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

*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. He has two children with Tharita, and 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). Alphonse was born in Iowa. 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). Genevieve was born in Iowa. 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/Koehn.

Dermot’s maternal grandfather was Donald J. Goen (the son of John J. Goen and Sarah E. Dobbins). Donald was born in Iowa. 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). Evelyn was born in Iowa. 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 –

Genealogy of Dermot Mulroney (focusing on his father’s side) –

Dermot’s paternal grandfather, Alphonse James Mulroney, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Dermot’s paternal grandmother, Genevieve E. Moran, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Dermot’s mother –

Dermot’s maternal grandfather, Donald J. Goen, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Dermot’s maternal grandmother, Evelyn M. Byrne, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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andrew February 15, 2018 at 12:39 pm
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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