Birth Name: Adam Patrick Devine
Place of Birth: Waterloo, Iowa, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 7, 1983
Ethnicity: Dutch, Irish, English, some German
Adam Devine is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and singer. He has starred in the films The Final Girls, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Isn’t It Romantic, Magic Camp, and Jexi, among others. Adam is married to actress Chloe Bridges.
Adam’s paternal grandfather was William James “Bill” Devine (the son of William James Devine and Anna Elizabeth Ward). Adam’s grandfather William was born in Iowa. Adam’s great-grandfather William was the son of William James Devine, who was Irish, and of Clara Brown, who was born in Iowa, to Irish parents, her father from Druminorwerst, Kilmacshalgan Parish, Sligo, Connaught. Adam’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of Dennis James Ward, who was born in Iowa, to Irish parents, from Armagh, Ulster, Ireland, and of Lydia Blankenburg, who was born in Iowa, to German parents from Prussia.
Adam’s paternal grandmother was Arvilla V. Drenth (the daughter of Sievert “Sam” Drenth and Elizabeth Grimmius). Arvilla was born in Iowa, to Dutch parents. Sievert was born in Finsterwolde, the son of Berend/Ben Sijwerts/Sieverts Drenth and Jantina/Jennie Alida Bos. Elizabeth was born in Midwolda, Groningen, Netherlands, the daughter of Mentko Grimmius and Jantje “Jennie” Ottens.
Adam’s maternal grandfather was Jack Blain/Blane Cobb (the son of George William Cobb and Ethel M. Tennyson). Jack was born in Missouri. George was the son of John Dorphin Cobb and Mary Susan Hartman. Ethel was the daughter of Geal Albert “G. A.” Tennyson, who was of Dutch origin, and of Emma M. Burgess, who likely had British Isles ancestry.
Adam’s maternal grandmother was Freda Evelyn Smith (the daughter of Russell Everett Smith and Etta Pearl Scott). Freda was born in Missouri. Russell was the son of Henry O. Smith and Lillie J. Leach. Etta was the daughter of John Martin Scott and Elizabeth Ann Brown.
Sources: Genealogy of Adam DeVine (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogies and obituaries of Adam’s paternal grandparents, William James “Bill” Devine and Arvilla V. Drenth – https://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Adam’s paternal grandfather, William James “Bill” Devine – http://iagenweb.org
Adam’s maternal great-grandmother, Ethel M. Tennyson, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Adam’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Geal Albert “G. A.” Tennyson – https://www.newspapers.com