Birth Name: Mena Alexandra Suvari
Place of Birth: Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 13, 1979
*12.5% mix of German and English
Mena Suvari is an American actress, fashion designer, and model. She is known for her roles in the films American Pie and American Beauty.
Her father, Ando Iwar Sirmann/Süvari, was Estonian, and was born in Pärnu, Pärnumaa, Estonia. Her mother, Candice, who is American-born, is of Norwegian, German, and English (from her own father) and Greek (from her own mother) descent.
Mena’s first name, Mena, came from her Egyptian godmother.
Mena’s paternal grandfather was Johann Aleksander Sirmann (the son of Madis Sirmann and Liisu/Liso Säsko). Johann was born in Pärnu, Estonia. Madis was born in Kivi-Vigala, the daughter of Jaan Sirmann and Kai. Liisu was the daughter of Jaak Säsko and Mari Raba.
Mena’s paternal grandmother was Elfriede Marie Kirssweld/Kirschfeldt (the daughter of Jakob Kirschfeldt and Ann Pikkor). Jakob was the son of Ermann Kirschfeldt and Miina Oltsmeier. Ann was the daughter of Kaarel Pikkor and Kadri Into.
Mena’s maternal grandfather was Max Edens Thompson (the son of Elmer W./N. Thompson and Beryl E. Edens). Max was born in South Dakota. Elmer was born in Iowa, the son of Henry Thompson, who was born in Illinois, to Norwegian parents, and of Belle, who was Norwegian. Beryl was the daughter of Fredrick William Edens, who was born in Nebraska, to German parents, and of Bertha F. Washburn, who was born in Illinois.
Mena’s maternal grandmother was Vasilike Eugenia “Betty” Georgopoulos/Georgeopolis (the daughter of James Elias Georgopoulos and Eugenia Vasiliou/Vasilias). Vasilike was born in New Hampshire, to Greek parents.
Sources: Genealogy of Mena Suvari (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Marriage record of Mena’s maternal grandparents, Max Edens Thompson and Vasilike Eugenia “Betty” Georgopoulos/Georgeopolis – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Mena’s maternal grandfather, Max Edens Thompson – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Mena’s maternal grandfather, Max Edens Thompson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Mena’s maternal great-grandfather, Elmer W./N. Thompson, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Mena’s maternal grandmother, Vasilike Eugenia “Betty” Georgopoulos/Georgeopolis, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org