Joanne Whalley

LOS ANGELES - JAN 14: Joanne Whalley at the NBCUniversal Cable

Whalley in 2016, photo by kathclick/

Place of Birth: Manchester, Lancashire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 25 August, 1961

Ethnicity: English, Irish, likely Ashkenazi Jewish

Joanne Whalley is a British actress. Her roles include Dance with a Stranger, Willow, and Scandal (1989).

She has two children, including actor Jack Kilmer, with her former husband, American actor Val Kilmer. She has also been credited as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer.

Joanne’s paternal grandfather was named John Whalley.

Joanne’s paternal grandmother was Ethel Withers (the daughter of John Henry Withers and Florence Stopford). Ethel was born in Prestwich, Lancashire, England. John was the son of Lucy Jane Haynes.

Joanne’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Alexander Quinn/Quigg (the son of Thomas Quigg and Bessie Blake). Joanne’s grandfather Thomas was born in Bunowen, Strabane, Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Joanne’s great-grandfather Thomas was the son of John Quigg and Margaret Deehan/Deighan. Bessie was the daughter of Alexander Blakes/Blake and Sarah Jane Donnally/Donnelly.

Joanne’s maternal grandmother was Muriel Bernard (the daughter of Alexander/Alick/Alic Bernard and Doris Matz). Muriel was born in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. Alexander was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the son of Frances Mathilda McCauley. Doris was the daughter of Louis/Ludwig Matz and Bertha Fineberg/Feinberg/Freud, and likely was of Austrian Jewish descent.

2 Responses

  1. transemacabre says:

    Great-grandmother Doris appears to have been Jewish. Her mother’s maiden name is FINEBERG according to her birth record in GRO.

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