J. K. Simmons
Birth Name: Jonathan Kimble Simmons
Place of Birth: Grosse Pointe, Michigan, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 9, 1955
Ethnicity: English, as well as smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, and Welsh
J. K. Simmons is an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash (2014). His roles also include the show Oz, the Spider-Man films, The Ladykillers, Juno, and Patriots Day, among many other works.
J. K. is the son of Patricia and Donald William Simmons. He is married to Michelle Schumacher, with whom he has two children.
J. K.’s paternal grandfather was Guy Simmons (the son of William Martin Simmons and Lucinda/Lucina Evalina/Evelina Meachum/Meacham). Guy was born in Illinois. William was the son of Alfred Washington Simmons and Sarah Anne Moulton. Lucinda was the daughter of William Meachum/Meacham and Mary Melissa Griffith.
J. K.’s paternal grandmother was Mamie Catherine Keister (the daughter of William Cooney Keister and Lydia Catherine Smith). Mamie was born in Virginia. William was the son of John Davis Keister and Elizabeth A. Bodkin. Lydia was the daughter of Joseph Smith and Rebecca F. Cook.
J. K.’s maternal grandfather was Ralph Archibald Kimble (the son of Ralph Grierson Kimble and Ellen/Nellie Jemima Stote). J. K.’s grandfather Ralph was born in Kansas. J. K.’s great-grandfather Ralph was the son of Bernard DeWitt Kimble and Delia Porter. Ellen was English, the daughter of The Rev. Amos Hall Stote and Angelina Therese/Theresa Read.
J. K.’s maternal grandmother was Ruth Hazen (the daughter of Lewis Jacob Hazen and Emma Broaddus Lewis). Ruth was born in Illinois. J. K.’s great-grandfather Lewis was the son of Sedgwick Russell Hazen and Mary Isabel/Isabelle Barr. Emma was the daughter of Samuel Mathews Lewis and Sarah Elvira Broaddus/Broadus.
Genealogy of J. K. Simmons (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of J. K.’s paternal great-grandfather, William Martin Simmons – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of J. K. Simmons (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com