Kiernan Shipka

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Birth Name: Kiernan Brennan Shipka

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 10, 1999

*37.5% Irish
*25% Slovak
*12.5% German
*12.5% Italian
*12.5% mix of English, some Scottish, distant French

Kiernan Shipka is an American actress. She is known for playing Sallie Draper on the AMC series Mad Men and Sabrina on the show Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Kiernan’s paternal grandfather is Ronald Bruce Shipka (the son of John/Ján Shipka and Mildred/Emilia Olga Kubala). Ronald was born in Illinois. John was born in Illinois, to Slovak parents, from Žabokreky and Dulice, respectively, Joseph/Jozef Shipka/Šipka and Paulina Stuch/Sluch. Mildred was born in Illinois, also to Slovak parents, from Necpaly and Martin, respectively, Jan/John Kubala and Emilia Augustiny/Augustini.

Kiernan’s paternal grandmother is LaVerne Young (the daughter of Arthur LeRoy Young and Lulu LaVerne Young). Arthur was the son of Nicholas S. Young and Catherine Schlenger, who were German. Lulu was the daughter of Taylor Robert Young and Lulu Denny Thompson, and was of English, some Scottish, and distant French, descent.

Kiernan’s maternal grandfather was William Joseph/Francis Brennan (the son of James E. Brennan and Anna Mae Murphy). William was born in Illinois. James was born in Illinois, to Irish parents. Anna was also of Irish ancestry.

Kiernan’s maternal grandmother is Rose Mary Borio (the daughter of Francis “Frank” Borio and Rose Mary McCauley). Francis was the son of Italian parents, Felix Borio, who was from Salassa, Piedmont, and Angelina “Angela” Frasca/Fracca. Kiernan’s great-grandmother Rose Mary was the daughter of Irish-American parents, Patrick Charles McCauley and Abbigail F. Hennessy.

Sources: Genealogy of Kiernan’s paternal great-grandmother, Lulu LaVerne Young –

Kiernan’s maternal grandfather, William Joseph/Francis Brennan, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Kiernan’s maternal grandfather, William Joseph/Francis Brennan –

Genealogy of Kiernan’s maternal grandmother, Rose Mary Borio –

Genealogy of Kiernan’s maternal great-grandfather, Francis “Frank” Borio (through Francis’ sister) –

12 Responses

  1. Obey says:

    There is a huge amount of people with these Latin characteristics (eyes and brown hair) in countries like South America as well. In Brazil there are even people whiter than Kiernan like Gisele Bundchen and Carolina Dieckmann.

  2. bablah says:

    Can it be added in the intro that she plays Sabrina on “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”?

  3. brendanb says:

    She’s so pretty, short, but oh, so, pretty… and a good actress too, and she’s so Young she has a lot of time to improve….

  4. andrew says:

    Felix Borio, who was from Salassa, Piedmont, and Angelina Frasca/Fracca.

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