Jessica Keenan Wynn
Birth Name: Jessica Keenan Armstrong
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: June 12, 1986
Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, one eighth Ashkenazi Jewish
Jessica Keenan Wynn is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles in Heathers: The Musical and Young Tanya in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, among other projects.
She is the daughter of Edwyna (Keenan) and Roger Armstrong. Her aunt is screenwriter Tracy Keenan Wynn. She is the granddaughter of actor Keenan Wynn, and great-granddaughter of actors and performers Ed Wynn and Hilda Keenan.
Jessica’s paternal grandfather was Curtis Fay Armstrong (the son of Bert Carlton “Bartley/Bertie/Birty” Armstrong and Mary Jane Spurlin). Curtis was born in Arkansas. Bert was the son of Jephta Daniel Armstrong and Sarah Frances Buck. Mary Jane was the daughter of Walter Carrol Spurlin and Mary Beulah Taylor.
Jessica’s paternal grandmother was Eva Mae Lohr (the daughter of Edward D. Lohr and Edith B. Harshbarger). Eva Mae was born in Five Points, Pennsylvania. Edward was the son of William M. Lohr and Annie C. Cox. Edith was the daughter of Elmer Harshbarger and Margaret J. Beck.
Jessica’s maternal grandfather was Keenan Wynn (born Francis Xavier Aloysius James Jeremiah Keenan Wynn, the son of Ed Wynn and Hilda Keenan). Keenan was born in New York. Ed Wynn was an actor and comedian, and was born Isaiah Edwin Leopold in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Jewish emigrant parents, Joseph/Leiser Leopold, who was born in Prague, Czechia, and Rosa/Emily/Minnie Greenberg, who was born in Istanbul, Turkey.
Jessica’s great-grandmother Hilda was an actress and vaudeville performer. She was born in New York, and was the daughter of Frank Keenan (James Francis Keenan), an actor, who was born in Iowa, to an Irish father; and of Katherine Agnes Long, who was born in New Brunswick, Canada, to Irish parents.
Jessica’s maternal grandmother was Sharley Jean Hudson (the daughter of John L. Hudson and Blanche Viola Babcock). Blanche was the daughter of Samuel Alonzo Babcock and Sessie Anna Holmes.
Sources: Obituary of Jessica’s paternal grandmother, Eva Mae (Lohr) Armstrong – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Jessica’s mother (focusing on her own father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Jessica’s maternal grandfather, Keenan Wynn – https://www.findagrave.com
Jessica’s maternal grandfather, Keenan Wynn, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Jessica’s maternal great-grandmother, Hilda Keenan, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Jessica’s maternal grandmother, Sharley Jean Hudson – https://wc.rootsweb.com
Genealogy of Jessica’s maternal great-grandmother, Blanche Viola Babcock – https://www.genealogy.com