Birth Name: Rebecca Alie Romijn
Place of Birth: Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States
Date of Birth: November 6, 1972
*25% British Isles/English
Rebecca Romijn is an American actress and model. She has starred on the sitcom Ugly Betty, and in the X-Men films, among other roles. She is married to actor Jerry O’Connell, with whom she has two children.
Rebecca is the daughter of Elizabeth and Jaap Romijn. Her father is Dutch. Her mother, who was born in the United States, is of half Dutch (father) and half British Isles/English (mother) descent.
Rebecca’s maternal grandfather was Henry Bernard Kuizenga (the son of Peter Kuizenga and Hattie Buter). Henry was born in Michigan. Peter and Hattie were also born in Michigan, and all of their own parents were Dutch. Peter was the son of Markus Kuizenga and Bouwina Voerman.
Rebecca’s maternal grandmother was Grace Elizabeth Abney (the daughter of M. D. Robinson Abney and Grace E. Thom). Rebecca’s grandmother Grace was born in Illinois, and had English ancestry. M.D. was the son of Albert G. Abney and Gertrude Robinson. Rebecca’s great-grandmother Grace was the daughter of Henry/Harry A. Thom and Flora Frances Steward.
Obituary of Rebecca’s maternal grandmother, Grace Elizabeth (Abney) Kuizenga – http://www.sfgate.com
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