Birth Name: Mahaley Hessam
Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 30, 1987
*father – Afghan
*mother – English, Scottish
Mahaley Patel is an American actress. She has appeared in the films Easy A, The DUFF, and Be Somebody, and in the made-for-tv movie Our Show. She is also sometimes credited by her birth name Mahaley Hessam, or as Mahaley Manning.
Mahaley is the daughter of Harriet and Tawab Hessam. She has described herself as “half Afghani, half Caucasian.” She is married to actor Revi Patel, who is of Indian descent. The couple has a daughter.
Mahaley’s paternal grandfather was named Mirhessamuddin Hessam.
Mahaley’s paternal grandmother was named Barawar.
Mahaley’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Brown Paulk, Sr. (the son of Livingston Paulk and Anna Bonnie Mae Brown). Thomas was born in Alabama. Livingston was the son of James Abercrombie Paulk and Jane E. Pitts. Anna was the daughter of Thomas James Brown, who was born in Leeds, England, and of Amanda Melissa Eliza Whiting.
Mahaley’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Hellen Gause (the daughter of Jessie Wiley Gause and Ethel Mahaley Outlaw). Sarah was born in Alabama. Jessie was the son of Marion Joseph Gause and Winnie Hall. Ethel was the daughter of Edward Till Outlaw and Eliza Mahaley Waters.
Sources: Genealogy of Mahaley Patel (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Marriage record of Mahaley’s maternal grandparents, Thomas Brown Paulk and Sarah Hellen Gause – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Mahaley’s maternal grandfather, Thomas Brown Paulk, Sr. – http://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Mahaley’s maternal grandmother, Sarah Hellen (Gause) Paulk – http://www.unionspringsherald.com