Adrienne Barbeau

by ethnic on April 23, 2009

Adrienne Barbeau

Birth Name: Adrienne Jo Barbeau

Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 11, 1945

*50% Armenian
*37.5% German
*6.25% French
*6.25% Irish

Adrienne Barbeau is an American actress and author. Her father was of three quarters German, one eighth French, and one eighth Irish, ancestry. Her mother was of Armenian descent. Adrienne has two children with her husband, actor, playwright, and producer Billy Van Zandt; Billy’s brother is musician and actor Steven Van Zandt. Adrienne also has a son with her former husband, director John Carpenter.

Adrienne’s paternal grandfather was Louis Albert Barbeau (the son of Joseph Barbeau and Mary Gaske). Joseph was the son of Georges Barbeau, who was French, and of Marguerite O’Brien, who was Irish. Adrienne’s great-grandmother Mary Gaske was German.

Adrienne’s paternal grandmother was Bertha Degnath (the daughter of August Degnath and Bertha Slumsky). August and Bertha were also German.

Adrienne’s maternal grandparents were Simon Hagop Nalbandian and Marineh Buyuklian. Simon and Marineh were both Armenian.

Sources: Genealogy of Adrienne Barbeau (focusing on her father’s side) –

Adrienne’s paternal grandfather, Louis Albert Barbeau, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Adrienne’s paternal grandmother, Bertha Degnath, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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Connerfromvine January 3, 2016 at 2:54 am

Looks like a republican white woman

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