Emma Roberts

Roberts in 2011, s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Emma Rose Roberts

Place of Birth: Rhinebeck, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 10, 1991

Ethnicity: English, German, Swedish, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, remote French

Emma Roberts is an American actress and singer. She is the daughter of actor Eric Roberts (Eric Anthony Roberts) and Kelly Cunningham, and the niece of actresses Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan. Her father’s ancestry includes English, German, Swedish, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and remote French.

Emma has a son with her former partner, actor and model Garrett Hedlund.

Emma’s paternal grandfather was Walter Grady Roberts (the son of Walter Thomas “Tom” Roberts and Beatrice M. Beal). Emma’s grandfather Walter was born in Georgia, and was an actor and playwright. Emma’s great-grandfather Walter was the son of John Pendleton Roberts and Jimmie Glen Corbitt. Beatrice was the daughter of William Edward Beal and Pearl F. Dooley.

Emma’s paternal grandmother was Betty Lou Bredemus (the daughter of Wendell John Bredemus and Elizabeth Ellen Billingsley). Betty was born in Minnesota, and was an actor and playwright. Wendell was the son of John Math/Mathias/Matheus/Mathews Bredemus, who was of German descent, and of Elin Maria “Eleanor” Johansdotter/Johnson, who was born in By församling, Värmlands län, Sweden. Elizabeth was the daughter of James Henry Billingsley and Nellie Hutchings.

On her mother’s side, Emma is the granddaughter of Raymond R. Cunningham and Emma E.

Sources: Genealogies of Emma Roberts (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Family history of Emma’s father, Eric Roberts (through Eric’s sister, Julia Roberts), at The Huffington Post, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak – http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Genealogy of Emma’s father (through his own sister, Julia Roberts) – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Emma’s paternal grandparents, Walter Grady Roberts and Betty Lou (Bredemus) Roberts – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Emma’s paternal great-great-grandfather, John Pendleton Roberts – http://www.findagrave.com

Marriage record of Emma’s paternal great-great-grandparents, James Henry Billingsley and Nellie Hutchings – https://familysearch.org


Curious about ethnicity

17 Responses

  1. athelya says:

    I thought she had some slavic in her

  2. luckystar says:

    Her eyes are green and in some pics she looks a lot like Hannah Murray(British actress)
    Funny how non white people here claiming her and trying to tell how white people should like. lol
    She does look even italian and yeah hispanic from spain.

  3. luckystar says:

    She can pass for spaniard cause she is atlantid with some gracile med influenced, but also for french. Same for Julia, but julia fits even in greece.

    • luckystar says:

      but they both looks mostly american:
      meltin pot of many european types. u can see the french in them and also the north euro, emma is too pale

  4. andrew says:

    I think you should add Eric Roberts.

  5. aja675 says:

    I watched Unfabulous when I was younger. She’s definitely a part of my childhood.

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