Birth Name: Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers
Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, United States
Date of Birth: October 1, 1989
*French-Canadian, as well as distant Métis (father)
*English, Swedish, German, Welsh, Scottish (mother)
Brie Larson is an American actress, singer, director, and filmmaker. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Room (2015).
Her father is from a French-Canadian family, from Winnipeg, Manitoba, with distant Métis roots. Her mother has English, Swedish, German, Welsh, and Scottish ancestry. Brie uses the surname of her maternal great-grandmother, Larson, as her stage surname.
Brie’s paternal grandfather was Aurèle J. Desaulniers (the son of Joseph Exaverie/Xavérie “Casseux” Desaulniers and Marie Josephine Sidonie Laroche). Aurèle was born in St. Elizabeth, Manitoba, Canada. Joseph was the son of Maxime Lesieur/Firmin Desaulniers and Victoria Gelinas. Marie Josephine was the daughter of Arthur Emmanuel Laroche and Marie Jeanne Lafrenière.
Brie’s paternal grandmother was Gabrielle Marie-Therese Chatelain (the daughter of Josephat/Josaphat Eusebe Châtelain and Alda Marie Josephine Privé). Gabrielle was born in Lebret, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Josephat was the son of Joseph Châtelain and Marie Alida Daoust. Alda was the daughter of Arthur Napoléon Privé and Joséphine Langlois.
Brie’s maternal grandfather was Bobby/Bob Glen Edwards (the son of Glen Thurston Edwards and Lorene/Loren Jewel Corzine). Bobby was born in Oklahoma. Brie’s great-grandfather Glen was the son of George T. Edwards and Dora C. Lorene was the daughter of Lewis Collins Corzine and Josephine Burns.
Brie’s maternal grandmother is Bonnie I. Hunt (the daughter of James Ivan Hunt and Elva Josephine Larson). Bonnie was born in Utah. James was the son of James Carlos Hunt and Elzina May Watson. Elva was the daughter of Carl August Larson, who was Swedish, from Trollhatton, Elfsborg, and of Anna Margaret Stocker, who was German, and was born in Mannheim, Baden; the daughter of Heinrich “Henry” Stocker and Maria Lucia Hardt.
Genealogy of Brie Larson (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.myheritage.com
Obituary of Brie’s paternal grandfather, Aurèle J. Desaulniers – http://passages.winnipegfreepress.com
Genealogy of Brie’s paternal great-grandfather, Josephat/Josaphat Eusebe Châtelain – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Brie’s paternal great-grandmother, Alda Marie Josephine Privé – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Brie’s maternal grandmother, Bonnie I. Hunt, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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