Birth Name: Michael Austin Cera
Place of Birth: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Date of Birth: June 7, 1988
*father – Sicilian Italian
*mother – English, Irish, Scottish, Dutch
Michael Cera is a Canadian actor, comedian, producer, and musician. His roles include the films Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Superbad, Juno, Extreme Movie, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Paper Heart, Year One, Youth in Revolt, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The End of Love (2012), Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus, Magic Magic, This Is the End, Hits, Entertainment (2015), Person to Person, Lemon (2017), How to Be a Latin Lover, Molly’s Game, Tyrel, Gloria Bell, The Adults, Barbie (2023), and, in voice performance, The Lego Batman Movie, Cryptozoo, and Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank; the series The Berenstain Bears, Arrested Development, Childrens Hospital, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, and Life & Beth; and stage work. He was the touring bassist for indie rock supergroup Mister Heavenly.
His father, Luigi Cera, is Sicilian Italian. Michael’s mother, Linda (whose maiden name is Cockman), is from Montréal, Québec, and has English, Irish, Scottish, and Dutch ancestry. His parents worked for Xerox. Michael is married to Nadine, with whom he has one child.
Michael’s maternal grandfather was James Robert “Bob” Cockman (the son of Thomas Edward Cockman and Ada Isabella/J. Sims). Michael’s grandfather James was born in Montréal, Québec. Thomas was born in Wellesley Township, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the son of Thomas Cockman, who was born in Bethnal Green, London, England, and of Agnes Theresa/Teresa/Theresia “Tessie” Farrell, whose parents were Irish. Ada was the daughter of Thomas Mortimer Rennie Sim/Sims, who was born in Birsay, Orkney, Scotland, and of Ada/Ida Janet/Jane/Jennie Dean.
Michael’s mother’s Cockman line can be traced to Richard Cockman, who was born, c. 1520, in Aylesbury, England.
Michael’s maternal grandmother was Caryl Bramley (the daughter of Archie Van Arnam Bramley and Katherine Mildred Elliott/Elliot). Caryl was born in Montréal, Québec. Archie was the son of Henry/Harry Edward Bramley and Margaret Lawarenan. Katherine was the daughter of James Creighton Elliott/Elliot and Jessie May Jacob/Jacobs.
Sources: Genealogy of Michael Cera (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Michael’s maternal grandfather, James Robert “Bob” Cockman (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://www.exciting.org.uk
Marriage record of Michael’s maternal great-grandparents, Thomas Edward Cockman and Ada Isabella/J. Sims – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Michael’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Thomas Cockman and Agnes Theresa/Teresa “Tessie” Farrell – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Michael’s maternal great-great-grandparents, James Creighton Elliott/Elliot and Jessie May Jacob/Jacobs – https://www.familysearch.org