Jennifer Coolidge

BEVERLY HILLS - MARCH 14: Jennifer Coolidge arrives at the 2013

Coolidge in 2013, photo by cvanwagoner/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 28, c. 1960s

Ethnicity: English, German, more distant Scottish and Irish

Jennifer Coolidge is an American actress, comedian, and activist. She is known for playing Stifler’s Mom in the American Pie films, among many other roles, including Legally Blonde and Date Movie.

She was raised in Norwell, Massachusetts.

Jennifer’s paternal grandfather was John Templeman Coolidge IV (the son of John Templeman Coolidge III and Catherine/Katherine Scollay Parkman). Jennifer’s grandfather John was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Jennifer’s great-grandfather John was the son of Joseph Swett Coolidge and Mary Louisa Coolidge. Catherine was the daughter of Francis Parkman and Catherine Scollay Bigelow.

Jennifer’s paternal grandmother was Susannah Cunningham (the daughter of Frederic Cunningham and Hetty Sullivan Lawrence). Susannah was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. Frederic was the son of Charles Cunningham and Roxalina Dabney, who was evidently born in France, to American parents. Hetty was the daughter of Amos Adams Lawrence and Sarah Elizabeth Appleton.

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather was Paul August Knauff (the son of Henry Knauff and Frederica/Frederika/Friederike Marie Maulfinger/Mulfinger). Paul was born in Wisconsin, to German parents. Henry was the son of John/Johannes J. Knauff and Elizabeth Schmidt. Frederica was the daughter of Georg Heinrich/Henry Mulfinger and Rosine Marie/Mary Herman/Hermann.

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother was Mildred Ann Adkisson (the daughter of William Frank Adkisson and Margaret Ann Portlock). Mildred was born in Illinois. William was the son of Joseph Newton Adkisson and Cassey/Cassie A. Harding. Margaret was the daughter of Samuel Vince Portlock and Nancy I. Frizell.

Sources: Genealogy of Jennifer’s paternal grandfather, John Templeman Coolidge IV – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Jennifer’s paternal great-grandfather, Frederic Cunningham (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Jennifer’s paternal great-grandmother, Hetty Sullivan Lawrence – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Jennifer’s maternal grandmother, Mildred Ann (Adkisson) Lawton – https://www.findagrave.com

3 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Jennifer’s maternal grandfather was Paul August Knauff (the son of Henry Knauff and Frederica/Frederika Marie Maulfinger). Paul was born in Wisconsin, to German parents. Frederica was the daughter of H. Mulfinger and Marie Herman.

    Jennifer’s maternal grandmother was Mildred Ann Adkisson (the daughter of William Frank Adkisson and Margaret Ann Portlock). Mildred was born in Illinois. William was the son of Joseph Newton Adkisson and Cassey A. Harding. Margaret was the daughter of Samuel Vince Portlock and Nancy I. Frizell.

  2. andrew says:

    Adkisson is such a rare name, possibly Atkinson?

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