Place of Birth: Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 1, 2000
Ethnicity: Irish, Swedish, Polish, German, Ashkenazi Jewish, possibly other
Willow Shields is an American actress. Her roles include The Hunger Games films, as well as Into the Rainbow, When Time Got Louder, and Detective Knight: Independence, and television’s In Plain Sight and Spinning Out.
Willow’s paternal grandfather was William Allen Shields (the son of Herschel Shields and Helen Wilhelmina Malmstrom). William was born in Illinois. Herschel was the son of William T. Shields and Cynthia Brosman. Helen was the daughter of Swedish parents, Charles/Carl Richard Malmstrom and Sophia/Sophie W. Carlson.
Willow’s paternal grandmother was Lolita Mary Kostanski (the daughter of Joseph E. Kostanski and Eugenia/Eugenie Adamkiewicz). Lolita was born in Illinois. Joseph was evidently born Julius Cohen, the biological son of Julius Gains/Gaines and Annie/Anna Cohen, who was born in Hungary, and was likely Jewish. Eugenia was the daughter of Polish parents, Stanley/Stanislaus Adamkiewicz/Adamkevicez, from Sulmierzyce, Posen, and Victoria Kubicki/Kubicka.
Sources: Willow’s paternal grandfather, William Allen Shields, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Likely birth record of Willow’s paternal great-grandfather, Julius Cohen – https://www.familysearch.org
Likely Willow’s paternal great-grandfather, Julius Cohen, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org