Haley Joel Osment
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: April 10, 1988
Ethnicity: Irish, smaller amounts of English, German, Austrian, and Scottish, distant French
Haley Joel Osment is an American actor and voice actor.
He is the son of actors Theresa 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 was raised Catholic.
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). Eddie Redmayne is the first to win, in Best Actor, for The Theory of Everything, 2014, and Daniel Kaluuya is the first to win in Best Supporting Actor, for Judas and the Black Messiah.
Haley’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Sloan Osment, Jr. (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. Myrtie was the daughter of Matthew Martin Williams and Myrtie Shelby Hickey.
Haley’s paternal grandmother was Mary Leora Dinan (the daughter of William Alfred Dinan and Mary Cecelia/Cecilia May). Haley’s grandmother Mary was born in Illinois. William was the son of Fred/Ferdinand Gilbert Dinan and Leora E. Sinclair. Haley’s great-grandmother Mary was the daughter of John Francis May, whose parents were Irish, and of Mildred Tansey/Tansy, who also had Irish ancestry.
Haley’s maternal grandfather was Gordon Eugene Seifert (the son of Erhart/Ernhart/Ernest J. “Ernie” Seifert/Siefert and Agnes Mary McCardle). Gordon was born in Wisconsin. Ernest’s mother was Austrian. Agnes was the daughter of Patrick W. P. J. McCardle and Margaret “Maggie” Donnelly, who were born in Canada, both of them to Irish parents. Margaret’s father was from Armagh.
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 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 – https://www.geni.com
Marriage record of Haley’s paternal grandparents, Joseph Sloan Osment, Jr. and Mary Leora Dinan – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogies and obituaries of Haley’s paternal grandparents, Joseph Sloan Osment, Jr. and Mary Leora (Dinan) Osment – https://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Haley’s paternal grandfather, Joseph Sloan Osment, Jr. – http://funeralinnovations.com
Haley’s paternal great-grandparents, William Alfred Dinan and Mary Cecelia/Cecilia May, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Haley’s paternal great-grandfather, William Alfred Dinan, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Haley’s paternal great-great-grandparents, John Francis May and Mildred Tansey/Tansy – https://www.familysearch.org
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