Amanda Seyfried

by ethnic on January 5, 2010

Birth Name: Amanda Michelle Seyfried

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

Date of Birth: December 3, 1985

Ethnicity: German, with smaller amounts of Swiss-German, Welsh, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and English

Amanda Seyfried is an American actress, singer, and model. She is known for her roles in the films Mean Girls, Alpha Dog, Jennifer’s Body, and Les Misérables, among many others.

Amanda’s father is of mostly German descent, and also has a little Swiss-German and English ancestry. Amanda’s mother has German, as well as some Scottish, Welsh, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), ancestry. She has ancestors from Hesse and Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Amanda is married to actor Thomas Sadoski, with whom she has a daughter.

Amanda’s paternal grandfather was Richard R. Seyfried (the son of Robert Ambrose/J. Seyfried, Jr. and Irene M. Glasser). Richard was born in Pennsylvania. Robert was the son of Robert Ambrose Seyfried and Gertrude A. Frey. Irene was the daughter of Henry/Harry David Glasser and Sarah E. Long.

Amanda’s paternal grandmother is Barbara Ebert (the daughter of Luther Stephen Ebert and Arlene B. Allender). Luther was the son of Harry Charles Ebert and Clara May Eck. Arlene was the daughter of Francis J. Allender and Carrie Florence May Breisch.

Amanda’s maternal grandfather was Guifford Henrice Sander, Sr. (the son of Clarence Howard Sander and Helen Lydia Goodwin). Guifford was born in Pennsylvania. Clarence was the son of Carl/Charles August Sander, who was German, from Sachsen-Anhalt, and of Rebecca Jane Titzel. Helen was the daughter of Adam M. Goodwin, who was born in Maryland, to Scottish parents, and of Annie C. Friesel.

Amanda’s maternal grandmother is Janet L. Williams (the daughter of David Hopkins Williams, Jr. and Jennie Hensinger Allebach). Amanda’s grandmother Janet was born in Pennsylvania. David was the son of John Barber Williams and Emma C. Hopkins. Amanda’s great-grandmother Jennie was the daughter of Harvey J. Allebach and Kata Otilla Hensinger.

Sources: Genealogies of Amanda Seyfried –

Genealogies of Amanda’s paternal great-grandparents, Robert Ambrose/J. Seyfried, Jr. and Irene M. (Glasser) Seyfried –

Genealogy of Amanda’s paternal grandmother, Barbara Ebert –

Genealogy of Amanda’s paternal grandmother, Barbara Ebert (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Death records of Amanda’s paternal great-grandparents, Luther Stephen Ebert and Arlene B. Allender –

Genealogy of Amanda’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Carrie Florence May Breisch (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Obituary of Amanda’s maternal grandfather, Guifford Henrice Sander, Sr. –

Genealogy of Amanda’s maternal great-grandfather, Clarence Howard Sander (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Amanda’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Rebecca Jane (Titzel) Sander –

Amanda’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen Lydia Goodwin, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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andrew January 31, 2018 at 2:19 pm

death records of Amanda’s paternal great-grandparents. Luther S. Ebert and Arlene B. Allender-

genealogy of Amanda’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Rebecca Jane Titzel –

andrew November 12, 2016 at 6:05 pm
xoxo October 29, 2015 at 6:31 am

She would be pretty if she had different eyes. She looks like an alien.

MissyG September 17, 2015 at 7:47 pm

I thought she had an asian side to her???? Guess not.

Capricious October 10, 2015 at 11:42 pm

Lol those bulgy eyes are Asian to you?

crunty March 3, 2016 at 12:17 pm

It is called eye make-up, you wazzock.

cwm85 September 17, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Thought she would have had some Swedish on there too.

NextHlywdartistpredictedbypastor June 7, 2015 at 6:28 pm

Isn’t she Russian also?, I thought she was Russian, she looks really Russian to me!

lelo4 September 3, 2015 at 2:12 pm

yes, she does.

M May 31, 2015 at 8:53 am

Don’t see what’s the big deal with her, I think she’s ugly. Her eyes are weird looking.

Freerk May 10, 2015 at 4:18 pm

On this picture. she looks just like my niece. Nice.


gswartziii July 31, 2014 at 11:23 am

After this page information. I used my history to bring the two lines together, Ancestry works….. I tracked her back to me being a 3rd cousin to her Grandmother (Barbra) , Amanda Allender was her great grandmother. Awesome !

Genealogy of Amanda’s paternal grandmother, Barbara Ebert –

ethnic August 2, 2014 at 9:21 am

Congrats you must be happed

nmottram1990 November 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm

totally agree she looks very English/German with the blonde her and blue eyes

andrew September 9, 2013 at 3:47 pm

I think you’re not a Jap but just a troll lol

ethnic September 9, 2013 at 3:08 am

um OK….

fuzzybear44 September 9, 2013 at 5:24 am


Well imagine that

spaceyaquarius August 8, 2013 at 1:38 am

She definitely looks German, but why are the eyes set so far apart? It’s kind of like looking at a cat. It’s hot for sure, but is that a Swedish thing maybe?

theropod June 24, 2013 at 2:31 am

No African blood?

Her eyes and lips (their shape) are very exotic and African….if you color her black she would be very African looking (Lil Kim).

andrew June 28, 2013 at 4:35 pm

are you high?

follers June 28, 2013 at 5:02 pm

I think theropod views the white race, as a very “exotic”, race.

JSKaoru December 31, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Well, her German heritage is obvious, due to her lastname.

smiley December 30, 2012 at 5:31 pm

So we don’t have any information on her maternal grandmother other than that her name was Janet Williams?

Hope Moretti September 27, 2012 at 1:44 am

i thought she was dakota

Pasqal December 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm
Pasqal December 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I thought she was Kenyan))

spaceyaquarius August 8, 2013 at 1:37 am

she’s not Kenyan, bc she can only run 5 miles.

Valaina June 16, 2012 at 8:59 pm

i like her…

levangelista36 June 19, 2012 at 2:59 am

I don’t mind her either.

Blonde Frizzles May 13, 2012 at 9:12 am

She’s really beautiful. I’m part Swedish and I think that her coloring is very fair like many Swedish people, but most Northern Europeans have fair complections as well. I honsestly wouldn’t be suprised if someone told me she was Swedish. It doesn’t matter what she is, just to me she looks very Northern European.

Karro Jansson March 18, 2012 at 9:36 am

She doesnt look swedish..

oooooooo March 13, 2012 at 6:10 pm


Petrarca May 11, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Mila Kunis is the white version of Mila Kunis.

David March 9, 2012 at 11:42 pm

I don’t think she looks exotic, she is beautiful though! :) And, yeah she does look like she could be from the Baltics, but you can’t always tell because some European ethnicities overlap…almost every country in Europe has a variety of looks…

mre February 8, 2012 at 5:03 am

Seyfried+Pennsylvania = German

anen February 7, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I thought she was part Bug

Anonymous7 February 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I loved that movie Mean Girls. She played one of my favorite mean characters. Lol! ;)

wallflower January 26, 2012 at 1:41 pm

she’s definitely a gorgeous girl. She has this very ethereal, otherworldly quality about her. just beautiful :)

nil January 20, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Beautiful eyes wow

Kellie January 19, 2012 at 8:45 am

I like her nail polish in this photo!

Anonymous7 February 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm
Mac January 13, 2012 at 7:42 pm

She Looks a lot like she can be from a Baltic country (Latvia, Estonia etc.)

Nathalie January 13, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Amanda has really come a long way as an actress. Lol, her character was so lovable in Mean Girls. =] Good times!

Donnamaria January 8, 2012 at 8:29 pm


SparkleTime January 6, 2012 at 1:18 pm
Robert January 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Conclusion: Amanda is part elf.

“wallflower January 26, 2012 at 1:41 pm
she’s definitely a gorgeous girl. She has this very ethereal, otherworldly quality about her. just beautiful :)”

me March 4, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Her bulging eyes are not exotic at all.

Paul. May 28, 2011 at 4:58 am

In an interview with Regis & Kelly, that I found on YouTube, Regis commented on how the first time he saw her he thought she looked Swedish. He asked her if she was Swedish and she replied with ‘German’.

So she DEFINITELY is at least part German. I dunno about Irish.
Hope that helped & here’s a link to the interview.

Lana November 11, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Hey guys :)

I´m german and studying german language, literature and communication and tried to figure out a bit about that name. Wasn´t easy! :)
But actually it seems not to be more then “be peaceful” or “peaceful person” or “brings peace”.
I think it could be seperated in two parts which would be sey and fried. Fried comes from the german word “Frieden” [Fried – Friddo (1828) – Fride (1353)] and the Jewish word “Frid”, which means “peace”. Secondly there is an german word called “sei” which means “be”.
Maybe it´s possible to explain it that way :)
Just for the people interested :)

Kindest Regards, Lana

Lana November 11, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Oh, and I forgot:

The Name Sander comes from Germany, Netherlands and England. It comes from the first name “Alexander” which means something like “guardian” or “protector”.

Hope I don´t bother you :)

fearless. November 12, 2010 at 8:34 am

According to House of names, Sander and also Sander(s) is German/Dutch/Irish.

Amanda’s aunt (who is probably ‘Sander’) lives in Ireland, and in the interview provided, Amanda said that she visits Ireland a lot. This probably means she has Irish relatives, which wouldn’t be surprising.

Question, do we know for certain that Amanda’s maternal family are American?
They might be Irish.

Lana November 12, 2010 at 2:06 pm

We know, that parts of her family are american and obviously parts are not :) Surname ‘Seyfried’ is defenetly german, surname ‘Sander’ could be german, irish, dutch or english. That´s all we know and probably all we´ll EVER know :P Amanda herself just mentioned that her surname is german and that she has relatives in Ireland. All in all she might have family backgrounds in germany and ireland and amerika and and and.. There´s not just one option, is it? :)

But after all.. Who really cares? Lets just watch her movies :P

Fred September 11, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Well Seyfried is undeniably a German surname so Amanda is at least part German in her heritage.

Sandra August 21, 2010 at 10:51 am

Nathalie, many of the resident experts here haven’t got a clue what they are talking about. They base their views on stereotypes.

nathalie August 21, 2010 at 10:00 am

i was wondering what someone mentioned about amanda’s very “german” look. can anyone explain? From looking at her, how can you tell she is german; like what facial features are very german-like? I’m curious.

Jo April 12, 2011 at 5:31 pm

I dont think she ‘looks’ German at all. Jennifer Garner and Gisele Bundchen are German and you can definitely tell with them- strong noses and jaws, exotic cheekbones, blonde hair (well Jen had dark blonde/brown hair before anyway but they have the same coloring). Amanda I would have guessed was English/Irish/Scottish, myself.

Paul. May 10, 2010 at 10:53 am

Amanda’s aunt lives in Ireland. This may be a nod towards any possible Irish heritage she has?

She mentioned this in the “Dear John” interview.

ethnic May 10, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Thanks Paul. and welcome back.

Paul. May 12, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Np. And thanks :D
Tbh I think Amanda and Taylor Swift have a similar look…

Fuzzybear May 3, 2010 at 7:26 pm

To Bombpants

Your right his is confused,big time;No one owns that crown

Bombpants May 3, 2010 at 1:20 pm


you seem confused.

kira May 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Umm okay:/

Deutschlandddddder May 3, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Everyone knows Eastern European women are the most beautiful women in the world!!
They have the lips the cheeks the eyes and their perfect bodies! Everyone wants them. I am European and obviously know what I am talking about.
Besides, Western women are not particularly known for their beauty. Especially here in Berlin my hometown and capital you can definitely tell die diffrence. But there some are exceptions..

zuzanna May 15, 2010 at 4:01 am

hahaha, and averyone knows that german girls are really ugly :))

And i am not going to say that Polish girls are the most beautiful because i am from Poland, but this is true that girls from Eastern Europe are really preety.

Jacek February 6, 2011 at 7:10 pm

I am from Poland and have to admit after my visit to Germany that german chicks are very pretty . After all Claudia Schiffer is german . I saw more top looking girls in Frankfurt and Stuttgart than in Poland . Wyluzuj zuzanna .

zuzanna February 27, 2011 at 11:43 am

thanks Jacek but i don’t think so that they are prettier than Polish girls

Paul (: March 9, 2010 at 12:40 am

Yep. (:
The lighting was really harsh, I was like, blind after I took the pic.

.. But it was so worth it. D:

ethnic March 8, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Paul, So thats what you look like. :)

kira March 8, 2010 at 6:33 am

Very hot lol:) Gorgeous blue eyes!

n it’s interesting to see what people look like on here lol^^

Paul (: March 8, 2010 at 6:01 am

Awesome, Kira! =]
Here’s my facebook. The lighting was really bad, but I like how my eyes came out. D:

kira March 6, 2010 at 10:28 am
Paul (: March 6, 2010 at 5:43 am

My sister looks like her mixed with Dakota Fanning xD
Who is actually part German too… :)

Ingrid March 6, 2010 at 3:40 am

I have a Irish friend who looks exactly like her. :)

Ingrid March 6, 2010 at 3:38 am

To me, she looks more Irish than anything.

Paul (: March 5, 2010 at 10:58 pm

Her mother’s maiden name is Sander. According to House of names, Sander can be Irish, German or Dutch.

Kristie March 1, 2010 at 2:53 pm

This girl is white as hell.

kira March 1, 2010 at 8:38 am

LMAO! hahaha! That would be so funny!:D They’re nice here!The weird thing is they probably wouldnt mind lol, thanx for the laugh! :)

Paul. c: March 1, 2010 at 4:46 am

Yeah, although I’d probably get really excited and go up to everyone and be all like, “I’m part German!” Then force them to take a picture with me. :T
Watch out, kira. xD

kira February 26, 2010 at 10:41 am

Lmao you must! :D

Paul. c: February 26, 2010 at 5:45 am

I just noticed her birthplace. xD So, Pennsylvania is full of German-Americans =] That’s really cool. I must go there :D

kira:) February 24, 2010 at 4:39 am

haha good find! :D

Paul. c: February 24, 2010 at 3:47 am

A quote straight from wikipedia for Nathan who thinks there are ‘clearly’ more English-Americans.

“Irish Americans (Irish: Gael-Mheiriceánaigh) are citizens of the United States who trace their ancestry to Ireland and the Irish people. An estimated total of 36,278,332 Americans — over 11.9% of total population—reported some Irish ancestry in the 2008 American Community Survey.[3] The only self-reported ancestral group larger than Irish Americans are German Americans.[3]”
Ha. C:

Anonymous February 24, 2010 at 3:09 am


Kyle February 24, 2010 at 1:39 am

@ haayleyyy That’s cool, I bet you’re cute ^^

Anonymous February 24, 2010 at 1:37 am

I’m part German, and I do think Italian and French women are the most beautiful!

kuvo February 24, 2010 at 12:18 am

^hahaha true…
Gisele Bundchen’s face is mud ugly, the only thing she is freaking famous its because of her killer body and her relationship with Leo :P

blurblar February 23, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Germans are not the most beautiful… o they were cute at young but wait till they hit middle-age… very scary… just look at Claudia Schiffer- she was pretty b4 but now looks like a female Frankenstein…. It is the FRENCH and ITALIANS that r most beautiful!! prove: sophia loren, carla bruni, marion cottilard, brook shields (mix italian blood), … yea brunette rules!!

haayleyyy February 8, 2010 at 8:31 am

im german and have dark blue eyes:)!!!!!!! im mixed with native american though, so my hair is black and im uber tan:) but i agree germans r beautiful people:) and there is no way 60% of americans r german….. and amanda does look like a typical german:)

Nathan Teasdale Mottram February 8, 2010 at 7:07 am

60% of americans are part germ bull crap what planet do you live on what language do americans speak hmm English cleary more English than anything else otherwise they wouldnt speak the language

Anonymous February 8, 2010 at 4:17 am

germans are HOT!
they all have nice lips, candice swanepool, angelina jolie, amanda sefried
well first 2 are Dutch
same thing:)

Paul (: February 8, 2010 at 3:23 am

Can’t forget Claudia Schiffer! :o

Lauren February 8, 2010 at 1:24 am

Well I am German and I look great get a life. We have some of the most beautiful women on the planet. Ever heard of Heidi Klum or Giselle Bundchen

Anonymous February 7, 2010 at 9:29 pm

I don’t think germans are good looking

Fred February 7, 2010 at 4:16 pm

There are close to 60 million people in the USA who are at least part German in their heritage.

Jen January 8, 2010 at 8:05 am

I agree, Paul :) looks very German…

Paul. January 8, 2010 at 5:48 am

Yeah, she has that typical German look. Really pretty and a good actress. =]

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