Dermot Mulroney

by follers on April 28, 2014

GQ 2013 "Men of the Year" Party - Arrivals

Place of Birth: Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 31, 1963

Ethnicity:
*87.5% Irish
*12.5% German

Dermot Mulroney is an American actor and director.

His father was of three quarters Irish and one quarter German ancestry. His mother was of entirely Irish descent. Dermot is married to Italian cinematography agent Tharita Cesaroni, with whom he has two children. He also has a son with his former wife, actress Catherine Keener.

Dermot’s paternal grandfather was Alphonse James Mulroney (the son of John Patrick Mulroney and Alice B. Cullen). John was born in New York, the son of Patrick Mulroney, from Kilkenny, Ireland, and Brigit/Bridget McDonald, from Louth, Ireland. Alice was born in Iowa, the daughter of Terrance Cullen and Bridget Golden, both from Cavan, Ireland.

Dermot’s paternal grandmother was Genevieve E. Moran (the daughter of William J. Moran and Minnie Henrietta Musfeldt). William was born in Iowa, the son of Irish parents, John Moran and Mary O’Brien. Dermot’s great-grandmother Minnie was also born in Iowa, the daughter of German parents, Henry Musfeldt and Sophia Maria Caroline Suckow.

Dermot’s maternal grandfather was Donald J. Goen (the son of John J. Goen and Sarah E. Dobbins). John was born in California, to Irish parents, Edward J. Goen, from Tipperary, and Mary Hynes. Sarah was born in Iowa, the daughter of John Dobbins and Margaret Doyle, both from Louth, Ireland.

Dermot’s maternal grandmother was Evelyn M. Byrne (the daughter of Morris/Maurice Edward Byrne and Mary Ellen Cahill). Morris was born in Iowa, to Irish parents. Mary Ellen was born in Iowa, the daughter of Irish parents, James Cahill, from Meath, and Mary A. Carr, from Galway.

Sources: Genealogy of Dermot Mulroney (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Dermot’s paternal grandfather, Alphonse James Mulroney, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Dermot’s paternal grandmother, Genevieve E. Moran, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Dermot’s mother – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Dermot’s maternal grandfather, Donald J. Goen, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Dermot’s maternal grandmother, Evelyn M. Byrne, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Capricious October 10, 2015 at 6:06 pm

His Irish side must be dark.

neiltennant June 28, 2016 at 7:29 am
gel June 28, 2016 at 7:37 am
stonelord July 26, 2016 at 11:16 am

You get dark Germans and dark Irish. My Irish family have dark brown to black hair and hazel to moderately dark brown eyes

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