Birth Name: Mary Nell Steenburgen
Place of Birth: Newport, Arkansas, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 8, 1953
Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Welsh, distant Dutch
Mary Steenburgen is an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Melvin and Howard (1980).
Mary is the daughter of Nellie Mae/May (Wall) and Maurice Hoffman Steenburgen. Her surname, originally spelled Steenbergen, traces back to Peter Steenbergen, who was born, c. 1723, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the son of Dirck/Dirk Steenbergen and Bartha Croonenburgh/Corooninburgh/Cresenburgh. Mary is of approximately 1/128th Dutch descent through that line. Most of her lineage is English, Scottish, and Welsh.
Mary’s paternal grandfather was William Sidney Steenburgen (the son of Silas Noel Steenburgen/Steenbergen and Martha V. Brown). William was born in Arkansas. James was the son of Marcus Lafayette Steenburgen/Steenbergen and Lucy Ann K. Stone.
Mary’s paternal grandmother was Aimee Pauline Davis (the daughter of Origin L./J. Davis and Mary Orto). Aimee was born in Arkansas. Origin was the son of William H. T. Davis and Naomi Dodd. Naomi was English. Mary’s great-grandmother Mary Orto was the daughter of Leonidas/Leonidous Orto and Henrietta Carson.
Mary’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Wade Wall (the son of John H. “Jinks” Wall and Lou/Love “Luella” Allen). Thomas was born in Kentucky. John was the son of Joseph Barnett Wall and Julia Ann Abigail Waltrip.
Mary’s maternal grandmother was Irma/Erma Phillips (the daughter of James Oliver Phillips and Eliza/Elizabeth Newberry). Irma was born in Arkansas. James was the son of Emmett Herchal/Hershel Phillips and Benjamina Arabel “Belle” Pinckley.
Mary’s paternal great-grandmother, Mary Orto, on the 1870 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Mary’s maternal grandparents, Thomas Wade Wall and Irma/Erma Phillips, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org