Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States
Date of Birth: July 23, 1984
Ethnicity: Korean (one quarter), Mexican (about 3/16ths), Lebanese/Syrian (one eighth), Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English
Celeste Thorson is an American actress, model, screenwriter, and activist for human and environmental rights.
Celeste is the daughter of Lisa, a fine artist, and Eric Thorson, a U.S. marine. Her father was born in South Korea, and was adopted as a child in Colorado, by Constance Jean “Connie” and Morris H. Thorson; he is of Korean and Scottish-Irish/Northern Irish descent, while his adoptive family is of Norwegian and German ancestry. Her mother is of one quarter Lebanese/Syrian, three eighths Mexican, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English, and Irish, descent. Celeste is also said to have Apache Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Apache Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.
Celeste’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Shephard Fandey (the son of Zaid Fandey and Katherine/Catherine Alleen Crozier). Joseph was born in Texas. Zaid was from Rachaya, Syria, now Lebanon. Katherine was born in Texas, the daughter of Wilbur Force Crozier and Susan Anita Donaldson, and had Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and likely English, ancestry.
Celeste’s maternal grandmother was Edith D. Sullivan (who likely was the daughter of Henry Sullivan and Amalia/Amelia Chavez). Edith was born in New Mexico. Henry was the son of John Sullivan, who was of Irish descent, and of Constancia Tafoya, who was of Mexican descent. Amalia was the daughter of Jose Maria Chavez and Manuela Sanchez, who were of Mexican origin.
Sources: Genealogies of Celeste’s father’s adoptive parents, Morris H. Thorson and Constance Jean “Connie” (Wobig) – https://www.findagrave.com
Celeste’s maternal grandfather, Joseph Shephard Fandey, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Celeste’s maternal great-grandfather, Zaid Fandey – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Celeste’s maternal great-grandmother, Katherine/Catherine Alleen Crozier (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://mykindred.com
Death record of Celeste’s maternal great-grandmother, Katherine Alleen (Crozier) Fandey – https://www.findagrave.com
Celeste’s maternal grandmother, Edith D. Sullivan, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Celeste’s likely maternal great-grandfather, Henry Sullivan – https://www.findagrave.com