Birth Name: Catherine Ann Bosworth
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: January 2, 1983
Ethnicity: English, Irish, German, Cornish, Welsh
Kate Bosworth is an American actress, model, and jewelry designer. Her roles include Blue Crush, Superman Returns, Straw Dogs (2011), Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, and Before I Wake, among others. She is married to filmmaker Michael Polish.
Kate’s paternal grandfather was Harold Bennett Tracy Bosworth, Sr. (the son of Frederick Bennett Bosworth and Catherine/Katherine Bray). Harold was born in Connecticut. Frederick was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Alonzo Plympton Bosworth and Elizabeth Hooper. Kate’s great-grandmother Catherine was born in Cornwall, England, the daughter of James Bray and Catherine.
Kate’s paternal grandmother is named Jeanne Blair Metzger (the daughter of Henrietta Metzger). Henrietta was the daughter of Martin Metzger, whose parents were German, and of Catherine Diebold, who was also of German descent.
Kate’s maternal grandfather was Edward Jesse “Ted” Potter, Jr. (the son of Edward Jesse Potter, Sr. and Fannie Jones). Kate’s grandfather Edward was born in Wisconsin. Kate’s great-grandfather Edward was the son of Jesse Louis Potter and Susan Dyer. Fannie was the daughter of William L. Jones and Jane Jones, and was of Welsh descent.
Kate’s maternal grandmother was Mary Bronson (the daughter of Karl/Carl Henry Bronson and Catherine Dunn). Mary was born in Michigan. Karl was the son of Elfred A. Bronson and Katherine Kaufeld. Kate’s great-grandmother Catherine was the daughter of John Dunn and Catherine McCauliff, and was of Irish descent.
Kate’s paternal grandfather, Harold Bennett Tracy Bosworth, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Kate’s paternal great-great-grandparents, James Bray and Catherine, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Kate’s paternal great-grandmother, Henrietta Metzger, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Kate’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Jesse Louis Potter and Susan Dyer – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Kate’s maternal great-grandparents, Karl/Carl Henry Bronson and Catherine Dunn – https://www.familysearch.org