Carnie Wilson

LOS ANGELES - JUN 2:  Carnie Wilson at the "Love & Mercy" Los An

Wilson in 2015, photo by kathclick/

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 29, 1968

*father – English, one quarter Swedish, Dutch, German, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, remote French
*mother – Ashkenazi Jewish

Carnie Wilson is an American singer and television host. She is known as a member of the pop music group Wilson Phillips, along with Chynna Phillips and her sister Wendy Wilson. Carnie is the daughter of singer Marilyn (Rovell) and musician Brian Wilson. She is a first cousin, once removed, of actress, singer, and model Alexa Demie.

Carnie is married to guitarist and music producer Robert Bonfiglio, with whom she has two children.

Carnie’s paternal grandfather was Murry/Murray Gage Wilson (the son of William Coral “Buddy” Wilson and Edith Sophia Sthole/Stohle). Murry was born in Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas, and was a musician and record producer. William was the son of William Henry Wilson and Alta Lenora Chitwood. Edith was the daughter of Swedish parents, Carl Johan Stål, later Charles John Sthole, who was born in Högsby, Kalmar, and Mary S. Ottocran.

Carnie’s paternal grandmother was Audree Neva Korthof (the daughter of Carl Arie Korthof and Ruth Edna “Betty” Finney). Audree was born in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. Carl was the son of Arthur/Aart Arie Korthof/Korthoff, who was Dutch, born in Amsterdam, and of Amelia “Molly” Prignitz, whose parents were German. Ruth was the daughter of Albert H. Finney and Elnora Brass, who were from Wisconsin.

Carnie’s maternal grandfather was named Irving Eric Rovell.

Carnie’s maternal grandmother was Mae Gassman (the daughter of Phillip Gassman and Ida Aronow).

Sources: Family histories of Carnie’s father (in Swedish) –

Genealogy of Carnie Wilson (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Carnie’s father –

Genealogy of Carnie’s paternal grandfather, Murry/Murray Gage Wilson –

Carnie’s paternal great-grandmother, Edith Sophia Sthole/Stohle, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Article on Brian and Marilyn Wilson –

Information on Carnie’s maternal grandparents, Irving Eric Rovell and Mae Gassman –

1 Response

  1. savanna says:

    Please give Madman credit for her father’s info on this page.

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