Place of Birth: Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
Date of Birth: 7 September, 1987
Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scottish, German
Evan Rachel Wood is an American actress and singer. She is the daughter of playwright and actor Ira David Wood III and actress Sara Lynn Moore. Her brother is actor Ira David Wood IV. Evan was married to actor Jamie Bell, with whom she has a son.
Evan’s ancestry includes English, Irish, Scottish, and German.
Evan’s father is Christian. Evan’s mother, who was raised in a Christian family, is a convert to Judaism. On the audio commentary on the Thirteen (2003) DVD, Evan described herself as Jewish. In 2012, Evan stated, “I believe in god but i am not religious.” In 2013, Evan stated:
[I was raised] half jewish and half christian. but today I practice neither. I am more spiritual than religious.
Evan’s paternal grandfather was Ira David Wood, Jr. (the son of Ira David Wood and Lucy Della Savage). Evan’s great-grandfather Ira was the son of Joseph Daniel Wood and Ethalinda Elizabeth Holt. Lucy was the daughter of William Henry Savage and Margaret Ellen Merritt.
Evan’s paternal grandmother was Bettie Lee Winstead (the daughter of William Herbert Winstead and Addie Ellis Dew). William was the son of John Lugeness Winstead and Lucy Viola E. Lee. Addie was the daughter of George Jefferson Dew and Lucy Ellis Perry.
Evan’s maternal grandfather is Richard Alan Moore (the son of Ira Mack “Denny” Moore and Helen Adoline Fakes). Richard is a prominent landscape architect. Ira was the son of Solomon Festus Moore and Nora Louise McCloud. Helen was the daughter of Baron DeCalb Fakes and Rosa Lee Snow.
Evan’s maternal grandmother is Patricia Ruth Burke (the daughter of William Francis Burke and Louise Philippine Hartmann/Hartman). William was the son of Robert Fletcher Burke, who was Irish, and of Hester A. Woody. Louise was of German descent, the daughter of Wilhelm/William Frederich Hartmann/Hartman, who was German, and of Louise Caroline Wissler, who was born in Missouri, to German parents.
Evan’s paternal grandmother’s surname, “Winstead”, is shared by actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who is also from North Carolina. However, Evan and Mary Elizabeth do not share common “Winstead” ancestry going back to at least the late 1700s.
Sources: Article about Evan’s religious upbringing – http://www.interfaithfamily.com
Genealogy of Evan Rachel Wood – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Evan Rachel Wood (focusing on her father’s side) – http://familypedia.wikia.com
Genealogy of Evan’s paternal grandfather, Ira David Wood, Jr. (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituary of Evan’s paternal grandmother, Bettie Lee (Winstead) Wood – http://www.newsobserver.com
Genealogy of Evan’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen Adoline Fakes (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Evan’s maternal great-grandmother, Louise Philippine Hartmann/Hartman – https://www.geni.com
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