Jesse Bradford

LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 2: Jesse Bradford at the 2005 BAFTA/LA Cu

Bradford in 2006, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Jesse Bradford Watrouse

Place of Birth: Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 28, 1979

Ethnicity: English, as well as 1/64th German, possibly other

Jesse Bradford is an American actor. He is the son of actors Terri/Terry Porter and Curt Watrouse (Curtis Allyn John Watrouse).

Jesse’s paternal grandfather was from a family that has lived in New England since the 1600s; Jesse’s grandfather was of English, and 1/16th German, descent. Jesse’s paternal grandmother was English. It is not publicly known what Jesse’s mother’s lineage is.

Jesse is married to actress Andrea Leal.

Jesse’s patrilineal line can be traced to Jacob Waterhouse, who was born, c. 1606, in England (the surname Watrouse was Waterhouse generations back).

Jesse’s paternal grandfather was Curtiss Baldwin Watrouse (the son of Allyn Edward Watrous and Lucy Adelaide Baldwin). Curtiss was born in New York. Allyn was the son of Fredis/Fredus Griswold Waterhouse and Mary Ann Fish. Lucy was the daughter of Joel Baldwin and Nancy Maria Winegar.

Jesse’s paternal grandmother was Florence Louise Bradford (the daughter of Frederick J. H. Bradford and Caroline E. Fuller). Florence was English, born in Hackney, London.

Sources: Genealogies of Jesse Bradford (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Jesse’s paternal grandfather, Curtiss Baldwin Watrouse (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Jesse’s paternal grandfather, Curtiss Baldwin Watrouse, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

29 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    >Jesse is married to Brazillian actress Andrea Leal.

    I don’t think she’s Brazilian.

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