Demi Moore

Moore in 2011, Helga Esteb/

Place of Birth: Roswell, New Mexico, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 11, 1962

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, some Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Demi Moore is an American actress, model, filmmaker, and songwriter. Her roles include the films Parasite 3D, The Seventh Sign, Ghost, A Few Good Men, Disclosure, The Scarlet Letter, G.I. Jane, and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.

Demi’s biological father was Charles Foster Harmon, Sr., who had left Demi’s mother, Beverley/Beverly Virginia (King), before Demi was born. Demi was raised by her mother and stepfather, Dan Guynes. Demi has three children with her former husband, actor Bruce Willis, including actress Rumer Willis. Her surname is from her first husband, musician Freddy Moore.

Most of Demi’s recent ancestors were born in the U.S., specifically, for the most part, the American South, with many of her traceable foreign-born ancestors being English and Scottish.

Demi is a follower of Kabbalah.

Demi’s maternal grandfather was William Marshall King (the son of Edward McDowell “Mack” King and Blanche Campbell). William was born in Texas or Oklahoma. Blanche was the daughter of John Alexander Campbell and Betty LaVelle Carr.

Demi’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Marie Metcalf (the daughter of John Carrol Metcalf and Effie May Graves). Elizabeth was born in New Mexico. John was the son of Warner William Metcalf, Jr. and Martha Catherine Gunn. Effie was the daughter of George Aaron Graves and Elizabeth “Bettie” Childers.

Demi’s paternal grandparents possibly were Clarence Lamar Harmon and Minnie Ruth Compton.

Sources: Genealogy of Demi Moore –

Biography of Demi Moore –

Genealogies of Demi’s parents –

Demi’s maternal grandfather, William Marshall King, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Demi’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Marie Metcalf, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

80 Responses

  1. ethnogenesis says:

    I read her claims of her mother is part Cherokee from AR from an ancestor named Elizabeth “LNU” (Lineage Not Useful), as well her step-father was Puerto Rican in her autobiography and her biological father was thought to be Filipino or Tejano Mexican descent (is it speculation or promotion of her career). All I read was she’s 100% “WASP”, esp. she wasn’t in close contact with her biological father/’s family.

    • jonassjr says:

      she kinda looks portuguese with her green eyes and dark brown hair and i would not be surprised if she has some sephardic jewish ancestry also but it can be just a coincidence after all there are some brits that do look like her

      • andrew says:

        Unless she has ancestors (evidently not) from Jamaica/West Indies, that’s unlikely for her to be part Sephardi Jewish.

        • ethnogenesis says:

          Her stepfather is from Puerto Rico (correct)…and someone found her ancestor Elizabeth’s last name Childers, although Margaret LNU is her mother and appears to married a man with the surname Childers in Johnson county in Arkansas. The links are helpful to confirm Demi Moore’s ancestry, but about Margaret (I read about it on Quora posts written by United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee genealogist Sam Morningstar) … when in doubt, check it out.

  2. Bobbyj56 says:

    She’s my 10th cousin. I’m from Alabama and her dad is my 11th ciusin, Charles Foster Harmon. Sorry he took off.

  3. luckystar says:

    She looks Irish and reminds me of Sinéad O’Connor

  4. midori29 says:

    Demi Moore resembles the half white half native american NRA spokeswoman , Dana Loesch and the part mexican singer demi Lovato, Im sure she has Native American dna link

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