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: 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 an Academy Award for acting, Best Actor, for The Theory of Everything, 2014, and Daniel Kaluuya is the first to win 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’s maternal great-grandmother, Katherine/Catherine Irene “Kate” Cavaness (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com

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