Adam Scott

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Scott in 2014, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Adam Paul Scott

Place of Birth: Santa Cruz, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 3, 1973

Ethnicity: Italian/Sicilian (maternal grandfather), Scottish, Dutch, Irish, English, distant French

Adam Scott is an American actor, comedian, producer, and podcaster. He is known for playing Ben Wyatt on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, among other roles including Party Down, Big Little Lies, The Good Place, and Hellraiser: Bloodline.

Adam is the son of Anne and Douglas Scott, who were teachers. His father is of Scottish, Dutch, as well as Irish, English, and distant French, descent. His mother is of half Italian (specifically Sicilian) and half British/Irish descent. His Sicilian ancestors were from Palermo. Adam is married to Naomi Sablan, with whom he has two children.

Adam’s paternal grandfather was Howard Donald Scott (the son of Andrew Jackson Scott and Lydia Coombs Van Cleave). Howard was born in Nebraska. Andrew was born in Ohio, the son of Francis Scott, who was Irish, and of Mary Hervey, who was Scottish. Lydia was born in Iowa, of mostly Dutch descent, and was the daughter of Benjamine/Benjamin C. Van Cleave and Nancy Griffin/Griffen Van Cleave.

Adam’s paternal grandmother was Marion G. McIntosh (the daughter of William G. McIntosh and Elizabeth Bessie P.). Marion was born in Colorado. William and Elizabeth were both born in Canada, both of them to Scottish parents.

Adam’s maternal grandfather was Salvatore Vincent Quartararo (the son of Vincent L. Quartararo and Angela Trapani). Salvatore was born in California. Adam’s great-grandfather Vincent was born in California, the son of Italian parents, Salvatore Quartararo and Giuseppina “Josephine” Scafire/Scafidi. Angela was also born in California, the daughter of Italian parents, Louis Trapani and Vincenza Dimiceli.

Adam’s maternal grandmother was Nancy V. Skiles (the daughter of Ernest R. Skiles and Isabel Ayden). Nancy was born in Kentucky. Ernest was the son of Robert Irons Skiles and Martha Mattie Francis. Isabel was born in Kentucky, the daughter of Thomas Ayden, who was born in England, and of Anna O’Brien/Brien, who was born in Ireland.

Sources: Genealogy of Adam’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Adam’s father (through his own brother, focusing on his own father’s side) –

Adam’s paternal grandfather, Howard Donald Scott, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Adam’s paternal great-grandfather, Andrew Jackson Scott, on the 1850 U.S. Census –
Andrew Jackson Scott on the 1860 U.S. Census –

Genealogies of Adam’s paternal great-grandmother, Lydia Coombs Van Cleave –

Adam’s paternal grandmother, Marion G. McIntosh, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Adam Scott (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Adam’s maternal grandfather, Salvatore Vincent Quartararo (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Adam’s maternal grandfather, Salvatore Vincent Quartararo, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Adam’s maternal grandfather, Salvatore Vincent Quartararo –

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