Mary-Louise Parker

LOS ANGELES - DEC 11:  Mary-Louise Parker arrives to the CNN Her

Place of Birth: Fort Jackson, South Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 2, 1964

Ethnicity: Swedish (maternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, Dutch

Mary-Louise Parker is an American actress and author. Her maternal grandfather’s parents were Swedish. Her other ancestry includes English, Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), German, and Dutch. Mary-Louise has two children, including a son with her former partner, actor Billy Crudup.

Mary-Louise’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Eastburn Parker III (the son of Joseph Eastburn Parker, Jr. and Lotta/Lotto Williams). Mary-Louise’s grandfather Joseph was born in Kentucky. Lotta was the daughter of John Lewis Williams and Rachel/Rachael Cartwright.

Mary-Louise’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy Blanche Vannatter (the daughter of Ulysses Grant Vannatter and Julia A./S. Fauber). Dorothy was born in West Virginia. Ulysses was the son of Perrin C. Vannatter and Mary Ann Foster. Julia was the daughter of William Henry Harrison Fauber and Frances Mary Toney.

Mary-Louise’s maternal grandfather was William Nelson Morell, Sr. (the son of Hinders Sven Morell and Stika Anna Nilsdotter). William was born in Minnesota. Hinders was born in Östnor, Mora, Dalarna County, Sweden, the son of Hinders Sven Svensson and Smids Karin Matsdotter. Stika was also Swedish, the daughter of Frost Nils Matsson and Stika Anna Matsdotter.

Mary-Louise’s maternal grandmother was Blanche Louise Cox (the daughter of Percival/Percy Murtaugh Cox and Carolina Louise “Carrie” Acker). Blanche was born in Washington, D.C. Percival was the son of Newton James Cox and Martha Elizabeth Amiss. Carolina was the daughter of Charles Augustus Acker and Sardis Parthenia Sanderson.

Sources: Genealogies of Mary-Louise Parker –

Genealogy of Mary-Louise Parker (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogies of Mary-Louise’s maternal grandparents, William Nelson Morell and Blanche Louise Cox –

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9 Replies to “Mary-Louise Parker”

          1. Again, I’m not going to read all that just to determine whether Mary-Louise Parker is or is not 1/1024 Native American.

          2. @follers
            Speaking of Native Americans, can you at least put on Sky Ferreira’s page that her grandfather is Native. Even if you doubt that the people I think are his parents really are, he’s at least related to them, since they share a whole lot of cousins.

          3. that must be the same Pocahontas’ “fictional” daughter’s line we already talked about, with more Native stuff maybe.

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