Jamie Gray Hyder

by stlucas on January 22, 2018

Jamie Gray Hyder – Leica Store Los Angeles Grand Opening – Arrivals – Leica Los Angeles – West Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Emiley Schweich / PR Photos

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

Date of Birth: April 27, 1985

*Lebanese (father)
*German, English, Scottish (mother)

Jamie Gray Hyder is an American actress and model.

Jamie is the daughter of Cynthia Marie “Cindy” (Armentrout) and George Edward Hyder. Jamie has a sister, Callie.

Jamie has stated that she has Lebanese ancestry on her father’s side. Jamie’s mother is mostly of English, German, and Scottish descent.

Jamie’s maternal grandfather was Norman Gilbert Armentrout (the son of John Dallas Armentrout and Anna Sue King). John was the son of Michael J. Armentrout and Sarah Jane Gunter. Anna was the daughter of Joseph Henry King and Sarah Margaret Craft.

Jamie’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Craig Drummond (the daughter of Roy Raymond “Jake” Drummond/Drummon and Leona Pearl Dudding). Roy was the son of John T. Drummond and Lucy V. Starks. Leona was the daughter of George T. Dudding and Louvenia Alice Jones.

Source: Obituary of Jamie’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy (Drummond) Armentrout –


Coco Ho

by stlucas on January 20, 2018

Birth Name: Coco Maila Camille Hapaikekoa Ho

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 28, 1991

*Chinese, Native Hawaiian, English, Swedish, Portuguese, Spanish, Scottish (father)
*English, possibly other (mother)

Coco Ho is an American professional surfer.

Coco is the daughter of Brian C. (Bass) and surfer Michael Ho (born Michael K. Ho). Her uncle (father’s brother) is surfer Derek Ho. She is also said to be related to singer and songwriter Don Ho.

Coco’s father is of Chinese, Native Hawaiian, English, Swedish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Scottish descent. Coco’s mother has English, and possibly other, ancestry.

Coco’s paternal grandfather was Edmund Kaho’olauli’i “Chico” Ho (who was likely the son of Samuel T. “Sam” Ho and Emma Frank). Samuel was born in Hawaii, to parents from China, Mew Ho and Chow Kong. Emma was born in Hawaii, the daughter of John Waiokila Frank, Jr., whose parents were Portuguese, and of Annie Trinity Zablan, who had Spanish, Scottish, and Native Hawaiian ancestry.

Coco’s paternal grandmother was Joeine M. Gray (the daughter of John Doy Gray and Margie). John was the son of Doy Edmund Gray and Jenney/Jenny Larson, whose parents were Swedish.

Coco’s maternal grandparents were James Willis “Jim” Bass and Mary Beverly “Bev” Smith.


Birth record of Coco’s father –

Obituary of Coco’s paternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother), Mike Gray –

Genealogy and Obituary of Coco’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Doy Edmund Gray and Jenney/Jenny Larson –

Obituary of Coco’s maternal grandfather, James Willis “Jim” Bass –

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Paul Gross

by stlucas on January 16, 2018

– Paul Gross – 2009 Comic Con International – Day 3 – San Diego Convention Center – San Diego, CA. USA – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Birth Name: Paul Michael Gross

Place of Birth: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Date of Birth: April 30, 1959

Ethnicity: Irish, Scottish, likely German

Paul Gross is a Canadian actor, producer, director, singer, and writer.

Paul is the son of Irene “Renie” (Dunne) and Robert Donald “Bob” Gross. He is married to actress Martha Burns, with whom he has two children, including actress Hannah Gross.

Paul’s maternal grandfather was Michael Joseph “Mike” Dunne (the son of Patrick Dunne and Annie/Anne Marie Murphy). Michael was born in Ballyraggan, Kildare, Ireland. Patrick was the son of Thomas Dunne and Johanna McGuirke. Annie was the daughter of James Murphy and Catherine Moore.

Paul’s maternal grandmother was Jean McAree (the daughter of Hugh McAree and Jessie Finlayson Sinclair). Jean was born in Coatbridge, Lanark, Scotland. Hugh was born in Monaghan, Monaghan, Ireland, the son of Alexander McAree and Mary Doonegan. Jessie was born in Glasgow, the daughter of John Robertson Sinclair and Grace McConechy.

Sources: Obituary of Paul’s uncle (father’s brother), John William “Jack” Gross –

Obituary of Paul’s aunt (mother’s sister), Patricia (Dunne) Peterson –

Information about Paul’s maternal grandfather, Michael Joseph “Mike” Dunne –


Janet McTeer

by follers on January 16, 2018

Janet McTeer – 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Arrivals – Santa Monica Pier – Santa Monica, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 5 August, 1961

Ethnicity: Scottish, English

Janet McTeer is an English actress. She is the daughter of Jean (Morris) and Alan McTeer.


Patricia Clarkson

by madman on January 16, 2018

Birth Name: Patricia Davies Clarkson

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 29, 1959

Ethnicity: 1/8th Basque, 1/8th Ashkenazi Jewish (matrilineal), as well as German, English, French, Irish, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, remote Dutch

Patricia Clarkson is an American actress. She is the daughter of Jackie Clarkson (born Jacquelyn Brechtel), a politician and councilwoman, and Arthur Alexander “Buzz” Clarkson, a school administrator.

Patricia’s father has German, English, Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and remote Dutch ancestry. Her maternal grandfather was of French, Irish, German, and English descent, while her maternal grandmother’s ancestry was half Basque (from Spain) and half Russian Jewish or Lithuanian Jewish.

Patricia’s paternal grandfather was likely Arthur Alexander Clarkson (the son of Rutgers Clarkson and Lillian May Strunk). Rutgers was the son of Rutgers Clarkson and Margaret Ann McLeod.

Patricia’s paternal grandmother was likely Elizabeth D. Portner (the daughter of Robert Prichard Portner and Katherine “Katie” Hammond Beggae/Bigger). Robert’s father was German.

Patricia’s maternal grandfather was John Patrick Brechtel (the son of John Patrick Brechtel and Jennie M. Shinn). John was the son of Charles Joseph Brechtel and Annie Whelan/Whalen, who was Irish. Jennie was the daughter of John Burr Shinn and Eulalie Dupuis.

Patricia’s maternal grandmother was Sophie Berengher (the daughter of Joseph Whilliam Berengher and Sophie Bass). Joseph was born in Bilbao, Spain. Sophie was born in Russia or Lithuania, and was Jewish.

Sources: Genealogies of Patricia’s paternal great-grandfather, Rutgers Clarkson –

Patricia’s paternal grandmother, Elizabeth D. Portner, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Patricia’s maternal grandfather, John Patrick Brechtel, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
John Patrick Brechtel on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Patricia’s maternal great-grandmother, Jennie M. Shinn (through Jennie’s sister, Eulalie Teresa Shinn) –

Patricia’s maternal grandmother, Sophie Berengher, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Sophie Berengher on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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