Anna Kendrick

Kendrick in 2010, photo by DFree /

Birth Name: Anna Cooke Kendrick

Place of Birth: Portland, Maine, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 9, 1985

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Irish

Anna Kendrick is an American actress and singer. She is the daughter of Janice and William King Kendrick. Her brother, Michael Cooke Kendrick, has also acted. Her roles include Up in the Air, Into the Woods, and ParaNorman, among many other films, and musicals.

Anna’s maternal grandfather was Ronald Allison Cooke (the son of Harry Locke Cooke and Mary Emma McCoy). Ronald was born in Massachusetts. Harry was born in Lockeport, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada, the son of Guyon Cooke and Martha McDonald/Locke. Emma was born in Massachusetts, to a father from Northern Ireland, John McCoy, and a mother from England, Elizabeth A. Lawthers.

Anna’s maternal grandmother was Ruth Edna Small (the daughter of Thomas Raymond/Roy/Ray Small and Janet/Jeanette “Nettie” McLea). Ruth was born in Massachusetts. Thomas was born in Youngs Cove, Queens, New Brunswick, the son of James Edwin Small and Isabel/Isabella Caroline Gamblin, whose own mother was born in Ireland. Janet was born in New Jersey, the daughter of James Brown McLea and Margaret Turner, who were both emigrants from Glasgow, Scotland.

Sources: Genealogies of Anna Kendrick (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Anna’s maternal grandfather, Ronald Allison Cooke, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Anna’s maternal great-grandparents, Harry Locke Cooke and Mary Emma McCoy –

Genealogy of Anna’s maternal grandmother, Ruth Edna Small (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

Anna’s maternal grandmother, Ruth Edna Small, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Anna’s maternal grandmother, Ruth Edna (Small) Cooke –

Genealogy of Anna’s maternal great-grandmother, Janet/Jeanette “Nettie” McLea –


Curious about ethnicity

21 Responses

  1. jonasbttencourt says:

    Nah she looks fine guys, and she must have other european ethnicities, more likely German and scandinavian.

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