Lauren Parsekian

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Parsekian in 2014, photo by

Date of Birth: December 8, 1986

*father – Armenian, Italian
*mother – Irish, English, Scottish, one quarter Bohemian Czech

Lauren Parsekian is an American activist, director, and actress. She directed the documentary Finding Kind (2011), and has founded the Kind Campaign, spotlighting girl-against-girl bullying. She is also known as Lauren Paul.

Lauren is married to actor Aaron Paul, with whom she has two children.

Lauren’s paternal grandfather was Ned J. Parsekian (the son of Martin Parsighian/Parsekian and Lucy Sologhian/Salakian). Ned was born in Massachusetts, to Armenian parents. Martin was the son of George Parseghian and Elizabeth Sahatdjian. Lucy was the daughter of John Sologhian and Elizabeth Churajian.

Lauren’s paternal grandmother is Corinne Anton (the daughter of Joseph Anton/Antonucci and Ninfa Giusseppe Cappuccilli). Corinne was born in New Jersey. Joseph was born in L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. Ninfa was born in New York, to Italian parents, Giusseppe Cappuccilli and Angelina Panunta.

Lauren’s maternal grandfather was William Jennings Kelly (the son of William Lee Kelly and Vera May McClenny). Lauren’s grandfather William was born in Washington. Lauren’s great-grandfather William was the son of Harry Leroy Kelly and Mary Amelia Emerick. Vera was the daughter of Frank Grigsby McClenny and Condessa Louisa Gillock.

Lauren’s maternal grandmother is Virginia Joyce Taylor (the daughter of Harold David Taylor and Eleanor Marie Sherry). Virginia was born in Oregon. Harold was the son of Arthur Carac Taylor and Mary Elizabeth Scott. Eleanor was the daughter of John/Jan Thomas Sery and Johanna Cihlar, who were of Bohemian Czech descent.

Source: Obituary of Lauren’s paternal grandfather, Ned J. Parsekian –

8 Responses

  1. md65 says:

    you guys added the wrong tag, her family is Abruzzese, not Apulian

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