Birth Name: Margaret JoBeth Williams
Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 6, 1948
Ethnicity: English, some Irish, distant Welsh
JoBeth Williams is an American actress and television director. She is known for her roles in the films Stir Crazy, Poltergeist, and The Big Chill, among many others. She is married to television and film director John Pasquin, with whom she has two children.
JoBeth’s paternal grandfather was George Franklin Williams (the son of The Rev. George N. Williams and Sophia Sarah Wade). JoBeth’s grandfather George was born in Michigan. JoBeth’s great-grandfather George was the son of Joseph S. Williams and Nancy R. Leach. JoBeth’s great-grandmother Sophia was the daughter of Abner Turner Wade and Sarah Elizabeth Ayer.
JoBeth’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Caroline Palmer (the daughter of William Palmer and Margaret Davis). Elizabeth was born in Nebraska. Margaret was Irish.
JoBeth’s maternal grandfather was Roy Lee Adams (the son of Daniel Franklin Adams and Alice Ann Evans). Roy was born in Georgia. Daniel was the son of William Osborn Cicero Adams and Julia Ann Jarrett. Alice was the daughter of Obediah N. Evans and Nancy Elizabeth Boyd.
JoBeth’s maternal grandmother was Willie Bailey (the daughter of James Madison Bailey and Permelia Frances Stowers). Willie was born in Texas. Permelia was the daughter of Francis Gaines Stowers and Mary Elizabeth Gaines.