Boti Bliss

HOLLYWOOD – DECEMBER 07: Bliss at Howard Fine’s Ball of Fire December 07, 2006 in Boardners, Hollywood, CA. photo by s_bukley/

Place of Birth: Aspen, Colorado, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 23, 1975

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Irish, German, one eighth Bulgarian, likely Serbian or Croatian

Boti Bliss is an American actress. She is known for her roles on the series CSI: Miami, and in the films Ted Bundy and National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze.

She was raised by her mother and stepfather in a tepee near Aspen, Colorado. She is married to director, writer, and cinematographer Blair Hayes, with whom she has a son.

Boti’s paternal grandfather likely was surnamed Ognacevic.

Boti’s maternal grandfather was John Henry “Jack” Bliss (the son of John Henry Bliss and Elizabeth Emily Self). Boti’s grandfather John was born in Minnesota. Boti’s great-grandfather John was born in Wisconsin, the son of John Henry Bliss and Clara Emily Smith. Elizabeth was born in Iowa, the daughter of William M. Self and Emma Smith.

Boti’s maternal grandmother was Mary Josephine Nanoff (the daughter of Louis “Louie” Nanoff and Greta/Greata May Strickler). Mary was born in Minnesota. Louis was born in Varna, Bulgaria, the son of Michal “Mike” Nanoff. Greta was born in Iowa, the daughter of Charles C. Strickler and Margaret J. “Maggie” Hannah/Hanner, whose parents were from Ireland and Scotland, respectively.

Sources: Obituary of Boti’s maternal grandfather, John Henry “Jack” Bliss –

Obituary of Boti’s maternal grandmother, Mary Josephine (Nanoff) Bliss –

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