Birth Name: Anna Hélène Paquin
Place of Birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Date of Birth: July 24, 1982
Ethnicity: German, Irish, French-Canadian, Dutch
Anna Paquin is a Canadian/New Zealand actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Piano (1993).
Anna was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and was raised in Wellington, New Zealand. She is the daughter of Mary (Brophy) and Brian Paquin. Her father is Canadian and her mother is from New Zealand. She has said that she is of Irish, French, and Dutch descent. She also has German ancestry. Anna is married to English actor Stephen Moyer, with whom she has two children.
Anna is the first millennial, and the first person born in the 1980s, to have been nominated for an Academy Award for acting, and is also the first person fitting either or both descriptions to win (with her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 1993).
Anna’s paternal grandmother is Agnes Tuckwell (born Agnes Janzen, the daughter of Johann J. “John” Janzen and Helena Unrau). Agnes is the daughter of ethnic German parents whose families had lived in Russia. Johann was the son of Johann Janzen, who was born in Mariapol, and of Anna J. Toews, who was born in Schoenfeld, Bergthal. Helena was the daughter of Albert Unrau/Unruh and Margaretha/Margareta Schellenberg, who was from Molotschna/Molochna, a Mennonite settlement in Russia, in what is now Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine.
Genealogy of Anna Paquin (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Anna’s paternal grandmother, Agnes Janzen (focusing on her own father’s side) – https://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Anna’s paternal grandmother, Agnes Janzen (focusing on her own mother’s side) – https://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogies of Anna’s paternal great-grandparents, Johann J. “John” Janzen and Helena Unrau – https://www.ancestry.co.uk
Obituary of Anna’s paternal great-grandfather, Johann J. “John” Janzen – https://newspaperarchive.com