Lara Flynn Boyle

Lara Flynn Boyle – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 21st Anniversary Screening of “Wayne’s World” – Arrivals – AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater – Beverly Hills, CA, USA, 2013 – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Davenport, Iowa, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 24, 1970

*Irish (father)
*Italian, Irish, German (mother)

Lara Flynn Boyle is an American actress and producer. She is named after Lara from the novel Doctor Zhivago.

Lara is married to real estate investor Donald Ray Thomas II.

Lara’s paternal grandfather was Charles A. Boyle (Charles Augustus Boyle, the son of Michael Melvin Boyle and Margaret Roseanne/Rose Marsh). Charles was born in Michigan, and was a politician; a member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Congressman from Illinois, from 1955 until 1959, his death. Michael was born in Michigan, to Irish parents. Margaret was the daughter of Charles F. Marsh and Elizabeth Helena Kenney, who was Canadian.

Lara’s paternal grandmother was named Helen L. Shaughnessy/O’Shaughnessy.

Lara’s maternal grandfather was Jacque/Jack/Charles Alois Negro (the son of Annibale G. Negro and Clara K. Hugel/Hiegel). Jacque was born in Illinois. Annibale was was born in Pralungo, Biella, Piedmont, Italy. Clara was the daughter of Aloise Hiegel, who was born in France, of German descent, and of Agnes M. Schebler/Scheppler/Schepler, who also had German ancestry.

Lara’s maternal grandmother was Kathleen Frances Flynn (the daughter of James Edward Flynn and Catherine Louise Troeskin). Kathleen was born in Illibois. James was born in Missouri, the son of John Edward Flynn, who was born in West Virginia, to Irish parents, and of Bridget Isabelle Quinn, who was born in New York, also to Irish parents. Catherine was also born in Missouri, to German parents, Henry Troeksen and Louise.

Sources: Lara’s paternal grandfather, Charles Augustus Boyle, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Lara Flynn Boyle (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Lara’s maternal grandfather, Jacque/Jack/Charles Alois Negro, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

8 Responses

  1. passingtime85 says:

    Yay the correct picture. Thanks.

  2. passingtime85 says:

    The photo should be taken down. The profile would be better off, without a picture, rather than having the incorrect picture. I assure you, that is not Lara Flynn Boyle. It is a possibility it may not be Michelle Forbes, but it is, certainly without any doubt, not Lara.

  3. passingtime85 says:

    That profile picture is not Lara Flynn Boyle. Lara Flynn Boyle has blue eyes not brown. That picture is of actress Michelle Forbes.

  4. andrew says:

    French isn’t mentioned

    • madman says:

      That’s because Clara was of German descent.

      Clara K. Hugel —> Clara K. Hugel/Hiegel

      Clara was the daughter of Aloise Hiegel, who was born in France, of German descent, and Agnes M. Schebler/Scheppler/Schepler, who also had German ancestry.

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