Chris Marquette

Chris Marquette at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of greater Los A

Marquette in 2004, photo by Starfrenzy/

Birth Name: Christopher George Rodriguez

Place of Birth: Stuart, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 3, 1984

*father – Cuban
*mother – German, Polish

Chris Marquette is an American actor. His roles include The Tic Code, Freddy vs. Jason, The Girl Next Door, Just Friends, Alpha Dog, and Fanboys, and the series Joan of Arcadia and Strong Medicine. He is also known as Christopher Rodriguez Marquette.

Chris is the son of Patricia (Market) and Jorge Rodriguez, a nuclear engineer. His brothers are actors Eric Marquette and Sean Marquette. He is married to Irish actress Nora-Jane Noone, with whom he has one child.

Chris has said:

My dad is a Cuban refugee. Lots of my family have told me stories about how they wept when they boarded American planes in the 60s and [stewardesses] gave them warm bottles of milk for their babies. They say they’d never known such kindness. My dad is a nuclear engineer now. #migrants

Chris’s maternal grandfather was Edward R. Market/Markert (the son of Walter A. Markert and Helen Lasiewski/Losiewski). Edward was born in New Jersey. Walter was born in New Jersey, and possibly was the son of Anthony Market, who was German, and Stella, who was Polish. Helen was born in New Jersey, to Polish parents, Jan Piotr “John” Lasiewski/Losiewski and Katarzyna “Catherine.”

Chris’s maternal grandmother was named Hannelore Wilma Merchel. Hannelore was a German emigrant, from Essen.

Sources: Chris’s maternal grandfather, Edward R. Market/Markert, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Chris’s maternal step-grandfather –

Death record of Chris’s maternal grandmother, Hannelore Wilma (Merchel) Schueler Evans –

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