Haley Joel Osment

Osment in 2003, image via Joe Seer/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 10, 1988

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, Austrian, more distant French

Haley Joel Osment is an American actor.

He is the son of actors Theresa Marie (Seifert) and Eugene Osment (Michael Eugene Osment), and the brother of actress Emily Osment. Haley was born in Los Angeles, California. His family is from the American South. He has English, German, Irish, Austrian, and more distant French, ancestry.

Haley is the first millennial male, and the first male born in the 1980s, to have been nominated for an Academy Award for acting (Best Supporting Actor, for The Sixth Sense, 1999).

Haley’s paternal grandfather is Joseph Osment (the son of Joseph Sloan Osment and Myrtie Lou Williams). Haley’s grandfather Joseph was born in Alabama. Haley’s great-grandfather Joseph was the son of Clarence Eugene Osment and Mary Josefa O’Keefe. Haley’s great-grandmother Myrtie was the daughter of Matthew Martin Williams and Myrtie Shelby Hickey.

Haley’s maternal grandfather was Gordon Seifert (the son of Ernest Seifert and Agnes). Gordon was born in Wisconsin. Ernest’s mother was Austrian.

Haley’s maternal grandmother was Gertrude E. Mulvaney (the daughter of Ignatius Loyola Mulvaney and Katherine/Catherine Irene “Kate” Cavaness). Gertrude was born in Alabama. Ignatius was of Irish descent, the son of James C. Mulvaney and Mary Ann McManus. Katherine was the daughter of Willard D. Cavaness, who was of French, English, and German descent, and of Mary Ann McManus, who was of Irish descent.

Haley’s matrilineal line can be traced back to his great-great-great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth Mary McClosty, who was born, c. 1805, in County Cavan, Ireland.

Sources: Genealogy of Haley Joel Osment (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Haley’s maternal great-grandmother, Katherine/Catherine Irene “Kate” Cavaness (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com

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