Jeremy Renner

by follers on October 4, 2012

Jeremy Renner

Birth Name: Jeremy Lee Renner

Place of Birth: Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 7, 1971

Ethnicity: Panamanian, German, English, Scottish, Swedish, Irish

Jeremy Renner is an American actor, singer, and producer. He plays Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Jeremy has Panamanian, German, English, Scottish, Swedish, and Irish ancestry. His maternal grandmother was born in Panama.

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

Jeremy’s paternal grandfather was Oscar “Art” H. Renner (the son of Levi “Lee” Renner and Lucy E.). Levi was the son of John F. Renner and Cecelia C. Godfrey.

Jeremy’s paternal grandmother was Ruth Ann Simpson (the daughter of John Shapley Simpson and Lillian M. Scheflen/Sheflen/Schleflen). John was the son of John Simpson and Annie Rough. Lillian was born in Pennsylvania, to German parents, Sebastian Schoepflin/Sheflen and Anna Poinzar.

Jeremy’s maternal grandfather was Elmer Edward Tague (the son of Eldridge/Elbridge/Elmer Albert Tague and Eva Ruth Peterson). Eldridge was the son of George Washington Tague and Eliza Anne Cuppy, and had English and Scottish ancestry. Eva was born in Minnesota, to Swedish parents, Peter Person Peterson, from Hoerby, Skane, and Amanda Josephina Carlson, from Velinge, Vastergotland Province.

Jeremy’s maternal grandmother was Eleanor Adele Warren, later Warnock (the daughter of Frank Warren and Mavis Eleanor Hawkins). Jeremy’s grandmother Eleanor was born in Colón, Panama, to a father born in either New York City or Panama, and to a mother born in Colón. Jeremy’s great-grandmother Mavis was the daughter of Frederick Hawting/Hawkins and Alrilla. It is not publicly clear what the exact ancestral/racial origin of Jeremy’s maternal grandmother’s family was, but it appears that they were residents of the Caribbean for at least several generations.

Sources: Family history of Jeremy Renner (focusing mostly on his father’s side) –

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

Jeremy’s paternal grandfather, Oscar H. Renner, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Jeremy’s paternal grandmother, Ruth Ann Simpson, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Jeremy Renner (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

follers July 13, 2017 at 5:56 pm

Can anyone find anything more on Renner’s maternal grandmother?

andrew July 14, 2017 at 5:36 am

I suppose a Wasp/upper class Spanish mix

andrew December 1, 2016 at 1:13 pm
nokto October 16, 2015 at 4:03 pm

I love his eyes. But I believe panamanian is not an ethnicity, although there are many ethnicities in Panama.

Capricious October 11, 2015 at 4:51 am

He’s so fucking ugly. Never hated somebody’s looks so much!!

bleachsoda August 5, 2015 at 5:57 pm

His grandma had to be either mestizo or Amerindian I can see the Indian in him

cwm85 August 5, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Her surname suggest she was not Spanish, native but ancestry. Last name was warren. Just because she was born in panama does not make her a mestizo or Indian. Mitt Romney’s relatives were from Mexico but none of them were of mestizo or native descent. That’s like saying someone born in Ghana but is of Italian descent. Place of birth does not automatically make you a certain ethnic group or groups.

neiltennant July 14, 2017 at 9:44 am


today i read at least 16 comments about obviously european looking people where this person claimed that she or he has some black or native american

please invite us in europe and see the people i guess you will be in germany and think that most of them have also AMERICAN INDIAN roots haha

neiltennant July 26, 2015 at 6:12 am

bla bla bla
panamians could be white but most of them are related to latinos

marjanel October 13, 2015 at 6:07 pm

Oh muy god! Latino is not a race and it is really a eurocentric word.Why are you always talking about latinos when do you know anything about them

marjanel January 4, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Panamian like American is not an ethnicity.

follers January 4, 2015 at 9:44 pm

It isn’t an ethnicity, but I’m not sure what his grandmother’s background is exactly. She may have been of Mestizo, Zambo, or Amerindian ancestry.

marjanel October 13, 2015 at 6:08 pm

Then American is an ethnicity?

andrew May 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm
The King February 6, 2013 at 7:34 am

He’s a very good looking man, I have to say.

noneofyourbusiness February 6, 2015 at 8:42 am

Hell no. He’s quite fugly, and his nose is large and strange looking.

fukyou April 19, 2015 at 11:40 am

It’s an opinion, not a dick. Don’t take it so hard.

The King February 6, 2013 at 7:25 am

Correction – his eyes are blue and he has dark blonde hair. :)

ethnic February 7, 2013 at 5:28 am

I agree that he has bluish eyes but I think lightens his hair.

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