro (The Sopranos) [ [http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800129999/bio] "Italian-American Turturro"]

1950s

*Danny Bonaduce actor ("The Partridge Family") [ [http://et.tv.yahoo.com/tv/12912/] "I'm Italian. I make big points" [http://www.fhmus.com/articles-180.asp] "I’m Italian—I’m too selfish to ever kill myself"]
*Lorraine Bracco - Academy Award-nominated actress ("The Sopranos", "Goodfellas") [ [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_3_29/ai_54133693/pg_2] "And also, as an Italian-American woman - which I'm very proud to be - I like that in The Sopranos you come from one side of the block, I come from the other."]
*Steve Buscemi - actor ("Fargo", "Reservoir Dogs") [ [http://www.indieking.com/animalfactory.html] "floppy-thin Irish-Italian"]
*David Caruso - actor ("CSI: Miami", "Session 9") [ [http://www.superiorpics.com/david_caruso/] "http://www.superiorpics.com/david_caruso/"]
*Tony Danza - actor/talk show host ("Who's The Boss", "Family Law") [http://www.lifeinitaly.com/italian-movies/italian-american-actors.asp Italian American Actors ] ]
*Vincent D'Onofrio - actor/director/producer [ [commentary on "The Whole Wide World"] ] [ [http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2007/oct/01/criminal-intent-detective-face-personal-trauma/ 'Criminal Intent' detective to face personal trauma : Television : Ventura County Star ] ]
*Giancarlo Esposito - actor [ [http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/artists/e/Giancarlo-Esposito/index-394952.html] "Half-African American, half-Italian"]
*Lou Ferrigno bodybuilder and actor ("The Hulk") [ [http://www.niaf.org/news/news_monthly/2006/april_2006.asp NIAF News Monthly ] ]
*Renee Jones - actress, Days Of Our Lives
*Cyndi Lauper - singer/actress (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun) [ [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_8_31/ai_77336634] "LR: How can you be Italian with a name like Lauper? CL: Lauper's my father's name. He's German and Swiss and my mom's Italian. So I'm German, Swiss and Sicilian. Kinda like cold cuts. [laughs] The German and the Italian in me are always fighting and the Swiss guy in the middle is goin', "OK, let's talk here. Everybody calm down." [both laugh] "]
*Jay Leno (1950 - ) comedian, former actor, known as host of "The Tonight Show" [Leno - [http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/200302/omag_200302_ocut.jhtml?promocode=088] "he's Italian and Scottish" [http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0103/03/lklw.00.html] "KING: Who had the chin, mom or dad? J. LENO: I guess that's from the Scotch side of the family. Yeah, that would probably be more of the Scotch side, my mom. My mom was Scottish. My father was Italian. Which is a wonderful area for comedy as a kid..."]
*Madonna - musician, singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, entertainer [ [http://www.niaf.org/milestones/year_1958.asp] "From Connie Francis to Madonna: Italian American Female Singers Come of Age"]
*Ed Marinaro - actor/former football player [ [http://www.italian-american.com/football.htm Italian American web site of new york - Italian American Football Players ] ]
*Chazz Palminteri - actor ("A Bronx Tale") [ [http://members.aol.com/morgands2/text/palminteri.htm] "Well, I'm Italian, I'm dark, Sicilian, so they see the Mafia guy, or I could be a cop."]
*Joe Pantoliano actor ("The Sopranos") [ [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001Q5U4O] "We were made from the same stuff, homegrown Hoboken Italian-America... Who's sorry now, us Italians".]
*Joe Piscopo actor/comedian ("Saturday Night Live") [ [http://www.italianamericanmuseum.org/news/piscopo.htm Italian American Museum ] ]
*Ray Romano - actor and comedian ("Everybody Loved Raymond")
* Isabella Rossellini (born 1952) - actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, model [ [http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/06/opinion/L06ORIA.html?ex=1166850000&en=5bcd995255bc78f2&ei=5070] "As an Italian who has become an American citizen, I felt profoundly embarrassed ..."]
*Rene Russo - film actress/model ("Lethal Weapon 3", "The Thomas Crown Affair") [ [http://movies.about.com/od/twoforthemoney/a/moneyrr100105.htm] "We're both Italian so we both kind of have that fire."]
*Connie Sellecca - actress [ [http://www.niaf.org/news/index.asp?id=122 NIAF News Releases ] ]
*Steve Schirripa - TV actor/writer ("The Sopranos") [ [http://www.listeninglib.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780739307083] "“Steve Schirripa is the best Italian writer since Maya Angelou and I’m not just saying that because he has a gun to my head . . . okay, yes I am.” -- Chris Rock"]
*John Travolta - Academy Award-nominated actor, singer, dancer ("Grease", "Saturday Night Fever") [ [http://www.showbizireland.com/news/june03/17-travolta01.shtml] "Although the Italian side of his lineage is what he is most recognised for, Travolta himself sees it differently. He told Plus Magazine recently, "The emotional, romantic, whimsical part of me is Irish. Spiritually, I probably feel more like an Irishman - that's where my heart is." He went on, "The feelings I have for food and dance is probably the Italian side of me. I have the sexuality of an Italian but I think the Irish are very sexy too. I grew up in an all-Irish neighbourhood and it was as sexual as anything.""]
*John Turturro - actor, cousin of Aida Turturro [ [http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:pYmcZa-nM_wJ:www.filmogs.com/profile.php%3Fid%3D225+%22John+Turturro%22+Italian+American&hl=en&gl=ca&ct=clnk&cd=19 403 Forbidden ] ]
*Steven Van Zandt (1950 - ) musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer, actor, and radio disc jockey ("The Sopranos") [Van Zandt - [http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5939195/the_garage_crusade] "I am Italian. Springsteen's mostly Italian, too. We're both Italians with Dutch names, one of the many things we have in common. My mother remarried when I was young, and my stepfather adopted me."]
*Vinny Vella (1950 - ) actor and part time comedian [Vella - [http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=websites&id=3513750] "Vinny Vella has also appeared on episodes of top-rated TV shows like The Sopranos and Law & Order`as well as 25 TV commercials for ESPN alongside fellow Italian-American actor Joe Rigano..."]
*Diane Venora (1952 - ) actress
*Chuck Zito - member of the New York chapter of the Hells Angels, amateur boxer, martial artist, celebrity bodyguard, stuntman and actor [ [http://www.expert-martial-arts.com/_Italian_Bad_Boy_Chuck_Zito_Headed_to_Atlantic_City_s_Mega_Martial_Arts_Weekend.html] "Italian Bad Boy Chuck Zito"]

1940s

*Armand Assante - actor [ [http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/filmography.html?p_id=2629] "the handsome Irish-Italian actor..."]
*Joy Behar - actress, comedian, co-host of "The View" [ [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0786885459] "Behar opts for thin but entertaining enough anecdotes about her Italian-American family..." [http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/a/abc-jesus.htm] "Behar describes herself as an "Italian Catholic."]
*Barbara Bouchet - actress
*Robert De Niro - two time Academy Award-winning American film actor, director, producer and founder of the Tribeca Film Festival [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3645290.stm] "The part-Italian actor defended the parts, saying: "The characters I play are real. So they have as much right to be portrayed as any other characters." His citizenship ceremony was postponed after objections from US-based group the Order of Sons of Italy. Speaking at the Venice Film Festival, he said: "I'm part Italian, part Dutch, part French, part German and part Irish, but I probably identify more with my Italian side than any other parts. "Italy is such a great and wonderful country, I'm very proud and honoured to be asked to be a citizen.""]
*Danny DeVito - actor, director, and Oscar nominated producer [ [http://www.reel.com/reel.asp?node=features/interviews/kahuna] "Yes, but I am an Italian man and that never will pass my lips. We still see each other every once in a while."]
*Dennis Farina - film/television actor [ [http://www.fametracker.com/hey_its_that_guy/farina_dennis.php Fametracker :: Hey! It's That Guy! :: Dennis Farina ] ]
*Annette Funicello - actress, was Walt Disney's most popular Mouseketeer
*Frank Langella - stage and film actor [ [http://www.celebheights.com/s/Frank-Langella-3201.html] "I am six-foot-three and Italian"]
*Susan Lucci - Daytime Emmy Award winning actress, who has been called "Daytime's Leading Lady" and "The Queen of Daytime" [ [http://www.tv.msn.com/celebs/celeb.aspx?c=160191&stab=2] "She was even voted the Italian-American Welfare League's Woman of the Year" [http://allmychildren.about.com/library/prm/blslucci_070202.htm] "My father's Italian, my mother was of Swedish descent. They're both first-generation Americans."]
*Patti LuPone - singer/actress [ [http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/p/pattilupon321903.html] "I'm totally Italian, but I'm not a diva. If you could see the way I'm dressed in daily life, that's not a diva. Appearances are so not important to me." [http://www.niaf.org/news/index.asp?id=208] ]
*Joe Mantegna - film/television actor
*Penny Marshall - actress/producer/director, sister of Garry Marshall [ [http://www.lifeinitaly.com/heritage/Italian-American-Woman.asp Italian Heritage: Italian American Woman ] ]
*Al Pacino - Academy Award-winning film actor
*Vincent Pastore - film and television actor, often cast as a mobster or heavy [ [http://www.vincentpastore.net/wiseguyshow.html The Official Web Site of Vincent Pastore ] ]
*Joe Pesci - Academy Award-winning actor, comedian and singer who is often typecast as a violent mobster or as a grouchy funnyman [ [http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800022990 Joe Pesci - Yahoo! Movies ] ]
*Bernadette Peters - actress/singer [ [http://www.niaf.org/milestones/year_1958.asp NIAF MileStones ] ]
*Susan Sarandon - Academy Award-winning film actress [ [http://www.niaf.org/research/contribution.asp] "Susan Sarandon, Bruce Springsteen, and Ann Bancroft are Italian American"]
*Talia Shire - film actress [ [http://www.talia-shire.com/biography.htm] "The youngest member of an Italian family teeming with artistic gifts, she was born Talia Rose Coppola on April 25, 1946 - plunging her into an environment dominated by masculinity, especially a masculine struggle for achievement. Both of her parents were first-generation Italian-Americans, the children of immigrants who left Italy for the United States around the turn of the century."]
*Nancy Sinatra - singer and actress [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2004/06/14/bmnancy14.xml&sSheet=/arts/2004/06/15/ixmusicmain.html] "Hazlewood recognised that there was too much Doris Day in Nancy and not enough Janis Joplin. Here was a girl, after all, who left college in the Sixties "to marry and have sex because I was raised Catholic and Italian"."]
*Bruce Springsteen - singer [ [http://www.niaf.org/research/contribution.asp#little] "Susan Sarandon, Bruce Springsteen, and Ann Bancroft are Italian American."]
*Sylvester Stallone - film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter [ [http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800020291] "stoic Italian-American actor"]
*Tony Sirico - film and television actor ("The Sopranos")
*Victoria Vetri - model and actress [ [http://www.goodhumans.com/Messages/Victoria_vetri_david_harrison_levi_beverly_hills_ca_90210_usa__2510?____ghwgnumperpage=2075] "This voluptuous dark-haired Italian beauty was named Playmate of the Year in May '68..."]

1930s

*F. Murray Abraham (1939 - ) Academy Award-winning film actorcite web | last =Walker| first =Carolee| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=F. Murray Abraham, Oscar Winner, Seeks Tolerance Through Arts| publisher =International Information Programs| date =2006-09-20 | url =http://usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2006&m=September&x=20060915155551bcreklaw0.2931024| format =| accessdate =2006-12-01 ]
*Danny Aiello (1933 - ) actorcite web | last =| first =| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=The Italian Americans II: A Beautiful Song| publisher =| date = | url =http://www.wliw.org/productions/italian2.html| format =| accessdate =2006-12-01 ]
*Alan Alda (1936 - ) actor, writer, director and political activist
*Frankie Avalon (1939 - ) actor and teen idol in the 1950s and early 1960scite web | last =Queenseyes| first =| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=Frankie Avalon Hits Hertel| publisher =H Rising| date = | url =http://www.buffalorising.com/home/archives/2005/07/frankie_avalon.php| format =| accessdate =2006-12-01 ]
*Anne Bancroft (1931 - 2005) Academy Award-winning actresscite web | last =Ebert| first =Roger| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=Here's to Anne Bancroft (1931–2005)| publisher =RogerEbert.com| date =2005-06-08 | url =http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050607/PEOPLE/506080301| format =| accessdate =2006-12-01 ]
*Robert Blake (1933 - ) film actor, perhaps most famous for starring in the U.S. television series "Baretta", and for being found not guilty of the murder of wife Bonnie Lee Bakleycite web | last =Curci| first =Cookie| authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Italian-American Actors| publisher =Life In Italy.com| date = | url =http://www.lifeinitaly.com/italian-movies/italian-american-actors.asp| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Joseph Bologna (1934 - ) film and television actorcite web | last =Pfefferman| first =Naomi| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=Meyer: Hero or Anti-Hero?| publisher =The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles| date =2003-01-10| url =http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=9877| format =| accessdate =2006-12-01 ]
*Ruth Buzzi
*John Cazale (1935 - 1978) film actorcite web | last =| first =| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=John Cazale| publisher =John Cazale.com| date = | url =http://www.johncazale.com/comments.htm| format =| accessdate =2006-12-01 ]
*Dominic Chianese (1931 - ) TV actor ("The Sopranos")cite news | last =Susman| first =Gary| coauthors=| title =Goodbye, Columbus | pages=| publisher =Entertainment Weekly| date =2002-10-10 | url =http://www.ew.com/ew/report/0,6115,363302_7%7C19117%7C%7C0_0_,00.html| accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Bobby Darin (1936 - 1973) actor/singer, one of the most popular rock and roll American teen idols of the late 1950scite web | last =| first =| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=Bobby Darin| publisher =Sicilian Culture| date = | url =http://www.sicilianculture.com/people/darin.htm| format =| accessdate =2006-12-01 ]
*James Darren (1936 - ) television and film actor, television director, and singercite web | last =| first =| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=James Darren| publisher =Yahoo! Movies| date = | url =http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800040288| format =| accessdate =2006-12-01 ]
*Dom DeLuise (1933 - ) comic actorcite web | last =Rogers| first =Troy| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=Dom DeLuise| publisher =UGO| date = | url =http://www.ugo.com/channels/dvd/features/melbrooks/interview.asp| format =| accessdate =2006-12-01 ]
*Connie Francis (1938 - ) actress/pop singer, known for her 1957 hit "Who's Sorry Now?"cite web | last =| first =| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=The Connie Francis Story| publisher =Batnet| date =2001-05-22 | url =http://www.batnet.com/mfwright/conniemain.html| format =| accessdate =2006-12-01 ]
*Ben Gazzara (1930 - ) film/TV actorcite web | last =Gallagher| first =John| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=Between Action and Cut| publisher =The National Board of Review| date = | url =http://www.nbrmp.org/features/BenGazzara.cfm| format =| accessdate =2006-12-01 ]
*Robert Loggia
*Garry Marshall (1934 - ) actor/director/writer/producer, brother of Penny Marshallcite news | last =LaSalle| first =Mick| coauthors=| title =This Jewish boy's life will make you laugh (and get a bit verklempt?)| pages=| publisher =San Francisco Chronicle| date =2006-05-26 | url =http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/05/26/DDG85J1KVV1.DTL&type=movies| accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Sal Mineo (1939 - 1976) actor and theater director, famous for his Academy Award-nominated performance opposite James Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause" [ [http://www.filmsite.org/aa55.html 1955 Academy Awards Winners and History ] ]
*Jack Nicholson (1937 - ) film actor
*Paula Prentiss - film actress [ [http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800045374/bio] "Paula Prentiss. Italian-American Texan"]
*Paul Sorvino - actor, father of Mira Sorvino [ [http://www.teevee.org/archive/2000/10/23/index.html] ]
*Frank Vincent(1939- ) - Actor
*Connie Stevens - actress and singer [ [http://www.osia.org/public/newsroom/pr05_25_00.asp Order Sons of Italy in America ] ]

1920s

*Kaye Ballard (1926 - ) stage and television actresscite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =WLIW21 Celebrates Family, Tradition and Amore in THE ITALIAN AMERICANS | publisher =WLIW2I | date = | url =http://www.wliw.org/productions/italian1.html | format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Billy Barty (1924 - 2000) film actorcite web | last =Collura | first =Jie| authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Billy Barty:Born a GIANT| publisher =Classic Images| date = | url =http://www.classicimages.com/1999/march99/bbarty.html| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Tony Bennett (1926 - ) popular music, standards, jazz singer and actorcite web | last =| first =
authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Italian American Contributions| publisher =The National Italian American Foundation | date = | url =http://www.niaf.org/research/contribution.asp| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30
]
*Richard Crenna (1926 - 2003) film actor ("First Blood")
*Vince Edwards (1928 - 1996) actor, director, and singer
*Anthony Franciosa (1928 - 2006) film/television actor, often billed as "Tony Franciosa"cite news | last =Saperstein| first =Pat| coauthors=| title =Anthony Franciosa| pages=| publisher =Variety.com| date =2006-01-22 | url =http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117936636.html?categoryid=25&cs=1| accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Vincent Gardenia (1922 - 1992) stage, film, and television actorcite web | last =| first =| authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Italian-American Actors| publisher =John D. Calandra Italian American Institute| date = | url =http://forbin.qc.edu/calandra/italics/italic89.html| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Michael V. Gazzo (1923 - 1995) actor and Broadway playwrightcite book | last =Bacarella| first =Michael| authorlink =| coauthors =| title =ItalActors: 101 Years of Italian Actors in U.S. Entertainment| publisher =The National Italian American Foundation| date =| location =| pages=| month =| url =| id =]
*Harry Guardino (1925 - 1995) actor
*Mario Lanza (1921 - 1959) tenor and Hollywood movie star who enjoyed success in the late 1940s and 1950scite web | last =Curci| first =Cookie| authorlink = | coauthors = | title =ITALIAN-AMERICAN SINGERS AND MUSIC| publisher =Life In Italy.com| date = | url =http://www.lifeinitaly.com/music/italian-american.asp| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Al Lettieri (1928 - 1975) film/television actor ("The Godfather")cite web | last =Erickson| first =Hal| authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Al Lettieri| publisher =AllMovies.com at the New York Times| date = | url =http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/filmography.html?p_id=42033| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Aldo Ray (1926 - 1991)

1910s

*Robert Alda (1914 - 1986) actor, father of Alan Alda
*Ernest Borgnine (1917 - ) Academy Award-winning actor
*Adriana Caselotti (1916 - 1997) actress known for providing the voice behind the lead character in Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"cite news | last =Galloway| first =Doug| coauthors=| title =Adriana Caselotti| pages=| publisher =Variety.com| date =1997-01-22 | url =http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117433304.html?categoryid=25&cs=1| accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Richard Conte (1910 - 1975) film actor
*Ann Corio (1914 - 1999) burlesque ecdysiast and actresscite web | last =| first =| authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Michael Bennett (Di Figlia) wins Pulitzer Prize for “A Chorus Line,” and other Italian American contributions to the world of dancing| publisher =The National Italian American Foundation| date = | url =http://www.niaf.org/milestones/year_1976.asp| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Dean Martin (1917 - 1995) actor/singer, member of the "Rat Pack"
*Frank Sinatra (1915 - 1998) actor and singer who many consider to be one of the finest male popular song vocalists of all timeVictor Mature (29 January 1913 – 4 August 1999) was an American film actor.Mature was born in Louisville, Kentucky to a Tyrolean [citation needed] father, Marcellus George Mature, a cutler, and a Swiss-American mother, Clara Mature

1900s

*Don Ameche (1908 - 1993) actor and directorcite web | last =Pozzetta| first =George| authorlink = | coauthors = | title =ITALIAN AMERICANS| publisher =Everyculture.com| date = | url =http://www.everyculture.com/multi/Ha-La/Italian-Americans.html| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Iron Eyes Cody (1907 - 1999) actor, frequently played Native Americanscite web | last =Mikkelson| first =Barbara| authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Iron Eyes Cody| publisher =Snopes.com| date =2002-11-07 | url =http://www.snopes.com/movies/actors/ironeyes.htm| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Russ Columbo (1908 - 1934) singer, violinist and actor, perhaps most famous for his signature tune, "You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love", and the legend surrounding his early deathcite web | last =| first =| authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Russ Columbo, the first in a long line of impressive popular male singers that includes Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Dean Martin, and Tony Bennett| publisher =The National Italian American Foundation| date =| url =http://www.niaf.org/milestones/year_1932.asp| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Lou Costello (1906 - 1959) actor and comedian known as half of the comedy team of Abbott and Costellocite web | last =| first =| authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Abbott, Costello & Jack| publisher =Italian American Festival| date =| url =http://www.italianamericanfestival.com/entertainment.cfm| format = | doi = | accessdate =2006-11-30 ]
*Henry Fonda (1905 - 1982) Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska [1] to advertising-printing jobber William Brace Fonda and Elma Herberta Jaynes, [2] in the second year of their marriage. The Fonda family had emigrated westward from New York in the 1800s, and traces its ancestry from Genoa, Italy to The Netherlands in the 1500s, and then to the United States of America in the 1600s, settling in the town now called Fonda, New York. [3

1890s

*Nita Naldi, (1897 – 1961) born Anita Donna Dooley (Italian mother)
*Rudolph Valentino (1895 - 1926) born Rodolfo Alfonso Rafaello Piero Filiberto Gugliemi di Valentina d'Antoguolla, Hollywood's first sex symbol and the first "Latin Lover" (Italian father, Giovanni Antonio Giuseppe Fidele Guglielmi)

1880s

*Henry Armetta (1888 - 1945) movie character actor
*Giuseppina Morlacchi (1846 - 1886) ballerina and dancer, performing in western drama including "Scouts of the Prairie" and "Buffalo Bill's Wild West"
*Rafaela Ottiano (1888 - 1942) stage and film actress
*Robert G. Vignola (1882 - 1953) actor, screenwriter and film director

By Medium

Voice actors

*Joe Bevilacqua, (born 1959) is an award-winning voice actor, radio producer, dramatist, humorist, and documentarian.
*Adriana Caselotti, provided the voice behind the lead character in Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".
*Candy Candido was born Jonathan Joseph Candido (December 25 1913 in New Orleans, Louisiana - May 19 1999, Burbank, California). He was a long-time comedian and Disney voice actor. His most well-known voiceovers include the Indian Chief in "Peter Pan", the Crocodile in Disney's "Robin Hood" and Fidget in "The Great Mouse Detective". He also appeared in the Ralph Bakshi movies "Hey Good Lookin'" and "Heavy Traffic".
*Dan Castellaneta (Homer Simpson)
*Vic Mignogna, an English dubbing voice actor for anime and video games mostly known as the English voice of "Edward Elric" in "Fullmetal Alchemist".

"The Godfather" actors

* [Francis Ford Coppola] the director of all three Godfathers-Godfather, Godfather II, Godfather III
Jon Artim, playing the Sicilian Mob Boss (Gianni Polinici)
*Richard S. Castellano, playing Pete Clemenza
*Richard Conte, playing Don Emilio Barzini
*Jessica Di Cicco, playing an unnamed child in "The Godfather Part III"
*Morgana King, born Maria Grazia Morgana Messina DeBernardinis, playing Mama Corleone
*Al Lettieri, born Alessandro Aldo Lettieri, playing Virgil "The Turk" Sollozzo
*Al Martino, playing Johnny Fontane
*Lenny Montana, born Lenny Passaforo, playing Luca Brasi
*Alex Rocco, born Alexander F. Petricone, playing Moe Greene
*Gianni Russo, playing Carlo Rizzi
*Frank Sivero, playing Genco Abbadando

The Sopranos actors

*Donna Adamo
*Federico Castelluccio
*Frank Pellegrino
*Steve Schirripa
*Tony Sirico
*Frank Vincent

oap opera actresses

*Ashley Lyn Cafagna (b. 1983), soap opera actress turned film star and singer
*Lisa Peluso (b. 1964), soap opera actress (Wendy Wilkins on "Search for Tomorrow")
*Kelly Ripa (b. 1970), soap opera actress turned daytime talk show host
*Gina Tognoni, (born November 28, 1973 in St. Louis, Missouri) is most known for playing Kelly Cramer on ABC's soap opera "One Life to Live" from 1995 to 2001.
*Susan Lucci, Daytime Emmy Award winner

Adult movie stars

*Jewel De Nyle
*Giulio Fantechi
*Jenna Jameson, born Jennifer Massoli.
*Joey Stefano

ee also

* List of Italian American entertainers
* List of Italian Americans

References

* Peter Bogdanella, "Hollywood Italians: Dagos, Palookas, Romeos, Wise Guys, and Sopranos", New York: The Continuum IPG, 2004 - ISBN 082641544X

* Thomas Victoria, "Hollywood's Latin Lovers: Latin, Italian an French Men Who Make the Screen Smolder", Santa Monica: Angel City Press, 1998.

Footnotes

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