Alison Arngrim

Alison Arngrim – 14th Annual “Gathering for Cure” Brain Mapping Foundation Awards Gala – Millennium Biltmore Hotel – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Sheri Determan /

Birth Name: Alison Margaret Arngrim

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 18, 1962

Ethnicity: Scottish, Irish, English

Alison Arngrim is an American actress and activist. She is the daughter of voice actress Norma McMillan and actor and producer Thor Arngrim (Thorhallur Marven Arngrimsson).

Alison’s father was born Wilfred James Banin in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, of Scottish, Irish, and English descent. He was placed in an orphanage at an early age and adopted by a family of Icelandic descent, and received the Icelandic name Thorhallur Marven Arngrimsson.

Alison’s paternal grandfather was William Ireton Blyth (the son of John Blyth and Ann Robertson). John was born in Ontario, to Scottish parents, Alexander Blyth and Jane Anderson. Ann was the daughter of Angus Robertson, who was Scottish, and Elizabeth Ballantyne, who was born in India, of Scottish descent.

Alison’s paternal grandmother was Mabel Bell Banin (the daughter of James Banin and Martha Flora Goldsmith). James had Irish ancestry. Martha was the daughter of English parents, William Goldsmith and Hannah Barnes.

Alison’s maternal grandfather was Lachlan MacMillan.

Sources: Allison’s paternal grnadfather, William Ireton Blyth, on the 1901 Canada Census –
William on the 1916 Canada Census –

Allison’s paternal grandmother, Mabel Bell Banin, on the 1916 Canada Census –

Obituary of Allison’s mother –

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