Abigail Breslin

by follers on October 23, 2012

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

Photo by PR Photos

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bearboy April 21, 2017 at 3:42 pm

Abigail Breslin’s maternal grandfather Lawrence A. Walsh 1929 was the son of Lawrence A. Walsh and Mildred H Duffy who were both born in New Jersey. Mildred H Duffy was the daughter of Joseph Duffy and Maud Duffy. Maud was born in Ireland and immigrated to New Jersey. I got this on ancestry records and I apologize if any of this information is inaccurate.

bearboy April 22, 2017 at 7:44 pm

Thanks follers for confirming that information. If you can find anything more on Abigail’s fathers side of the family I would really appreciate it.
sincerely, bearboy

luckystar September 1, 2016 at 5:57 am

She looks very Irish/English. And she is catholic, i was checking her instagram pictures and she post a lot things about it.

bearboy September 1, 2016 at 6:14 pm

I don’t think she looks at all Irish. I am half Irish half Norwegian and I visit Ireland a lot (counties Cork and Kerry). I think she looks a lot like my Ashkenazi Jewish friends who have ancestry from Poland, Germany, and Belarus.

luckystar November 25, 2016 at 6:38 am

She CAN pass as fully Irish or English.
Abigail without make up

Irish girls

She looks what she is, Northwestern european

bearboy November 25, 2016 at 1:24 pm

It doesn’t really matter if she could pass she is 100% Irish and English. I respect your opinion btw I still don’t think she looks very Irish or like the girls in the other picture you showed.

luckystar November 25, 2016 at 6:04 pm

You dont live in uk lol she doesnt look too diferent from that girls
She looks and pass as british. She is Baltid/Alpinid combo, pan euro phenotype mostly common in uk

luckystar November 25, 2016 at 6:05 pm

She can fit in many places in europe mostly in uk and poland
even in france she wouldn’t not be atypical

luckystar November 25, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Kim looks like this greek woman
Does she can pass as greek? No

luckystar November 25, 2016 at 7:35 pm

to me you are not white, you are like those people from this site who wants to make white people less white

bearboy January 19, 2017 at 10:26 am

If I am not white what race am I?

andrew April 22, 2017 at 5:05 am

The user “luckystar” is Brazilian. She/he/it is also very active in 2 different so-called “anthropology forum” with 2 similar nicknames. She started claiming to be Italian, than German and other stuff, and she also posted images of her in those forums, but they could have been stolen from facebook or other sites as it’s common in the web.

andrew April 22, 2017 at 6:00 am

In one forum she presented herself in 2016 as a German/North Italian 17 years old from Brazil (that would be a common background in the south of the country), in another one as a Greek/Russian/Ukrainian 1998-born teen (because of the brainwashing made by the autistic/transgender admin who has a fetish for associating Greeks to Slavs and Iberians to Brits). Now I’ve seen in the first forum that he has admitted to lie about his gender, he is a (gay) grown man, likely with non European ancestry too.

bearboy July 6, 2016 at 11:30 am

How come her paternal grandparents aren’t mentioned?

follers July 6, 2016 at 10:43 pm
bearboy July 1, 2016 at 11:13 pm

She is very pretty I could see her being half or 100% Ashkenazi Jewish. She plays Frances Houseman in the Dirty Dancing remake!

bearboy September 16, 2015 at 8:20 am

Was there a reason the New York Post said she had Jewish roots?

follers September 16, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Because the entirety of the mainstream media should be fired en masse, and then be made to work in the one industry they do have a skillset in, waste management.

That’s one reason I was able to think of.

bearboy September 16, 2015 at 7:09 pm

Is it possible Abigail Breslin was the one who randomly claimed it like Courtney Love for example?

follers September 16, 2015 at 8:31 pm

Yes, it’s possible. But the media could always give me a hand and do some fact-checking themselves.

bearboy June 20, 2016 at 9:28 pm

She is a beautiful celebrity! Her big Hebrew honker is probably the most beautiful feature after the smile! smiley face

The.geneal.guy December 5, 2014 at 3:44 am

Walsh is not an Irish surname at all – in English ir means ‘Briton’ and was brought over to Ireland by Welsh and Northern English settlers

Alice December 6, 2014 at 2:02 am

If you go back far enough a lot of names are from some other place especially in areas like the British Isles. All people with the name Walsh are Irish because that is where the name was first used. It is similar to Wallace and came over to Ireland with the Normans. The Normans in Ireland were mostly Cambro-Normans so there is a Welsh connection. Do you know how many Irish people have this name? It is the 4th most common name in Ireland.

Freerk November 27, 2014 at 6:04 pm

I just knew her as a little girl … (“Little Miss Sunshine”, of course) That’s an … astonishing development … *sigh*

follers January 8, 2014 at 3:36 am

The New York Post claims that Abigail is “half Jewish”. I don’t think this is accurate.

Alice January 8, 2014 at 5:31 am

Her parents are Michael Breslin and Kim Walsh, both of Irish heritage.

Read more: http://www.irishcentral.com/ent/How-Irish-ancestry-links-Demi-Lovato-Megan-Fox-and-Olivia-Wilde—PHOTOS-213964591.html#ixzz2poU42vcR
Follow us: @IrishCentral on Twitter | IrishCentral on Facebook

I don’t know how accurate the nypost article is as both her parents have Irish names.

follers January 8, 2014 at 10:33 am

Irishcentral got all of the information on that page from Wikipedia, the IMDB, and possibly even ethnicelebs, at this point. It even says that Drew Barrymore has “Irish roots on both her Father and Mother’s sides” which is clearly false and means they can’t even copy those websites correctly. Unless they give more detail, I wouldn’t put any trust in them.

Having said that, I, too, don’t think the NY Post is accurate (precisely for the reason I just stated, although I don’t think they copied the “half Jewish” statement from any website).

BTW, Alice, I’m curious on your take on Devon Bostick. I know you couldn’t believe Noah Ringer was entirely white, so what do you think about Bostick? He looks less “white” to me than Ringer.

Alice January 8, 2014 at 7:08 pm

I agree Irish Central is not a very accurate site. It’s quite possible Abigail has Jewish ancestry. I was just interested that her mother’s name is Walsh which is an Irish name and if Abigail is half Jewish I would have thought her mother’s name would show some indication of that.

Re Devon Bostick yes if someone said he had some non-European ancestry it would be quite believable but as is the case with Noah some people look different than the majority. I’m constantly learning and accepting that people can have quite a broad range of looks. You can only go on their “paper” ancestry but a dna test would really clear things up.

follers January 8, 2014 at 8:03 pm

I saw an obituary of her maternal grandfather, Lawrence A. Walsh, and I think her mother’s side is even less likely to be Jewish than her father’s side.

Unlike Noah Ringer, who says he has Native American ancestry, Devon Bostick says he is just white. These are Bostick’s parents, by the way:


andrew December 29, 2013 at 11:44 am

are you promoting this site? troll get away from here

Chris K December 29, 2013 at 3:46 am

lol she is just a white girl, end of story…Check out Abigail Breslin photos at: http://www.youngteenidols.com/celebrity-pictures/young-actresses-pictures/abigail-breslin-pictures/

ethnic December 29, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Might have to your comments if you keep just posting links. Chris.

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