Bianca Ryan

by madman on August 17, 2017

Bianca Ryan – 2014 Operation Smile’s “Smile Event” in New York City – Photo Credit: MJ Photos /

Birth Name: Bianca Taylor Ryan

Place of Birth: Ocean City, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 1, 1994

Ethnicity: Japanese, Irish, Italian, German, possibly Cherokee Native American

Bianca Ryan is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actress. She was the first winner of the reality television series America’s Got Talent.

Bianca is the daughter of Janette E. (likely Welch) and Shawn Ryan. She has stated (at 11:52) that her ancestry is “Japanese, Irish, Italian, German, Cherokee”.

Bianca’s maternal grandmother is named Yoko. She is of Japanese origin.

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Poppy Montgomery

by bablah on August 17, 2017

Birth Name: Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donoghue

Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Birth: 15 June, 1972

Ethnicity: Irish, English or Scottish

Poppy Montgomery is an Australian-American actress.

She has three children, two with her husband, Shawn Sanford, and one with her former partner, American actor Adam Kaufman.

Photo by DFree/

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Julie Henderson

by stlucas on August 15, 2017

Julie Henderson – “Kingsman: The Secret Service” New York City Premiere – SVA Theater – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: MJ Photos / 

Birth Name: Julie Patrice Henderson

Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 5, 1986

Ethnicity: German, Swiss-German, Dutch, English, Irish, Swedish, possibly French

Julie Henderson is an American model.

Julie is the daughter of Zoe Ann (Truhe) and Richard Dayvaul/Dayvault Henderson. Julie’s father has English, Irish, German, Swedish, and possibly French roots. Julie’s mother is of German, Swiss-German, Dutch, English, and Swedish descent.

Julie’s paternal grandfather was Samuel Whilden “Sam” Henderson, Jr. (the son of Samuel Whilden/Wilton Henderson, Sr. and Edith Okerstrom). Samuel, Sr. was the son of John Henderson and Louise W. Inzer. Edith was born in Colorado, to parents from Sweden.

Julie’s paternal grandmother was Eleanor Johnson Williams (the daughter of Clarence James Williams and Myrtle Ray Dayvault). Clarence was the son of Roger T. Williams and Louise Catherine Young. Myrtle was the daughter of David Patton Dayvault and Ida Salina Johnson.

Julie’s maternal grandfather was Herbert Paul Truhe, Jr. (the son of Herbert Paul Truhe, Sr. and Adeline/Adaline Shople/Shopie/Helen DeKoch). Herbert, Sr. was the son of John Truhe, whose own father was German and whose own mother was Swiss-German, and of Anna Bengfort, whose own parents were also German. Adeline was born in South Dakota, to parents from the Netherlands.

Julie’s maternal grandmother was Lois Ilene Morgan (the daughter of Alton J. Morgan and Eva F. Emmons). Alton was the son of Ernest Morgan, whose own father was German, and of Maude Hoskins. Eva was the daughter of Lewis Emmons and Viola Olson/Oleson, whose own father was from Sweden.

Sources: Birth record of Julie Henderson –

Birth record of Julie’s father, Richard Dayvaul/Dayvault Henderson –

Obituary of Julie’s paternal grandmother, Eleanor Johnson Williams –

Birth record of Julie’s mother, Zoe Ann Truhe –

Julie’s maternal great-grandparents, Herbert Paul Truhe, Sr. and Adeline/Adaline Shopie/Shople/Helen DeKoch –

Julia’s maternal grandmother, Lois Ilene Morgan, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Julie’s great-aunt (maternal grandmother’s sister), Violet Mae (Morgan) Colianni –

Marriage record of Julie’s maternal great-grandparents, Alton J. Morgan and Eva F. Emmons –


Charlyne Yi

by stlucas on August 15, 2017

Charlyne Yi – “House M.D.” Series Finale Wrap Party – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Charlyne Amanda Yi

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 4, 1986

*Korean, Mexican, Irish, German, French, possibly Yuki Native American (father)
*Filipino, possibly some Spanish (mother)

Charlyne Yi is an American actress, comedian, musician, and writer.

Charlyne is the daughter of Lydia (Manianglung) and Luciano C. Yi. Her mother is from the Philippines.

Charlyne has stated (here and here) that she is mainly of Korean, Filipino, Mexican, Yuki Native American, Irish, and French, descent. In the book Roger Ebert’s Movie Yearbook 2011, edited by Roger Ebert, it is written:
“Yi is a performance artist who makes stand-up comedy only one facet of her act. She’s short, cute, likes sweat clothes, wears horn-rim glasses, isn’t assertive, is a poster child for the melting pot: Filipino, Spanish, Korean, Irish, German, French, and Native American.”

Sources: Birth record of Charlyne Yi –

Marriage record of Charlyne’s parents –


Jacqueline Emerson

by stlucas on August 15, 2017

Jacqueline Emerson – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Los Angeles Premiere -Photo Credit: Kazuki Hirata / /

Birth Name: Jacqueline Bonnell Marteau Emerson

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: August 21, 1994

Ethnicity: English, French, Scottish, Irish, Alsatian German

Jacqueline Emerson is an American actress and singer.

Jacqueline is the daughter of Kimberly (Marteau) and John Bonnell Emerson. Jacqueline’s father is an American lawyer and former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, having served from 2013 to 2017.

Jacqueline’s paternal grandfather was James G. “Jim” Emerson.

Jacqueline’s paternal grandmother was Jessie Margaret Bonnell (the daughter of John Sutherland Bonnell and Bessie Louise Carruthers). John was born in Prince Edward Island, Canada, the son of Abraham Bonnell and Catherine Cameron. Bessie was also born in Prince Edward Island, Canada, the daughter of George Muttart Carruthers and Phoebe Ann Callback.

Jacqueline’s great-great-grandfather George was the son of Samuel Carruthers, who was Scottish, and of Sophia Muttart, who had some roots in Alsace, France. Jacqueline’s great-great-grandmother Phoebe was the daughter of Philip Henry Callback and Priscilla Pope Wright.

Source: Genealogy of Jacqueline’s paternal great-grandmother, Bessie Louise Carruthers –