Kristen Bell

Bell in 2011, s_bukley /

Birth Name: Kristen Anne Bell

Place of Birth: Huntington Woods, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 18, 1980

*father – German, as well as English, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish
*mother – Polish

Kristen Bell is an American actress and singer. Her roles include Veronica Mars, as well as the films Spartan, Couples Retreat, When in Rome, You Again, Scream 4, Frozen, Zootopia, The Boss, Bad Moms, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Queenpins, and The People We Hate at the Wedding, and television’s Heroes, Gossip Girl, House of Lies, The Good Place, and The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window.

Kristen’s father has German, as well as English, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, ancestry. Kristen’s mother is of Polish descent. Kristen is married to actor Dax Shepard, with whom she has two children.

Kristen’s paternal grandfather is Edwin D. Bell, Jr. (the son of Edwin Doran Vincent Bell and Hazel Deane Fulton). Kirsten’s grandfather Edwin was born in Ohio. Kristen’s great-grandfather Edwin was born in Buffalo, Erie, New York, the son of George Leslie Francis Bell, whose father was Canadian, and of Theresa Loretta “Tessie” Walsh, who was born in Canada, to Irish parents. Hazel was born in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, the daughter of Robert Dalzell Fulton and Hazel Deane Clancy.

Kristen’s paternal grandmother is Catherine Smith (the daughter of Ralph Frederick Smith and Isabell/Isabelle May Schmidt). Catherine was born in Michigan. Ralph was the son of Frederick Haskell Smith and Mary Josephine Schmidt, who was of German origin. Isabell was also of German origin, and was the daughter of John H. Schmidt and Mary Liebher/Liebhur/Liebherr.

Kristen’s maternal grandfather was Bernard “Bernie” Frygier (the son of Frank Frygier and Mary W. Sumeracki). Bernard was born in Ohio, to Polish parents. He received a silver star and a purple heart for his WWII service.

Kristen’s maternal grandmother was Anne P. Pruchnicki (the daughter of John M. Pruchnicki and Victoria Dyszcz). Anne was born in Ohio, to Polish parents. John was born in Jaslo. Victoria was the daughter of Michael Deszcz and Maryanna Rozanska.

Sources: Genealogies of Kristen Bell –

Kristen’s paternal great-grandfather, Edwin Doran Vincent Bell, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Kristen’s maternal grandmother, Anne P. Pruchnicki, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

35 Responses

  1. jonasbttencourt says:

    Definitely has strong eastern european features.

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