Birth Name: Mark Derek Foster
Place of Birth: Milpitas, Santa Clara, California, United States
Date of Birth: February 29, 1984
Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, distant Welsh, possibly other
Mark Foster is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the lead singer, guitarist, and keyboardist of indie pop band Foster the People, which also included Mark Pontius. He is nicknamed Mister Smims.
Mark is the son of Kathleen and Daniel Foster. He is married to actress Julia Garner.
Mark’s maternal grandfather was Howard Whitfield Powlison (the son of Kenneth Whitfield Powlison and Pansy Arvada Fitch). Howard was born in Toracari, Bolivia, to American parents, a father from North Dakota and a mother from Colorado. Kenneth was the son of Maude A. Pomlison, whose father was Canadian. Pansy was the daughter of Charles Freemont Fitch and Abbie Ruth McCrea.
Mark’s maternal grandmother was Doris Ruth Waggoner (the daughter of Harry Thomas Waggoner and Helen Beatrice Porter). Doris was born in Ohio. Harry was the son of John Henry Waggoner and Lulu May Colmer. Helen was the daughter of Ira Mackey Porter and Margaret Ann Roll, who was born in Thorn Hill, Pennsylvania, to German parents.