List of Albanian Americans
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This is a list of notable Albanian Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.
To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Albanian American or must have references showing they are Albanian American and are notable.
Science and Academia
- Ferid Murad – Medical researcher Nobel laureate
- Arshi Pipa – philosopher, writer, poet and literary critic.
- Andrea Shundi – Notable agronomist
- Stavro Skëndi – Linguist and historian
- Laura Mersini-Houghton – cosmologist
- Jim Belushi – Actor
- John Belushi – Actor and Film Producer
- James Biberi – Actor
- Eliza Dushku – Actress (Albanian father)
- Victor Gojcaj – Actor
- Enver Gjokaj – Actor
- Agim Kaba – Actor and Film Producer
- Masiela Lusha – Actress
- Peter Malota – Actor
- Mike Dusi – Actor and Film Producer
- Nickola Shreli – Actor and producer
Arts and Entertainment
- Afërdita Dreshaj – Model, Singer, Beauty Queen
- Breanne Benson – Pornographic actress
- Action Bronson – Hip-Hop Artist
- Luke Burbank – Radio, Podcast host
- Emina Cunmulaj – Model
- DJ Drama – DJ, Record Producer
- Drita D'Avanzo – Television Personality
- Kara DioGuardi – Singer-songwriter and Television Personality
- Tony Dovolani – Professional Ballroom Dancer
- Stan Dragoti – Film Director, Producer, Artist
- Paul Leka – Music Songwriter and Producer
- Gjon Mili – Pioneer photographer
- Regis Philbin – Television Personality
- Kristine Elezaj – Singer
- Alana Lee – Singer and Beauty Queen
- Bebe Rexha – Singer and Songwriter
- JMSN – Singer-songwriter and producer
Business and Civil Society
- Anthony Athanas – restaurateur
- Ekrem Bardha – businessman
- Florin Krasniqi – businessman, politician
- Ramiz Tafilaj – businessman, political activist
- Fadil Berisha – Photographer
- Klara Buda – Journalist and writer. Radio France Internationale, head of Albanian Department of RFI, Paris.
- Afërdita Dreshaj – Singer and Model (Miss Kosovo) 2011
- Florina Kaja- Reality TV actress and singer The Bad Girls Club Season 4
- Bill Kovach – Journalist/editor
- Donald Lambro – Journalist
- Eric Margolis – Journalist, and editor to the Toronto Sun, mother is Albanian
- Gjekë Marinaj – Author and Translator
- Gjon Mili – Photographer
- Burim Myftiu – Photographer
- Tom Perrotta – Novelist and Screenwriter
- George Tames – Photographer for the New York Times
- Nick Tosches – Journalist, Novelist, Biographer, and Poet
- Nexhmie Zaimi – Journalist
- Joseph J. DioGuardi – Congressman
- Konstantina Lukes – Former mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts
- Fan S. Noli – Former Prime Minister of Albania and founder of the Albanian Orthodox Church
- Mark Gjonaj – Assemblyman, New York
- John Papajani, former Washington State Senate member
- Bardhyl Tirana, co-chair of the Presidential Inaugural Committee (1976–1977) and director of the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency (1977–1979)
Science and technology
- William G. Gregory – astronaut
- Donald Leka – Pioneer in Cloud Computing and creator of the award winning Glide OS.
- Andy Varipapa – Professional trick bowler
- Dilly Duka – MLS Soccer player
- Lee Elia – Baseball player, Coach and Manager
- Elvir Muriqi – Professional Boxer
- Aaron Palushaj – Professional Hockey player
- Donald Suxho – Volleyball
- Nikon (Liolin), OCA's Bishop of Diocese of New England, Locum tenens of Diocese of the South, and Archbishop of American Albanian Archdiocese.
- "Ferid Murad: Albanian-American Nobel Prize Winner" Frosina.org
- Elsie, Robert. "Arshi Pipa". Robert Elsie. Archived from the original on January 9, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2012.
Writer and scholar, Arshi Pipa (1920–1997) ..studied philosophy...published... poetry
- "The Teaching of Albanian at Columbia University by Peter Prifti, Rafaela Kondi". Questia.com. Retrieved February 15, 2011.
- TBTL with Luke Burbank: 1-18-11 12:00 pm-1:00 pm, podcast at KIRO-FM website (Burbank discusses his place on Wikipedia's List of Albanian Americans).
- "KLARA BUDA – Klara Buda Post". klarabudapost.com.
- "Albanian Americans". Everyculture.com. Retrieved February 15, 2011.
- "Robert Elsie: Albanian Literature in Translation". Albanianliterature.com. December 15, 2010. Retrieved February 15, 2011.
- John Crace (February 21, 2009). "Tom Perrotta interview". London: Guardian. Retrieved February 15, 2011.
- "Presidential images: photographs by George Tames, 1944–74". USA Today. 1996.[dead link]
- Untitled Document[dead link]
- Main Page (in Albanian), Qyteza.org, retrieved 13.10.13 Check date values in:
- "Our Campaigns – Candidate – John Papajani". ourcampaigns.com.
- "MI6". google.com.
- "Albanian Americans – History, The first albanians in america, Significant immigration waves". everyculture.com.
- Edwin Jacques (January 16, 2009), The Albanians: An Ethnic History from Prehistoric Times to the Present 2, McFarland, p. xi, ISBN 978-0786442386, retrieved November 9, 2013
- "Albanian American Womans Organization • Motrat Qiriazi •". Motrat Qiriazi. April 19, 1996. Archived from the original on December 9, 2007. Retrieved March 14, 2010.
- "Demo: TransMedia’s Glide". AllThingsD.
- "Albanian-American Donald Leka Selected Among 300 of the World's Most Respected Innovators" Frosina.org
- National Albanian American Council
- Alb-Net.Com – The Albanian Connection
- Albanian Americans – History, The first Albanians in America, Significant immigration waves, Settlement patterns and Notable Albanian Americans
- Lawyers Property Albania Ltd Law Firm