Anna Faris

by follers on November 12, 2012

Birth Name: Anna Kay Faris

Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 29, 1976

Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, French, Dutch, Welsh

Anna Faris is an American actress, producer, model, comedian, and singer.

Anna’s father has English, Scottish, Dutch, Welsh, and French ancestry. Anna’s mother is of approximately half English and half German descent.

Anna has a son with her former husband, actor Chris Pratt.

Anna’s patrilineal line traces back to Ian Esom Farris, who was born, c. 1640, in Rutherglen, Scotland, and to his wife, Emily Jane Cameron.

Anna’s paternal grandfather was Robert Ellsworth Lee Faris (the son of Ellsworth Eugene Faris and Elizabeth/Bessie Lee Homan). Robert was born in Texas. Anna’s great-grandfather Ellsworth was the son of George Alexander Faris and Sophia Jane Yarbrough. Elizabeth was the daughter of William Kercheval Homan and Virginia Ellen Broaddus.

Anna’s paternal grandmother was Clara Guignard (the daughter of The Rev. Sanders Richardson Guignard and Emilie Breggy/Brégy Hill). Clara was born in North Carolina. The Rev. Sanders was the son of John Gabriel Guignard and Jane Bruce Salley. Emilie was the daughter of George Ely Hill and Clara Emilie Breggy/Brégy. Emilie’s maternal grandfather, François Amédée Brégy, a professor, was French.

Anna’s maternal grandfather was Winchell Bathurst (the son of John Bathurst and Vinnie R. Winchell). Anna’s grandfather Winchell was born in Washington. John was English, the son of John Bathurst and Emma Simmons. Vinnie was born in Kansas, the daughter of Roger Williams/William Winchell and Arminta/Minta V. Vance.

Anna’s maternal grandmother was Minnie Madie Meins (the daughter of Friedrich/Fredrick Herman Meins and Anna Elizabeth Reichlt/Reichit). Minnie was born in Washington, to German parents.

Sources: Genealogies of Anna Faris –

Genealogy of Anna’s paternal grandfather, Robert Ellsworth Lee Faris –

Anna’s paternal grandmother, Clara Guignard, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Anna’s paternal grandmother, Clara (Guignard) Faris –

Obituary and genealogy of Anna’s paternal great-grandfather, The Rev. Sanders Richardson Guignard –

Genealogy of Anna’s maternal great-grandmother, Vinnie R. Winchell (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

hesh123 September 1, 2015 at 11:42 pm

She has had so much plastic surgery, used to be very hot

cwm85 September 1, 2015 at 5:27 pm

She must dye her hair….

neiltennant October 28, 2014 at 2:21 pm

i have seen every episode of Mom and i thought she might be 28 or something

never guessed she was born in the 70s ;-)

billErobreren December 15, 2013 at 3:34 am

Faris could well also be a Scottish surname. I’m not sure if brunette is correct…she was a blonde until she started playing Cindy in Scary Movie
looks ash blonde, I had the same shade growing up

andrew September 25, 2013 at 1:07 pm

the surname Faris is arguably Irish IMO (spelled Ferris often) but it’s found in Syria and Lebanon too from what I read (probably not related to the Irish)

follers September 25, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Anna’s last traceable paternal ancestor, William D. Faris, was born, c. 1822, in Tennessee. I don’t know where they came from before that.

If spelled “Farris”, the surname can easily be English, as well.

madman August 30, 2016 at 3:48 am

This tree traces Anna’s Farris-line back to Ian Esom Farris, born c. 1640 in Rutherglen, Scotland, and his wife Emily Jane Cameron. Though, in his description it says that verbal family history states that the Farris family was originally from Wales.

spaceyaquarius August 8, 2013 at 1:41 am

Once again, this proves the German/Swedish/English mix results in the hottest celebs on the planet. Holy moly, she is like 37 yo and still looks HOTTER THAN HELL! Anna Banana, please email me and I shall take you out to an all you can eat Denny’s never-ending breakfast festival. On me of course, because you deserve it.

fuzzybear44 August 8, 2013 at 5:01 am


(this proves the German/Swedish/English mix results in the hottest celebs on the planet.)

That’s a matter of opinion

follers August 8, 2013 at 6:01 am

English, Scottish, and German, to various degrees, is the most common caucasian mix in the United States. Most white Americans whose families have been in the United States for a couple hundred years have that mix, regardless of their level of attractiveness.

fuzzybear44 August 9, 2013 at 5:59 am


The level of attractiveness is what I was debating,not the mix

follers August 9, 2013 at 6:33 am

I know. The level of attractiveness varies as it’s the most common mix.

fuzzybear44 August 9, 2013 at 6:45 am


yes it varies a lot.I mean the hottest celebs on the planet,not in my book

J.J. July 10, 2013 at 3:30 am

correction; her eyes are blue, not green

me December 9, 2012 at 6:57 am

I thought she was part Italian,she looks like Britney Spears.

Pasqal December 10, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Britney has English, Maltese, Irish, French, Welsh and Scottish ancestry.. no Italian thus.
Anna, despite her resemblance to Britney looks very Nordic to me.

J.J. July 10, 2013 at 3:29 am

Britney spears great great grandfather was a maltese of Italian descent, he didn’t have maltese blood, his last name was portelli

ann July 10, 2013 at 7:12 am

I read that her great-great-grandfather had Sicilian blood

andrew July 10, 2013 at 5:21 pm

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