Michael Nouri

Nouri in 2016, photo by kathclick/bigstockphoto.com

Birth Name: Michael David Nouri

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: December 9, 1945

*Iraqi (father)
*Irish (mother)

Michael Nouri is an American actor. He is known for his role as Nick Hurley in the film Flashdance (1983).

Michael is the son of Gloria (Montgomery) and Edmond Joseph Nouri. His father was born in Baghdad, Iraq. His mother has Irish ancestry. Michael has two children.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Robert H. Montgomery (the son of John H. Montgomery and Margaret Canavan). Robert was born in Massachusetts. John was born in Illinois, the son of William Montgomery and Sarah, who was Irish. Margaret was born in Massachusetts, the daughter of Irish parents, Patrick Canavan and Ellen.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth A. Murphy (the daughter of James P. Murphy and Amelia L. Davis). Elizabeth was born in Massachusetts. James was Irish. Amelia was born in Ontario, Canada, the daughter of William Patrick Davis, who was Irish, and of Emma Cotton/Cotten Walsh, who was born in France, but may not have been of French ancestry.

Source: Obituary of Michael’s father – http://query.nytimes.com

Michael’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Michael’s maternal grandparents, Robert H. Montgomery and Elizabeth A. Murphy – https://familysearch.org

Michael’s maternal grandparents, Robert H. Montgomery and Elizabeth A. Murphy, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Michael’s maternal grandfather, Robert H. Montgomery, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Michael’s maternal great-grandparents, John H. Montgomery and Margaret Canavan – https://familysearch.org

Michael’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth A. Murphy, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

2 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Amelia was the daughter of William Davis and Emma Cotten Walsh. Emma was probably of Irish descent rather than French.

  2. bablah says:

    Mother on a census:

    His grandmother has parents from Irish Free State and Canada.
    See also here:

    This is his grandparents marriage record:

    Canavan and Murphy are Irish, while Davis is Welsh (this, of course, doesn’t have to mean anything).

    Great-grandparents on a census:

    Their marriage record:

    Murphys on a census:

    Amelia’s mother is from France and her father is from Ireland.

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