Place of Birth: Wyckoff, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 8, 1975
Ethnicity: Irish, some English, one eighth Italian, one eighth German, distant Scottish and Dutch
Tara Reid is an American actress and model. She is known for starring as Vicki in the American Pie films, and for her roles in Urban Legend and The Big Lebowski, among others.
Tara is the daughter of Donna and Thomas Reid.
Tara’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Lawrence Reid, Sr. (the son of John/Jack Reid and Margaret Brown). Thomas was born in Massachusetts, to parents who were born in England. John was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, to a father of Irish origin, John Reid, and to an English mother, Adeline Robinson. Margaret was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, to an English father, William Brown/Browne, and to a mother of Irish and Scottish descent, Mary Jordan.
Tara’s paternal grandmother was Helene/Helena M. Hannan (the daughter of Patrick Joseph Hannan and Julia Agnes Sheehan). Helene was born in Massachusetts, to Irish parents. Patrick was born in Clarina, Limerick, the son of John Hannan and Bridget Halvey/McHalvey. Julia was born in Cork, the daughter of Daniel Sheehan and Sarah Murphy.
Tara’s maternal grandfather was Anthony Joseph Russo (the son of Angelantonio/Antonio Giuseppe Russo and Mary Magdelene Mayer/Majer). Tara’s grandfather Anthony was born in New York. Tara’s great-grandfather Angelantonio was born in Marsicovetere, Basilicata, the son of Giovanni/Giuseppe Russo and Laura Russo. Mary Magdelene was born in Gánt, Fejer, Hungary, to parents of German descent, Anton Majer/Mayer and Theresa Haas.
Tara’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Adele Lynch (the daughter of John Howard Lynch and Hazel Adel Castiaux). Dorothy was born in New Jersey. John was born in Connecticut, the son of Michael Lynch, who was born in the U.S., to Irish parents, and of Catherine/Kate/Katherine O’Shea, who born in England, to Irish parents. Hazel was the daughter of John A. Castiaux, whose father was born in Ireland, and of Ida H. Losey.
Sources: Tara’s paternal grandfather, Thomas Lawrence Reid, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Tara’s paternal grandmother, Helene/Helena M. Hannan, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Tara’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy Adele Lynch, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Tara’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy Adele (Lynch) Russo – https://www.legacy.com