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, and Scottish
*mother – Polish

Kristen Bell is an American actress and singer.

Kristen’s father has German, as well as English, Irish, and Scottish, 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 Doran 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 the son of George Leslie Francis Bell, whose father was Canadian, and of Theresa Loretta Walsh, who was born in Canada, to Irish parents. Hazel was the daughter of Robert Dalzell Fulton and Hazel Dean Clancy.

Kristen’s paternal grandmother is Catherine Louise 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 Henry Schmidt and Mary 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.

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

Sources: Genealogy of Kristen Bell –

Genealogy of Kristen’s father (focusing on his father’s side) –

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

Kristen’s maternal grandmother, Anne/Ann/Anna Agnes Pruchnicki, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

34 Responses

  1. lanadelrey says:

    she could pass as scandinavian

  2. bearboy says:

    Looking at the text, who is Kristen Bell’s Scottish ancestor’s names?

    • follers says:

      Beats me, but she said she was Scottish and Polish on Jay Leno, so I’ll leave it pending any genealogical information on her father.

      • bearboy says:

        Please confirm my request for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and John Kasich. I may be wrong but I believe Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 100% Ashkenazi and John Kasich is Czech and Croatian.

  3. Toodee9 says:

    Kristen Bell is awesome! Hey @follers or @ethnic mind adding Jason Dohring to ethni celebs he is also from the show Veronica Mars?

  4. misscheergirly says:


    She also has Irish ancestry.

  5. Nikki says:


    SHe is Scottish, Polish (you are right), but she is French and ENglish and WElsh too

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