Phil Lord

LOS ANGELES – FEB 2: Lord at “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” Premiere at the Village Theatre on February 2, 2019 in Westwood, CA, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Philip Anderson Lord

Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 12, 1975

*father – English, smaller amounts of Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Welsh, remote French Huguenot and Dutch
*mother – Cuban, possibly other

Phil Lord is an American filmmaker, producer, writer, and actor. His filmmaking partner is Christopher/Chris Miller; the two met at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Together, they created, showran, and were supervising directors and writers on, the sitcom Clone High. They directed the films Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie, and 22 Jump Street, and also wrote the first and third-mentioned films; and were early directors of Solo: A Star Wars Story, before Ron Howard completed the film. They also wrote The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, co-wrote Extreme Movie and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, directed episodes of the show The Last Man on Earth, wrote episodes of Method & Red and How I Met Your Mother, and created the Unikitty! character in The Lego Movie, inspiring its own television series. Without Miller, Phil co-wrote Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The two have had voice roles in many of their projects.

Phil’s father was in the aviation business and directed the dance company Fusion, and his mother is a psychologist. His father has deep roots in Colonial New England; Massachusetts and Maine, and is of mostly English, as well as Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, and remote French Huguenot and Dutch, descent. His mother is from a Cuban family. On his mother’s side, he is a cousin of television producer and director Anthony Dominici.

Phil’s paternal grandfather was William Walcott Lord (the son of John Anderson Lord and Elinor Lawton Carter). William was born in Maine. John was born in Massachusetts, the son of Charles William Lord and Anne Hichborn Anderson. Elinor was born in Massachusetts, the daughter of John Carter and Isabella/Isabel Walcott Ward.

Phil’s paternal grandmother was abstract painter and sculptor Fonchen Lord (born Florence Richardson Usher, the daughter of Roland Greene Usher and Florence Wyman Richardson). Fonchen was from Missouri. Roland was born in Massachusetts, the son of Edward Preston Usher and Adela Louise Payson. Phil’s great-grandmother Florence was born in Missouri, the daughter of James Albert Richardson and Florence Wyman.


Genealogy of Phil Lord (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogies of Phil’s paternal grandparents, William Walcott Lord and Florence Richardson Usher –

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