Ariana Grande has Italian roots, she is of half Sicilian and half Abruzzese origin.
Ariana Grande-Butera was born to Joan Grande and Edward Butera on June 26, 1993, in Boca Raton, Florida, United States. Ariana’s parents had relocated to Florida from New York when her mother Joan was pregnant with her. While her father owned a graphic design firm, her mother was the CEO of Horse-McCann Communications. She has one older half-brother, Frankie, also a successful musical theater performer.
Since a very young age, Ariana Grande was very fond of acting. Demonstrating an aptitude for acting and singing as a child, Grande took part in children’s theatre, winning roles in Florida productions of Annie and Beauty and the Beast. After winning a role in the Broadway play 13, Grande and her family moved to New York, before setting their sights on Los Angeles. Ariana's parents separated when she was around 9 or 10 years old.