Place of Birth: Salem, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 20, 1978
*father – Irish, English, some Scottish and Dutch
*mother – Polish, French-Canadian
Mike Flanagan is an American filmmaker. He is known for his horror films and series, including Oculus, Hush (2016), Ouija: Origin of Evil, Gerald’s Game, The Haunting of Hill House (2018), Doctor Sleep, Midnight Mass, and The Midnight Club.
Mike was born, and briefly lived, in Salem, Massachusetts. His father was in the U.S. Coast Guard. The family moved often, eventually ending up in Maryland.
Mike is married to actress Kate Siegel. Kate often appears in his projects. He has a son with his former partner, actress Courtney Bell; and two children with Kate.
Mike’s paternal grandfather was Edward Flanagan (the son of Joseph A. Flanagan and Laura Beatrice McClearn). Edward was born in Massachusetts. Joseph was born in Ireland, the son of Joseph P. Flanagan and Mary Lawlor. Laura was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, the daughter of Edward J. McClearn and Sarah Lovina Swim, and was of English, Scottish, and Dutch descent.
Mike’s paternal grandmother was Shirley Ellen Emerson (the daughter of Francis Walter Emerson, Sr. and Emma Leonard McKown). Shirley was born in Connecticut. Francis was the son of Walter Leonard Emerson and Mary Ellen Parks. Emma was the daughter of Irving Pinkham McKown and Garnet Betsy Pierce.
Mike’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Stanley Radzvilowicz (the son of John Radzvilowicz and Michelina “Lena” Zacharowa). Joseph was born in Connecticut, to Polish parents.
Mike’s maternal grandmother was Irene Lorraine Duhaime (the daughter of Albert Duhaime and Marie Belisle). Irene was born in Connecticut, of French-Canadian descent. Marie was born in Rhode Island, to French-Canadian parents, Joseph Belisle and Tharsile “Theresa” Boucher.