Birth Name: Ann Elaine Markley
Place of Birth: Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 11, 1983
Ethnicity: Slovak and/or Rusyn, German, English, possibly Polish
Annalaina Marks is an American model, actress, and television personality. She is known for being a contestant on the third season of America’s Next Top Model. She is the co-author of a book entitled Family Trip to Slovakia – Back To Our Rusyn Roots.
Annalaina is married to actor and model Colin Branca, with whom she has one child.
Annalaina’s paternal grandfather was George Markley/Markovich (the son of Stephen Markovich and Mary Bero). George was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia).
Annalaina’s paternal grandmother was Betty Jean Burger (the daughter of Floyd Burger and Bertha Krop/Kropp). Floyd was the son of Samuel Burger, whose mother was English, and of Nellie Moore. Bertha was the daughter of John Krop/Kropp and Albertina “Bertha” Glessman/Geissman, who were born in either Poland or Germany.
Annalaina’s maternal grandfather was Frank Schubeck (the son of Michael “Mike” Schubeck and Rose “Rosie” Zawjoaski/Zawosky). Frank’s parents were from Galicia, Poland/Austria.
Annalaina’s maternal grandmother was Helen Krivonak (the daughter of Steven/Stephen “Steve” Krivonak and Anna Orlovsky). Helen was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, to parents from Czechoslovakia (likely Slovakia).
Sources: Obituary of Annalaina’s father – http://www.legacy.com
Marriage record of Annalaina’s paternal grandparents, George Markley and Betty Jean Burger – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Ann’s maternal grandmother, Helen (Krivonak) Schubeck – http://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Ann’s maternal great-aunt (grandmother’s sister) – http://www.legacy.com
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