Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 21, 1966
*father – African-Jamaican
*mother – English, Scottish, German
Michelle Hurd is an American actress.
Michelle is the daughter of Merlyn and actor Hugh Hurd (born Hugh Lincoln Hurd). She is the sister of Adrienne Hurd, who is an actress and dancer. Michelle is married to actor Garret Dillahunt.
Michelle’s paternal grandfather was named George Hurd. George was born in Jamaica.
Michelle’s paternal grandmother was named Eltis A. Eltis was born in Jamaica.
Michelle’s maternal grandfather was Reuben/Rueben Edward Purdy (the son of Ruben Edward Purdy and Martha A. McEwen). Michelle’s grandfather Reuben was born in Iowa. Michelle’s great-grandfather Ruben was born in Iowa, the son of Mynard Purdy and Susannah Pribble. Martha was born in Iowa, the daughter of Zachariah McEwen and Talma Brown.
Michelle’s maternal grandmother was Cora Caroline Kuehn (the daughter of Martin Julius Kuehn and Emma Caroline Buesing). Cora was born in Minnesota. Martin was born in Wisconsin, the son of German parents, Christian Fredrick Kuehn and Anna Carolina Jacobs. Emma was born in Minnesota, to German parents.
Sources: Marriage record of Michelle’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org
Michelle’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Michelle’s father – http://www.nytimes.com
Genealogy of Michelle’s mother (through her own brother) – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Michelle’s uncle (mother’s brother) – http://www.frankfuneralhome.net