Meg Ryan

by follers on November 18, 2012

Birth Name: Margaret Mary Emily Hyra

Place of Birth: Fairfield, Connecticut

Date of Birth: November 19, 1961

Ethnicity: Polish, Irish, German

Meg Ryan is an American actress. Her father is of at least half Polish ancestry. Her mother is of approximately three quarters Irish and one quarter German descent. Meg was born Margaret Mary Emily Hyra, and took on Anne as a confirmation name. Her son, with her ex-husband, actor Dennis Quaid, is actor Jack Quaid.

Meg’s paternal grandparents were Michael Orest Hyra (the son of Orest J. Hyra and Anna “Annie” Durniak) and Mary Helen. Orest Hyra was born in Galicia, Halychyna, Poland, the son of Georgi Hyra and Katarzyna Fylak. Anna Durniak was born in Pennsylvania, to Polish parents.

Meg’s maternal grandfather was William E. Duggan (the son of Michael John Duggan and Matilda Dolz). Michael was born in Ireland, to Denis Duggan and Johanna Kellaher. Matilda was born in New York, to German parents, George Dolz and Mary Elizabeth Franck.

Meg’s maternal grandmother was Margaret M. Ryan (the daughter of Thomas T. Ryan and Emily L. O’Connor). Thomas was born in New York, to Irish parents. Emily was born in New York, to an Irish father and an English-born mother.

Sources: Meg’s paternal grandfather, Michael Orest Hyra, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Meg’s paternal great-grandfather, Orest J. Hyra –

Meg’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Meg’s maternal grandfather, William E. Duggan, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Meg’s maternal great-grandparents, Michael John Duggan and Matilda Dolz –

Meg’s maternal grandmother, Margaret M. Ryan, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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Jeremy Irvine

by follers on October 9, 2012

Jeremy Irvine

Birth Name: Jeremy William Fredric Smith

Place of Birth: Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: c. July, 1990

Ethnicity: English

Jeremy Irvine, born Jeremy William Fredric Smith, is an English actor, of English descent.

He is the son of Bridget Zoe Dorrington (Glockling) and Christopher Fredric Smith.

Jeremy’s paternal grandparents were Irvine Battinson Smith (the son of Fredric Battinson Smith and Mary Irvine Johnstone) and Kathleen L. Turner.

Jeremy’s maternal grandparents were Frank Glockling (the son of James Horace Glockling and Annie Florence Heywood) and Beryl Dorrington (the daughter of Horace John Dorrington and Dorothy Melinda Reeves).

Source: Genealogy of Jeremy’s paternal grandfather, Irvine Battinson Smith –

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Gabrielle Union

by ethnic on May 22, 2010

Birth Name: Gabrielle Monique Union

Birth Place: Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 29, 1972

Ethnicity: African-American

Gabrielle Union is an American actress. Her parents are both African-American, and her mother descends from the prominent Bryant-Fisher African-American family in Nebraska.

In an interview, Gabrielle stated that she checked her ancestry and discovered that she has West African, Filipino and Native American heritage. It is not clear if this Filipino and/or Native American ancestry has been documented/verified. No such lineage appears among Gabrielle’s recent ancestors. Gabrielle’s statements may be based on some kind of DNA test that she undertook (i.e., one that stated she has “Native American” and/or “Asian” ancestry).

Gabrielle’s paternal grandparents were Sylvester Union, Sr. (the son of Frank Union and Betsey Smith) and Helen Nails (the daughter of Clarence Nails and Roxie Abram).

Gabrielle’s maternal grandparents were John Glass (born John Washington, the son of Charles Washington and Ora Belle Daniels) and Gloria Davis (the daughter of Virgil Davis and Myrtle Mae Fisher).

Source: Obituary of Gabrielle’s maternal great-grandmother, Ora Belle (Daniels) Washington Glass –

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Ingrid Michaelson

by amckenzie on September 1, 2014

Ingrid Michaelson during the No Snow Ball at CityPlace

Birth Name: Ingrid Michaelson

Place of Birth: Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.

Date of Birth: December 8, 1979

Eye Color: Hazel Brown

Hair Type/Color: Straight/Red

Ethnicity: Swedish, Dutch

Family info: Ingrid Michaelson was born to a father (Carl Michaelson) of Swedish ancestry and a mother (Elizabeth Egbert) of Dutch ancestry.

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Michael Vick

by bearboy on September 1, 2014

GT Sports Marketing Show New Jersey 2012 - Day 2

Birth Name: Michael Dwayne Vick

Place of Birth: Newport News, VA

Date of Birth: June 26, 1980

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Type/Color: Brown

Ethnicity: African American

Family info: Michael Vick is the son of Michael Boddie and Brenda Vick. He is an NFL Quarterback who played for the Falcons and Eagles and is going to play for the New York Jets starting in 2014.


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Dami Im

September 1, 2014

Birth Name: Dami Im Place of Birth: South Korea Date of Birth: October 17, 1988 Eye Color: Black Hair Type/Color: Straight/Black Ethnicity: Korean Family info: Dami Im was born the oldest of two children to Hae Yun Lee (mother) and Dong Eal Im (father) in South Korea. She emigrated to Australia at the age of […]

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Lesley Ann Warren

September 1, 2014

Place of Birth: New York City, New York Date of Birth: August 16, 1946 Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish Lesley Ann Warren is an American actress. She is of Russian Jewish descent. Photo by

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Madeline Kahn

September 1, 2014

Birth Name: Madeline Gail Wolfson Date of Birth: September 29, 1942 Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts Date of Death: December 3, 1999 Place of Death: New York City, New York Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish Madeline Kahn was an American actress. Her parents were both of Russian Jewish descent. Photo by

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