Susan Fales-Hill

Fales-Hill in 2015, photo by vonora/

Birth Name: Susan Marya Fales

Place of Birth: Rome, Italy

Date of Birth: 15 August, 1962

*father – English, as well as Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Dutch, French
*mother – African-Haitian

Susan Fales-Hill is an American television producer, author, and screenwriter. She is an advocate for the arts and education.

Susan was born in Rome, to American parents, actress and singer Josephine Premice and stockbroker Timothy Fales. Her father has Colonial American ancestry, including Mayflower roots. Her maternal grandparents were part of the Haitian aristocracy, who left the country after a failed rebellion. Susan was raised in New York City, New York, U.S.

Susan is married to banker Aaron Hill, with whom she has a daughter. She speaks French, Italian, Spanish, and some Haitian Creole.

Susan’s paternal grandfather was De Coursey Fales (the son of Haliburton Fales, Jr. and Margaret Ketchum Corse). De Coursey was born in Saranac Lake, Franklin County, New York. Haliburton was the son of Haliburton Fales, Sr. and Elizabeth Jane Beale. Margaret was the daughter of Israel Corse, Jr., whose mother was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, and of Catherine Ketchum.

Susan’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy Mildred Virginia Mitchell (the daughter of Clarence Blair Mitchell and Lucy Mildred Matthews). Dorothy was born in New York. Clarence was the son of Clarence Green Mitchell and Aurelia Ann Blair. Lucy was born in Kapstaden, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, the daughter of Josiah Wright Matthews, MD, who was born in York, Yorkshire, England; and of Lucy Virginia Lindley, who was born in Durban, Natal, South Africa, the daughter of American parents, The Rev. Daniel Lindley and Lucy Virginia Allen.

Susan’s maternal grandfather was named Lucas Premice. Lucas was said to have had the claim to the title Count de Brodequin.

Susan’s maternal grandmother was named Thelomaine.


Genealogy of Susan Fales-Hill (focusing on her father’s side) –

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Her father has Colonial American (English) ancestry but it does not specify what.

    “Fales” is an odd surname (possibly of either Cornish or Scottish origin)

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