Colleen Ballinger

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Birth Name: Colleen Mae Ballinger

Place of Birth: Santa Barbara, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 21, 1986

Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish, Dutch, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, likely distant Polish

Colleen Ballinger is an American comedian, YouTuber, actress, singer, and writer. She is known for her satirical character Miranda Sings; with Miranda’s voice, she has appeared in YouTube videos, published books, starred on the show Haters Back Off, which she co-created, with her brother Chris Ballinger, and co-developed; and performed a one-woman comedy act. She has also appeared on the show Escape the Night. Colleen has vlogged and posted other comedy and lifestyle videos. Her cumulative YouTube channels have surpassed 5 billion total views.

Colleen is the daughter of Gwen and Tim Ballinger, a sales manager. She is married to actor Erik Stocklin, with whom she has three children.

Colleen’s paternal grandfather is Wayne William Ballinger (the son of Floyd Wayne Ballinger and Lillian Viola/Martha Mieners). Colleen’s grandfather Wayne was born in Illinois. Floyd was the son of Franklin R. Ballinger and Alice Estella Conklin.

Colleen’s paternal grandmother is Joanne Florence Wilson (the daughter of Opal Onyx Wilson and Erma Alice Sawistowsky/Sawithowsky). Joanne was born in California. Opal was the son of Jasper L. Wilson and Harriet Hoean “Hattie” Pinkerton/Pickerton. Erma was the daughter of John Basil Sawistowsky, who was born at sea, to parents from Germany, and of Mary Alice Miller.

Colleen’s maternal grandfather was Donald Lee “Don” Alleman (the son of Martin Clavin Alleman and Laura Bell/Belle Miller). Donald was born in Kansas, and was adopted by his stepfather, Raymond E. Trent. Martin was born in Missouri, the son of John Wesley Alleman and Carrie Bell Stucker. Laura was born in Missouri, the daughter of George McKinley Miller and Emma Rush.

Colleen’s maternal grandmother was Ruby June Hines (the daughter of Oliver Campbell Hines and Bessie Mae Perkins). Ruby was born in Kansas. Oliver was born in Kansas, the son of Samuel Ferguson Hines and Nettie Mae Campbell. Bessie was born in Missouri, the daughter of Walter Perkins and Rebecca May Ragen.


Marriage record of Colleen’s paternal grandparents, Wayne William Ballinger and Joanne Florence Wilson –

Marriage record of Colleen’s paternal great-grandparents, Opal Onyx Wilson and Erma Alice Sawistowsky/Sawithowsky –

Colleen’s paternal great-grandmother, Erma Alice Sawistowsky/Sawithowsky, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Colleen’s paternal great-great-grandfather, John Basil Sawistowsky, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Colleen’s maternal grandfather, Donald Lee “Don” Alleman, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Death record and genealogy of Colleen’s maternal great-grandmother, Laura Bell/Belle (Miller) Trent –

17 Responses

  1. myddafu says:

    She looks so jewish

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