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

*Polish, Hungarian (father)
*German, English (mother)

Adrianne Palicki is an American actress.

Adrianne’s paternal grandfather was of Polish descent, while Adrianne’s paternal grandmother was of Hungarian ancestry. Adrianne’s mother is of German and English ancestry.

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 –

Genealogy of Adrianne’s maternal grandmother, Lola Mae Heck –


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10 Responses

  1. labird says:

    She looks definitivley Polish, very slavic feautures.

  2. cwm85 says:

    Polish and Hungarian just like my friend. And she resembles more to her father’s ancestry than mother’s. She has the polish head shape, round face but her eyes maybe more german since they tend to have almond shape like eyes.

  3. dee says:

    Look at Wikipedia – her mother’s maiden name is “French” (i.e. the name itself is “French”, not that the origin is French). So that indicates her mother is of English ancestry (the surname “French” is usually English… lol).

  4. Shawn says:

    She’s so hot that my brain catches on fire when I think about her.

    What do you think?

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