Jennifer Coolidge

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

Coolidge in 2013, photo by cvanwagoner/

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

Date of Birth: August 28, c. 1960s

Ethnicity: English, German, 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 other roles.

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 named Paul A. Knauff. Paul’s father was German.

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother was named Mildred A. Adkisson. Mildred was born in Pennsylvania.

Sources: Genealogy of Jennifer’s paternal grandfather, John Templeman Coolidge IV –

Genealogy of Jennifer’s paternal great-grandfather, Frederic Cunningham (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Jennifer’s paternal great-grandmother, Hetty Sullivan Lawrence –

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Adkisson is such a rare name, possibly Atkinson?

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