Birth Name: Elizabeth Egan Gillies
Place of Birth: Haworth, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 26, 1993
Ethnicity: Italian (maternal grandmother), English, Irish, Scottish, German, French-Canadian
Elizabeth Gillies is an American actress and singer. She is also known as Liz Gillies.
She is married to record producer, composer, and musician Michael Corcoran.
Elizabeth’s paternal grandfather was John E. Gillies (the son of Duncan Edward Gillies and Garnet/Garnett Olivia Shirley). John was born in Washington. Duncan was the son of Randal Gillies, who was Canadian, and of Lizzie Campbell. Garnet was the daughter of George Daniel Shirley and Florence Ada Burroughs.
Elizabeth’s paternal grandmother is Nancy Hartley (the daughter of George Dewey Hartey and Ann Katherine Curby).
Elizabeth’s maternal grandfather is surnamed McCarthy (the son of George Daniel McCarthy and Alberta Edith “Edie” St. Clair). Elizabeth’s maternal grandfather was born in New Jersey. George was the son of George Aloysius McCarthy and Lillian V. Schreiber. Alberta was the daughter of William St. Clair and Bertha Elizabeth Bedard/Bedead.
Elizabet’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Barba (the daughter of Peter L. Barba and Rose Cucci). Peter was born in New York, the son of Italian parents, Giovanni/John Barba, from Angri, Campania, and Addolorata/Dora Deresperis, from Foggia, Puglia. Rose was also the daughter of Italian parents, Vincent Cucci and Anna Maria DeMari, who was born in Province of Potenza, Basilicata.
Sources: Elizabeth’s paternal grandfather, John E. Gillies, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Elizabeth’s paternal grandfather, John E. Gillies – http://www.nytimes.com
Genealogies of Elizabeth’s paternal great-grandparents, Duncan Edward Gillies and Garnet/Garnett Olivia Shirley – http://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Elizabeth’s maternal great-grandmother, Rose (Cucci) Barba – http://www.frechfuneralhome.com