Kristin Chenoweth

by ethnic on January 8, 2010

Place of Birth: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Date of Birth: July 24, 1968

Ethnicity: European, evidently one quarter Cherokee Native American

Kristin Chenoweth is an American singer and actress. She is known for her vocal range of 4 octaves, and her appearance on the television dramas The West Wing and Pushing Daisies, among many other film and television roles.

Kristin is adopted, and “Chenoweth”, an English and Welsh surname, is the surname of her adoptive parents, Junie Smith and Jerry Morris Chenoweth. Jerry is the son of Roy Morris Chenoweth and Mildred Alice Livengood. Junie is the daughter of Doyal Smith and Katherine Hale.

Kristin has said that she is of one quarter Cherokee ancestry by birth. She has said that her biological parents were a pilot and a flight attendant.

Standing at 4 feet and eleven inches, Kristin has stated that she is the only person in her family that is not tall, and the only one who is musically talented.

Sources: http://www.parade.com

Genealogy of Kristin’s adoptive parents – https://www.geni.com

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

LadyNikkitten November 30, 2013 at 4:29 pm

I like her and yes, she does look like a lot people that are part cherokee I know.

andrew October 20, 2014 at 5:14 pm

really?

True January 29, 2012 at 11:15 pm

I wouldn’t necessarily go by her given surname for her ancestry. She was adopted, and may be Welsh, but possibly not.

Me January 22, 2012 at 12:51 am

She is castiza/harniza like Megan Fox, Anne Hathaway, and Hillary Clinton! She is Cherokee!

Lisa September 11, 2010 at 6:06 pm

She has a really interesting look. I wish she wouldn’t bleach her hair blonde though, she would look so much better as a brunette! Love watching her on Glee.

Nathan Teasdale Mottram February 19, 2010 at 11:10 am

yes your right about the english especialy since her second name is english
http://www.houseofnames.com/fc.asp?sId=&s=chenoweth

Jen January 9, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Well, not really….i use someone elses, but yes, go back far enough and Kristen has ancestors from wales/england =)

Jen

ethnic January 9, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Hey Jen, do you have a membership at ancestry.com? I cant seem to find her ancestry.

Ethnic
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Jen January 8, 2010 at 8:02 am

Yeah, if you go back, she has welsh in her too:) I’m sure i found a little bit of scottish too on ancestry.com…but i don’t know. anyway, love her mix! :)

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