Birth Name: Sydney Bernice Sweeney
Place of Birth: Spokane, Washington, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 12, 1997
Ethnicity: English, German, one eighth Norwegian, some French-Canadian
Sydney Sweeney is an American actress and model. Her roles include the films John Carpeneter’s The Ward, Spiders 3D, Big Time Adolescence, Clementine, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Nocturne, The Voyeurs, Night Teeth, Reality, Anyone But You, and Madame Web; and the series Everything Sucks!, The Handmaid’s Tale, Sharp Objects, Euphoria, and The White Lotus.
Sydney is the daughter of Lisa, a lawyer, and Steven Sweeney, who works in medicine. She was raised in the Panhandle region of northwestern Idaho, in a rural area, and moved to Los Angeles, California, when she was fourteen.
Sydney’s paternal grandfather likely is Kenneth Burton Sweeney (the son of John Matthew Sweeney and Margaret Helen Fischer). Kenneth was born in Washington. John was the son of John Sweeney, who was born in Rhode Island, to Canadian parents, and of Phoebe A. Robinson, who was also Canadian; the family likely had French-Canadian ancestry, with Sweeney possibly not being the original family name. Margaret was the daughter of Adam Joseph Fischer and Barbara Heinz, who were ethnic German emigrants, from Odessa, now Ukraine.
Sydney’s paternal grandmother likely is Sherry Lynn Bevry (the daughter of Robert Cedric Bevry and Margaret LaVonne Earleywine). Robert was the son of Norwegian immigrants, Antone Edward Bevry and Christina Dorothy/Dorothea Jacobsen. Margaret was the daughter of James Lafayette Earleywine and Dorothy Electa Bradshaw, and had deep roots in the U.S.
Sydney’s maternal grandfather was William Eugene Mudd (the son of Lawrence Fayette Mudd and Lillie Mae Neumann). William was born in Missouri. Lawrence was the son of Charles Pius Mudd II and Mary Enina/Enia Abell/Able. Lillie was the daughter of Albert Neumann, whose parents were German, from Prussia, and of Elizabeth/Lizzie R. Frank, whose father, and maternal grandparents, were German.
Sydney’s maternal grandmother is Linda Kay Myers (the daughter of Homer Albert Myers and Anna Marie Middleton). Linda was born in Missouri, and has deep roots in the U.S. Homer was the son of Calvin Terry Myers and Nellie May Bennett. Anna was the daughter of Ambrose Alexander “Amby” Middleton and Sarah Ellen DeBoard.
Source: Sydney’s maternal great-grandmother, Lillie Mae Neumann, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org