The list of Italian celebrities in Hollywood is practically endless. Among them are American Pie leading actor Jason Biggs, Scott Baio, and Corbin Bleu – and who could forget Madonna?
Biggs was born on May 12, 1978, in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, but he is mostly of Italian descent. He was raised Catholic.
Bleu, who starred in High School Musical 3: Senior Year, was born on February 21, 1989 in Brooklyn, New York City. His mother is of Italian descent and his father is Jamaican.
Scott Vincent James Baio was born on September 22, 1960. He was the third child of Italian emigrants Mario and Rose Baio.
Michael Badalucco, most famous for his role in Leon, was introduced to the entertainment industry at a very young age. He went to work with his Sicilian-born father Giuseppe, who was a carpenter on movie sets.
Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi needs no introduction. He was born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. to John Francis Bongiovi, Sr. and Carol Sharkey. His father is of Sicilian and Slovak descent.
Madonna was born on August 16, 1958 to Catholic parents Madonna Louise (maiden name Fortin) and Silvio Anthony Ciccone in Bay City, Michigan. Her grandparents on her father’s side were Italian emigrants from Pacentro. Her father was an engineer designer for GM and Chrysler.
Pacentro is a tiny village with just over 1200 inhabitants in the province of L’Aquila in Abruzzo, Italy. It is a charming, historic medieval village located in the central region of Italy, around 170 kilometers (110 miles) east of the capital Rome. It has been nominated as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
Madonna is the biggest-selling female singer of all time and still active as a performer.