Birth Name: Wendy Cunningham Benson
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 8, 1971
*father – Scottish
*mother – English, Welsh, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant Swedish
Wendy Benson-Landes, also credited as Wendy Benson, is an American actress.
Wendy is the daughter of Maxie and Harry Benson, a photographer. Her father was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Her mother was American, from Texas. Wendy is married to actor Michael Landes, with whom she has two children.
Wendy’s paternal grandfather was named Sidney Benson.
Wendy’s maternal grandfather was Hollis Alvin Daniels (the son of Henry Milton Daniels and Polk Graham). Hollis was born in Texas.
Wendy’s maternal grandmother was Maxie Luesta Maxwell (the daughter of William M. Maxwell and Josephine Lee Menefee). William was the son of William Maxwell and Emily G. Wright. Josephine was the daughter of Henry Franklin Menefee and Amanda Melvina Shipp.
Sources: Genealogy of Wendy Benson-Landes (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Death record of Wendy’s maternal grandfather, Hollis Alvin Daniels – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Wendy’s maternal grandmother, Maxie Luesta Maxwell (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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