Birth Name: Aubrey Christina Plaza
Place of Birth: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Date of Birth: June 26, 1984
*Puerto Rican (father)
*German, English, Irish, Swiss-German (mother)
Aubrey Plaza is an American actress and comedian. Her father is Puerto Rican. Her mother has German, English, Irish, and Swiss-German ancestry.
Aubrey has stated that she can not speak Spanish:
My grandfather came over from Puerto Rico and raised his kids speaking English so that it would be easier for them to assimilate… My family speaks to me in Spanish… and I respond in English.
Aubrey’s paternal grandparents are Ismael David Plaza and Inez M.
Aubrey’s maternal grandfather was Philip Francis Dougherty/Gordon (the son of Roy A. Gordon and Fannie M.). Roy was the son of Levi Gordon and Rebecca Statler.
Aubrey’s maternal grandmother was Mary Maxine Leager (the daughter of John Wesley Leager and Bessie May Anderson). John was the son of Charles Henry Leager/Leagar and Sarah Rebecca Pinder. Bessie was the daughter of Lodi Anderson and Annie A.
Sources: Genealogy of Aubrey Plaza – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Aubrey Plaza (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Aubrey’s maternal grandmother, Mary Maxine Leager (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://jimsgenealogy.net
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