Jennifer Lawrence

Birth Name: Jennifer Shrader Lawrence

Place of Birth: Indian Hills, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

Date of Birth: August 15, 1990

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

Jennifer Lawrence is an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook (2012). She is the first, and thus far only, person born in the 1990s to have won an acting Oscar.

Her family has lived in the United States for many generations. Her ancestry includes English, German, Irish, Scottish, and remote French, roots.

Jennifer is a fifth cousin, once removed, of actor Jeremy Renner. Jennifer’s five times great-grandparents, Robert Tague and Sarah/Sallie Caplinger, were also Jeremy’s four times great-grandparents.

Jennifer’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Robert Lawrence, who was born, c. 1589, in Chelsea, Middlesex, England, and who died, c. 1682, in Nansemond, Virginia.

Jennifer’s paternal grandfather was David Vernon Lawrence (the son of Francis Marion “Frank” Lawrence and Bessie Steger). David was born in Kentucky. Francis was the son of James Ogden Lawrence and Penelope Nellie Burroughs. Bessie was the daughter of Samuel Jefferson Steger and Ida Louisa O’Banion.

Jennifer’s paternal grandmother was Doris Shrader (the daughter of William Martin Shrader and Reva Mae Adams). Doris was born in Kentucky. William was the son of John William Shrader and Permelia Alice/Allie Martin. Reva was the daughter of John Thadius Adams and Lena Rivers Tague.

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather is Charles J. Koch (the son of Charles A. Koch and Mary P. Sheehan). Jennifer’s grandfather Charles was born in Ohio. Jennifer’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Charles Koch and Anna/Annie Kleinhens/Kleinhenz, and was of German descent. Mary P. was the daughter of Martin J. Sheehan and Mary Elizabeth Broderick, and was of Irish ancestry.

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother is Carolyn M. Mongtomery (the daughter of Robert C. Montgomery and Esta M. White). Carolyn was born in Kentucky. Robert was the son of Charles Arthur Montgomery and Leona/Leana M. Blocher. Esta was the daughter of Hiram M. White and Viola Agnes Gregory.

Sources: Jennifer Lawrence’s and Jeremy Renner’s genealogical relation –

Genealogies of Jennifer Lawrence –

Genealogy of Jennifer Lawrence (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Jennifer’s paternal grandfather, David Vernon Lawrence –

Genealogy of Jennifer’s paternal grandfather, David Vernon Lawrence (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Picture of, and some information on, Jennifer’s paternal grandfather, David Vernon Lawrence –

Genealogy, and obituary, of Jennifer’s paternal grandmother, Doris (Shrader) Lawrence –

Marriage record of Jennifer’s maternal great-grandparents, Robert C. Montgomery and Esta M. White –

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89 Replies to “Jennifer Lawrence”

  1. Ste(e)ger and S(c)hrader are German surnames like Koch, so she has much more German ancestry than the text says … anyway, she’s a good mixture. But the pic is awful.

  2. I honestly don’t get the hype surrounding her. She’s an average actress. She didn’t even deserve an Oscar. There were way more talented actresses that deserved the award (Emmanuelle Riva for example) instead of her. I’m not hating, she’s an ok actress, but not astounding enough to win an Oscar.

    1. Agreed. Below average looks, bad acting, bigmouth who enjoys running it and slamming others because that’s the way she knows she’ll get the most attention. the only reason she’s popular is because like other stars, she tells people what they want to hear.

  3. Ignorants and dumb people will never understand various phenotype/facial-type of pure Whites.
    These dumb/ignorant people believe any face feature which is not average (but not uncommon) among Whites is due to some non-White (like Asian) admixture.

    I am sorry to see some Trolls spamming this site.

    1. She does. But that may go way back. Remember, people who are descended from Vikings have lots of Asian heritage. But when we say “Asian,” think less “Chinese” and more “Eskimo,” or Inuit/Yupik–peoples from the area closest to the Arctic circle. Icelanders, as with most northern Europeans, have a lot of this type of heritage. She would need to do a DNA test, and at her tender age, she’s not ready or even thinking about that.

          1. Yes, but your comparing two English guy paul bettany and rowan, Ariana is southern European therefore not only she looks non-white but the majority of Italians look non-white that means there is a difference between north and south

    1. @ the punisher

      I’m sure u never put your ass out of your country so dont talk about things u have no clue. You’re obsessed with the word “white”. Nobody gives a damn in Europe about “white”/caucasian/hispanic/latino categories since nobody asks you, UK is the only country with a racial classification in the Census. How old are you?

      1. They act like they don’t care about the word white in reality they do, white is what defines them and what they think is beautiful and superior they just don’t brag about it

        1. there are some white supremacy groups in Europe, in Italy and Greece too, that u dont consider white. They really care about the “white” concept, all the rest of the people dont give a f**k

    1. There is a large physical difference between Paul Bettany and Rowan Atkinson, yet they are of the exact same ethnicity (never mind different ethnicities within the same race).

          1. So in that case star calling Latinos, Arabs, and half Asians, White because many of them look more white than ariana I’ve seen Cubans in Miami that look more white than Italians and they are label as Hispanic just because they are from cuba

  4. If you’re describing the women then yes….fair skinned Celtic/Germanic looking women seem to be favored by a lot of men.

    But Germanic looking men certainly don’t win with sexy body, face and such. Many women, in fact, prefer darker men with dark hair – think Mediterranean and even French.

  5. Once again the English/German/Scotch-Irish mix that produces the hottest American celebrities in existence. Wow-ee!!! We all know her from “The Hunger Games” 2012, but let’s not forget that she is still a young and tight 22 yo who is not completely full of herself. We look forward to more movies honey.

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