Gena Lee Nolin
Place of Birth: Carlton, Minnesota, United States
Date of Birth: November 29, 1971
Ethnicity: Norwegian, Irish, English, Swedish, distant Scottish and German
Gena Lee Nolin is an American actress and model. She has starred on the series Baywatch and Sheena.
Gena is the daughter of Patricia and Ronald Nolin. She is of one half Scandinavian (Norwegian, some Swedish), and roughly one quarter Irish, ancestry; her other roots are mostly English, with deep lines in the U.S. She is a descendant of Lady Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne Boleyn, and her husband Sir William Carey, among other nobility.
Gena is married to Canadian professional ice hockey player Cale Hulse. She has a son with her former husband Greg Fahlman; and two children with Cale.
Gena’s paternal grandfather was Leroy Emerson Nolin (the son of Emil Leonard Nolin and Dora Ethel Barber). Leroy was born in Minnesota. Emil was born in Minnesota, the son of Swedish parents, from Älvsborg, Johannes Andersson and Clara Larsdotter. Dora was born in Indiana, the daughter of Thomas Allen Barber and Martha Jane Hurt, and had deep lines in the U.S.
Gena’s paternal grandmother was Harriet/Harriett Marion Hatleli/Hatlekin (the daughter of Olaf/Olof Emil Hatleli and Lillian Christianson). Harriet was born in Minnesota. Olaf was born in Minnesota, the son of Lars Olsen Hatleli, who was Norwegian, and of Marie Johnson, who was of Scandinavian descent. Lillian was born in Minnesota, and was of Scandinavian descent.
Gena’s maternal grandfather was William George Rodgers (the son of Andrew Rodgers and Mary Alicia “May” Huggard). William was born in Minnesota, to Irish parents. Mary was born in County Mayo, the daughter of Robert Martin Huggard and Miriam Jane Leonard.
Gena’s maternal grandmother was Marie Frances Sween (the daughter of Herbert Joseph Sween and Grace B. Malloy). Marie was born in Minnesota. Herbert was born in Minnesota, the son of John Sween, who was Norwegian, and of Emma Johanna Hanson, who was born in Minnesota, to Norwegian parents. Grace was born in Minnesota, the daughter of Dennis C. Malloy and Maud M. Wellman, and had deep roots in the U.S.
Sources: Divorce record of Gena’s parents – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Gena’s paternal grandfather, Leroy Emerson Nolin – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Gena’s paternal grandfather, Leroy Emerson Nolin – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Gena’s paternal grandmother, Harriet/Harriett Marion Hatleli/Hatlekin – https://www.familysearch.org
Gena’s paternal grandmother, Harriet/Harriett Marion Hatleli/Hatlekin, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogies of Gena’s maternal grandparents, William George Rodgers and Marie Frances Sween – https://www.familysearch.org
Gena’s maternal great-grandfather, Herbert Joseph Sween, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
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