Chris Noth

Chris Noth

Noth in 2010, photo by

Birth Name: Christopher David Noth

Place of Birth: Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 13, 1954

*50% Irish
*37.5% German
*12.5% English

Chris Noth is an American actor. He is known for his role as Mr. Big on Sex and the City.

He is the son of Jeanne L. Parr, a CBS news reporter, and Charles James Noth, an attorney. His father was of half German and half Irish descent. His mother was of one half Irish, one quarter English, and one quarter German, descent. Chris is married to Canadian actress Tara Lynn Wilson, with whom he has two children. Tara has Filipino ancestry.

Chris’s paternal grandfather was George Joseph Noth, Sr. (the son of Henry Noth and Theresa Mueller). George was born in Iowa, to German parents, his father from Baden, Achim, Lower Saxony.

Chris’s paternal grandmother was Mary Helen “Mae” McGuire (the daughter of Charles James McGuire and Jennie A. Murphy). Mary Helen was born in Illinois. Charles was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, of Irish descent, the son of Dennis McGuire and Ann. Jennie was born in Ohio, to Irish parents, Patrick Murphy and Jamie Scott.

Chris’s maternal grandfather was Lester William Parr (the son of Frederick S. Parr and Clara Romeis). Lester was born in Wisconsin. Frederick was of English descent, the son of Lafayette Parr, who was born in New York, and of Maria Lester, who was born in England. Clara was of German ancestry, the daughter of Ambrose Romeis and Katherine Kraatz.

Chris’s maternal grandmother was Gladys J. Kernan (the daughter of John Henry Kernan and Eliza/Liza C. Connors). Gladys was born in Wisconsin. John was born in Connecticut, to Irish parents, Phillip or John Kernan/Kiernan, from County Cavan/Cavin, and Bridget Murtaugh/Murtha, from County Clare. Eliza was born in Wisconsin, also to Irish parents, Patrick Connor and Mary Harrigan.

Sources: Genealogy of Chris Noth –

Chris’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

5 Responses

  1. midori29 says:

    I though he was Italian, Spanish, Portuguese or Greek for sure. He could even be Iranian. I never guessed those mixtures. However, Europe has a lot of Middle Eastern people especially in England so being English means nothing on its own he would need a dna test.

  2. phaedra says:

    Another dark Irishman.

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