Birth Name: Nolwenn Le Magueresse
Place of Birth: Saint-Renan, Finistère, Brittany, France
Date of Birth: 28 September, 1982
Ethnicity: French, Breton
Nolwenn Leroy is a French singer, songwriter, musician, and voice actress. Her music is pop, world, Celtic, and folk.
Nolwenn was born in Saint-Renan, Brittany, France, the daughter of Muriel Leroy and professional footballer Jean-Luc Le Magueresse. She lived in Paris, Lille, and Guingamp, before moving to Saint-Yorre, Auvergne, with her mother after her parents’ divorce.
Her father was born in La Rochelle, with roots in the Morbihan department, Brittany, on his father’s side. Her mother’s family is from the Auvergne region in central France.
Nolwenn is fluent in English. She has a son with her partner, tennis player Arnaud Clément.
Nolwenn’s paternal grandfather was Maurice Louis Edouard Le Magueresse (the son of Joseph Marie Le Magueresse and Marie Ange Clémence Alexandrine Nouzillat). Joseph was born in Pluméliau, Morbihan, Brittany, the son of Julien Le Magueresse and Perrine Le Roh. Marie Ange was born in Bordeaux, Aquitaine.
Nolwenn’s paternal grandmother was named Marie Joseph Odette Mauricette Bécaud.
Nolwenn’s maternal grandfather was named Hubert Leroy.
Nolwenn’s maternal grandmother was Josette Pouget (the daughter of Charles Jean Baptiste Pouget and Germaine Claudia Magnet).
Genealogy of Nolwenn Leroy (focusing on her father’s side) – https://gw.geneanet.org
Genealogy of Nolwenn Leroy (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://gw.geneanet.org