Birth Name: Elizabeth Egan Gillies
Place of Birth: Haworth, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 26, 1993
Ethnicity: Irish, one quarter Italian, English, Scottish, German, French-Canadian, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish
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 Egan Gillies (the son of Duncan Edward Gillies and Garnet/Garnett Olivia Shirley). John was born in Washington, D.C. Duncan was the son of Ronald Gillies, who was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, to Scottish parents; and of Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Campbell, who was born in New York, to Irish parents. Garnet was the daughter of George Daniel Shirley and Florence Ada Burroughs.
Elizabeth’s paternal grandmother is Anne “Nancy” Hartey (the daughter of George Dewey Hartey and Ann Katherine Curby). George was the son of Thomas L. Hartey and Jennie G. Ellis, who were born in New York, both of them to Irish parents. Ann was born in Connecticut, to Irish emigrants, from Tipperary, James Curby and Johanna Breen.
Elizabeth’s maternal grandfather was George Daniel McCarthy, Jr. (the son of George Daniel McCarthy and Alberta Edith “Edie” St. Clair). Elizabeth’s grandfather George was born in Forest Hills, New York. Elizabeth’s great-grandfather George was the son of George Aloysius McCarthy, whose paternal grandparents were Irish and maternal grandparents were English and Scottish, respectively; and of Lillian Francis Schreiber, whose paternal grandparents were German, and whose maternal grandparents were Irish. Elizabeth’s great-grandmother Alberta was the daughter of William St. Clair, who was English, and of Bertha Elizabeth Bédard/Bedead, who was born in Vermont, likely of French-Canadian ancestry.
Elizabet’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Barba (the daughter of Peter Louis Barba and Rose Cucci). Elizabeth was born in New York. Peter was born in New York, the son of Italian parents, Giovanni/John Barba, from Angri, Campania, and Addolorata/Dora Deresperis/Derespiris, from Foggia, Puglia. Rose was also the daughter of Italian parents, Vincent/Vincenzo Cucci and Anna Maria DeMari, who was born in Potenza, Basilicata.
Sources: Elizabeth’s paternal grandfather, John Egan Gillies, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Elizabeth’s paternal grandfather, John Egan 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