Birth Name: Elizabeth Jean Philipps
Place of Birth: Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 25, 1979
Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, one sixteenth Luxembourgish
Busy Philipps is an American actress, writer, producer, and director. She is known for her roles on the television series Dawson’s Creek and Freaks and Geeks, among many others. She was the host of the show Busy Tonight from 2018 to 2019.
Busy is the daughter of Joseph and Barbara Phillips. She is married to screenwriter Marc Silverstein, with whom she has two children.
Busy’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Fredrick Philipps (the son of Frederick William Philipps and Clara Marie Reger). Joseph was born in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Busy’s great-grandfather Frederick was born in Wisconsin, to German parents, Mathias Philipps and Margaret Nanert. Clara was the daughter of Peter A. Reger, who was born in Luxembourg, and of Catherine Lawinger, who was born in Pennsylvania, to German parents.
Busy’s paternal grandmother was Delsie Fields (the daughter of William Thomas Fields and Emma Elizabeth Celia Staley). Delsie was born in Iowa. William was the son of Worden Fields and Evelyn Green. Emma was the daughter of William C. Staley and Rose Bell Osborn.
Busy’s maternal grandfather was Ernest Edward Tucker (the son of Irwin St. John Tucker and Ellen Dorothy O’Reilly). Ernest was born in Illinois. Irwin was the son of Gardiner Chilson Tucker and Melville Leigh Eckford.
Busy’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Mary Humes (the daughter of Thomas Irvin Humes and Margaret M. Schultz). Busy’s grandmother Margaret was born in Connecticut. Busy’s great-grandmother Margaret was the daughter of George B. Schultz and Anna Marie Stadtmiller.
Source: Obituary of Busy’s paternal grandfather, Joseph Fredrick Philipps – http://www.legacy.com