Birth Name: Adrian Kayvan Pasdar
Place of Birth: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 30, 1965
*German, with some likely Polish (mother)
Adrian Padar is an American actor and director. He played the Italian-American Nathan Petrelli on the series Heroes. Adrian is married to musician and activist Natalie Maines, of the Dixie Chicks.
Adrian’s father, Homayoon Pasdar, is Iranian. Adrian’s mother, Rosemarie Sberesny, is of German descent, with some likely Polish roots farther back in her family tree.
Adrian’s maternal grandparents were Heinz Sbresny and Annemarie Elisabeth Guenther (the daughter of Karl Guenther and Marie Wichmann). Heinz was born in East Prussia. Adrian’s grandmother Annemarie was born in Rastenberg, East Prussia. Karl was the son of Ferdinand Guenther and Amalie Dembowski, who was likely of Polish descent. Adrian’s great-grandmother Marie was the daughter of Karl Wichmann and Louise Zimmer. Marie’s paternal grandmother, Wilhelmiena Luekatis, may have had Lithuanian ancestry.
Source: Genealogy of Adrian’s maternal grandmother, Annemarie Elisabeth Guenther – http://records.ancestry.com