Tye Sheridan

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Sheridan in 2012, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Tye Kayle Sheridan

Place of Birth: Elkhart, Anderson, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 11, 1996

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, 1/32 Swiss [Swiss-French and Swiss-German], remote French

Tye Sheridan is an American actor and producer. He has starred in the films The Tree of Life, Mud, Joe, The Forger, Entertainment (2015), Last Days in the Desert, The Stanford Prison Experiment, Dark Places, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, Detour (2016), X-Men: Apocalypse, The Yellow Birds, All Summers End, Ready Player One, Age Out, The Mountain (2018), Dark Phoenix, The Night Clerk, Voyagers (2021), The Card Counter, The Tender Bar, and Asphalt City, and on the series Last Man Standing and Wireless. He co-founded production company Wonder Dynamics.

Tye is the son of Stephanie, who owns a beauty salon, and Bryan Sheridan, a UPS driver. He has ancestry in the American South for many generations and roots in the U.S. going back to at least the 1600s.

Tye was born and raised in Elkhart, Texas. An article in W Magazine wrote that roughly half of the small town’s residents are related to him (population 1,371 as of 2010). Tye added:

I did ancestry.com on my dad’s family, back to the early 1800s, before Texas won its independence from Mexico… Since then, they’ve all come from within a 30-mile radius of where I was born.

Tye’s paternal grandfather is Joe Wilson Sheridan (the son of Grady Wilson Sheridan and Billie Lois Campbell). Joe was born in Texas. Grady was the son of Zachary/Zachias/Zack Charles Sheridan and Lula/Lola Mae/May Pridgen. Billie Lois was the daughter of James Newton Campbell and Martha Mattie/Matilda Lee.

Tye’s paternal grandmother is Marilyn Louise Gilmer (the daughter of Richard Calhoun Gilmer, Jr. and Loudell/Laudell Wasson). Marilyn was born in Texas. Richard was the son of Richard Calhoun Gilmer and Ellen Marietta Bozeman. Loudell was the daughter of George Washington Wasson and Carrie Mae Michael, whose mother’s family was from LeLocle, Switzerland.

Tye’s maternal grandfather was Billy Joe Wright (the son of William Bill Wright and Rosa/Rosalita Lomenta/Lameta/Lemeta “Rosie” Maxwell). Billy Joe was born in Texas. William was the son of William Thomas Wright and Ellen Ada Trim. Rosa was the daughter of Joseph Sam Houston Maxwell and Zula Katie Belle/Bell Tucker/Bridges.

Tye’s maternal grandmother is Vickie Elaine Cooper (the daughter of Elmer Julius/Julias Cooper and Laura Norene/Nell Taylor). Vickie was born in Texas. Elmer was the son of Willie Cooper and Lillie/Lilly Leona Price. Laura was the daughter of Alpheus/Alphes Levi/Levy Taylor and Mineola/Minnie Iola Agnes Price.

Sources: Genealogy of Tye’s paternal great-grandmother, Loudell/Laudell (Wasson) Gilmer – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy and obituary of Tye’s maternal grandfather, Billy Joe Wright – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogies and obituaries of Tye’s maternal great-grandparents, Elmer Julius/Julias Cooper and Laura Norene/Nell (Taylor) Cooper Kelly – https://www.findagrave.com

14 Responses

  1. Smellybert says:

    This guy looks like that Irish actor that looks like a —–.
    Barry Keoghan.
    Can I say —– on here?
    Seems like a pretty racist friendly forum….

    • jackson9 says:

      @Smellybert I am not racist regardless of what one of the admins says. I serve jesus christ but I still love my jewish, Muslim, hindu, etc brothers and sisters. I don’t apologize for defending israel. Btw I am irish so please don’t insult my people.

  2. bablah says:

    >Tye’s great-grandfather William was the son of William Thomas Wright and Ellen Ada Trim.

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