Birth Name: Jeremy Lee Renner
Place of Birth: Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States
Date of Birth: January 7, 1971
Ethnicity: German, English, Swedish, Scottish, Irish, Panamanian/Jamaican/African-Caribbean, remote French
Jeremy Renner is an American actor and producer. His roles include the films National Lampoon’s Senior Trip, Dahmer, S.W.A.T., North Country, 12 and Holding, Take, 28 Weeks Later, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Hurt Locker, The Town, the fourth and fifth Mission: Impossible films, The Bourne Legacy, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, The Immigrant, American Hustle, Kill the Messenger, Arrival, The House, Wind River, and Tag, the series Mayor of Kingstown, and Clint Barton / Hawkeye in the Marvel Universe.
Jeremy is the son of Valerie and Lee Renner, who ran a bowling alley. He has German, English, Swedish, Scottish, Irish, Panamanian/Jamaican/African-Caribbean, and remote French, ancestry. His maternal grandmother was born in Panama, with roots in Jamaica, and was of at least part black ancestry. He has a daughter with his former wife, Canadian model Sonni Pacheco. A picture of Jeremy with his mother can be seen here.
Jeremy’s paternal grandfather was Oscar Harrison “Art” Renner (the son of Levi/Lee Renner and Lucy/Lucille Edna Horner). Oscar was born in New Jersey. Levi was the son of John F. Renner and Cecelia C. Godfrey. Lucy was the daughter of Charles H. Horner and Elizabeth Trainer.
Jeremy’s paternal grandmother was Ruth Ann Simpson (the daughter of John Shapley Simpson and Lillian/Lillie Mae Scheflen/Sheflen/Schleflen). Ruth was born in Merchantville, Camden, New Jersey. John was the son of John Simpson and Anne/Anna/Annie F. Rough. Lillian was born in Pennsylvania, to German parents, Sebastian Scheflen/Schoepflin/Sheflen and Mary/Marie Ponser/Poinzar/Poncer/Ponsar.
Jeremy’s maternal grandfather was Elmer Edward Tague (the son of Elbridge/Elmer A. Tague and Ruth Eva Peterson). Jeremy’s grandfather Elmer was born in Seattle, King, Washington. Elbridge was the son of George Washington Tague, Jr. and Eliza/Elisa Ann/Anne Cuppy, and had English, Scottish, and German ancestry. Ruth was born in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, to Swedish parents, Peter Person Peterson, from Hoerby, Skane, and Amanda Josephina Carlson, from Velinge, Vastergotland Province.
Jeremy’s maternal grandmother was Eleanor Adele Warren, later Warnock (the daughter of Frank Warren and Mavis Eleanore/Eleanor Hawkins). Jeremy’s grandmother Eleanor was born in New York, to a father born in either New York City or Panama, and to a mother born in Colón, Panama. Jeremy’s great-grandfather Frank appears to have his “race” described as “Panama” in one record. Jeremy’s great-grandmother Mavis was the daughter of Frederick George Hawkins/Hawting and Alrilla/Alzilla Alice Davis, who were from Jamaica. The 1920 U.S. Census taken in Cristobal, Panama Canal Zone lists Mavis and her parents as “black.” Mavis re-married to Samuel A. Warnock.
Jeremy is a fifth cousin, once removed, of actress Jennifer Lawrence. Jeremy’s four times great-grandparents, Robert Tague and Sarah/Sallie Caplinger, were also Jennifer’s five times great-grandparents.
Sources: Family history of Jeremy Renner (focusing mostly on his father’s side) – http://stanislausgenealogy.blogspot.ca
Jeremy Renner’s and Jennifer Lawrence’s genealogical relation – http://blogs.ancestry.com
Jeremy’s paternal grandfather, Oscar Harrison “Art” Renner, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jeremy’s paternal grandmother, Ruth Ann Simpson, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Immigration record of likely Jeremy’s maternal great-grandfather, Frank Warren – https://www.familysearch.org
Jeremy’s maternal great-grandmother, Mavis Eleanore/Eleanor Hawkins, on the 1920 U.S. Census taken in Cristobal, Panama Canal Zone [Mavis is the tenth person listed] – https://www.familysearch.org
Immigration record of Jeremy’s maternal great-grandmother, Mavis Eleanore/Eleanor (Hawkins) Warnock – https://www.familysearch.org