Birth Name: Cheryl Ruth Hines
Place of Birth: Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 21, 1965
Ethnicity: Irish, English, German, smaller amounts of Welsh and French
Cheryl Hines is an American actress, comedian, producer, and director.
Cheryl is married to radio host and environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the son of politician Robert F. Kennedy. Cheryl has a daughter with her former husband, businessperson Paul Young.
Cheryl’s paternal grandfather was James Earl Hines (the son of Richard Edward Hines and Nora/Norah Josephine Keough). James was born in New York. The surname Hines was originally Hines/Heintz. Richard was the son of George W. Hines and Annie Piety Helferstay, whose father was of German descent, and whose maternal grandparents were French planters from Haiti who came to the U.S. during the Haitian Revolution. Cheryl’s great-grandmother Nora was Irish.
Cheryl’s paternal grandmother was Mary Ruth Powell (the daughter of William Titus Powell and Leola/Eulalia Sally Cumbaa/Cumbee). Mary Ruth was born in Florida. William was the son of William Addison Powell, who was Welsh, and of Maria/Mirah Young. Leola was the daughter of James Madison Cumbaa and Sarah Francis Grey.
Cheryl’s maternal grandfather was Frank Henry Graham (the son of Frank Henry Graham and Corinne Shaughnessy). Cheryl’s grandfather Frank was born in Alabama. Corinne was the daughter of James Shaughnessy and Bridget Cecile Kane.
Cheryl’s maternal grandmother was Rosaleine Agnes Horty (the daughter of John Joseph Horty and Nellie Agnes Carney/Kearney). Rosaleine was born in Delaware. John and Nellie were born in Delaware, to Irish parents.
Sources: Genealogy of Cheryl Hines – https://www.geni.com
Cheryl’s paternal grandfather, James Earl Hines, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Cheryl’s maternal grandfather, Frank Henry Graham, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org