Maggie Grace

Grace in 2012, image via kathclick/

Birth Name: Margaret Grace Denig

Place of Birth: Worthington, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 21, 1983

Ethnicity: English, German, some Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Maggie Grace is an American actress and model. She is known for her roles on the series Lost, and in the films Taken 1-3, The Jane Austen Book Club, and the remake The Fog (2005).

She is married to Brent Bushnell, with whom she has one child. Her sister is married to actor Nick Palatas, the brother of actor Cameron Palatas.

Maggie’s paternal grandfather was Jack Cecil Denig (the son of Fred Alfred Denig and Gladys Merle Cook). Jack was born in Ohio. Fred was the son of Henry Denig, whose parents were German, and of Terese Victoria Black. Gladys was the daughter of Thomas Harvey Cooke and Wilhelmina/Minnie Steif, who was born in Baden-Baden, Germany.

Maggie’s paternal grandmother was Jane Lou Cheeseman (the daughter of John William Cheeseman and Flossie F. Warner). Jane was born in Ohio. John was the son of Charles Louis Cheeseman and Harriet Lucinda “Hattie” Anderson. Flossie was the daughter of Franklin/Frank Elswerth Warner and Bessie Laura Bowers.

Maggie’s maternal grandfather is John Wilmar/Wilbur Everett (the son of John William Everett and Margaret Edna Snyder/Seidener/Seidner). Maggie’s grandfather John was born in Ohio. Maggie’s great-grandfather John was the son of John Clarence Everett and Elizabeth M. “Lizzie” Green. Maggie’s great-grandmother Margaret Snyder was the daughter of Henry Clark Seidener and Nancy/Nannie J. Voorheis.

Maggie’s maternal grandmother is Carolyn/Caroline Margaret Young (the daughter of William Herbert Young and Blanche Margaret Parks). Carolyn was born in Pennsylvania. William was the son of Elmer Addison Young and Margaret Bonner Glover, who was born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Blanche was the daughter of Volney Etoil Parks and Vinetta Vance Robertson.

Sources: Genealogies of Maggie Grace (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogies of Maggie’s paternal grandparents, Jack Cecil Denig and Jane Lou Cheeseman –

Maggie’s maternal grandfather, John Wilmar/Wilbur Everett, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Maggie’s maternal grandmother, Carolyn/Caroline Margaret Young, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Maggie’s maternal great-grandfather, William Herbert Young (focusing on his father’s side) –

25 Responses

  1. Nathan M says:

    She coloured her hair brown for the movie Taken she’s uploaded photos of her when she was younger on social media she is a natural blonde which obviously fades to mousy with age like most of us blondes

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