Birth Name: Xavier Dolan-Tadros
Place of Birth: Montreal, Québec, Canada
Date of Birth: 20 March, 1989
*French-Canadian, one quarter Irish (mother)
Xavier Dolan is a Canadian actor, director, screenwriter, editor, and costume designer. He is the son of Geneviève Dolan (Genevieve-Beatrice Dolan), a teacher, and Manuel Tadros, an actor and singer.
Xavier’s father is Egyptian; he was born in Cairo, and moved with his family to Canada when he was around ten. Xavier’s mother is Canadian, and is of one quarter Irish and three quarters French-Canadian descent.
Xavier’s paternal grandfather was Emmanuel Saadi Tadros (the son of Michel Tadros and E. Makhla).
Xavier’s paternal grandmother was Suzette Sawaya (the daughter of Emilie Saab). Emilie was the daughter of Scandar Saab and Jeanne Arcache.
Xavier’s maternal grandfather was Louis-Paul Dolan (the son of Albert Dolan and Marie-Ange Jeanne-Yvonne Dupuis). Louis-Paul was born in Nicolet. Xavier’s great-grandfather Albert was the son of James Dolan and Ellen Purtell, and was of Irish descent; James’ parents were Michael Dolan and Bridget O’Keefe, and Ellen was the daughter of William Purtell and Ellen Alice Rebecca O’Grady. Xavier’s great-grandmother Marie-Ange Jeanne-Yvonne was the daughter of Joseph Dupuis and Marie Fabiola Papillon, and was of French-Canadian origin.
Xavier’s maternal grandmother is Marie Thérèse Alexandrine Rollande Methot (the daughter of Joseph-Wilfrid-Eutrope Methot and Marie-Bertha-Beatrice Robin). Xavier’s grandmother Marie Thérèse is French-Canadian. Joseph was the son of Elzéar Méthot and Marie Amanda Ouellet. Xavier’s great-grandmother Marie-Bertha-Beatrice was the daughter of Louis Robin and Joséphine Marie Zoé Rose-Anna Fortier.
Sources: Genealogy of Xavier Dolan – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituary of Xavier’s paternal grandmother, Suzette (Sawaya) Tadros – http://obits.dignitymemorial.com
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