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Lucien D'Alessio, played by Louis Vanaria, is a Philadelphia criminal who tries to muscle in on bootlegging through Atlantic City. He is a member of a gang of criminals consisting entirely of his own family. They are known as the D'Alessio brothers.



Lucien is a Philadelphia based criminal involved in assault, extortion, gambling and loansharking. He works with his brothers Leo, Ignacious, Matteo, Sixtus and Pius. Ignacious and Leo are the leaders of the group. He has another three brothers and five sisters - thirteen siblings in total. He is easily distinguished from the rest of the brood by a large birthmark covering his left cheek.

Season 1Edit

The D'Alessio brothers lend money to bootlegger Mickey Doyle. He loses the funds when his still is raided by Prohibition Agents; he is fired by Nucky Thompson and is unable to pay off his debt. ("Boardwalk Empire") Doyle convinces Leo and Ignacious D'Alessio to partner with him in order to steal from Nucky. Matteo, Leo and Ignacious lynch Kendall, the driver of Nucky's new bootlegging partner Chalky White, by mistake; Doyle wanted them to kill Chalky. ("Broadway Limited") Ignacious and Pius rob Nucky's ward boss George O'Neill. ("Family Limitation") Leo shoots Nucky's brother Eli Thompson in a casino robbery. ("Hold Me in Paradise") The brothers are eventually hired by Nucky's rival Arnold Rothstein to take over bootlegging in Atlantic City and kill Nucky. Sixtus and Lucien are brought in for the hit on Nucky but their boardwalk shooting attempt is unsuccessful. Lucien distracts Nucky while Sixtus is supposed to shoot him. Eddie Kessler grabs Sixtus, causing him to miss Nucky, and wrestles his gun away. Lucien and Sixtus flee and Eddie manages to shoot Sixtus in the leg before he gets away. ("Belle Femme")

Nucky responds by asking Chalky to contact Rothstein's organization through Lansky under the pretence of switching sides. Meyer Lansky, Matteo D'Alessio and Lucien meet with Chalky in Atlantic City. Chalky drops the pretense when he realizes the D'Alessio brothers killed his driver and takes all three of his visitors captive. Lucien is shot by Jimmy Darmody because he won't shut up. ("The Emerald City")


Memorable QuotesEdit


Season one appearances
Boardwalk Empire The Ivory Tower Broadway Limited Anastasia
Nights in Ballygran Family Limitation Home Hold Me in Paradise
Belle Femme The Emerald City Paris Green A Return to Normalcy

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