Jack O’Connell

by follers on October 18, 2012

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Place of Birth: Alvaston, Derby, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 1 August, 1990

*Irish (father)
*English (mother)

Jack O’Connell is a British actor.

Jack’s father, John Patrick O’Connell, was Irish (from Kerry). Jack’s mother, Alison J. (Gutteridge), is of English descent.

Jack’s maternal grandparents were Kenneth Harold Gutteridge (the son of John William Edward Gutteridge and Annie Goode) and Joan Southall.

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Gabourey Sidibe

by ethnic on November 21, 2009

Birthplace: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Birth: May 6, 1983

*Senegalese (father)
*African-American (mother)

Gabourey Sidibe is an American actress.

Her father, Ibnou Sidibe, is a Senegalese-born taxi driver. Her mother, Alice Tan Ridley, is African-American, originally from Georgia, and was an R&B singer.

Gabourey starred in the 2009 film Precious: Based On The Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire. She was studying for a psychology degree at Mercy College when the opportunity to audition for the film came up.


Chuck Norris

by ethnic on March 12, 2009

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Birth Name: Carlos Ray Norris

Birth Place: Ryan, Oklahoma, United States

Date of Birth: March 10, 1940

Ethnicity: English, along with Scottish, Welsh, and German

Chuck Norris is an American actor.

Chuck has stated that both of his parents were of half Irish and half Native American ancestry (“Genetically speaking, I am equal parts Irish and Native American”). Specifically, he has said that his paternal grandfather was an Irish immigrant, his paternal grandmother was of Native American descent (“a full-blooded Cherokee Indian”), his maternal grandfather was of Native American descent (“a Cherokee Indian from Kentucky”), and, finally, that his maternal grandmother was of Irish descent.

However, these statements do not appear to be accurate. Most of Chuck’s recent ancestors, including his paternal grandfather, were U.S.-born. His family tree contains mostly English surnames and English-born distant ancestors, along with a smaller amount of Scottish, Welsh, and German, roots. No Native American ancestry has been documented/verified in any publicly available family trees of Chuck Norris, and all of Chuck’s grandparents are described as “white” on U.S. censuses.

Chuck is the son of Wilma (Scarberry) and Ray D. Norris. Chuck’s patrilineal line goes back to a John Norris, born in Norfolk Co., England, in the 1500s.

Chuck’s paternal grandparents were James Henry Norris (the son of William/Simon Norris and Eliza Ann) and Ella “Ellie” May Tinker (the daughter of James Asbury Tinker and Clarisa “Clara” Ann Cofer).

Chuck’s maternal grandparents were John Porter Scarberry (the son of an unnamed father and Martha Scarberry) and Ada Agnes Hargrove (the daughter of John “Jack” P. Hargrove and Alice). Martha’s parents were Richard E. Scarbrough and Eliza Jane Smith.

Sources: Genealogies of Chuck Norris – http://www.wargs.com

Chuck’s father, Ray D. Norris, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Chuck’s paternal grandmother, Ella “Ellie” May Tinker, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Chuck’s maternal grandparents, John Porter Scarberry and Ada Agnes Hargrove, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Chuck’s maternal grandfather, John Porter Scarberry (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Chuck’s maternal great-grandparents, John P. “Jack” Hargrove and Alice, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Jonny Weston

by follers on December 25, 2014

Birth Name: Jonathan M. Weston

Place of Birth: Charleston, South Carolina

Date of Birth: August, 1988

Ethnicity: English, possibly other

Johnny Weston is an American actor.

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MacKenzie Mauzy

by follers on December 25, 2014

Birth Name: MacKenzie Grace Mauzy

Place of Birth: Greensboro, North Carolina

Date of Birth: October 14, 1988

Ethnicity: German, English

MacKenzie’s paternal grandparents are Courtney Roller Mauzy, Jr. (the son of Courtney Roller Mauzy and Mary Catherine Sievers) and Grace Bowling Pettyjohn (the daughter of Clunet Holmes Pettyjohn and Grace Christine Gilbert).

MacKenzie’s maternal grandparents are Frank Hull White (the son of Frank Elwyn White and Anabelle Hull) and Linda Rosalind Sleeper.

Source: Genealogy of MacKenzie’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://arlisherring.com

Genealogy of MacKenzie Mauzy (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://records.ancestry.com

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Judy Greer

December 23, 2014

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Josh Radnor

December 22, 2014

Birth Name: Joshua Thomas Radnor Place of Birth: Columbus, Ohio Date of Birth: July 29, 1974 Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, as well as approximately 1/8th Irish, 1/8th possibly English Josh Radnor is an American actor, director, and writer. Josh’s paternal grandfather, who had Irish and probably English ancestry, likely converted to Judaism. Josh’s three other grandparents […]

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