Birth Name: Kristen Anne Bell
Place of Birth: Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States
Date of Birth: July 18, 1980
*German, as well as English, Irish, and Scottish (father)
Kristen Bell is an American actress and singer. She is married to actor Dax Shepard.
Kristen’s father has German, as well as English, Irish, and Scottish, ancestry. Kristen’s mother is of Polish descent.
Kristen’s paternal grandfather is Edwin Doran Bell, Jr. (the son of Edwin Doran Vincent Bell and Hazel Deane Fulton). Kristen’s great-grandfather Edwin was the son of George Leslie Francis Bell, whose father was Canadian, and of Theresa Loretta Walsh, who was born in Canada, to Irish parents. Hazel was the daughter of Robert Dalzell Fulton and Hazel Dean Clancy.
Kristen’s paternal grandmother is Catherine Louise Smith (the daughter of Ralph Frederick Smith and Isabell/Isabelle May Schmidt). Ralph was the son of Frederick Haskell Smith and Mary Josephine Schmidt, who was of German origin. Isabell was the daughter of John Henry Schmidt and Mary Liebherr.
Kristen’s maternal grandparents were Bernard “Bernie” Frygier (the son of Frank Frygier and Mary W. Sumeracki) and Anne Agnes Pruchnicki (the daughter of John M. Pruchnicki and Victoria Dyszcz). Bernard and Anne’s parents were all born in Poland. Victoria was the daughter of Michael Deszcz and Maryanna Rozanska.
Sources: Genealogy of Kristen’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Kristen’s paternal great-grandfather, Edwin Doran Vincent Bell, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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