Owen Wilson

by follers on October 24, 2012

Birth Name: Owen Cunningham Wilson

Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 18, 1968

Ethnicity: Irish

Owen Wilson is an American actor, writer, and producer. Owen is the son of Laura Wilson (born Laura Cunningham), a photographer, and Robert Andrew Wilson, a public TV station operator and advertising executive. He is the brother of actors Andrew Wilson and Luke Wilson. He is of Irish descent.

Owen has two children, one each with his former partners, Jade Duell and Caroline Lindqvist.

Owen’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Murray Wilson (the son of Andrew Thomas Wilson and Julia Gertrude Murray). Joseph was born in Massachusetts. Andrew was born in Massachusetts, to a father from Louisiana, John S. Wilson, and a mother from Ireland, Mary Ann O’Connor. Julia was born in Massachusetts, to Irish parents, Owen Murray and Nora Morrissey.

Owen’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth McGrail (the daughter of Michael Joseph McGrail and Mary Catherine Sherman). Michael was born in Massachusetts, to Irish parents, Michael McGrail and Catherine Mahoney. Owen’s great-grandmother Mary Catherine was the daughter of George W. Sherman and Mary O’Connor.

Owen’s maternal grandfather was Edward J. Cunningham (the son of John Francis Cunningham and Mary Elizabeth Ryan). John was born in Massachusetts, the son of Lawrence Cunningham, who was Irish, and of Mary J. Whorley, who was born in Massachusetts, to Irish parents. Owen’s great-grandmother Mary Elizabeth was born in Massachusetts, the daughter of Irish parents, James/John E. Ryan and Dora.

Owen’s maternal grandmother was Rosemary White (the daughter of John L. White and Regina D. Donoghue). John and Regina were born in New York, and all of their own parents were Irish.

Sources: Genealogies of Owen Wilson – https://www.geni.com
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Owen’s paternal grandfather, Joseph Murray Wilson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Owen’s maternal grandmother, Rosemary White, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Photo by PR Photos

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ses101 November 8, 2017 at 5:06 pm

Wilson and Cunningham are both Scottish names.

Dstmnstr June 4, 2016 at 2:20 pm

I’ve been doing some research and found more ancestors of Owen lately, I’ve added them on geni.com and her is the link to his profile page on geni.com: https://www.geni.com/people/Owen-Wilson/6000000030510403855?from_flash=1&fsession_id=1465073946501&through=6000000030509787591.
Seems like all of his ancestors did come from Ireland.

Thank you,
Dustin Schrull

follers June 4, 2016 at 5:07 pm

Thank you.

ethnic June 4, 2016 at 9:22 pm
Dstmnstr June 5, 2016 at 7:26 am
undashing December 9, 2015 at 7:07 pm

Anglo Saxon.

visokozen December 24, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Well you know Owen Wilson, Colin Farrell, Conan O’Brien, Michel j fox, Gerrard Butler. Irish are not like the Swedes or the Norwegians for example. Easy to recognize.

NathanR February 12, 2016 at 1:24 am

Michael J. Fox is mostly English.

visokozen December 23, 2014 at 7:42 am

Irish are verry different looking from each other. I thought he was English when I first saw him.

Alice December 23, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Wondering what you mean?

Alice December 10, 2012 at 3:26 am

correction “nose” not now.

nnnnn December 10, 2012 at 12:34 am

his nose is like a corkscrew

Alice December 10, 2012 at 3:25 am

He’s broken his now twice from playing football when he was younger.

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