Cecily Strong

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Strong in 2013, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Cecily Legler Strong

Place of Birth: Springfield, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 8, 1984

Ethnicity: English, some German and Scottish, 1/32 Swiss-German, 1/32 Italian/Sicilian

Cecily Strong is an American actress and comedian. She was a cast member on the show Saturday Night Live, and has also appeared in the films The Bronze, The Meddler, and Staten Island Summer, and the shows Loafy and Schmigadoon!

Cecily is the daughter of Penelope, a nurse practitioner, and William “Bill” Strong, an Associated Press bureau chief, who runs a public relations firm.

Cecily’s paternal grandfather was Cecil Hubbard Strong (the son of Russell Aubrey Strong and Lutie Mae Hooks). Cecil was born in Alabama. Russell was the son of William Howard Strong and Annie E. Lovelace. Lutie was the daughter of William Daniel Duncan Hooks and Mary Emeline Hubbard.

Cecily’s paternal grandmother is Marian Campbell (the daughter of Alan Lockhart Campbell and Mary Nelson Johnson). Marian was born in Oklahoma. Alan was the son of William Henry Harrison Campbell and Jessie Warfield Gorsuch. Mary was the daughter of George Washington Johnson and Marion Dove.

Cecily’s maternal grandfather was Ross Mills Legler (the son of Henry Maxson/W. Legler and Helen Virginia Warren). Ross was born in Illinois. Henry’s father, Cecily’s great-great-grandfather Henry Eduard Legler, a journalist, politician, and librarian, was born in Palermo, Italy, to a Swiss-German father, Henry Legler, and an Italian/Sicilian mother, Raffaela Messina. Cecily’s great-grandfather Henry’s mother was Henriette/Nettie Maria Clarke.

Cecily’s maternal grandmother was Janet Saunders (the daughter of William M. Saunders and Isabel/Isabella Chadwick). Janet was born in New York, to English parents. Isabel’s mother was named Rebecca. Rebecca was born in England, to Australian parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Cecily Strong – http://www.geni.com

Cecily’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Henry Eduard Legler and Henriette/Nettie Maria Clarke, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Cecily’s maternal grandmother, Janet Saunders, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

27 Responses

  1. italiano90 says:

    Why does everyone assume that a person with black hair, brown eyes and olive undertones automatically has to be southern european? Is there something wrong with being non ethnic? I’ve seen English people that look just like Cecily Strong. Welsh and German people too. PJ Harvey has natural jet black hair and tans easily but she is English. Catherine Zeta Jones also has black hair, brown eyes and olive undertones and people assume she is latina, italian or greek and she’s Welsh and guess what? She LOOKS Welsh.

    • andrew says:

      She actually does not look Southern European, more like Southern American or Mexican (Latina as they say in U.S.). Catherine Zeta Jones also does not look Italian or Greek at all. PJ Harvey kinda looks like a Sardinian woman even though she is from SW England, really a strong Mediterranean look about her.

  2. savanna says:

    She should be listed Sicilian

  3. guyinsf says:

    Very surprising that she only has a drop of Italian blood in her and the rest is all northern European. Up till now I always assumed she was a latina.

    • thomas1987 says:

      Latin is not a race
      it just means you speak the language’s of love from southern europe.
      has nothing to do with race.
      latin in south america is diffrent because there are so many non-whites there. most are Natives Americans
      a true Latin person is a white European like italians, spanish, french ect.
      and most of Europe is brunette with brown eyes btw

      • marjanel says:

        Most south Americans are not native.It is very interesting that you talk about South Americans when most people in USA don’t know many of them or have se en INE in their lives because most imigrants from Latín América in USA ate from México,Central America and Caribbean not many South America.Also not all south Americans countries are latin, and indigenous people in South América don’t call themselves latino.

      • Andrew133 says:

        you must be very dumb, because the native americans are very minority in all of latin america, you should educate yourself before saying this stupid statement

  4. Check7t says:

    Looks Southern European.

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