Amanda Seyfried

Seyfried in 2012, photo by kathclick

Birth Name: Amanda Michelle Seyfried

Place of Birth: Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 3, 1985

Ethnicity: German, smaller amounts of Welsh, Swiss-German, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and English, remote French

Amanda Seyfried is an American actress, singer, and model. She is known for her roles in the films Mean Girls, Nine Lives, American Gun, Alpha Dog, Solstice, Mamma Mia!, Jennifer’s Body, Chloe, Dear John, Letters to Juliet, Red Riding Hood, In Time, Gone, Les Misérables, The Big Wedding, Lovelace, A Million Ways to Die in the West, While We’re Young, Ted 2, Pan, Love the Coopers, The Last Word, The Clapper, First Reformed, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Scoob!, You Should Have Left, Mank, and Things Heard & Seen, and television’s As the World Turns, Big Love, and The Dropout.

Amanda is the daughter of Ann, an occupational therapist, and Jack Seyfried, a pharmacist. Her sister Jennifer Seyfried is a musician in the Philadelphia organ-driven rock band Love City. Amanda’s father is of mostly German descent, and also has small amounts of Swiss-German and English ancestry. Amanda’s mother has German, as well as Welsh, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and remote French, ancestry. She has ancestors from Hesse and Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Amanda is married to actor Thomas Sadoski, with whom she has two children.

Amanda’s paternal grandfather was Richard R. Seyfried (the son of Robert Ambrose/J. Seyfried, Jr. and Irene M. Glasser). Richard was born in Pennsylvania. Robert was the son of Robert Ambrose Seyfried and Gertrude A. Frey. Irene was the daughter of Henry/Harry David Glasser and Sarah E. Long.

Amanda’s paternal grandmother is Barbara Ebert (the daughter of Luther Stephen Ebert and Arlene B. Allender). Luther was the son of Harry Charles Ebert and Clara May Eck. Arlene was the daughter of Francis J. Allender and Carrie Florence May Breisch.

Amanda’s maternal grandfather was Guifford Henrice Sander, Sr. (the son of Clarence Howard Sander and Helen Lydia Goodwin). Guifford was born in Pennsylvania. Clarence was the son of Carl/Charles August Sander, who was German, from Sachsen-Anhalt, and of Rebecca Jane Titzel. Helen was the daughter of Adam M. Goodwin, who was born in Maryland, to Scottish parents, and of Annie C. Friesel.

Amanda’s maternal grandmother is Janet L. Williams (the daughter of David Hopkins Williams, Jr. and Jennie Hensinger Allebach). Amanda’s grandmother Janet was born in Pennsylvania. David was the son of John Barber Williams and Emma C. Hopkins. Amanda’s great-grandmother Jennie was the daughter of Harvey J. Allebach and Kata Otilla Hensinger.

Seyfried in 2011, s_bukley /

Sources: Genealogies of Amanda Seyfried –

Genealogies of Amanda’s paternal great-grandparents, Robert Ambrose/J. Seyfried, Jr. and Irene M. (Glasser) Seyfried –

Death records of Amanda’s paternal great-grandparents, Luther Stephen Ebert and Arlene B. Allender –

Obituary of Amanda’s maternal grandfather, Guifford Henrice Sander, Sr. –

Genealogy of Amanda’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Rebecca Jane (Titzel) Sander –

Amanda’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen Lydia Goodwin, on the 1900 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

103 Responses

  1. Freerk says:

    On this picture. she looks just like my niece. Nice.


  2. gswartziii says:

    After this page information. I used my history to bring the two lines together, Ancestry works….. I tracked her back to me being a 3rd cousin to her Grandmother (Barbra) , Amanda Allender was her great grandmother. Awesome !

    Genealogy of Amanda’s paternal grandmother, Barbara Ebert –

  3. nmottram1990 says:

    totally agree she looks very English/German with the blonde her and blue eyes

  4. andrew says:

    I think you’re not a Jap but just a troll lol

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