Ethan Suplee

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Suplee in 2011, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Ethan L. Suplee

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

Date of Birth: May 25, 1976

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, German, Welsh, remote French Huguenot

Ethan Suplee is an American actor. His roles include the films Mallrats, American History X, Road Trip, Remember the Titans, Evolution, John Q., Cold Mountain, The Butterfly Effect, Without a Paddle, Art School Confidential, Mr. Woodcock, Fanboys, Unstoppable, The Wolf of Wall Street, True Story, Deepwater Horizon, Motherless Brooklyn, Dog, and Babylon, and the series Boy Meets World, The Ranch, and My Name Is Earl.

He is the son of actors Debbie Suplee and Bill Suplee (born William Frank/Fax Suplee). Ethan is a Scientologist. Ethan is married to Brandy Lewis, and has four children. Brandy is the sister of actress Juliette Lewis.

The Suplee family in America is said to originate with Andris Souplis, a French Huguenot, who was born in 1634. He moved to Germany in 1682, where he married Gertrude Stressinger, who was German. The couple relocated to Philadelphia in 1683.

Ethan’s paternal grandfather was Edward Lawrence Suplee (the son of William Thompson Suplee and Carrie McAdelain Whitehead). Edward was born in Pennsylvania. William was the son of Joseph Young Suplee and Isbelle Weldon Thompson.

Ethan’s paternal grandmother was Patricia Louise “Pattie Lou” Bowers (the daughter of James Albert Bowers and Frances Cleveland Ferguson). Pattie Lou was born in West Virginia. James was the son of Albert Mansfield Bowers and Sarah R. “Sallie” Cable.

Ethan’s maternal grandfather was named James Windsor Deeble.

Ethan’s maternal grandmother was Victoria Burt (the daughter of Charles C. Burt and Jayne E. Llewellyn). Victoria was born in Newark, New Jersey.

Source: Marriage record of Ethan’s parents –

4 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    James Windsor Deeble was possibly an English immigrant

  2. andrew says:


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