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.
Anna’s maternal grandfather, Ronald Allison Cooke, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Anna’s maternal great-grandparents, Harry Locke Cooke and Mary Emma McCoy – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Anna’s maternal grandmother, Ruth Edna Small (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Anna’s maternal grandmother, Ruth Edna Small, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Anna’s maternal grandmother, Ruth Edna (Small) Cooke – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of Anna’s maternal great-grandmother, Janet/Jeanette “Nettie” McLea – http://kitenet.net