Alexis Knapp

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Knapp in 2012, photo by

Place of Birth: Avonmore, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 31, 1989

*father – German, English, Scottish, Irish, distant Dutch
*mother – Cuban, Ecuadorian

Alexis Knapp is an American actress and singer.

She has a daughter with her former partner, actor Ryan Phillippe.

Alexis’s paternal grandfather is Richard Elwood Knapp (the son of Charles Elwood Knapp and Evelyn Virginia O’Leary). Richard was born in Pennsylvania. Charles was the son of Jacob Charles Knapp and Katherine/Kate/Kathryn Rose Reedy.

Alexis’s paternal grandmother was Jewel McNeil Burke (the daughter of Samuel Jessee Burke and Auda/Audie Lee Johnson). Jewell was born in Virginia. Samuel was the son of Isaiah Nathaniel Burke and Sarah Frances Salyers/Salyer. Audie was the daughter of Samuel Daniel Johnson and Josephine Caroline Bartlett.

Alexis’s mother, Marjorie, is from the Romo-Leraul family.

Sources: Genealogies of Alexis’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Alexis’s paternal grandmother, Jewel McNeil Burke –

Obituary of Alexis’s paternal grandmother, Jewel McNeil (Burke) Knapp –

5 Responses

  1. alberto.r7 says:

    Ecuadorian or Cuban aren not ethnicities. She has white blood on her mother side too, Romo and Leraul are surnames that come to Spain and France respectively, so she is Spanish-French on her mother side (with Ecuadorian and Cuban nationality).
    Do not always make the same mistake, please!

  2. Betta Franka says:

    Before anyone goes “Oh, she’s Latina”, keep in mind she was born and raised in the US. It’s unlikely she was educated as a Latina, which is a culture.

    • J.J. says:

      agreed, people think ethnicity is the same nationality or they commonly get the two mistaken and can’t work out the differences, like classing someone who’s a few generations american with some asian ancestry as an “asian” when they weren’t born, raised nor have they even been to asia

    • marjanel says:

      Yeah we Latin Americans don´t considerer an American with Latin American anscendency to be latino, at least if they don´t speak a Latin derivated language. Latin is about culture and the most important of that is language. For exmaple, nobody in Latin America will call Selena Gomez, America Ferrerra, Eva Longoria or Jessica Alba as latinas.May be Pitbull, only because he speak a good Spanish and still have a very strong conection with Latin countries.

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