Birth Name: Amy Louise Sedaris
Place of Birth: Endicott, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 29, 1961
*English, Scottish (mother)
Amy Sedaris is an American actress, voice actress, author, screenwriter, singer, and comedian. Her brother is comedian David Sedaris.
Amy is the daughter of Sharon Elizabeth and Louis Harry “Lou” Sedaris. Her father is of Greek descent. Her mother, whose family has lived in the United States since the 1600s, had English and Scottish ancestry.
Amy’s paternal grandfather was Heracles “Harry” Sedaris (the son of Elias Siderakos and Georgia Attilakou). Heracles was born in Apidia, Laconia, Greece.
Amy’s paternal grandmother was named Adamandia Thomakou. Adamandia was born in Apidia, Laconia, Greece.
Amy’s maternal grandfather was Ray/Raymond Willard Leonard (the son of Frank Montville Leonard and Hattie McDonald/McDowell). Ray was born in New York. Frank was the son of John Leonard and Sarah.
Amy’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth H. Beebe (the daughter of Kirkham/Kirk P. Beebe and Mary Hitchcock). Elizabeth was born in New York. Kirkham was the son of Martin E. Beebe and Jerusha/Jarusha Brown.
A DNA test of Amy’s brother David, whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2014), stated that David’s genetic ancestry includes:
*2% European Jewish
The other results were not displayed.
Sources: Genealogy of Amy Sedaris – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Amy Sedaris (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com
Amy’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Amy’s maternal great-grandparents, Kirkham/Kirk P. Beebe and Mary Hitchcock – https://www.familysearch.org