Birth Name: Siena Nicole Agudong
Place of Birth: Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 19, 2004
*father – Filipino, possibly Polynesian
*mother – English, German, Irish, Scottish, 1/16th Norwegian
Siena Agudong is an American actress. Her roles include the shows Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Star Falls, No Good Nick, and Resident Evil, and the films Alex & Me and Upside-Down Magic. Her sister is actress Sydney Elizabeth Agudong.
Siena has stated, “I am a mix of Caucasian, Filipino, and Polynesian.”
Siena’s paternal grandfather was named Luciano Balisacan Agudong.
Siena’s paternal grandmother was named Solina Asuncion. Solina was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines.
Siena’s maternal grandfather is Douglas Wister Ligon (the son of Wister Henry Ligon and Gertrude L. “Trudy” Lundergan). Siena’s great-grandfather Wister was the son of Harry Wister Ligon and Emma Ruth Summers, and was of English, and some Scottish, descent. Gertrude was the daughter of Michael Lundergan, whose father and maternal grandparents were Irish, and Anna Mary Michaels, whose paternal grandparents were Irish and whose maternal grandparents were German.
Siena’s maternal grandmother is Ellen Elizabeth Finks (the daughter of Robert Mark Finks and Josephine Elizabeth “Betty” King). Robert was the son of Harry Freeland Finks and Adda/Ada Winters Farris/Faris, and had German, English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry. Josephine was the daughter of Charles Edwin King, who was of German descent, and of Violet Gertrude Smith, whose mother was Norwegian.
Sources: Obituary of Siena’s paternal grandmother, Solina Asuncion – https://www.thegardenisland.com
Obituary of Siena’s maternal great-grandmother, Gertrude L. Lundergan – https://obits.tennessean.com
Obituary of Siena’s maternal great-grandfather, Robert Mark Finks – https://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Siena’s maternal great-grandmother, Josephine Elizabeth “Betty” King – https://www.findagrave.com
This appears to be her great-great-grandparents Charles Edwin and Gertrude King on the 1920 census:
It states that Gertrude’s mother was Norwegian, making Siena 1/32 Norwegian
Are there any records or proof of the Polynesian heritage? I’m asking because there’s a lot of controversy about whether or not her sister Sydney is really Polynesian since she’s been cast to a play a Native Hawaiian character…
For PC reasons, Hollywood has a tradition of casting “white” Orientals to play Native Hawaiians; actors like Grace Park, Danial Kim, Stacy Kamano.
That’s a strange tradition. I guess the actual natives look too brown for them. Also, what’s “PC” about casting white asians to play Native Hawaiians? Seems like the opposite of PC lol
She has stated that she also is of Polynesian descent: