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 is 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