Birth Name: Wendy Cunningham Benson
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States
Date of Birth: July 8, 1971
*English, Welsh, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant Swedish (mother)
Wendy Benson-Landes is an American actress. She is married to actor Michael Landes, with whom she has two children.
Wendy is the daughter of Maxie Dian “Gigi” (Daniels) and Harry Benson (Harry James Benson), a photographer. Her father was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Her mother was American, from Texas.
Wendy’s maternal grandfather was Hollis Alvin Daniels (the son of Henry Milton Daniels and Polk Graham).
Wendy’s maternal grandmother was Maxie Luesta Maxwell (the daughter of William M. Maxwell and Josephine Lee Menefee). William was the son of William Maxwell and Emily G. Wright. Josephine was the daughter of Henry Franklin Menefee and Amanda Melvina Shipp.
Sources: Death record of Wendy’s maternal grandfather, Hollis Alvin Daniels – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Wendy’s maternal grandmother, Maxie Luesta Maxwell (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Wendy’s maternal great-grandmother, Josephine Lee Menefee – https://www.geni.com
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