1 Actor/Actress

Maggie Wheeler

by stlucas on March 24, 2017

Birth Name: Margaret Emily Jakobson

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 7, 1961

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Maggie Wheeler is an American actress. She is the daughter of Barbara and John R. Jakobson. Her parents are both Jewish. Maggie is married to Daniel Borden Wheeler.

Maggie’s paternal grandparents were Louis Jakobson (the son of Adolph Sam Jakobson and Fanny Leftrist/Lefkowitz) and Lucille B. Rafelson (the daughter of Abraham J. Rafelson and Hattie London). Adolph and Fanny were born in Hungary. Abraham was originally from either Poland or Russia. Hattie was born in New York, to parents from Germany.

Sources: http://www.jta.org

Maggie’s paternal grandfather, Louis Jakobson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Maggie’s paternal grandfather, Louis Jakobson – https://familysearch.org

Maggie’s paternal great-grandmother, Hattie London, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Bailey de Young

by stlucas on March 24, 2017

Birth Name: Bailey Marie Buntain

Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 16, 1989

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, 1/8th Swedish

Bailey de Young is an American actress and dancer. She is the daughter of Judith Susan “Judy” Oates-Holt (born Oates) and Fulton Timothy “Tim” Buntain.

Bailey’s paternal grandparents were Lorraine B. and Fulton Wesley Buntain. Fulton was originally born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. His parents were Eva Kathleen Bailey (the daughter of Rich Bailey and Alice Lloyd) and Daniel Newton Buntain (the son of Alexander Rufus Buntain and Adelaide Elga MacKay).

Alexander was the son of John Buntain, whose parents were Scottish, and of Amelia Ann MacNeill. Adelaide was the daughter of Donald McKay and Eleanor Clark, who were of Scottish and English descent.

Bailey’s maternal grandfather was Martin L. “Buzz” Oates, the son of Philip Oates and Emma Rice. Philip’s parents were Mary J. and William Oates. William was born in England, to English parents.

Bailey’s maternal grandmother was Theda M. Florence, the daughter of Helen E. and William H. Florence. Helen was born in Washington, to parents from Sweden.

Sources: Birth record of Bailey de Young – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Bailey’s father, Fulton Timothy “Tim” Buntain – http://www.legacy.com

Bailey’s paternal grandfather, Fulton Wesley Buntain – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Bailey’s paternal grandfather, The Rev. Fulton Wesley Buntain – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Bailey’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Alexander Rufus Buntain and Adelaide Elga MacKay – http://www.islandregister.com

Obituary of Bailey’s maternal grandfather, Martin L. “Buzz” Oates – http://www.sacbee.com

Bailey’s maternal great-great-grandfather, William Oates, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Bailey’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen E., on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Tamara Tunie

by stlucas on March 24, 2017

Birth Name: Tamara R. Tunie

Place of Birth: McKeesport, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 14, 1959

Ethnicity: African-American, possibly European and Lenape Native American

Tamara Tunie is an American film, stage, and television actress, director, and producer. She is the daughter of African American parents, Evelyn E. (Hawkins) and James W. Tunie. She was raised in Homestead, Pennsylvania.

Regarding her ethnic background, Tamara has stated in an interview:

Her [Tamara’s character on The Red Road] ancestry is very similar to my own in real life… I have Native American blood. I have African blood. I have European blood. And so it was the first time that a role was presented to me that actually completely embraced my entire DNA makeup, so I was really excited… My Native American heritage was not embraced by our family, and we grew up African-American… so I didn’t have a lot of access or history to that line of my family.

Tamara has also said that one of her paternal great-grandmothers was a full-blooded Native American, from the Ramapough Lenape Nation.

Tamara’s paternal grandparents were Edgar P. Tunie and Effie.

Source: http://www.post-gazette.com

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Alexis Dziena

by stlucas on March 24, 2017

Birth Name: Alexis M. Dziena

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 8, 1984

Ethnicity: Irish, Italian, Polish

Alexis Dziena is an American actress. She is the daughter of Alexander Dziena and Madeline/Madeleine (Didio).

Alexis is said to have Irish, Italian, and Polish ancestry. Her father’s surname can be Lithuanian. Her mother’s surname is Italian.

Alexis’ maternal grandparents were Mellon Didio and Angelina/Angeline.

Sources: http://www.craveonline.com

Obituary of Alexis’ maternal grandfather, Mellon Didio – https://familysearch.org

https://www.findagrave.com

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Anne Dudek

by stlucas on March 24, 2017

Birth Name: Anne Louise Dudek

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 22, 1975

Ethnicity: Polish, other

Anne Dudek is an American actress. She is the daughter of Janet and Paul H. Dudek. She has a brother, Simon.

Anne’s paternal grandparents were Lillian (Jensen) and Hubert/Herbert Dudek. Hubert was born in Illinois, to a father from Poland and a mother from Illinois, Leona, whose own parents were Polish.

Sources: https://www.findagrave.com

Anne’s father, Paul H. Dudek, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituaries of Anne’s aunt (father’s sister), Deborah Kay “Debbie” Russell von Kaenel – http://www.genlookups.com

Anne’s paternal grandfather, Hubert Dudek, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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