Birth Name: Billie Catherine Lourd
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: July 17, 1992
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish (maternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, German, Cajun/French
Billie Lourd is an American actress. She is known for playing Chanel #3 on the series Scream Queens, as well as for her roles in the films Billionaire Boys Club, Booksmart, and Star Wars.
She is the daughter of actress and author Carrie Fisher and talent agent Bryan Lourd, and the granddaughter of singer and actor Eddie Fisher and singer, actress, and humanitarian Debbie Reynolds. Her uncle is TV and film maker Todd Fisher, and her aunts are actresses Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher. Billie is married to actor Austen Rydell, with whom she has two children. Austen is the grandson of actor, director, and producer Mark Rydell and actress Joanne Linville.
Billie’s father has English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, Cajun/French, and German ancestry. Billie’s maternal grandfather was of Russian Jewish and Ukrainian Jewish descent. Billie’s maternal grandmother had English, and small amounts of Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and German, and distant French, ancestry.
Billie’s paternal grandfather was Harvey Hopkins Lourd, Jr. (the son of Harvey Hopkins Lourd, Sr. and Clara Nettie Freeman). Billie’s grandfather Harvey was born in Louisiana. Billie’s great-grandfather Harvey was the son of William Lourd and Felicite “Fay” Indest, who was of German and Cajun/French descent. Clara was the daughter of Robert Edward Freeman and Josie Lillian Fisher/Fischer.
Billie’s paternal grandmother is Sherion Brice (the daughter of Clyde Brown/Bud Brice and Margie Helen Day). Clyde was the son of James Ira Milton Brice and Rena Easterling. Margie was the daughter of Thomas C. Day and Frankie Dee Azbell.
Billie’s maternal grandfather was Eddie Fisher (the son of Joseph D. Tisch/Fisher and Gitte Kathrine “Kate” Minicker/Minocker/Winokur). Eddie was born in Pennsylvania, to Jewish emigrant parents. Joseph was born in Russia, and was the son of either Mojsche/Morris Tisch/Fisher and Sarah Peltzer, or of Nathan Tisch and Linne. Gitte was born in Yampil’ Vinnyts’ka, Ukraine, the daughter of Zelig/Selig Zadik Minicker/Minniker/Winokur and Neche “Ida” Hudel.
Billie’s maternal grandmother was actress Debbie Reynolds (born Mary Frances Reynolds, the daughter of Raymond Francis Reynolds and Maxine/Maxene N. Harman/Harmon). Debbie was born in Texas. Raymond was the son of William Granville Reynolds and Pearl Ruby Prigmore. Maxine was the daughter of Owen Harmon/Harman and Maxie Boone Dykeman.
Sources: Family history of Billie Lourd – https://www.hollywoodancestry.com
Genealogy of Billie Lourd – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Billie’s paternal great-grandfather, Clyde Brown/Bud Brice – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Billie’s paternal great-grandmother, Margie Helen Day (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituary of Billie’s paternal great-grandmother, Margie Helen (Day) Brice – http://www.pellerinfuneralhome.com
Genealogy of Billie Lourd (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com
Genealogy of Billie’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Billie’s maternal grandmother, Debbie Reynolds (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Billie’s maternal great-grandparents, Raymond Francis Reynolds and Maxine/Maxene N. Harman/Harmon, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org