Anna Faris

Faris in 2011, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Anna Kay Faris

Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 29, 1976

Ethnicity: German, English, as well as Scottish, French, Dutch, Welsh, and Irish

Anna Faris is an American actress, producer, model, comedian, and singer. Her roles include the Scary Movie films, as well as Lovers Lane, May, The Hot Chick, Lost in Translation, Waiting…, Just Friends, Brokeback Mountain, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Smiley Face, Mama’s Boy, The House Bunny, Observe and Report, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Yogi Bear, Take Me Home Tonight, What’s Your Number?, The Dictator, Movie 43, I Give It a Year, Overboard (2018), and The Estate, and the series Mom.

Anna is the daughter of Karen, a special education teacher, and Jack Faris, a sociology professor. Her family moved to Edmonds, Washington, when she was six. She is married to cinematographer Michael Barrett. She has a son with her former husband, actor Chris Pratt. Anna has also been credited as Anna Faris-Indra, while married to first husband, actor Ben Indra, and as Anna Faris-Pratt.

Anna’s patrilineal line traces to Ian Esom Farris, who was born, c. 1640, in Rutherglen, Scotland, and to his wife, Emily Jane Cameron.

Anna’s paternal grandfather was Robert E. Lee Faris (the son of Ellsworth Eugene Faris and Elizabeth “Bessie” Homan). Robert was born in Waco, McLennan, Texas. Anna’s great-grandfather Ellsworth was born in Salem, Rutherford, Tennessee, the son of George Alexander Faris and Sophia Jane Yarbrough. Elizabeth was the daughter of William Kerchival/Kercheval Homan, whose father was Irish, and of Virginia Ellen Broaddus.

Anna’s paternal grandmother was Clara Guignard Faris (the daughter of The Rev. Sanders Richardson Guignard and Emilie Brégy/Bréggy Hill). Clara was born in North Carolina, and was a leader in the League of Women Voters. The Rev. Sanders was the son of John Gabriel Guignard and Jane Bruce Salley. Emilie was the daughter of George Ely Hill and Clara Emilie Brégy/Bréggy. Emilie’s maternal grandfather, François/Francis Amadée/Amédée Brégy, a professor, was French.

Anna’s maternal grandfather was Winchell Bathurst (the son of John Bathurst and Veronica/Vinnie Ream Winchell). Anna’s grandfather Winchell was born in Seattle, King, Washington. John was English, the son of John Bathurst and Emma Simmons. Vinnie was born in Kansas, the daughter of Roger Williams Winchell and Arminta/Aruhminta/Minta/Mintie Vance.

Anna’s maternal grandmother was Minnie Madie/Marie Meins (the daughter of Friedrich/Fredrick/Frederick Herman Meins and Anna Elizabeth Reichlt/Reichit/Reichelt). Minnie was born in Lyman, Skagit, Washington, to German parents. Anna’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of Charles Christian Reichelt and Anna Elizabeth Morhoff.

Sources: Genealogies of Anna Faris –

Anna’s paternal grandmother, Clara Guignard, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Anna’s paternal grandmother, Clara (Guignard) Faris –

Obituary and genealogy of Anna’s paternal great-grandfather, The Rev. Sanders Richardson Guignard –

19 Responses

  1. billErobreren says:

    Faris could well also be a Scottish surname. I’m not sure if brunette is correct…she was a blonde until she started playing Cindy in Scary Movie
    looks ash blonde, I had the same shade growing up

  2. andrew says:

    the surname Faris is arguably Irish IMO (spelled Ferris often) but it’s found in Syria and Lebanon too from what I read (probably not related to the Irish)

  3. spaceyaquarius says:

    Once again, this proves the German/Swedish/English mix results in the hottest celebs on the planet. Holy moly, she is like 37 yo and still looks HOTTER THAN HELL! Anna Banana, please email me and I shall take you out to an all you can eat Denny’s never-ending breakfast festival. On me of course, because you deserve it.

    • fuzzybear44 says:


      (this proves the German/Swedish/English mix results in the hottest celebs on the planet.)

      That’s a matter of opinion

      • follers says:

        English, Scottish, and German, to various degrees, is the most common caucasian mix in the United States. Most white Americans whose families have been in the United States for a couple hundred years have that mix, regardless of their level of attractiveness.

  4. J.J. says:

    correction; her eyes are blue, not green

  5. me says:

    I thought she was part Italian,she looks like Britney Spears.

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