Birth Name: Wendy Renee Moniz
Place of Birth: Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 19, 1969
*father – Portuguese Azorean
*mother – English, German, Irish, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, some Swiss-German and French Huguenot
Wendy Moniz is an American actress. Her roles include the shows Nash Bridges, The Guardian, Betrayal, House of Cards, and Yellowstone.
Wendy has two children with her former husband, actor Frank Grillo. She has also been billed as Wendy Moniz-Grillo.
Wendy’s paternal grandfather was Roberto O. “Robert” Moniz (the son of Antonio T. “Antoine/Anthony” Moniz and Margaret “Maggie” Obery/Delouef/de Abreu). Robert was born in Massachusetts. Antonio was born in the Azores, Portugal, the son of Manuel T. Moniz/Monis and Frances Frazão. Margaret was born in Massachusetts, to Azorean Portuguese parents, Roberto F. de Abreu and Maria Filomena Silva da Conceição.
Wendy’s paternal grandmother was named Josephine. Josephine possibly was born Josephine Soares de Medeiros, in Massachusetts, the daughter of Arthur Soares de Medeiros and Rosa/Rosana “Rosie” Souza, who also were Azorean Portuguese.
Wendy’s maternal grandfather was William Henry Julius Teal (the son of John Chapman Teal and Abbie/Addie Loveless). William was born in Minnesota. John was born in Texas, the son of Thomas Henry Teal and Hester Cornelia Chapman. Abbie was born in Texas, the daughter of Samuel “Sam” Loveless and Jennie Mitchell.
Wendy’s maternal grandmother was Harriet Aileen/Ileene/Ilene Edwards (the daughter of Lynn/Lyn Everett Edwards and Mabel Ileen Welker). Harriet was born in Missouri. Lynn was born in Missouri, the son of Ulysses F. Edwards and Rebecca Jane Hill. Mabel was born in Missouri, the daughter of Paul Powell Welker and Mary Leona Alsup.
Sources: Wendy’s father on the 1950 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Wendy’s maternal grandparents, William Henry Julius Teal and Harriet Aileen/Ileene/Ilene Edwards – https://www.familysearch.org