Emma Roberts

by ethnic on July 25, 2011

Birth Name: Emma Rose Roberts

Place of Birth: Rhinebeck, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 10, 1991

Ethnicity: English, German, Swedish, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, remote French

Emma Roberts is an American actress and singer. She is the daughter of actor Eric Roberts (Eric Anthony Roberts) and Kelly Cunningham, and the niece of actresses Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan. Her father’s ancestry includes English, German, Swedish, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and remote French.

Emma’s paternal grandfather was Walter Grady Roberts (the son of Walter Thomas Roberts and Beatrice M. Beal). Emma’s grandfather Walter was born in Georgia, and was an actor and playwright. Emma’s great-grandfather Walter was the son of John Pendleton Roberts and Jimmie Glen Corbitt. Beatrice was the daughter of William Edward Beal and Pearl E. Ogle.

Emma’s paternal grandmother was Betty Lou Bredemus (the daughter of Wendell John Bredemus and Elizabeth Ellen Billingsley). Betty was born in Minnesota, and was an actor and playwright. Wendell was the son of John Math/Mathias/Matheus/Mathews Bredemus, who was of German descent, and of Elin Maria “Eleanor” Johansdotter/Johnson, who was born in By församling, Värmlands län, Sweden. Elizabeth was the daughter of James Henry Billingsley and Nellie Hutchings.

On her mother’s side, Emma is the granddaughter of Raymond R. Cunningham and Emma E.

Sources: Genealogies of Emma Roberts (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Family history of Emma’s father, Eric Roberts (through Eric’s sister, Julia Roberts), at The Huffington Post, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak – http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Genealogy of Emma’s father (through his own sister, Julia Roberts) – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Emma’s paternal great-great-grandfather, John Pendleton Roberts – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Emma’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Pearl E. Ogle (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Marriage record of Emma’s paternal great-great-grandparents, James Henry Billingsley and Nellie Hutchings – https://familysearch.org

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

athelya July 12, 2017 at 10:54 am

I thought she had some slavic in her

luckystar April 15, 2017 at 9:35 pm

Her eyes are green and in some pics she looks a lot like Hannah Murray(British actress)
Funny how non white people here claiming her and trying to tell how white people should like. lol
She does look even italian and yeah hispanic from spain.

luckystar March 7, 2017 at 6:24 am

She can pass for spaniard cause she is atlantid with some gracile med influenced, but also for french. Same for Julia, but julia fits even in greece.

luckystar March 7, 2017 at 6:32 am

but they both looks mostly american:
meltin pot of many european types. u can see the french in them and also the north euro, emma is too pale

andrew October 20, 2014 at 1:49 pm

I think you should add Eric Roberts.

aja675 May 17, 2012 at 2:01 am

I watched Unfabulous when I was younger. She’s definitely a part of my childhood.

Worldgrl November 11, 2011 at 6:47 pm

DUDES Julia R. looks more “Europian” than Emma ,..emma looks hipanic,..and in some movies or snapshots/angles a little bit like Jessica alba, she’s too “exotic-pretty” to be just white you don’t create that looke by being just white-white no matter how much yah jump up and down haah

Serpent November 11, 2011 at 11:52 pm

So not only can you not spell but you are apparently racist, too. You cannot even spell European, and several “white” people are exotic, love. There is no such thing as “white-white.” It is something you have constructed.

Please go to hell with your racist, mixed-race supremacy bullshit.

hmmm March 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Hispanic Jessica Alba white white ?wtf

Blonde Frizzles May 17, 2012 at 10:31 am

HAHAHAHAHAHA!! wow, you really showed her!

Kimmel March 29, 2017 at 4:32 am

There is a ‘White Club’. I highly doubt the white people from Brazil are “white-white’, Caucasians like North Africans, Western Asians, and even pale East Asians are considered “white-white”.

Robert October 16, 2011 at 6:42 pm

They show the same, in the same order as Julia, despite whatever Emma’s mother is etc.

shon July 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm

isnt she canadian?

nativegirl July 27, 2011 at 11:08 am

just because someone says they are cherokee doesn’t make them so! even check the cherokee tribe’s official stance on these celebrities (and regular people) claiming cherokee ancestry! if you arent cherokee enough to be recognized by the tribe (through actual proof), then you aren’t cherokee. period.

Selene-The-Immortal January 19, 2012 at 1:46 am

Your comment will be given a thumbs down. Megan Fox is not Cherokee enough to be recognized by the tribe, but everyone on this site insists that she is a Native American princess created by the Gods.

mm March 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm

This site is about ethnicity, so if someone has Cherokee ethnicity it’s fine to say so. They are not claiming that they are part of the Cherokee nation (many native tribes are recognized by the government as independent nations). People of Irish ethnicity don’t claim they have Irish citizenship.

rafael July 25, 2011 at 7:01 pm

shes the daughter of eric roberts,julia’s brother

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