Birth Name: Brittany Ann O’Grady
Place of Birth: Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 2, 1996
*father – English, Irish, as well as Swiss-German, German, Welsh, and Dutch
*mother – Louisiana Creole [African, French]
Brittany O’Grady is an American actress and singer. Her roles include the series The Messengers, Star, Little Voice, The White Lotus, and The Consultant, and the films Above Suspicion and Black Christmas (2019).
Brittany is the daughter of Monique and Michael O’Grady. A picture of Brittany’s family can be seen here. She is married to Ben Huyard.
Brittany has stated:
My dad is white, and his last name is O’Grady. My mom is African American, like Creole from New Orleans-type.
Brittany’s maternal and paternal grandparents are pictured here, respectively.
Brittany’s paternal grandfather was David Hadley O’Grady (the son of Col. Gerald Burnett O’Grady and Florence Woodward Eastwood). David was born in New Jersey. Gerald was born in New Jersey, the son of Thomas F. O’Grady and Mary P. Burnett. Florence was born in New Jersey, the daughter of James Eastwood, whose parents were English, and of Louise Neer Woodward.
Brittany’s paternal grandmother was Bobbie Z. Guldeman/Arnold (the daughter of jazz age bandleader Billy Arnold, and of Minnie Isabella Shanks). Bobbie was born in Paris, France. Brittany’s great-grandfather Billy Arnold was born Arnold William Guldeman, in New Jersey, the son of Arnold Guldeman/Guldemann, who was from Füllinsdorf, Baselland, Switzerland, and of Margaret “Maggie” Perkins, whose father was from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Brittany’s great-grandmother Minnie was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.
Brittany’s maternal grandfather was named Joseph Michael Conrad, Jr. Joseph was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Brittany’s maternal grandmother was Bernadine Ann Barard (the daughter of Albert Joseph Barard, Sr. and Carrie Anastasia Polidor). Albert was the son of Adolph Barard and Homeria/Omeria Michel.
Obituary of Brittany’s paternal grandfather, David Hadley O’Grady – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Brittany’s paternal grandmother, Bobbie Z. Guldeman/Arnold O’Grady – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Brittany’s maternal grandfather, Joseph Michael Conrad, Jr. – http://www.josephites.org
Obituary of Brittany’s maternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother) – http://files.usgwarchives.net
Brittany’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Adolph Barard and Homeria/Omeria Michel, on the 1910 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org