Zoe Kazan

by follers on October 19, 2012

19th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Tribute - Arrivals

Birth Name: Zoe Swicord Kazan

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth: September 9, 1983

Ethnicity: Greek (paternal grandfather), English, German

Zoe Kazan is an American actress. She is the daughter of screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord (Robin Stender Swicord). Her paternal grandfather was of Greek descent, and her other ancestry is English and German.

Zoe’s paternal grandfather was director Elia Kazan (originally Kazantzoglou, the son of George Kazantzoglou and Athena Shishmanoglou). Elia was born in the then-Ottoman Empire, of Greek descent.

Zoe’s paternal grandmother was Mary “Molly” Day Thacher (the daughter of Alfred Beaumont Thacher and Emma Cecelia Erkenbrecher). Mary was of English and German descent, with many prominent ancestors.

Zoe’s maternal grandparents were Henry Grady Swicord II (the son of Henry Grady Swicord and Julia Rebecca Worn) and Jean Carroll Stender (the daughter of Carl Henry Stender and Esther Carroll). Carl’s parents, Carl Hinrich Stender and Meta Sophia Albers, were German.

Sources: Genealogy of Zoe’s paternal grandmother, Mary “Molly” Day Thacher (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Zoe’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Cornelius M. Ekrenbrecher/Erchenbrechber – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Zoe’s mother (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Quvenzhané Wallis

by follers on July 23, 2014

Place of Birth: Houma, Louisiana

Date of Birth: August 28, 2003

Ethnicity: African-American

Quvenzhané Wallis is an American actress. She is African-American.

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Freddie Fox

by follers on July 23, 2014

Birth Name: Frederick Samson Robert Morice Fox

Date of Birth: 1989

Place of Birth: Hammersmith, England

Ethnicity: English, 1/8th Channel Islander (Jersey), 1/32 Dutch Jewish, 1/32 Sephardi Jewish, more distant Scottish, Irish

Freddie Fox is a British actor. He is the son of actors Edward Fox (Edward Charles Morice Fox) and Joanna David (born Joanna Elizabeth Hacking). His sister is actress Emilia Fox. His uncles are actor James Fox and producer Robert Fox, and his cousin is actor Laurence Fox.

His ancestry includes English and 1/8th Channel Islander (Jersey). One of his paternal great-great-great-grandmothers, Julia Keering, was a Dutch Jew, and another of his paternal great-great-great-grandmothers, Sophia Susan Levein, was of Sephardi Jewish descent. His father also has a smaller amount of Scottish and Irish ancestry.

Freddie’s paternal grandparents were Robin Fox, a theatrical agent (the son of Arthur William Fox and Hilda Louise Hanbury), and Angela Muriel Darita Worthington, an actress and writer (the daughter of Frederick Lonsdale, a dramatist, born Lionel Frederick Leonard, and of Muriel Rose Morice). Arthur’s father was industrialist Samson Fox. Hilda’s sister was actress Lily Hanbury. Frederick was born in Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

Freddie’s maternal grandparents were John Almond Hacking and Davida Elizabeth Nesbitt (the daughter of Henry Percy Nesbitt and Alice Bowman).

Sources: Genealogy of Freddie Fox – http://www.thepeerage.com

Genealogy of Freddie’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Charles John Morice (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://records.ancestry.com

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Romola Garai

by follers on July 23, 2014

Birth Name: Romola Sadie Garai

Place of Birth: British Hong Kong

Date of Birth: 6 August, 1982

Ethnicity: English, Hungarian Jewish (great-grandfather)

Romola Garai is a British actress. She was born in British Hong Kong, to English parents. Romola’s paternal great-grandfather was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant who founded the Keystone Press Agency. It does not appear that Romola has any other Jewish ancestry. Her other family is English.

Romola’s paternal grandparents were Oliver Frank Garai (the son of Bernhard “Bert” Garai and Alice Emily Rosa Pike) and Joan Gibson (the daughter of ? Gibson and ? Holmes). Bernhard was born in Budapest. Alice was English, the daughter of Edward Pike and Annie Maria Earwaker. Joan was also English.

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Edward Fox

by follers on July 23, 2014

Birth Name: Edward Charles Morice Fox

Place of Birth: Chelsea, London, England

Date of Birth: 13 April, 1937

Ethnicity: English, Channel Islander (Jersey), 1/16th Dutch Jewish, 1/16th Sephardi Jewish, more distant Scottish, Irish

Edward Fox is a British actor. He is the son of Robin Fox, a theatrical agent, and Angela Muriel Darita Worthington, an actress and writer. His siblings are actor James Fox and producer Robert Fox, and his nephew is actor Laurence Fox. Edward’s children, with actress Joanna David, are actors Emilia Fox and Freddie Fox.

He has English and Channel Islander (Jersey) ancestry. One of his paternal great-great-grandmothers was a Dutch Jew, and one of his maternal great-great-grandmothers was of Sephardi Jewish descent. His mother also had a smaller amount of Scottish and Irish ancestry.

Edward’s paternal grandfather was Arthur William Fox (the son of Samson Fox, an industrialist, and of Mary Ann Slinger).

Edward’s paternal grandmother was Hilda Louise Hanbury (the daughter of Matthew Henry Allcock and Elizabeth Davis). Hilda’s sister was actress Lily Hanbury. Elizabeth’s parents were John Albert Davis and Julia Keering, who was a Dutch Jew.

Edward’s maternal grandfather was Frederick Lonsdale, a dramatist (born Lionel Frederick Leonard, the son of John Henry Leonard and Susan Belford). Frederick was born in Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

Edward’s maternal grandmother was Muriel Rose Morice (the daughter of Charles John Morice and Rebecca Garnett). Charles was the son of Charles Walter Morice (the son of John Morice, from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and of Mary Valentina O’Neill, who was born in Portugal, with Irish ancestry). Charles John Morice’s mother, Sophia Susan Levein, was of Sephardi Jewish descent, and was the daughter of Edward Levein and Elizabeth Aresti. Rebecca Garnett was the daughter of Joseph Garnett and Mary Ann.

Sources: Genealogy of Edward Fox – http://www.thepeerage.com

Genealogy of Edward’s maternal great-grandfather, Charles John Morice (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://records.ancestry.com

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Bianca Lawson

July 23, 2014

Birth Name: Bianca Jasmine Lawson Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S. Date of Birth: March 20, 1979 Eye Color: Brown Hair Type/Color: Black Ethnicity: African American, English, unconfirmed Italian, Blackfoot, Portuguese, Creole Lawson, the American actress mentioned in an interview that she is “Black, Italian, Blackfoot, Portuguese, Creole”. Bianca Lawson is the grand niece […]

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