Chris Cooper

by follers on April 26, 2014

LOS ANGELES - JAN 16:  Chris Cooper arrives to the Critics' Choi

Birth Name: Christopher Walton Cooper

Place of Birth: Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 9, 1951

Ethnicity: English, some German and Scottish, remote French

Chris Cooper is an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Adaptation. (2002).

He is the son of Mary Ann (Walton) and Charles Sherwood Cooper. He is married to actress Marianne Leone Cooper. They had a son, Jesse, who died from causes related to cerebral palsy.

Chris’s paternal grandparents were Clemmie S. Cooper and Clara Mae Jones (the daughter of Jackson David “Jack” Jones and Sarah Mae Etchison). Jackson was the son of James Robert Jones and Diana Elizibeth Furguson. Sarah was the daughter of William Renrick Etchison and Sarah Frances Germany.

Chris’s maternal grandfather was Jesse Lanier Walton (the son of James Thomas Derbin Walton and Fannie Pearl McMillan). James was the son of James Lanier Walton and Mary Louise Petty. Fannie was the daughter of William Crawford McMillan and Martha Isabel Melton.

Chris’s maternal grandmother was Mary Ann Elizabeth Dumas (the daughter of Louis P. Dumas and Florence Emberson/Umberson). Louis was the son of James Pinkney/Pinckney Dumas and Mary Ann/Anne Elizabeth Thompson. Florence was the daughter of Elijah Emberson and Susan Stewart.

Sources: Wedding announcement of Chris’s parents –

Genealogy of Chris’s maternal grandfather, Jesse Lanier Walton (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Chris’s maternal great-grandparents, Louis P. Dumas and Florence Emberson/Umberson –

Genealogy of Chris’s maternal great-grandfather, Louis P. Dumas –

Genealogy of Chris’s maternal great-great-grandfather, James Pinkney/Pinckney Dumas (through James’s sister, Jane F. Dumas) –

Genealogy of Chris’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Ann/Anne Elizabeth Thompson (through Mary Ann/Anne’s sister, Jane Thompson) –

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