Kathryn Leigh Scott

by stlucas on February 23, 2017

Birth Name: Marlene Kringstad

Place of Birth: Robbinsdale, Minnesota, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 26, 1943

Ethnicity: Norwegian

Kathryn Leigh Scott is an American actress.  She was born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, to Ole Andreasen Kringstad and Hilda Sophie (Karlsgodt).

Ole hailed from Molde, Norway. Hilda was born in Minnesota, to Norwegian parents.

Kathryn’s paternal grandparents were Andreas Olausen Kringstad and Martha Olsdatter Gjermundnes.

Kathryn’s maternal grandparents were Ole Karlsgodt and Martha. They were originally from Haltdalen, Sør-Trøndelag County, and Bagn, Sør-Aurdal, Oppland County, and moved to the U.S. in 1905.

Source: Genealogy of Kathryn Leigh Scott’s father, Ole Andreasen Kringstad –

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Kurtwood Smith

by madman on February 22, 2017

Birth Name: Kurtwood Larson Smith

Place of Birth: New Lisbon, Wisconsin, United States

Date of Birth: July 3, 1943

*English, possibly other (father)
*Norwegian (mother)

Kurtwood Smith is an American actor. He is the son of Mabel Annette Lund (Larson) and George Smith.

Kurtwood’s maternal grandparents were Johannes “John” Larson (the son of Lars J. Larson and Ingeborg Ormson) and Olahva Maline “Olive” Onsager (the daughter of Ole J. Onsager and Mary Nelson). Johannes and Olahva were both born in Wisconsin, to Norwegian parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Kurtwood Smith (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Kurtwood’s mother (through her sister, Marie Ingeborg Larson Barlow) –

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Ingrid Nilsen

by stlucas on February 21, 2017

Birth Name: Ingrid W. Nilsen

Place of Birth: Rowland Heights, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 2, 1989

Ethnicity: Norwegian, Thai

Ingrid Nilsen is an American Youtube personality. She is also known under the name Missglamorazzi.

She was born in Rowland Heights, California, to a Norwegian father, Robert Earl Nilsen, and a Thai mother, Manivat.

She speaks fluent English, along with some Thai and Norwegian.


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Marie Helvin

by stlucas on February 13, 2017

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Date of Birth: August 13, 1952


*Danish/Norwegian, French (father)

*Japanese (mother)

Marie Helvin is a British-based American fashion model. She was born in Tokyo, Japan, the daughter of Hugh Lee Helvin and Linda S. Her siblings are Naomi, Suzon, and Steve. Marie was raised in Hawaii, U.S.

Hugh was an American, originally from Norfolk, Virginia. He is said to have French and Scandinavian (either Norwegian or Danish) ancestry. Linda had Japanese roots.

Source: Genealogy of Marie Helvin (private) –

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Ryan McPartlin

by madman on February 13, 2017

Birth Name: Ryan J. McPartlin

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date of Birth: July 3, 1975

Ethnicity: Irish, Norwegian, German

Ryan McPartlin is an American actor. He is the son of Lois J. (Henricksen) and Stephen Emmett McPartlin. Ryan is married to actress Danielle Kirlin, with whom he has two sons.

Ryan’s paternal grandfather was Stephen Emmett McPartlin (the son of Stephen Emmett McPartlin and Anne B. McGoorty). Ryan’s great-grandfather Stephen was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the son of Canadian parents, Patrick McPartlin and Catherine Fitzgerald. Anne was born in Berlin, Wisconsin, the daughter of Irish parents.

Ryan’s maternal grandfather was Lawrence Martin Henricksen (the son of Eilif Lorangh/Lorauth Henricksen and Olga Josephine Tveter/Forter). Eilif and Olga were Norwegian immigrants. Eilif was the son of Laurentz Henricksen and Ingeborg Nielsen.

Ryan’s maternal grandmother is Shirley Lois Meyer (the daughter of Rudolph John Meyer and Helen Clara Boening). Helen was the daughter of William Boening and Julia Burchard.

Sources: Ryan’s paternal grandfather, Stephen Emmett McPartlin, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Death record of Ryan’s paternal great-grandfather, Stephen Emmett McPartlin –

Obituary of Ryan’s maternal grandfather, Lawrence Martin Henricksen –

Death record of Ryan’s maternal great-grandfather, Eilif Lorangh/Lorauth Henricksen –

Ryan’s maternal great-grandparents, Rudolph John Meyer and Helen Clara Boening, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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