Jamie Gray Hyder

by stlucas on January 22, 2018

Jamie Gray Hyder – Leica Store Los Angeles Grand Opening – Arrivals – Leica Los Angeles – West Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Emiley Schweich / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: April 27, 1985

*Lebanese (father)
*German, English, Scottish (mother)

Jamie Gray Hyder is an American actress and model.

Jamie is the daughter of Cynthia Marie “Cindy” (Armentrout) and George Edward Hyder. Jamie has a sister, Callie.

Jamie has stated that she has Lebanese ancestry on her father’s side. Jamie’s mother is mostly of English, German, and Scottish descent.

Jamie’s maternal grandfather was Norman Gilbert Armentrout (the son of John Dallas Armentrout and Anna Sue King). John was the son of Michael J. Armentrout and Sarah Jane Gunter. Anna was the daughter of Joseph Henry King and Sarah Margaret Craft.

Jamie’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Craig Drummond (the daughter of Roy Raymond “Jake” Drummond/Drummon and Leona Pearl Dudding). Roy was the son of John T. Drummond and Lucy V. Starks. Leona was the daughter of George T. Dudding and Louvenia Alice Jones.

Source: Obituary of Jamie’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy (Drummond) Armentrout –


Ana Hickmann

by stlucas on January 22, 2018

Birth Name: Ana Lúcia Hickmann

Place of Birth: Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Date of Birth: March 1, 1981

Ethnicity: Brazilian (German, possibly other)

Ana Hickmann is a Brazilian model, television host, and businessperson.

Ana is the daughter of Reni Saath and João Inácio Hickmann. Ana is married to Alexandre Corrêa, with whom she has a son.

Ana’s paternal grandfather was Sebaldo/Sebald Hickmann (the son of Alberto Hickmann and Elisabetha Sehnem). Alberto was the son of Jakob Hickmann, whose parents were from Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, and of Margarida Pauli. Elisabetha was the daughter of Jakob/Jacob Sehnem, whose father was from Briedel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, and of Maria Biesdorf, whose mother was from Peterswalde, Kreis Braunsberg, East Prussia.

Ana’s paternal grandmother was named Felicita Cecilia.

Source: Genealogy of Ana Hickmann (focusing on her father’s side) –


Tony Vincent

by stlucas on January 22, 2018

Tony Vincent – America’s Favorite Voices Concert at Parx Casino in Bensalem – September 21, 2012 – Parx Casino – Bensalem, PA, USA – Photo Credit: Paul Froggatt / PR Photos

Birth Name: Anthony Peter Strascina

Place of Birth: Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 25, 1973

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandfather), English, Welsh, German

Tony Vincent is an American actor, singer, and songwriter.

Tony is the son of Linda Day (Davies) and Peter Strascina. Tony is married to actress Aspen Miller, with whom he has a child.

Tony’s paternal grandfather was Vincent T. “Jim” Strascina (the son of Peter Strascina/Strascino and Maria/Mary). Vincent was born in New York, to parents from Italy.

Tony’s paternal grandmother was Madalynne Mary “Maddy” James (the daughter of John J. James and Rose M.).

Tony’s maternal grandfather was James L. “Jim” Davies (who was likely the son of Orlando Davies and Edlinie/Ed Linia Workman). Orlando was the son of Arthur Davies and Captolia/Captola Trissler. Edlinie was the daughter of William Henry Workman and Lulu/Lula Sanders.

Tony’s maternal grandmother was Arnetta Lee Burgess (the daughter of Walter Scott Burgess and Francis/Frances E. Mulberry). Walter was the son of James Edward Burgess and Lula Green. Francis was the daughter of John V. Mulberry and Lillie B.

Sources: Genealogy of Tony Vincent –

Obituary of Tony’s paternal grandmother, Madalynne Mary “Maddy” (James) Strascina –

Obituary of Tony’s maternal grandmother, Arnetta Lee (Burgess) Davies –


Wyatt Oleff

by stlucas on January 22, 2018

Wyatt Oleff – “Thor: Ragnarok” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Birth Name: Wyatt Jess Oleff

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 13, 2004

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Wyatt Oleff is an American actor. He is known for his role as Stanley in the film It (2017).

Wyatt is the son of Jennifer W. and Douglas “Doug” Oleff.

Wyatt’s paternal grandfather was Paul Kenneth Oleff (the son of Fred M. Oleff and Diana Ester Davis). Fred and Diana were born in Russia.

Wyatt’s paternal grandmother was Gayle Kastil (the daughter of Edward “Izey” Kastil and Jean Cohen). Edward was likely the son of Victor Kastil and Fannie/Faga Saltzer, who were from Russia.

Sources: Obituary of Wyatt’s paternal great-grandmother, Diana Ester (Davis) Oleff –

Obituary of Wyatt’s paternal great-grandfather, Edward Kastil –

Obituary of Wyatt’s paternal great-grandmother, Jean (Cohen) Kastil – 


Matt Piedmont

by stlucas on January 22, 2018

Matt Piedmont – “Casa de mi Padre” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Grauman’s Chinese Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Matthew Christopher Piedmont

Place of Birth: Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 26, 1970

*English, Irish, French, Norwegian (mother)

Matt Piedmont is an American film director and writer.

Matt is the son of Karen Marie (Olson) and Joseph Rich “Joe” Piedmont. Matt is married to Jill Cargerman.

Matt’s maternal grandfather was Alfred H. “Bud” Olson (the son of Alfred Helmer Olson and Agnes Avelsgaard). Matt’s great-grandfather Alfred was the son of Gilbert Olson, who was Norwegian, and of Mary Elizabeth Kinney. Agnes was the daughter of Ole Avelsgaard, who was Norwegian, and of Regnild Mehus, whose parents were Norwegian.

Matt’s maternal grandmother was Margie Louise Capps (the daughter of William Louis Capps and Beatrice Mary Baker). William was the son of Walter Douglas Capps and Edith Clair De Coudres.

Sources: Birth record of Matt Piedmont –

Obituary of Matt’s maternal grandfather, Alfred H. “Bud” Olson –