Chris Pratt

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Birth Name: Christopher Michael Pratt

Place of Birth: Virginia, Saint Louis, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: June 21, 1979

*father – English, German, Swiss-German, French-Canadian
*mother – Norwegian

Chris Pratt is an American actor.

Chris is the son of Kathleen Louise (Indahl) and Daniel C. Pratt. Chris’s father was of English, German, Swiss-German, and French-Canadian ancestry. Chris’s mother is of entirely Norwegian descent.

Chris is married to author Katherine Schwarzenegger. He has a son with his former wife, actress Anna Faris; and a daughter with Katherine.

Chris’s wife Katherine is the daughter of actor and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger and journalist Maria Shriver. Chris’s brother-in-law is actor and model Patrick Schwarzenegger.

Chris’s paternal grandfather was Donald Clifton Pratt (the son of Clifton C. Pratt and Diana Mattison). Donald was born in Wisconsin. Chris’s great-grandfather Clifton was the son of Herbert A. Pratt and Clara Harmon. Diana was the daughter of William Andrew Mattison and Clara Belle Hollenbeck.

Chris’s paternal grandmother was Adeline Katherine Limmer (the daughter of Frederick John Limmer and Sarah Jane Roses). Adeline was born in Minnesota. Frederick was born in Minnesota, the son of Harry Edward Limmer, from New York, and of Catherine Mary Limmer, from Maryland; Chris’s great-great-grandparents Harry and Catherine were born with the same surname, and both had English ancestry. Sarah was born in Wisconsin. Sarah’s father, Louis Roses, was born in Switzerland, the son of Louis or Seperine Roses and Amelie or Madaline, and was of Swiss-German descent. Sarah’s mother, Chris’s great-great-grandmother Zoe/Sue Beaupré, was born in Wisconsin, the daughter of Louis Beaupré and Émilie/Émily Bélanger, who were of French-Canadian descent.

Chris’s maternal grandfather was Wallace Laverne/Luverne Indahl (the son of Willie H. Indahl and Inga Halverson). Wallace was born in Minnesota. Willie was born in Minnesota, the son of Hans Martinsen Indahl/Indal, who was born in Oppland, Norway, and of Anne Karine Vetlesdatter/Vetlesen/Vetleson, who was born in Wisconsin, to Norwegian parents, from Telemark. Inga was born in Minnesota, the daughter of Robert Haukenes/Halvorsen and Augusta Iversdatter Måstad, who were both in Østfold, Norway.

Chris’s maternal grandmother was Luella May Applen (the daughter of Ingamon/Ingman T. Applen and Gunhild/Gunild “Nellie” Peterson). Luella was born in Minnesota. Ingamon was born in Minnesota, the son of Tosten Ole Applen, who was born in Iowa, to Norwegian parents, from Telemark, and of Esther Torgersdatter/Tollefson Felland, who was born in Minnesota, also to Norwegian parents, also from Telemark. Gunhild was born in Minnesota, the daughter of Peter Kittle Peterson, who was born in Rollaug, Numedal, Norway, and of Bergit/Birgit “Betsy” Halvorson/Halvorsen, who was born in Wisconsin, to Norwegian parents, Halvor Halvorson, from Buskerud, and Gunil Olsdatter/Oledatter, from Numedal.

Sources: Genealogies of Chris Pratt –

Chris’s paternal grandfather, Donald Clifton Pratt, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Donald Clifton Pratt on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Chris’s paternal great-grandmother, Diana Mattison, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Chris’s paternal grandmother, Adeline Katherine Limmer, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Chris’s maternal grandfather, Wallace Laverne/Luverne Indahl, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Chris’s maternal great-grandfather, Willie H. Indahl, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Chris’s maternal grandmother, Luella May Applen (focusing on her father’s side) –

Chris’s maternal grandmother, Luella May Applen, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Chris’s maternal great-grandfather, Ingamon/Ingman T. Applen, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Chris’s maternal great-grandmother, Gunhild/Gunild “Nellie” Peterson, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

14 Responses

  1. follers says:

    Chris Pratt is the most famous Norwegian since Erik the Red. Bearboy, you must be kevlling.

  2. Drea K says:

    He looks mostly Nordic to me. He’s my favorite actor at the moment! Awesome funny guy!

  3. Andrew Applen says:

    I wonder if I am related to Chris Pratt because my grand father (Greg Applen) has taken me to his parents grave in harmony Minnesota and I remember seeing a Tosten Ole Applen.

    • follers says:

      Is your grandfather Gregory, the son of Neil Applen?

      If so, you and Chris would be fourth cousins, once removed (Chris’s great-great-great-grandparents, Ola Torsteinson Applen and Ambjorg Oldsdatter Forlid, are your great-great-great-great-grandparents, assuming Neil is your great-grandfather).

  4. theropod says:

    He’s so English looking.

  5. vilgotaan says:

    His paternal grandfather’s mother Alice Mattson’s surname sounds a little Swedish. Because “Mattsson” and “Mattson” is a popular surname in Sweden. So he maybe can be of swedish descent to? (sorry for bad english

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