Will Arnett

Birth Name: William Emerson Arnett

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: May 4, 1970

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish, small amounts of Irish, Dutch, and French

Will Arnett is a Canadian-born actor and comedian, who is also a U.S. citizen. He is the son of Edith and Emerson James Arnett, who was president and CEO of Molson Breweries, from 1997 to 2000. Some of his ancestors were American. Will has two children with his former wife, American actress and comedian Amy Poehler.

Will’s paternal grandfather was Emerson Lloyd Arnett (the son of Jonathan Hughes Arnett and Laura Vivian Belvadere/Belvedere Todd). Emerson was born in Manitoba. Jonathan was the son of Lewis Arnett and Angelina Hughes. Laura was the daughter of Hugh Wilson Todd, Jr. and Amelia Berenice Gokey.

Will’s paternal grandmother was Elsie Audrey Rhind (the daughter of Frederick Rhind and Margaret Eleanor Newcombe). Elsie was born in Manitoba. Frederick was the son of William Rhind, who was born in Elgin, Moray, Scotland, and of Susan Green. Margaret was the daughter of Charles Henry Newcombe and Caroline Ann Glawson.

Will’s maternal grandfather was William Lawrence Palk (the son of Lawrence Frederick Betts Palk and Janet Margaret Andrew/Andews). Will’s great-grandfather Lawrence was the son of John Palk and Anna Bella Maclean.

Will’s maternal grandmother was Eileen Marion Denison (the daughter of Alexander Latimer Denison and Edith Frances Daly). Alexander was the son of Edwin Oliver Denison and Mary Latimer. Edith was the daughter of Denis Edwin Bowes Daly and Flora Harriet Brownjohn.

Sources: Genealogies of Will Arnett – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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