David Byrne

David Byrne's "Ride, Rise, Roar" Film Launch London Photocall

Place of Birth: Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Date of Birth: 14 May, 1952

Ethnicity: Scottish, Irish

David Byrne is a Scottish-born American singer, songwriter, musician, artist, film producer, record producer, writer, actor, and director. He was the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Talking Heads.

David is the son of Emily “Emma” Anderson (Brown) and Thomas Byrne. His parents were from Glasgow. David’s father was Catholic and his mother was Protestant. Catholics in Scotland usually have Irish ancestry, and David’s surname, Byrne, is often Irish.

At the age of two, David moved with his family to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and then to Arbutus, Maryland, United States, around 1961. He lives in New York City.

David has a daughter with his former wife, costume designer, model, and actress Adelle Lutz. Adelle is the maternal aunt of actress and model China Chow.

David’s maternal grandparents were William “Willie” Brown and Sarah. William and Sarah lived in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

Source: Family history of David’s mother – http://davidbyrne.com

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12 Responses

  1. Pegzi says:

    He’s awesome! I loved his daughter in ‘Gifted’

  2. neiltennant says:

    he looks really dark for a Scottish or Irish man

    I always assumed that he is Jewish

    Byrne = means Birne = pear in German

    Ashkenazi Jewish have that name

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