Celeste Thorson

by ethnic on May 29, 2010

Celeste Thorson

Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 23, 1984

Ethnicity: Korean (one quarter), Mexican (about 3/16ths), Lebanese/Syrian (one eighth), Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English

Celeste Thorson is an American actress, model, screenwriter, and activist.

Celeste is the daughter of Lisa Ann (Fandey) and Eric Mark Thorson. Her father was born in South Korea, and was adopted as a child in Colorado; he is of Korean and Scottish-Irish descent. Her mother is of one quarter Lebanese/Syrian, three eighths Mexican, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English, and Irish, descent. Celeste is also said to have Apache Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented.

Celeste’s father was adopted by Constance Jean “Connie” (Wobig) and Morris H. Thorson. The family was of Norwegian and German descent.

Celeste’s maternal grandfather is Joseph Shephard Fandey (the son of Zaid Fandey and Katherine/Catherine Alleen Crozier). Zaid was from Rachaya, Syria, today in Lebanon. Katherine was the daughter of Wilbur Force Crozier and Susan Anita Donaldson, and had Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and probably English, ancestry.

Celeste’s maternal grandmother is Edith D. Sullivan (who is likely the daughter of Henry Sullivan and Amalia/Amelia Chavez). Henry was the son of John Sullivan, who was of Irish descent, and of Constancia Tafoya, who was of Mexican descent. Amalia was the daughter of Jose Maria Chavez and Manuela Sanchez, who were of Mexican origin.

Sources: Genealogies of Celeste’s father’s adoptive parents, Morris H. Thorson and Constance Jean “Connie” (Wobig) – https://www.findagrave.com

Celeste’s maternal grandfather, Joseph Shephard Fandey, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Celeste’s maternal great-grandfather, Zaid Fandey – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Celeste’s maternal great-grandmother, Katherine/Catherine Alleen Crozier (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://mykindred.com

Death record of Celeste’s maternal great-grandmother, Katherine Alleen (Crozier) Fandey – https://www.findagrave.com

Celeste’s maternal grandmother, Edith D. Sullivan, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Celeste’s likely maternal great-grandfather, Henry Sullivan – https://www.findagrave.com

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madman August 8, 2017 at 4:20 pm

South Korean —> Korean

Lisa and Eric Thorson —> Lisa Ann (Fandey) and Eric Mark Thorson

According to Wikipedia, her father was born in South Korea and was adopted as a child by a family in Colorado.

This is her adopted paternal grandmother:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV5L-FHR6

This is her father:
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=64865876

Her father was adopted by Constance Jean “Connie” (Wobig) and Morris H. Thorson. The family was of Norwegian and German descent.

Indeed Joseph was her maternal grandfather. I have no idea why I wrote Henry. Joseph on a census:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HXSW-Q6Z

Katherine/Catherine was the daughter of Wilbur Force Crozier and Susan Anita Donaldson, and had Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and probably English, ancestry.

http://mykindred.com/cloud/TX/pedigree.php?personID=I165938&tree=mykindred01

As bablah, I’m pretty sure the Edith he linked is her grandmother. The family had connections to New Mexico, and this Edith D. Sullivan was born there. This is her on a census:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMRL-F2P

It would mean that her grandmother was the daughter of Henry Sullivan and Amalia Chavez. Henry was the son of John Sullivan, who was of Irish descent, and Constancia Tafoya ancestry. Amalia was the daughter of Jose Maria Chavez and Manuela Sanchez.

Henry:
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103624513

I think for now, Apache and Spanish can be replaced by Mexican. She might have Apache roots, but all her recent ancestors are listed as “White”, so it’s not documented.

bablah August 8, 2017 at 4:48 pm

I wouldn’t discount her father also being half white since he was born during the war, and a lot of those half-Korean babies were sent of to America to be adopted. Sometimes by the child’s biological family, sometimes by strangers.
Oh, and I’m a she.

madman August 9, 2017 at 2:14 am

Yes, given that the other “rumours” about her ancestry appears accurate, that is probably also true. She is, by the way, a rare case of a celebrity whose rumoured ancestry ended up being almost completely accurate, yet very diverse at the same time (without exaggeration).

And I’m sorry for my sexism.

bablah August 5, 2017 at 7:21 am
madman October 10, 2016 at 8:16 am

She is the daughter of Lisa Ann (Fandey) and Eric Mark Thorson.

Her maternal grandparents were Henry Daniel Fandey and Edith D. Sullivan.

follers August 7, 2017 at 8:11 am

Her uncle, not her grandfather.

bablah August 7, 2017 at 9:25 am

Why did you remove Irish from her profile? Edith’s father was 100% Irish.

bablah August 7, 2017 at 9:25 am

Oops, I meant grandfather.

follers August 7, 2017 at 9:47 am

I didn’t remove Irish.

bablah August 7, 2017 at 10:00 am

I could have sworn it said Irish yesterday. Anyway you should add it. Celeste is at least 1/16 Irish. (I’m now pretty convinced that the family tree I found is indeed her grandmother’s)

follers August 7, 2017 at 10:03 am

What? It already says Irish!

bablah August 7, 2017 at 10:38 am

I’m talking about the maternal side.

andrew October 20, 2014 at 5:41 pm

I didnt know she is part Apache…

jj March 24, 2011 at 1:24 am

beautiful

toby July 4, 2010 at 9:22 am

shes beautiful….very exotic in my opinion!

Copa May 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm

She kind of reminds me of Catherine Zeta
I found some hot bikini pics of her on myspace she looks like a mermaid or something
http://www.myspace.com/celestialstorms

Bombpants May 29, 2010 at 9:55 pm

I could tell that she was mixed.

nini May 29, 2010 at 9:45 pm

wow shes all that thought she was just asian

ihatemostpeople March 2, 2014 at 12:30 am

She looks hella mixed, wtf are you talking about?

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