Jennifer Love Hewitt
Place of Birth: Waco, McLennan, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 21, 1979
Ethnicity: English, Scottish, German, remote French
Jennifer Love Hewitt is an American actress, singer, songwriter, producer, and director. Her roles include the I Know What You Did Last Summer films, Can’t Hardly Wait, and Heartbreakers, and the series Party of Five and Ghost Whisperer.
Jennifer is the daughter of Patricia Mae and Herbert Daniel Hewitt. She was raised in Nolanville in Central Texas. She is married to actor Brian Hallisay, with whom she has three children.
Jennifer’s documented ancestry includes English, Scottish, German, and remote French.
On an Instagram live feed on March 9, 2018, Jennifer said that she also has Dutch and Native American ancestry. It is not clear if Jennifer’s Native American ancestry has been verified/documented. All of Jennifer’s grandparents and great-grandparents are listed as “White” on United States Censuses. It is not clear if Jennifer has Dutch ancestry either.
Jennifer is sometimes described on the internet as being of Italian descent. This is not accurate.
Jennifer’s paternal grandfather was Herbert James Hewitt (the son of Herbert/Bert Edward Hewitt and Pearl Beard). Jennifer’s grandfather Herbert was born in Texas. Jennifer’s great-grandfather Herbert was born in Manchester, England, the son of Benjamin F. Hewitt and Levina Clowe. Pearl was the daughter of James Rose Beard and Temperance Lottie Hobbs.
Jennifer’s paternal grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Ogle (the daughter of Daniel/Dan E. Ogle and Etta M. Patterson). Mary Elizabeth was born in Mississippi. Daniel was the son of William Ogle and Ida P. Davis. Etta was the daughter of Henry C. Patterson.
Jennifer’s maternal grandfather was Lemuel Houston Shipp (the son of Solomon David “Pete” Shipp and Donna/Dona Mae Jones). Lemuel was born in Texas. Solomon was the son of William A. Shipp and Bertha Lee Durst.
Jennifer’s maternal grandmother was Charlotte/Charloette Grace/Brace Weagley (the daughter of Omer/Homer/Omar Frederick Weagley and Lula Grace Kendall). Charlotte was born in Maryland. Omer was the son of William F. Weagley and Ida M. Kinsel. Lula was the daughter of William Wesley Kendall and Martha Alice Kuhn.
Jennifer’s paternal grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Ogle, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jennifer’s paternal great-grandmother, Daniel/Dan E. Ogle, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jennifer’s maternal grandmother, Charlotte/Charloette Grace/Brace Weagley, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary and genealogy of Jennifer’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Martha Alice (Kuhn) Kendall – http://www.findagrave.com