Jennifer Wayne

Jennifer Wayne – 51st Academy of Country Music Awards – Arrivals – MGM Grand Garden Arena Arena – Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2016 – Photo Credit: PRN /

Birth Name: Jennifer Anne Kuhle

Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 1, 1982

Ethnicity: Peruvian/Spanish, German, Irish, Swedish, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish/Scottish, 1/32 Swiss and/or Austrian, remote Welsh

Jennifer Wayne is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is the daughter of Aissa Wayne and Earl Kuhle. Her half-uncles are film producer and actor Michael Wayne, actor Patrick Wayne, and actor Ethan Wayne. Jennifer is married to Austin Moody.

Jennifer’s father was of German, one quarter Irish, one quarter Swedish, and one sixteenth Swiss and/or Austrian, descent. Her mother was of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish/Scottish, English, Irish, and remote Welsh, ancestry on one side, and Peruvian, including Spanish, and some English, on the other.

Her cousin is actor and producer Brendan Wayne.

Jennifer’s paternal grandfather was Earl Lawrence Kuhle (the son of August/Augustus Henry Kuhle and Elizabeth Rosella Lacy). Earl was born in Illinois. August was the son of German parents, Ferdinand Herman Kuhle and Christiana Jane Keister, who was possibly born in Czechoslovakia. Elizabeth was the daughter of Irish parents, John Lacy and Margaret Ryan.

Jennifer’s paternal grandmother was June Audrey Bilgere (the daughter of Charles Clarence Bilgere and Agnes Wilhelmine Johanson). June was born in Illinois. Charles’ father, Michael John Bilgere/Bilgeri, was born in Illinois, to a Swiss and/or Austrian father, and to a German mother. Charles’ mother, Susan C. Schlader, was born in Alsace, France, of ethnic German descent. Jennifer’s great-grandmother Agnes was born in Wisconsin, to Swedish parents, Alfred Johanson and Wilhelmine Erickson.

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather was actor, director, and producer John Wayne (born Marion Robert Morrison, the son of Clyde Leonard Morrison and Mary Alberta “Molly” Brown). John was born in Winterset, Madison, Iowa. Clyde was born in Summer Township, Warren Co., Illinois, the son of Marion Mitchell Morrison and Wealthy/Wealtha Chase “Weltha” Parsons, and had English and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry. Mary was born in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, the daughter of Robert Emmet Brown, who had Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry, and of Margaret “Mary” Kennedy, who was an Irish Catholic, born in Ireland, likely in Cork.

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother is actress Pilar Pallete (the daughter of Sen. Miguel Angel Pallete Cañote and Carmela Alvarado). Pilar was born in Paita, Peru. Miguel was a politician, the son of Alfredo Eugenio Pallete Cañote and Joaquina Maria Elena Thorne Otoya. He had Spanish, and some English, ancestry.

Sources: Genealogy of Jennifer’s father (through his brother) –

Jennifer’s paternal grandfather, Earl Lawrence Kuhle, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Earl Lawrence Kuhle on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Jennifer’s paternal grandmother, June Audrey Bilgere, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Jennifer’s paternal great-grandfather, Charles Clarence Bilgere, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Charles Clarence Bilgere on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Jennifer Wayne (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogies of Jennifer’s maternal grandfather, John Wayne –

Marriage record of Jennifer’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandparents, Murray Buck and Polly/Polythenia Thorp –

4 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Jennifer’s maternal grandmother is actress Pilar Pallete (the daughter of Sen. Miguel Angel Pallete Cañote and Carmela Alvarado. ). Pilar was born in Paita, Peru. Miguel was a politician, the son of Alfredo Eugenio Pallete Cañote and Joaquina Maria Elena Thorne Otoya, and had Spanish and some English ancestry.

  2. madman says:

    On the 1920 census, Jennifer’s great-great-grandfather Michael John Bilgere’s Swiss father has a language listed that is neither German, French, or Italian. To me it looks like “Lettish” or something, with “O.L.” added after (which I’ve seen before in the language box on censuses, but I’m not familiar with its meaning). At first I thought is was supposed to mean Romansh, which belongs to the Rhaeto-Romance languages, also called Rhaetian (Rhaetian —> Rettish?). I’ve also though about it being a made up word for the language of Liechtenstein. says he was the son of Michael Johann Bilgeri, who was born in Braggens, Austria (likely Bregenz, Vorarlberg, Austria, which is where the Bilgeri family seems to come from), to Franz Martin Bilgeri and Anna Maria Finkin. So maybe Swiss should be replaced with Austrian.|Bilgeri|0|0&_=1528620953569

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