Birth Name: Katherine Boyer Waterston
Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 3 March, 1980
Ethnicity: English, Scottish, possibly other
Katherine Waterston is an American actress. Her roles include Robot & Frank, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Inherent Vice, Queen of Earth, Steve Jobs, the Fantastic Beasts films, Alien: Covenant, Logan Lucky, The Current War, Mid90s, The World to Come, and Babylon.
She is the daughter of Lynn Louisa Woodruff, a model, and Sam Waterston (Samuel Atkinson Waterston), an actor. She was born in Westminster, London, England, where her American parents were working at the time. Katherine was raised in Connecticut.
Her siblings are actress Elisabeth Waterston and director Graham Waterston. Her half-brother, James Waterston, is also an actor. Elizabeth is married to actor Louis Cancelmi. Katherine has a son.
Katherine’s paternal grandfather was George Chychele Waterston (the son of George Waterston and Ellen Louise Giles). Katherine’s grandfather George was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Katherine’s great-grandfather George was Scottish, and was the son of George Waterston and Agnes Mackie Wyse Millidge. Ellen was born in Hackney, London, England, and was the daughter of William Brantingham Giles and Louisa/Louise Rebecca Simons.
Katherine’s paternal grandmother was Alice/Alica Tucker Atkinson (the daughter of Robert Whitman Atkinson and Elizabeth Bispham Page). Alice was born in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, of English descent. Robert had deep roots in Massachusetts, and was the son of Edward Atkinson and Mary Caroline Heath. Elizabeth’s family traced many generations in New Jersey. She was the daughter of Edward Augustus Page and Josephine Augusta Bispham. Josephine’s grandfather, Ebenezer Tucker, was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey.
Sources: Genealogies of Katherine Waterston (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogies of Katherine’s father – http://www.wargs.com
Immigration record of Katherine’s paternal grandfather, George Chychele Waterston – https://familysearch.org
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