Birth Name: Aubrey Christina Plaza
Place of Birth: Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 26, 1984
*father – Puerto Rican [Spanish, African, Indigenous]
*mother – German, English, Irish, Swiss-German
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.
A 23andMe DNA test whose results Aubrey displayed on YouTube stated that her genetic ancestry is:
*34% Iberian [Spanish]
*30-31% Irish [possibly “British & Irish”]
*9.9% West African
*7% Native American [Indigenous]
*0.6% Ashkenazi Jewish
Aubrey’s West African and Indigenous ancestry likely mostly comes from her Puerto Rican side.
Aubrey’s paternal grandparents are named Ismael David Plaza and Inez M.
Aubrey’s maternal grandfather was Philip Francis Dougherty/Gordon (the son of Roy A. Gordon and Fannie/Frances M./B.). Philip was born in Delaware. 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). Mary was born in Maryland. John was the son of Charles Henry Leager/Leagar and Sarah Rebecca Pinder. Bessie was the daughter of Lodi Anderson and Annie A.
Marriage record of Aubrey’s maternal grandparents, Philip Francis Dougherty/Gordon and Mary Maxine Leager – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Aubrey’s maternal grandmother, Mary Maxine Leager (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://jimsgenealogy.net
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