Birth Name: James Adam Ponsoldt
Place of Birth: Athens, Georgia, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 5, 1978
Ethnicity: English, German
James Ponsoldt is an American film director, actor, and screenwriter. He has directed the films Off the Black, Smashed, The Spectacular Now, The End of the Tour, The Circle (2017), and Summering.
He is married to Megan Lane Hollaway.
James’ paternal grandfather was Raymond S. Ponsoldt (the son of Frederick John Ponsoldt and Helen/Ellen Fudge). Frederick’s father was German. Helen was born in New Jersey, to English parents.
James’ paternal grandmother was Margaret Farmer (the daughter of Ernest Walter Farmer and Mary Leone). Ernest was the son of Charlie Farmer and Lizzie.
James’ maternal grandfather was named William Teason. William was a graphic artist.
James’ maternal grandmother was named Erma Denny Coleman (the daughter of George S. Coleman and Erma C.). Erma was born in Kansas City, Missouri.
Sources: Obituary of James’ uncle (father’s brother) – http://www.dignitymemorial.com
Obituary of James’ paternal grandmother, Margaret (Farmer) Ponsoldt – http://www.obitcentral.com
Obituary of James’ maternal grandmother, Erma Denny (Coleman) Teason – http://www.legacy.com