Birth Name: Cooper Michael Raiff
Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 11, 1997
Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish, Welsh, French, Swiss, Irish
Cooper Raiff is an American actor and filmmaker. He has written, directed, and starred in the films Shithouse and Cha Cha Real Smooth.
Cooper’s paternal grandfather is Lawrence Carl “Larry” Raiff (the son of Edwin C. Raiff and Marie C. Krebs/Krebbs). Lawrence was born in Ohio. Edwin was the son of Emil Raiff, who was German, and of Florence Janning.
Cooper’s paternal grandmother is Patricia Debrosse (the daughter of Raymond Lewis/Louis Debrosse and Melvina “Melva” Phillips). Raymond was the son of Basil Debrosse, who was of French origin, and of Aline/Adeline/Elma/Ellen Walzer, whose father was Swiss and whose mother was French.
Cooper’s maternal grandfather is Jerry Nelson Wade (the son of Nelson Russell Wade and Myra Keel). Jerry was born in Texas. Cooper’s great-grandfather Nelson was the son of Lee Roy Wade and Eula Russell. Myra was the daughter of Charlie Alexander Keel and Ardell Hall.
Cooper’s maternal grandmother is Betsy Jane Williams (the daughter of Metz Morriss Williams and Margaret Elizabeth Wilson). Betsy was born in Texas. Metz was the son of James Metz Williams and Elizabeth Charlotte Morriss. Margaret was the daughter of James Elmer Wilson, whose father was Irish, and of Nettie Chandler.
Sources: Genealogy of Cooper’s paternal great-grandfather, Raymond Lewis/Louis Debrosse – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogies of Cooper’s maternal great-grandparents, Nelson Russell Wade and Myra (Keel) Wade – https://www.findagrave.com
Cooper’s maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Elizabeth Wilson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
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