The Armenian Joe Manganiello and His Lovely Wife Sofia Vergara

Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello is an American Actor, director, producer, author, and philanthropist. His father is of Italian descent, from Sicily and mother Susan (née Brachanow; Bračanov in Croatian), of Armenian, Austrian, and Croatian descent. Source WIKI

In an interview in 2010 with Vulture Magazine, when asked about having body hair or shaving it, he replied, “I don’t have to, thank God. I’m Sicilian and Armenian and I play a werewolf, and I’m hairless. I think it was probably the only time in history you’re going to see that combination.

Manganiello mentions his Armenian identity in the movie ‘Magic Mike’: Yeah, man. I’m Sicilian and Armenian, okay? You gotta do something.

Joe Manganiello and his mother Suzan
Joe Manganiello and his mother Suzan

Joe is married to Actress Sofia Vergara since November 2015. One thing that proves he has Armenian blood is him proudly asking his Mother’s approval: Joe Manganiello’s mother Susan gave her seal of approval to his fiancee. “It’s not always easy winning the approval of your future mother-in-law.”dailymail of UK.

Joe posted about the Armenian Genocide on his Twitter account on 24 April 2015.


Joe Mangianello's grandmother
Joe Mangianello’s grandmother

On April 24, 2018, Joe Posted this photo on Instagram with the following caption:

“This is my great grandmother. She was shot and left for dead right after witnessing the murder of her husband and seven of her children in her home in Kharput, Armenia in 1915. Her eighth child would later die during her escape. This is her three years later with my infant grandmother in Constantinople right before she got onto the boat to come to America. This happened. We can never forget that it did lest we become accomplices to future genocides. I am indebted to the strength and fortitude of my great grandmother and to all of the Armenians that survived this hellish time. Without them, I wouldn’t exist. #neverforget #armeniangenocide”

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in May 2017, and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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