Albanian Origin Actors

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Robert De Niro
Actor, Goodfellas
Robert De Niro, thought of as one of the greatest actors of all time, was born in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is Irish, German, Dutch, English, and French. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop...
 
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John Belushi
John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on January 24, 1949, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. He grew up in Wheaton, where the family moved when he was six...
 
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Jim Belushi
James Adam Belushi was born June 15, 1954, in Chicago, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. The third of four children - his brother was John Belushi - he grew up in Wheaton...
 
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Paul Walker
Paul William Walker IV was born in Glendale, California. He grew up together with his brothers, Caleb and Cody, and sisters, Ashlie and Amie. Their parents, Paul William Walker III, a sewer contractor, and Cheryl (Crabtree) Walker, a model, separated around September 2004. His grandfather, William Walker...
 
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Eliza Dushku
Actress, True Lies
Eliza Dushku was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Judith (Rasmussen), a political science professor, and Philip R. Dushku, a teacher and administrator. Her father is Albanian and her mother is American (of Danish, Irish, English, and German descent). She was discovered at the end of a five-month search...
 
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Masiela Lusha
Actress, George Lopez
European-born actress/writer Masiela Lusha portrayed "Carmen Lopez" for five seasons as George Lopez's rebellious and passionate daughter on the syndicated ABC series, George Lopez. She was born on October 23, 1985 to parents Max and Daniela. Raised in Tirana, Albania; Budapest, Hungary; and Vienna...
 
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Blerim Destani
Actor, Get Low
Blerim Destani was born on April 12, 1981 in Stolberg near Aachen (Germany). He spent his childhood in Tetovo, a town in Macedonia at the foot of the Sharr mountains. His entire family is of Albanian origin. Blerim has been living and working in Germany and Macedonia for the past ten years. Blerim discovered his passion for acting at an early age...
 
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Enver Gjokaj
Enver Leif Gjokaj is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles as Victor in Joss Whedon's science fiction television series Dollhouse and as Agent Daniel Sousa on Agent Carter. Gjokaj was born in Orange County, California. His father is Albanian, and his mother is American. Gjokaj has an older brother named Bekim and an identical twin brother named Demir...
 
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Peter Malota
Peter Malota was born in Malesia, Albania. He is from the very small village called Lofka. He moved to Detroit, Michigan and then Los Angeles to train and to be in movies. In the last 18 years he has worked as a martial arts fight coordinator, actor, 2nd unit director, and stunt coordinator. Malota has 30 plus years of experience in martial arts...
 
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Victor Gojcaj
Victor Gojcaj was discovered when film director Tony Scott was scouting the streets of New York for real life criminals past and present to coach actors in the movie The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, with the help of former head D.E.A agent Don Ferrarone. After extensive research through mug shots and both current and former cases...
 
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Marie Logoreci
Marie Logoreci was born in Shkoder on September 23, 1920. Her father Palok Curcija was a craftsman and her mother, Roza, was a housewife. Marie was very early introduced to home financial difficulties and to social dramas of the time also reflected in her family as well. Since her childhood Marie was called with the nickname Tush...
 
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Agim Kaba
Agim Kaba is an American actor and artist currently living in New York City. The third of four children born to Sal and Sally Kaba, Agim first made his mark as a world-class soccer player, winning numerous awards and garnering top spots on Florida's Olympic Development soccer teams five years in a row...
 
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Tinka Kurti
Actress, Tana
Tinka Kurti is an Albanian actress. Her body of work, in about 60 years, includes more than 50 feature movies and 150 theatre plays. She has been awarded the People's Artist of Albania medal. Tinka was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (then part of Yugoslavia). She was the oldest of four children...
 
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