Birth Name: Edward Fitzgerald Burns
Place of Birth: Woodside, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 29, 1968
Edward Burns is an American actor, producer, writer, and director. He is known for his roles in films Saving Private Ryan (1998), Sidewalks of New York (2001), and One Missed Call (2008), among many others, and for writing-directing Sidewalks and The Brothers McMullen. He is of mostly Irish ancestry, and is also of one eighth Swedish descent. Edward is married to model Christy Turlington, with whom he has two children. His brother is writer and producer Brian Burns.
Edward’s paternal grandfather was John Patrick Burns (the son of Andrew Burns and Mary Catherine Gale). John was born in New York. Andrew was born in New York, to Irish parents.
Edward’s paternal grandmother was Josephine Fitzgerald (the daughter of Edward Fitzgerald and Octavia Johannson). Josephine was born in New York. Octavia was Swedish.
Edward’s maternal grandfather was Michael McKenna (the son of Michael McKenna and Mary Ellen McGuirk).
Edward’s maternal grandmother was named Catherine Molloy.
Sources: Genealogy of Edward Burns – http://www.geni.com
Edward’s paternal grandfather, John Patrick Burns, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Edward’s paternal grandmother, Josephine Fitzgerald, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Josephine Fitzgerald on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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