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, and Welsh

Anna Faris is an American actress, producer, model, comedian, and singer. She is known for her roles in the Scary Movie films, as well as The House Bunny, Observe and Report, and the series Mom, among many other projects.

Anna is the daughter of Karen, a special education teacher, and Jack Faris, a sociology professor. 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 Ellsworth Lee Faris (the son of Ellsworth Eugene Faris and Elizabeth “Bessie” Homan). Robert was born in Texas. Anna’s great-grandfather Ellsworth was the son of George Alexander Faris and Sophia Jane Yarbrough. Elizabeth was the daughter of William Kercheval Homan and Virginia Ellen Broaddus.

Anna’s paternal grandmother was Clara Guignard (the daughter of The Rev. Sanders Richardson Guignard and Emilie Breggy/Brégy Hill). Clara was born in North Carolina. 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 Breggy/Brégy. Emilie’s maternal grandfather, François Amédée/Amadée Brégy, a professor, was French.

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

Anna’s maternal grandmother was Minnie Madie Meins (the daughter of Friedrich/Fredrick/Frederick Herman Meins and Anna Elizabeth Reichlt/Reichit/Reichelt). Minnie was born in 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 –

Genealogy of Anna’s paternal grandfather, Robert Ellsworth Lee 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 –

Genealogy of Anna’s maternal great-grandmother, Veronica Ream “Vinnie” Winchell (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

19 Responses

  1. LizzieLana says:

    She’s of course not related to Sean Faris.

  2. hesh123 says:

    She has had so much plastic surgery, used to be very hot

  3. cwm85 says:

    She must dye her hair….

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