Birth Name: Andrew Thomas McCarthy
Place of Birth: Westfield, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 29, 1962
Ethnicity: Irish, English, Scottish, German
Andrew McCarthy is an American actor, travel writer, and television director. He is known for his leading roles in the films St. Elmo’s Fire, Pretty in Pink, and Less Than Zero, among others.
Andrew is married to Dolores Rice. He has a son, actor Sam McCarthy, with his former wife Carol Schneider; and two children with Dolores.
Andrew’s paternal grandfather was John Aloysius McCarthy (the son of John C. McCarthy and Catherine A. O’Brian/O’Brien). Andrew’s grandfather John was born in New Jersey, to Irish parents. Andrew’s great-grandfather John was the son of Cornelius McCarthy and Mary Nolan. Catherine was the daughter of John O’Brien and Johanna/Joanna Kennelly, who were from Kerry, Ireland.
Andrew’s paternal grandmother was Loretta Madeleine Emerson (the daughter of Stephen Gordon Emerson and Ellen/Nellie Berriah/Bergen/Berrigan). Loretta was born in New York. Stephen was born in Canada, to an English father, Steven Charles Emerson, and to a Canadian mother of Scottish descent, Elizabeth Jane Gordon. Ellen was the daughter of Irish parents, Michael Berriah and Annie McArdle.
Andrew’s maternal grandfather was Walter Comstock Mallory (the son of Charles Edward Mallory and Margaret Mal Ferris). Walter was born in Connecticut or Nebraska. Charles was the son of John Deloss Mallory and Fanny/Fannie E. Scott. Margaret was the daughter of Gideon Ferris and Margaret Lego.
Andrew’s maternal grandmother was Vivienne Margaret Hadley (the daughter of Thomas C. Hadley and Leonetta/Annette “Nettie” Schneider/Snyder). Vivienne was born in Kentucky. Leonetta was born in Illinois, to German parents, Johann Georg/George Schneider/Snyder and Margaret Graab/Greba.