Kate Capshaw

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Capshaw in 2005, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Kathleen Sue Nail

Place of Birth: Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 3, 1953

Ethnicity: English, some German

Kate Capshaw is an American actress. She has five children, including actress Sasha Spielberg, with her husband, director, producer, and screenwriter Steven Spielberg, and a daughter, actress Jessica Capshaw, with her former husband, businessperson Robert Capshaw.

Kate has English, and some German, ancestry. Kate is a convert to Orthodox Judaism.

Kate’s paternal grandfather was Myron Hooper Nail (the son of Richard Henry Nail and Lucy Mary Hooper). Myron was born in Illinois. Richard was the son of Berry Nail and Mary Lucinda Mills. Lucy was the daughter of John Hooper and Anne/Ann Burnell, who were born in Somerset, England.

Kate’s paternal grandmother was named Bertha Bessie Bergman (the daughter of Louis Bergman and Annie). Bertha was born in New York. Louis was German.

Kate’s maternal grandfather was Eldon W. Simon (the son of George Cleveland Simon and Anna B. Seaborn). Eldon was born in Illinois. George was the son of George Simon and Maxey/Maxie Julia Browning. Anna was the daughter of Thomas Seaborn and Emma.

Kate’s maternal grandmother was Evelyn Beryl Roberts (the daughter of Myron Eugene Roberts and Pearl Ethel Pugh). Evelyn was born in Illinois. Myron was the son of Marcus Frederick/Fred Roberts and Olive Adelia Mason. Pearl was the daughter of Harry J. Pugh and Della F. Clements.

Sources: Genealogy of Kate Capshaw – https://famouskin.com

Genealogy of Kate Capshaw (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Article about Kate’s paternal grandfather, Myron Hooper Nail – http://www.panhandle.k12.il.us

Kate’s paternal grandmother, Bertha Bessie Bergman, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Kate’s maternal grandmother, Evelyn Beryl (Roberts) Simon – http://genforum.genealogy.com

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