Ashton Kutcher

Kutcher in 2011, Helga Esteb /

Birth Name: Christopher Ashton Kutcher

Place of Birth: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 7, 1978

*62.5% Bohemian Czech
*25% Irish
*12.5% German, including Swiss-German

Ashton Kutcher is an American model, actor, and producer, as well as entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and investor in prominent companies and tech start-ups. His roles include the shows That ’70s Show, Two and a Half Men, and The Ranch, and the films Coming Soon, Down to You, Dude, Where’s My Car?, Texas Rangers, Just Married, My Boss’s Daughter, Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), The Butterfly Effect, Guess Who, A Lot Like Love, The Guardian (2006), Open Season, in voice role; Bobby, What Happens in Vegas, Spread, Personal Effects, Brother’s Justice, Valentine’s Day, Killers (2010), No Strings Attached, New Year’s Eve (2011), Jobs, Vengeance (2022), and Your Place or Mine. He also co-created and hosted the show Punk’d. He co-founded venture capital firm A-Grade Investments, and later Sound Ventures.

Ashton is the son of Diane (Finnegan), a Procter & Gamble employee, and Larry Kutcher, a factory worker. His father is of Bohemian Czech descent. His mother is of one half Irish, one quarter German, including Swiss-German, and one quarter Bohemian Czech, ancestry. He is married to actress Mila Kunis, with whom he has two children.

Ashton is a practicing follower of Kabbalah, the Jewish religious mysticism. His wife Mila, who is Jewish, has said of him, “Ashton when we started dating, [was] very religious, very religious, very Jewish,” though he has not formally converted to Judaism.

Ashton’s paternal grandfather was Earl F. Kutcher (the son of Michael John “Mike” Kutcher and Alice Beth Sedlacek). Earl was born in Iowa. Michael was born in Iowa, the son of Czech parents, Jan “John” Kučera and Anna Lenoč/Lenoch. The surname Kucera was later changed to Kutcher. Alice was also born in Iowa, the daughter of František “Frank” Sedláček and Anna Novotny, who were also Czech.

Ashton’s paternal grandmother was Adeline Mary Fisher (the daughter of Frank Fisher and Frances “Fannie” Drtina). Adeline was born in Iowa, and was also of Bohemian (Czech) descent. Frank was the son of Joseph Fisher and Anne Drtina.

Ashton’s maternal grandfather was Vincent Raymond Finnegan (the son of John Edward Finnegan, Sr. and Ellen Lenaghan). Vincent was born in Keokuk County, Iowa. John was from Lisnagore, County Monaghan, Ireland, the son of Michael Finnegan and Anne Mary Maguire. Ellen was also Irish, born in Lisnagore, Killeevan, Newbliss, County Monaghan, the daughter of Terence Lenaghan and Bridget Connolly.

Ashton’s maternal grandmother is Rose Marie Koenighain (the daughter of Donald Jacob Koenighain and Leona Alice Kutcher). Rose was born in Iowa. Donald’s parents, Mathias Koenighain and Ida Mae Brent/Brant, were both of German descent. Their families had lived in the United States, including specifically Pennsylvania, for many generations, and some of their ancestry was Swiss-German. Leona was the daughter of Czech parents, Michael John Kutcher and Alice Beth Sedlacek.

Ashton’s paternal grandfather Earl F. Kutcher was the brother of Ashton’s maternal great-grandmother Leona Alice Kutcher. Thus, Ashton’s parents are first cousins, once removed.

Sources: Genealogy of Ashton Kutcher –

Genealogy of Ashton’s paternal great-grandfather, Michael John “Mike” Kutcher –

Obituaries of Ashton’s paternal grandmother, Adeline Mary (Fisher) Kutcher –


Curious about ethnicity

48 Responses

  1. Morrigan Ni Boii says:

    He looks a typical Slavic person.

  2. ArnyDiaz says:

    You do realize that the majority of Europeans have dark brown/black hair?

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