A. J. Cook

Birth Name: Andrea Joy Cook

Place of Birth: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: July 22, 1978

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Northern Irish

A. J. Cook is a Canadian actress. She was born in Oshawa, Ontario, the daughter of Sandra (Sayers) and Michael “Mike” Cook. Her siblings are Angela, Nathan, and Paul. They were raised in Whitby, Ontario.

A. J.’s paternal grandfather was John “Jack” Ellwood Cook (the son of Ellwood Victor Cook and Maude/Mable Adelaide Trott). Ellwood was the son of Alfred Cook and Alberta Maude/Maud Smithson Fishley/Fishleigh. A. J.’s great-grandmother Maude was the daughter of Albert John Trott and Mary Anne/Ann Prideaux, who were born in London, England.

A. J.’s paternal grandmother was Hilda “Jean” Holland.

A. J.’s maternal grandfather was Robert Earl Sayers (the son of Henry Sayers and Jane Isabel Waldie). Henry was the son of James Sayers and Naomi/Naomie Trotter, whose father was born in New Jersey, U.S., to parents from Armagh, Northern Ireland. Jane was the daughter of Alexander Waldie, who was from Scotland, and of Margaret McGregor, who was also of Scottish origin.

A. J.’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Catherine Roberta Wilson (the daughter of James Keith Wilson and Margaret Thornton). James was the son of Lewis Wilson and Mary Keith, who was from Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Margaret was the daughter of Robert Thornton and Jane Malloch.

Sources: Birth announcement of A. J.’s sister, Angela Cook – http://news.ourontario.ca

Genealogy of A. J.’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of A. J.’s paternal grandfather, John “Jack” Ellwood Cook – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of A. J.’s paternal grandfather, John “Jack” Ellwood Cook – http://armstrongfuneralhome.net

Obituary of A. J.’s paternal grandmother, Hilda “Jean” (Holland) Cook – http://obittree.com

Genealogy of A. J.’s maternal grandfather, Robert Earl Sayers – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of A. J.’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy Catherine Roberta Wilson – https://www.geni.com

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