Birth Name: Karyn Kiyoko Kusama
Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 21, 1968
*father – Japanese
*mother – German, as well as Irish, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, remote Welsh, Dutch, and Swiss-German
Karyn Kusama is an American film and television director. She has directed the films Girlfight, Æon Flux, Jennifer’s Body, The Invitation, and Destroyer.
She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Susan and Haruo Kusama. Her father is Japanese. Her mother is American, and has German, as well as Irish, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and remote Welsh, Dutch, and Swiss-German, ancestry. She is married to screenwriter Phil Hay, with whom she has one child.
Karyn’s maternal grandfather was William Alfred McGuire (the son of William Crawford McGuire and Ethel Rosie Hall). Karyn’s grandfather William was born in Illinois. Karyn’s great-grandfather William was the son of Andrew Jackson McGuire and Ella B. Crawford. Ethel was the daughter of James Hall.
Karyn’s maternal grandmother was Charlotte Hursh (the daughter of Harry Cole “Happy” Hursh and Ruth Marie Faith). Charlotte was born in Hudson, Iowa, and was of mostly German descent. Harry was the son of Daniel Webster Hursh and Lovina Jane Getter, whose father was an ethnic German, from Rothbach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, Elsaß-Lothringen. Ruth was the daughter of Charles Harmon Faith, whose father was from Alsace-Lorraine, and of Henrietta May Boughn.
Obituary of Karyn’s maternal grandmother, Charlotte (Hursh) McGuire – https://www.newspapers.com
Swiss should be added, one of her ancestors were swiss. (Hans Jacob Biedert Peters and Sarah Mohlerin)
Add Welsh, one of her ancestors were welsh. (Wenefrede Griffyth)
She looks scary af.
Scots-Irish on his maternal grandfather’s side.
her maternal grandmother’s ancestry is mostly German
It’s ridiculous how German ancestry is underrated in this site. Hursh and Faith are NOT English surnames.
In fact “Faith” line traces back to a man born in Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine.
If She’s Scots-Irish, can Scottish be added or count?