10 Celebrities with Greek Ancestry


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To the surprise of many fans, a number of Hollywood celebrities hail from Greece, the place responsible for the start of Western Civilization. There are celebrities who have kept their pretty obvious, and very difficult-to-pronounce Greek last names but there are some celebrities who you would never guess have Greek heritage. Nothing about them alludes to any type of a Greek background but their families and backgrounds would beg to differ. Here is a list of 10 Hollywood celebrities that have Greek in their blood.

Tina Fey

Tina Fey (Elizabeth Stamatina Fey) is the Former “SNL” head writer and the creator as well as the star of “30 Rock.” Fey was raised in a predominantly Greek Philidelphia neighborhood by her Greek-American mother and her German-Scotch heritage mixed father. Fey continuously alludes to her Greek heritage and frequently uses it as material for her comedy. According to a Vanity Fair interview her “acerbity comes from her mother (the Greek side), who has what [husband] Richmond calls ‘...that bitter,extremely caustic kind of stab-you-in-the-heart humor.’”2982954215_de756c996a_b