Celeste Fianna

LOS ANGELES – AUG 28: Fianna arrives for the Daytime Programming Peer Group Reception on August 28, 2019 in North Hollywood, CA, photo DFree/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Celeste Fianna Drum

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 7, 1988

*father – German, Swiss-German, Austrian, Slovak, Ukrainian/Rusyn, possibly Greek
*mother – English

Celeste Fianna is a British-American actress, film and television producer, and real estate entrepreneur. She is known for her work on digital series The Bay.

Her father is American. Her mother was British. Her brother is actor, producer, and skateboarder Kristos Andrews. Regarding his ethnic background, Kristos has said:

The vast majority of my family lives in England, on my mom’s side, where they date back many generations of U.K. lineage, with fitting names like James, Thomas, Edward, Frederick, Francis, William and so on. […] My dad’s side is a few generations American but dates back to Austria and Poland. I’m proud of the combination I am.

He has also stated that he has some Greek ancestry.

Celeste’s paternal grandfather was Edward Turnbach Drum (the son of Ray Turnbach Drum and Mary Gertrude Widitz). Edward was born in Pennsylvania. Ray was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Milton Drum and Mary Jane Turnbach, and had German [including Alsatian] and some Swiss-German ancestry. Mary Gertrude was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Austria, Joseph Widitz and Theresa Langus, with Joseph being from Fohnsdorf.

Celeste’s paternal grandmother was Helen Ernestine Gombeda (the daughter of Andrew Gombeda and Anna Sotak). Helen was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, now Slovakia. Anna was the daughter of George Sotak/Szoták and Anna Koscelnik, who were from Velykyi Bereznyi, modern-day Ukraine, and were possibly Rusyn.

Celeste’s maternal grandfather was surnamed Andrews.

Source: Genealogies and death records of Celeste’s paternal grandparents, Edward Turnbach Drum and Helen Ernestine (Gombeda) Drum – https://findagrave.com

1 Response

  1. madman says:

    If Anna was born in Velykyi Bereznyi, she was probably Rusyn.

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