Paul Verhoeven

Paul Verhoeven – AFI FEST 2016 Presented by Audi – A Tribute to Isabelle Huppert and Gala Screening of “Elle” – Arrivals – Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit:

Place of Birth: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Date of Birth: 18 July, 1938

Ethnicity: Dutch

Paul Verhoeven is a Dutch director, screenwriter, and producer. He is known for directing RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Basic Instinct (1992), and Starship Troopers (1997), among other movies. He has made films in Dutch, English, German, and French.

Paul is the son of Nel van Schaardenburg and Willem Hendrik Verhoeven. His last name is correctly pronounced as vair-who-ven instead of vair-HO-ven. He is married to Martine Tours, with whom he has two children.

Paul’s paternal grandfather was Arie Verhoeven (the son of Hendrik Verhoeven and Henderika Groesbeek). Hendrik was the son of Pieter Verhoeven and Hendrika Bonte.

Paul’s paternal grandmother was Hendrika Johanna Oosthoek (the daughter of Willem Oosthoek and Antonia Hoskam). Willem was the son of Mensch Casper Oosthoek and Catharina van Mourik. Antonia was the daughter of Dirk Hoskam and Geertruida van Avezaath.

Paul’s maternal grandfather was Paulus Jacobus van Schaardenburg (the son of Jacob van Schaardenburg and Johanna Adriana Kleton). Paulus was born in Dordrecht, Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Jacob was the son of Jacob van Schaardenburg and Johanna Brons. Paul’s great-grandmother Johanna was the daughter of Pleunis Kleton and Hendrika Mackaij.

Paul’s maternal grandmother was Willemina de Witt (the daughter of Matthijs de Witt and Neeltje Meulwijk). Willemina was born in Dordrecht, Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Matthijs was the son of Wilhelmina/Willemijna de Witt. Neeltje was the daughter of Pieter Muilwijk and Elisabeth de Bruijn.

Source: Genealogy of Paul Verhoeven –


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  1. Lee says:

    “In the Netherlands Dual DNA Project, people with their country of origin specified as the Netherlands have such Y-DNA haplogroups as E1b1b1, F, G, G2a3a1, G2a3b1a, G2a4, I, I1, I2a3, I2b1, J2b2, J2, R1a1a, R1b1a2, R1a1, R1b1a2, R1b1a2a1a1, R1b1a2a1a1a, R1b1a2a1a1b3c, and T1, among others. Identifiably Dutch people in the project have mtDNA haplogroups including H and its subhaplogroups like H3 and H5a, I, I4, J, K, T, U4, U4a2, U4c1, and V”

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