Becky G

by misscheergirly on July 5, 2016

15th Annual Young Hollywood Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Rebbeca Marie Gomez

Place of Birth: Inglewood, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 2, 1997

Ethnicity: Mexican (Spanish, Indigenous)

Becky G is an American actress, singer, songwriter, rapper, model, and dancer. Her parents, Alejandra and Frank Gomez, are of Mexican descent.

Becky plays Trini, the Yellow Ranger, in the 2017 film version of Power Rangers.

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RJ Cyler

by follers on April 20, 2016

LOS ANGELES - JUN 3:  RJ Cyler at the "Me And Earl And The Dying

Birth Name: Ronald Cyler II

Place of Birth: Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 20, 1995

Ethnicity: African-American

RJ Cyler is an American actor. He plays Billy, the Blue Ranger, in the 2017 film version of Power Rangers.

RJ’s paternal grandmother was Diane Cyler (the daughter of Elton Cyler and Laura Mae King).

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Naomi Scott

by Katz on December 8, 2015

"Lemonade Mouth" TV Show UK Special Screening - Arrivals

Birth Name: Naomi Grace Scott

Place of Birth: Hounslow, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 6 May, 1993

*Scottish, possibly other (father)
*Gujarati Indian (mother)

Naomi Scott is a British actress and singer. Her father, Christopher T. Scott, is British, and likely has Scottish ancestry. Her mother, Usha (Joshi), is Gujarati Indian, from Uganda.

Naomi plays Kimberly, the Pink Ranger, in the 2017 film version of Power Rangers.


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Ian McKellen

by follers on October 22, 2012

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Royal Film Performance - Arrivals

Birth Name: Ian Murray McKellen

Place of Birth: Burnley, Lancashire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 25 May, 1939

Ethnicity: Scottish, Northern Irish, English

Sir Ian McKellen is a British actor. He is the son of Margery Lois (Sutcliffe) and Denis Murray McKellen.

Sir Ian’s paternal grandfather was William Henry McKellen/McKellan (the son of James McKellen/McKellan and Elizabeth Williamson). William was born in Manchester. James was Northern Irish, and was the son of James McKellen/McKellan, who was from Ballymena, County Antrim, and of Margaret Dunseith.

Sir Ian’s paternal grandmother was Alice Beatrice Murray (the daughter of William Whyte Murray and Alice Lowes). Sir Ian’s grandmother Alice was born in Scotland. William was the son of Alexander Murray and Jessey. Sir Ian’s great-grandmother Alice was the daughter of Robert Jacques Lowes and Jane Macintyre.

Sir Ian’s maternal grandfather was James Sutcliffe (the son of George Sutcliffe and Mary Carefoot). James was from Lancashire. George was the son of Stephen Sutcliffe. Mary was the daughter of Thomas Carefoot.

Sir Ian’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Dora Bannister (the daughter of Robert Bannister and Elizabeth Cleworth). Sir Ian’s grandmother Elizabeth was from Fulwood, Lancashire. Robert was the son of John Bannister and Nanny Chester. Sir Ian’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of Joseph Cleworth and Elizabeth/Betty Wilcock.

Sources: Genealogies of Sir Ian McKellen –

Chronology of Sir Ian McKellen’s life, with family history information –

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Jake Gyllenhaal

by ethnic on September 16, 2008

Birth Name: Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 19, 1980

*Swedish, English, Swiss-German, German, distant Welsh and French (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Jake Gyllenhaal is an American actor. His sister is actress Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Jake’s father is of one quarter Swedish ancestry, with Jake’s father’s other roots being English, Swiss-German, German, and distant Welsh and French. The surname “Gyllenhaal” originates from Sweden.

Jake’s mother is Jewish (of Polish Jewish and Latvian Jewish descent). Jake was raised mostly in the Jewish religion. He has stated that he considers himself Jewish.

Jake’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to Gunne Olofsson Haal, who was born, c. 1634, in Harene, Sweden.

Jake’s paternal grandfather was Hugh Anders Gyllenhaal (the son of Leonard Efriam/Efraim Gyllenhaal and Virginia Philola/Philo Pendleton). Leonard was the son of Anders Leonard Gyllenhaal and Selina/Selma Amanda Nelson, who both had Swedish ancestry, although one of Leonard’s five times great-grandfathers, George Fleetwood, was English. Virginia was the daughter of Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton and Sarah/Sara “Sallie” Patterson Peeples/Peoples.

Jake’s paternal grandmother was Virginia Lowry/Lowrie Childs (the daughter of Geoffery Stafford Childs and Olivia Hughes Waelchi). Geoffrey was the son of Walter Cameron Childs and Edith Worcester Smith. Olivia was born in Canada. Olivia’s father, Frederick Edwin Waelchi, was the son of Swiss parents, of Swiss-German descent. Olivia’s mother, Elizabeth Alivia/Elwina/Alena Hawke/Hughes, was from Ontario, Canada, and had English, German, and distant Welsh, ancestry. Most of the rest of Jake’s father’s ancestry is English, with distant French.

Jake’s maternal grandfather was Samuel Achs (the son of Morris L. Achs and Etty/Ety/Etta Schneir). Samuel was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents.

Jake’s maternal grandmother was Ruth Silbowitz (the daughter of Schmuel Benjamin Silbowitz and Yetta Schklar/Sklar). Ruth was born in New York, to Latvian Jewish parents. Benjamin was the son of Chaim Nosson/Nathan Zelbowitz and Fruma Gore. Yetta was the daughter of Jackob Schklar and Seroh Domge. It is possible that Jake is related to actor Logan Lerman through Jake’s “Silbowitz” line, which may lead to common ancestors with Logan’s “Zelbovitz” line.

Sources: Genealogies of Jake Gyllenhaal –

Genealogies of Jake Gyllenhaal (focusing on his father’s side) –

Jake’s paternal grandmother, Virginia Lowry Childs, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Jake’s paternal great-grandmother, Olivia Waelchi, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

JWeekly column mentioning Jake’s Jewish heritage –

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Maggie Wheeler

March 24, 2017

Birth Name: Margaret Emily Jakobson Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. Date of Birth: August 7, 1961 Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish Maggie Wheeler is an American actress. She is the daughter of Barbara and John R. Jakobson. Her parents are both Jewish. Maggie is married to Daniel Borden Wheeler. Maggie’s paternal grandparents […]

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Bailey de Young

March 24, 2017

Birth Name: Bailey Marie Buntain Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, United States Date of Birth: September 16, 1989 Ethnicity: Scottish, English, 1/8th Swedish Bailey de Young is an American actress and dancer. She is the daughter of Judith Susan “Judy” Oates-Holt (born Oates) and Fulton Timothy “Tim” Buntain. Bailey’s paternal grandparents were Lorraine B. and […]

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Tamara Tunie

March 24, 2017

Birth Name: Tamara R. Tunie Place of Birth: McKeesport, Pennsylvania, U.S. Date of Birth: March 14, 1959 Ethnicity: African-American, possibly European and Lenape Native American Tamara Tunie is an American film, stage, and television actress, director, and producer. She is the daughter of African American parents, Evelyn E. (Hawkins) and James W. Tunie. She was […]

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Alexis Dziena

March 24, 2017

Birth Name: Alexis M. Dziena Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S. Date of Birth: July 8, 1984 Ethnicity: *Polish, Irish (father) *Italian (mother) Alexis Dziena is an American actress. She is the daughter of Madeline/Madeleine (Didio) and Alexander Dziena. On her father’s side, Alexis is the granddaughter of Henry J. Dziena (the […]

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Anne Dudek

March 24, 2017

Birth Name: Anne Louise Dudek Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Date of Birth: March 22, 1975 Ethnicity: Polish, other Anne Dudek is an American actress. She is the daughter of Janet and Paul H. Dudek. She has a brother, Simon. Anne’s paternal grandparents were Hubert/Herbert Dudek (the son of Leona) and Lillian Jensen. Hubert […]

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