Bridgit Mendler

Bridgit Mendler

Mendler in 2012, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Bridgit Claire Mendler

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: December 18, 1992

Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, French, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, 1/1024 Polish

Bridgit Mendler is an American actress, singer, songwriter, executive, and businessperson.

She was born in Washington, D.C., and relocated with her family to San Francisco, California, as a young child. She is a niece, by marriage, of psychologist Christine Blasey Ford. Bridgit is married to Griffin Cleverly. She has a son, who is adopted.

Bridgit’s paternal grandfather is Edward Charles Mendler, Jr. (the son of Edward Charles Mendler and Constance Emily Reine Geney). Bridgit’s grandfather Edward was born in New Jersey. Bridgit’s great-grandfather Edward was the son of German immigrants, Herman Mendler and Magdelena Zimmerman. Constance’s father, Hippolyte A. Geney, was born in France, and Constance’s mother, Camille M. Rigny, was American, with French ancestry.

Bridgit’s paternal grandmother is Anne Raeder (the daughter of Oscar Jacob Raeder and Mildred Munro Woodsum). Oscar was of German descent, the son of Oscar W. Raeder and Augusta Wetzel, whose father was from Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Hesse and mother was from Württemberg, Baden-Württemberg. Mildred was the daughter of Jonas Hamilton Woodsum and Mildred Eliza Swan, and was of mostly English, as well as distant Scottish, ancestry. Mildred’s family had long lived in New England.

Bridgit’s maternal grandfather was John Bailey Ford (the son of Kenneth Arthur Ford and Dorothy Jane Bailey). John was born in Illinois. Kenneth was the son of Arthur Lee Ford and Ethel M. Parker. Dorothy was the daughter of Harry Ulysses Bailey and Eliza Jane Colver.

Bridgit’s maternal grandmother is Virginia Ruth Biddle (the daughter of Russell Lee Biddle and Virginia Rachel Rumble). Russell was the son of Richard Long Biddle and Mary Jane Pitcock. Virginia was the daughter of Harry Linden Rumble and Fairie O’Grady.

Sources: Genealogies of Bridgit Mendler –

Bridgit’s maternal great-grandfather, Kenneth Arthur Ford, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

16 Responses

  1. jonasbsjr says:

    For some reason i always found women with blonde hair and brown eyes to be very beautiful, she is one of them… Lots of german ancestry, not surprising since she’s from that region of the U.S, there was heavy german immigration there. She also has considerable british and french ancestry, with the latter one being quite surprising, she does not strike me as part french at all.

  2. Dogg says:

    She looks German.

  3. Connerfromvine says:

    She kinda looks like that girl from Jessie and one of the Panabaker sisters

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