Adrianne Palicki

Palicki in 2010, image via kathclick/

Birth Name: Adrianne Lee Palicki

Place of Birth: Toledo, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 6, 1983

*father – Polish, Hungarian
*mother – German, English

Adrianne Palicki is an American actress and model. Her roles include the films Legion, Red Dawn (2012), G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and John Wick, and the shows Friday Night Lights, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and The Orville.

Adrianne’s paternal grandfather was Arthur Jerome Palicki (the son of Robert C. Palicki and Anna R. Katafias). Arthur was born in Ohio. Arthur’s parents were also born in Ohio, and all of Arthur’s grandparents were Polish.

Adrianne’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Ann Hunyor (the daughter of Stephen Louis Hunyor and Margaret Tresso/Treso). Adrianne’s grandmother Margaret was born in Ohio. Stephen was born in Ohio, the son of Hungarian parents, Louis Hunyor and Barbara/Bertha Olah. Adrianne’s great-grandmother Margaret was also born in Ohio, also to Hungarian parents, John Tresso and Angeline Smith.

Adrianne’s maternal grandfather was Donald Carl French (the son of Carl Clarence French and Mildred Kathryn White). Donald was born in Ohio. Adrianne’s great-grandfather Carl was the son of James Carl French and Lillian Carson Bordine. Mildred was the daughter of Ernest Benjamin White and Katherine C. Hagaman.

Adrianne’s maternal grandmother was Lola Mae Heck (the daughter of Edward Godfrey Michel Heck and Wilhelmina Louisa Johanna “Minnie” Zimmerman). Lola was born in Michigan. Lola was of German descent. Edward was the son of Christian Frederick “Christ” Heck, whose father was from Baden, and of Caroline/Carolina “Carrie” Meyer, whose parents were from Baden. Wilhelmina was the daughter of Albert Carl Christian Zimmerman and Fredericka/Frederike Augusta Christina Zingleman/Zingelman.

Sources: Obituary of Adrianne’s paternal grandmother, Margaret Ann (Hunyor) Palicki –

Adrianne’s maternal grandfather, Donald Carl French, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Adrianne’s maternal grandfather, Donald Carl French –


Curious about ethnicity

17 Responses

  1. ChrisHermansson says:

    Slavic is a language group not a phenotype. Sometimes I wonder what Americans do get their knowledge from. LOL

    • passingtime85 says:

      So are Semitic and Latin and a slew of others, but people around the world conflate language groups and the various ethnicities that speak aforementioned languages. People don’t really pay attention to these things, it’s often considered pedantic.

    • andrew says:

      Slavs on average look very different to Western Europeans.

      • passingtime85 says:

        But do Russians look like Poles, or Czechs, or Bulgarians, Belarusians, Slovakians, Slovenians, etc etc etc?

        • porkarella says:

          Don’t ask to someone like him who doesn’t know races and who doesn’t live in Europe and can’t answer, me a European from Europe living here I can tell ya some Poles do others are Westerns looking Brits and Germans, others are totally dark ethnics of Turkish root, Belarusians are Baltic super Russianied they have almond shaped eyes, thick high cheeckbones, large flat square face, big forehead, instead Czech, Slovakians and Slovenians look Germanic, Central Euros cause in fact in ancient time they were Germanized, whilsts Bulgarians, Albanians, Macedonians, Romenians look very different to the rest of Western Slavs cause they were deeply Turkified in fact the huge majority of them are fully blacks and ethnics very dark semitic looking they come as black hair and black eyes, olive-brown skin, thick Arabic features, the ones whites Euro come as brown-black hair and eyes and white skin rarely they’re light haired and light eyed these few ones have other ancient Euros roots. As features some of them have the Baltic-Russian-part Asian features but diluted cause the Baltic presence was less strong, some look Westerns.

  2. Devotion says:

    Definitely a beautiful Slavic woman.

  3. nokto says:

    Yeah, slavic features. She’s beautiful, I must admit.

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