Jennifer Love Hewitt

Hewitt in 2011, s_bukley /

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.

Sources: Genealogies of Jennifer Love Hewitt –

Jennifer’s paternal grandfather, Herbert James Hewitt, on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Herbert James Hewitt on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Jennifer’s paternal grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Ogle, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Jennifer’s paternal great-grandmother, Daniel/Dan E. Ogle, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather, Lemuel Houston Shipp, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Lemuel Houston Shipp on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother, Charlotte/Charloette Grace/Brace Weagley, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary and genealogy of Jennifer’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Martha Alice (Kuhn) Kendall –


Curious about ethnicity

103 Responses

  1. Capricious says:

    She does look southern European.

    • luckystar says:

      Thats because France….

      • phaedra says:

        It’s remote though.

      • lelo4 says:

        I didn’t know French people were southern european lol

        • andrew says:

          well, they consider themselves culturally closer to other Romance/Latin people than to Brits for example.

          • andrew says:

            “French people look like germans”???

          • brendanb says:

            Neiltennant, have you ever saw a french movie or being to france… You know Daniel Auteil, Christian Clavier Gerard jugnot Beatrice Dalle Audrey Tatou, Fraçoise Dorleac, Jean Louis Trintignant. Philippe Noiret, Bertrand Blier, Juliette Binoche, Jean Yanne, Gerad Blain, Fernandel, Gerard PhilippeJean Claude Brialy, Michel Serrault,Jean luc Anglade,Michel Blanc, Sophie Marceau,Guillaume Canet, Sabine Azema, Fanny Ardant, Natalie Baye, Valerie Le Mercier, Emanuel Macron– and so on, … ..and I’m listing only people 100% french,, not a single half or totaly :talian or Corsican or Jew or Spaniard, or Arab… But only certinìfied french people, so I STOP CAUSE i’M TIRED TO LOOK THEIR ANCESTRY, , .. O,k there are some Blond blue eyed French.. but most of them looks blond french, and I don’t count Brigitte bardot and Catherine Deneuve, cause both of them are not natural blond…I mean Gerard Depardiu, orJean Gabin), and only, maybe, a 10% of the real French people. could pass for Germans, and most of them are actually germans cause they are of german origins, likrìe the Alsace population. I mean The french look so german, that tornatore picked two french Actors one of them to portray the sicilians, one to potray the super swarthy child Salvatore, the movie star. in his fifties:Jacques Perrin,… Please think and look around you before speaking.. And wacth some french movie or even french politicians, ìì movie, they are really great movies… I do not suggest to take a trip cause there a lot of not 100% around and you can’t check their ancestry.

          • NOTREALLY says:

            This guy seriously said “I do not suggest taking a trip cause there a lot of not 100% around and you can’t check their ancestry hahahahaha
            I’ll fix that for you even if I’m late:

            “I do not suggest taking a trip to France cause then you will encounter the actual French population that I cannot cherry-pick like I do online ato further my Nazi agenda of a “real Frenchman” and that will completely demolish my narrative”

            ——- Nazis in this website mate

  2. cwm85 says:

    She looks a lot like women from england. She is Kate Middletown favor each other a lot.

  3. xoxo says:

    Naturally pretty.

  4. Drea K says:

    She looks mostly French.

    • Rekta says:

      The French heritage is very insignificant.. She looks British (Brits can have brown/dark hair/eyes…), Italian, German… Western European woman.

  5. Daron says:

    I thought she would be Italian, Greek or Russian. Based on her dark hair.

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