Birth Name: Dylan Rhodes O’Brien
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 26, 1991
*father – Irish
*mother – Italian, Spanish, English
Dylan O’Brien is an American actor, musician, and director. He is known for his roles on the series Teen Wolf and in the films High Road, The First Time, The Internship, The Maze Runner trilogy, Deepwater Horizon, American Assassin, Flashback, Love and Monsters, Infinite, The Outfit, Not Okay, and, in voice role, the title character in Bumblebee.
Dylan is the son of Lisa (Rhodes), an actress who ran an acting school, and Patrick Broderick O’Brien, a camera operator. He was born in New York, and initially raised in Springfield Township, New Jersey, then moving to Hermosa Beach, California when he was twelve. Dylan’s father is of Irish descent. Dylan’s maternal grandfather was of half English and half Spanish ancestry, and Dylan’s maternal grandmother’s ancestry is Italian.
Dylan’s paternal grandfather was Dennis Richard O’Brien (the son of Michael Joseph O’Brien and Ellen E. Lacken). Dennis was born in New York. Michael was the son of Irish parents, John Martin O’Brien and Elizabeth Pilkington, from Kerry. Dylan’s great-grandmother Ellen was also the daughter of Irish parents, from Mayo, Martin Lacken and Ellen Moran.
Dylan’s paternal grandmother was Julia Marie Broderick (the daughter of Patrick “Pat” Broderick and Margaret Daly). Julia was born in New York, to Irish parents. Patrick was born in Tipperary, the son of Thomas Francis Broderick and Elizabeth “Lizzy” Hickey. Margaret was born in Cork, the daughter of Timothy Daly and Julia.
Dylan’s maternal grandfather was Cecil Alvarez Rhodes, Jr. (the son of Cecil Rhodes and Maria Nieves Menendez Alvarez). Dylan’s grandfather Cecil was born in New York City. Dylan’s great-grandfather Cecil was born in New York, to English parents, Thomas Rhodes and Annie Holt, who were from Lancashire. Dylan’s great-grandmother Maria Nieves was Spanish, born in Asturias, Spain, the daughter of Ramonin Alvarez and Felicidad Martinez Menendez.
Dylan’s maternal grandmother likely is Betty Ann Secino (the daughter of Thomas Anthony Secino and Emma Pezzolesi). Betty was born in Massachusetts, to Italian parents. Thomas was from Ruvo del Monte, Basilicata, and was the son of Giuseppe Secino and Rosa Maria Guerra. Emma was the daughter of Nazzarene Pezzolesi.
Marriage record of Dylan’s paternal great-grandparents, Patrick “Pat” Broderick and Margaret Daly – https://www.familysearch.org
Dylan’s maternal grandfather, Cecil Alvarez Rhodes, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Dylan’s maternal grandfather, Cecil Alvarez Rhodes, Jr. – http://www.nytimes.com
Dylan’s maternal great-grandfather, Cecil Rhodes, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org