Krysten Ritter

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Birth Name: Krysten Alyce Ritter

Place of Birth: Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 16, 1981

Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish

Krysten Ritter is an American actress, model, and musician. She is the daughter of Kathi and Gary Ritter.

Her surname is German.

Krysten’s paternal grandfather was Harry L. Ritter (the son of William McClellan/Mac Ritter and Hellen/Helen Alberta/Elberta Shipman). William was the son of Harry Bertram Ritter and Dora Ethel Williams. Hellen was the daughter of Earnest LaRue Shipman and Mable/Mabel Florence Smith.

Krysten’s paternal grandmother is named Shirley A. Shaffer.

Krysten’s maternal grandfather was Grover James Howard Payne (the son of William Hamilton Payne and Ollie Beatrice Carroll). William was the son of George Waldon Payne and Estelle Martisha Day. Ollie was the daughter of James A. Carroll/Carrell and Martha Washington Pippin.

Krysten’s maternal grandmother was Betty Lou Hill (the daughter of William Moody Hill and Mattie Mae Bailey). Mattie was the daughter of John Wallace Bailey and Vada Gearles or McKinney.

Sources: Krysten’s paternal grandfather, Harry L. Ritter, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary, and genealogy, of Krysten’s paternal grandfather, Harry L. Ritter (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Krysten’s paternal grandfather, Harry L. Ritter – http://www.mcmichaelfuneralhome.com

Krysten’s paternal great-grandmother, Hellen/Helen Alberta Shipman, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Krysten’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Earnest LaRue Shipman, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Krysten’s maternal grandfather, Grover James Howard Payne – http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com

Genealogy of Krysten’s maternal grandmother, Betty Lou (Hill) Payne (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com

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24 Responses

  1. luckystar says:

    She looks french. She looks like Eva Green.

  2. Adrian1Cram says:

    Did she change her hair

  3. lelo4 says:

    German? lol probably Ashkenazi Jew, that would explain her dark appearance.

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