Birth Name: Anna Kay Faris
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 29, 1976
Ethnicity: German, English, as well as Scottish, French, Dutch, Welsh, and Irish
Anna Faris is an American actress, producer, model, comedian, and singer. She is known for her roles in the Scary Movie films, as well as The House Bunny, Observe and Report, and the series Mom, among many other projects.
Anna is the daughter of Karen, a special education teacher, and Jack Faris, a sociology professor. She is married to cinematographer Michael Barrett. She has a son with her former husband, actor Chris Pratt. Anna has also been credited as Anna Faris-Indra, while married to first husband, actor Ben Indra, and as Anna Faris-Pratt.
Anna’s patrilineal line traces 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 E. Lee Faris (the son of Ellsworth Eugene Faris and Elizabeth “Bessie” Homan). Robert was born in Waco, McLennan, Texas. Anna’s great-grandfather Ellsworth was the son of George Alexander Faris and Sophia Jane Yarbrough. Elizabeth was the daughter of William Kerchival/Kercheval Homan, whose father was Irish, and of Virginia Ellen Broaddus.
Anna’s paternal grandmother was Clara Guignard Faris (the daughter of The Rev. Sanders Richardson Guignard and Emilie Brégy/Bréggy Hill). Clara was born in North Carolina, and was a leader in the League of Women Voters. 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 Brégy/Bréggy. Emilie’s maternal grandfather, François Amadée/Amédée Brégy, a professor, was French.
Anna’s maternal grandfather was Winchell Bathurst (the son of John Bathurst and Veronica Ream Winchell). Anna’s grandfather Winchell was born in Seattle, King, Washington. John was English, the son of John Bathurst and Emma Simmons. Vinnie was born in Kansas, the daughter of Roger Williams Winchell and Arminta/Minta/Mintie Vance.
Anna’s maternal grandmother was Minnie Madie Meins (the daughter of Friedrich/Fredrick/Frederick Herman Meins and Anna Elizabeth Reichlt/Reichit/Reichelt). Minnie was born in Lyman, Skagit, Washington, to German parents. Anna’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of Charles Christian Reichelt and Anna Elizabeth Morhoff.
Genealogy of Anna’s paternal grandfather, Robert E. Lee Faris – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Anna’s paternal grandmother, Clara Guignard, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Anna’s paternal grandmother, Clara (Guignard) Faris – http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com
Obituary and genealogy of Anna’s paternal great-grandfather, The Rev. Sanders Richardson Guignard – http://forums.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Anna’s maternal great-grandmother, Veronica Ream Winchell (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com