Birth Name: Abigail Kathleen Breslin
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 14, 1996
Ethnicity: Irish, English
Abigail Breslin is an American actress and singer. Her brother is actor Spencer Breslin.
Abigail is the first person born in the 1990s to have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Abigail’s maternal grandfather was Lawrence A. Walsh (the son of Lawrence A. Walsh and Mildred H. Duffy). Mildred was the daughter of Joseph Duffy and Maud, who was Irish.
Abigail’s maternal grandmother was Catherine L. Strickler (the daughter of Edward Strickler and Margaret Stafford Britton).
In 2013, The New York Post printed that Abigail is “half-Jewish”. This does not appear to be accurate.
Sources: Genealogy of Abigail Breslin (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Abigail’s maternal grandmother, Catherine L. (Strickler) Walsh Blecker – http://www.spokesman.com
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