Jenée LaMarque

by stlucas on June 19, 2018

Jenee LaMarque – “The Pretty One” Press Day at The Standard in Hollywood on February 4, 2014 – The Standard, Hollywood Hotel, 8300 Sunset Boulevard – West Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Birth Name: Jenée Nicole Lamarque

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 2, 1980

*Mexican (father)
*English, French, Norwegian, Swedish (mother)

Jenée LaMarque is an American filmmaker, writer, and director.

Jenée is the daughter of Janice Lynette (Millsap) and Hector M. LaMarque. Jenée is married to film composer Julian Wass, with whom she has two children.

Jenée has stated:

I think that my struggle with identity that comes from being a biracial woman has come to really define my voice as a filmmaker. Identity is the main topic that has woven its way through all of my work.

Jenée’s paternal grandfather was named Robert Ortiz LaMarque. Robert was born in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.

Jenée’s paternal grandmother was Evangeline “Calino” Gonzales (the daughter of Jesus C. Gonzalez and Lus). Evangeline was born in California. Jesus and Lus were from Mexico.

Jenée’s maternal grandfather was Warren Harding Millsap (the son of Volney Millsap and Willie Mae/Willamay Frame). Warren was born in Arkansas. Volney was the son of James Lampson Millsap and Sally Florene Beneux. Willie was the daughter of William Frank Frame and Essie Rosetta Jeffers.

Jenée’s maternal grandmother was Mildred Sathler/Sather (the daughter of Lewis/Louis Oscar Sather and Marguerite Elizabeth “Marge” Ennis). Lewis was born in North Dakota, to Norwegian parents from Oppland, Christian Olson Sætre and Anna/Anne Larsdatter Kvissel. Marguerite was the daughter of Lewis George Annis and Caroline Westerlund, who was Swedish.

Sources: Birth record of Jenée LaMarque –

Birth record of Jenée’s father –

Birth record of Jenée’s mother –

Marriage record of Jenée’s parents –

Obituary of Jenée’s paternal grandfather, Robert Ortiz LaMarque –

Genealogy of Jenée’s maternal grandfather, Warren Harding Millsap –

Obituary of Jenée’s maternal grandfather, Warren Harding Millsap –

Obituary of Jenée’s maternal great-grandmother, Marguerite E. Fisher –


Sam Witwer

by stlucas on June 15, 2018

Sam Witwer – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Miss Golden Globe 2013 Party – Arrivals – Cecconi’s Restaurant – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Samuel Stewart Witwer

Place of Birth: Glenview, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 20, 1977

Ethnicity: Basque (maternal grandmother), German, English, Norwegian, Scottish, Swiss-German

Sam Witwer is an American actor and musician.

Sam is the son of Susan “Susie” (Stewart) and Samuel Witwer.

Sam’s paternal grandfather was Samuel Weiler Witwer II (the son of Samuel Weiler Witwer and Lulu Catherine Richmond). Sam’s grandfather Samuel was born in Colorado. Sam’s great-grandfather Samuel was the son of Henry Witwer and Dexteretta Amelia Weiler. Lulu was the daughter of Curtis Rutt Richmond and Sarah H. Miller.

Sam’s paternal grandmother was Ethyl Lorraine Wilkins (the daughter of Jacob Calvin Wilkins and Nellie L. Nelson). Jacob’s father was German. Nellie was the daughter of Annie Johnson, whose mother was Canadian.

Sam’s maternal grandfather was Douglas Alonzo Stewart (the son of Isaac Alonzo Stewart and Alma Christine Reno). Isaac was the son of Anthony Stewart and Rachel Ann Lacy/Lacey. Alma was the daughter of Norwegian parents, Henrik Olsen Reno and Gurine Andersdatter Oxstad.

Sam’s maternal grandmother was Suzanne Jane Irigoin (the daughter of Jean Irigoin and Marianne/Marien Eyherabide). Suzanne was born in Montana, to Basque parents from France. Jean was born in Mendive, France, the son of Bernard Irigoin and Jane Berhabe. Marianne was born in Uhart-Cize, France, the daughter of Jean E. Eyherabide/Eyharabide and Katherine Erguy.

Sources: Genealogy of Sam’s paternal grandfather, Samuel Weiler Witwer II –

Obituary of Sam’s paternal grandmother, Ethyl Lorraine (Wilkins) Witwer –

Obituary of Sam’s maternal grandmother, Suzanne Jane (Irigoin) Stewart –

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Michael Raymond-James

by stlucas on May 30, 2018

Michael Raymond-James – “The Finest Hours” World Premiere – Arrrivals – TCL Chinese Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Vertical, TCL Chinese Theater, Disney, Film Premiere, Movie Premiere, Arrival, Portrait, Photography, Film Industry, Red Carpet Event, Arts Culture and Entertainment, Celebrities, Celebrity, Topix, Bestof, Mann Theaters, “The Finest Hours” Los Angeles Premiere, California Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit:

Birth Name: Michael R. Weverstad

Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 24, 1977

Ethnicity: Norwegian (one quarter), French-Canadian (one quarter), Swedish (one eighth), German, English, Irish

Michael Raymond-James is an American actor.

Michael is the son of Michele Ann and Alan Ray Weverstad. Michael was raised in Clarkston, Michigan.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Raymond Earl Weverstad (the son of Arthur E. Weverstad and Wilhelmina F. “Minnie” Schutte). Arthur was born in Wisconsin, to parents from Norway, Nicolai Mekale Hansen Weverstad and Caroline Bergit Olsen Gjesme. Wilhelmina was born in Iowa, to parents from Germany.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy M. Peterson (the daughter of Martin B. Peterson and Hannah M. Pearson). Martin was the son of Olaus Peterson, whose parents were Norwegian, and of Julia G. Bergquist, whose parents were also Norwegian. Hannah was the daughter of Swedish parents, Frank Marten “Frans” Pearson and Marie Louise Kohrtz.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Joseph H. Belisle (the son of Arsine/Arsen Joseph Belisle and Emma Josephine Peloquin). Arsine was the son of Alfred Joseph Belisle, who was French-Canadian, and of Marie Rose LaBonne, whose parents were French-Canadian. Emma was the daughter of Felix Peloquin, who was French-Canadian, and of Catherine LaBarre, whose parents were French-Canadian.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Darlene Caldwell (the daughter of Floyd Caldwell and Leona Sharks). Floyd was the son of George Caldwell and Etta Dunlap. Leona was the daughter of Isaac Sharks and a woman surnamed Stouffer.

Sources: Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandfather, Raymond E. Weverstad –

Genealogy of Michael’s paternal grandmother, Dorothy M. (Peterson) Weverstad –

Obituary of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Darlene (Caldwell) Belisle –


Steven Sharp Nelson

by madman on May 29, 2018

Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 5, 1977

Ethnicity: English (mostly), as well as Danish, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, Welsh, Irish, and German

Steven Sharp Nelson is an American musician and songwriter. He is a member of the music group The Piano Guys, alongside Jon Schmidt.

Steven is the son of Mary Lynne (Sanders) and John Christian Nelson. His father was of three quarters English and one quarter Danish descent. His mother’s ancestry was English, Scottish, one eighth Norwegian, one eighth Swedish, and smaller amounts of Welsh, Irish, and German.

Steven’s paternal grandfather was George Elroy Nelson (the son of John Christian Nelson and Adaline Delina Richins). John was born in Denmark, the son of Christian Nielsen and Christine/Christinna Marie Christofferson/Christopherson. Adaline was born in Utah, to English parents, John Richins and Charlotte Priscilla Taylor.

Steven’s paternal grandmother was Alice Louise Taylor (the daughter of Arthur Nicholls Taylor and Maria Louise Dixon). Arthur was born in Utah, to English parents, George Taylor and Eliza Nicholls. Maria was the daughter of Henry Aldous Dixon, who was born in South Africa, to English parents, and of Sarah DeGrey, who was English.

Steven’s maternal grandfather was Mervyn Sharp “Bus” Sanders (the son of George Albert Sanders and Mary Emma Sharp). George was born in Utah, to a Norwegian father, Sondra Sanders, and a Swedish mother, Anna Jorgensson/Jöransson. Mary was the daughter of John Adam Sharp, who was born in Nebraska, to Scottish parents, and of Rebecca Ann Bennion, who was born in Utah, to a Welsh father and an English mother.

Steven’s maternal grandmother was Cora Maurine Oldroyd (the daughter of John Thomas Oldroyd and Cora Geneva Ivory). John was the son of John Jolley Oldroyd, who was born in Utah, to a Scottish father, of half English descent, and an English mother, and of Mary Ann Morgan, who was born in Utah, to English parents. Cora was the daughter of George Washington Ivory, who was born in Pennsylvania, of Irish, German, and English descent, and Mercie/Mercy Collard, who was English.

Source: Obituary of Steven’s mother –

Obituary and genealogy of Steven’s paternal grandfather, George Elroy Nelson –

Obituary and genealogy of Steven’s paternal grandmother, Alice Louise Taylor –

Genealogy of Steven’s mother (through her own brother, John Mervyn “Jack” Sanders) –

Genealogies of Steven’s maternal grandfather, Mervyn Sharp “Bus” Sanders –

Genealogy of Steven’s maternal grandmother, Cora Maurine Oldroyd –



by stlucas on April 11, 2018

 Atmosphere – 2007 Vegoose Music Festival – Day 1 – Sam Boyd Stadium – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Keywords: Atmosphere (formerly Urban Atmosphere) – Slug (Sean Daley), Ant (Anthony Davis) – – – Photo Credit: Forrest Verde Dutek / PR Photos

Birth Name: Sean Michael Daley

Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: September 7, 1972

*African-American, possibly Native American (father)
*Swedish, Norwegian, possibly other (mother)

Slug is an American rapper. He is known for being a member of hip hop duo Atmosphere, alongside hip hop producer Ant (born Anthony Davis).

Slug is the son of Valerie Lynn (Norrgard) and Craig Arthur Daley. His father was African-American. His mother has Swedish and Norwegian ancestry.

Slug has stated:

My mother’s white and my father is black/native American. So, it makes me really light skinned. Most people think that I’m Italian or a very tall Spanish kid. Just by looking at me, you can’t really tell by my skin or my hair. But, girls always say that my features look like I’m not white.

Slug’s paternal grandparents were William Arthur Daley and Vivian A. Marie Griggs.

Slug’s maternal grandfather was Kenneth Raymond “Ken” Norrgard (the son of Andrew Abraham Norrgard and Clara E. Nelson). Andrew was the son of Finnish parents, Jacob Norrgard and Maria/Mary Nyquist, who likely were of Swedish origin. Clara was the daughter of Norwegian parents, Absalon/Absolem Nelson and Anna Munson.

Slug’s maternal grandmother was named Mary Irene Johnson.

Sources: Birth record of Slug –

Birth record of Slug’s father –

Birth record of Slug’s mother –

Obituary of Slug’s maternal grandfather, Kenneth Raymond Norrgard –

Obituary of Slug’s maternal grandmother, Mary Irene (Johnson) Norrgard –