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24 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Italian

You never would guess who is on the list!

Most people know American stars such as Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and Sebastian Maniscalco have Italian roots. However, there are some  celebrities that may surprise you!

#24 Bradley Cooper

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Bradley Cooper is of Irish and Italian descent. His father is Irish and his mother’s side is Italian (from the Abruzzo and Naples regions).

#23 Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez is of Mexican and Italian descent. Her mother has partial-Italian ancestory.

#22 Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen is of Italian, Dutch and Irish descent. Bruce’s maternal great-grandmother, Raffaela Zerilli, arrived at Ellis Island in October of 1900 from Vico Equense, Italy. His maternal grandfather was born in Naples.

#21 Joe Rogan

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Joe Rogan is of Italian and Irish descent. He is three-quarters Italian and one-quarter Irish. 

#20 Gwen Stefani

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Gwen’s mother is Irish, Scottish, English, Norwegian, and German. Her father, Dennis Stefani, is Italian-American.

#19 Giancarlo Esposito

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Giancarlo’s Italian on his fathers side. His father, John Esposito, was carpenter from Naples.

Giancarlo played character Gus Fring on hit show Breaking-Bad

#18 Brittany Murphy

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Brittany Murphy was of Irish and Italian descent. 

#17 Lindsay Lohan

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Lindsay Lohan is Irish, German, and Italian (from her mother). 

#16 Justin Long

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Justin is partial-Italian descent. His paternal grandmother was Italian.

#15 Hulk Hogan

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Hulk Hogan is of Italian, French, and Panamanian descent. He is Italian from his father’s side.

#14 Jennifer Anniston

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Jennifer Anniston is of partial-Italian descent. Her mother Nancy Dow is of Scottish, Irish, and Italian heritage. 

#13 Jay Leno

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Jay Leno is of Scottish and Italian descent. He is Italian from his father’s side.

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