Celebrities with Norwegian descent

Celebreties with Norwegian ancestry.
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Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson at the Los Angeles County Hospital on June 1, 1926. Her mother Gladys Pearl Baker was a film-cutter at Consolidated Film Industries. Marilyn's father's identity was never known. Because Gladys was mentally and financially unable to care for young Marilyn...
“ Her grandfather was supposedly of Norwegian descent. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly was born in the Catskill Mountains, New York, to Ilene (Schuman), a dealer of antiques, and Gerard Connelly, a clothing manufacturer. Her father had Irish and Norwegian ancestry, and her mother was from a Jewish immigrant family. Jennifer grew up in Brooklyn Heights, just across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan...
“ Her father was of Norwegian descent. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Erika Christensen
Actress, Parenthood
Erika Jane Christensen was born in 1982 in Seattle, Washington, to Kathy (Hendricks), a construction manager, and Steven Christensen, a human resources executive and insurance worker. She was raised in the suburban outskirts of Los Angeles, California. At age 12, Erika knew that she was going to be an actress...
“ She is of one quarter Norwegian and one eighth Danish ancestry. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Linda Evans
Actress, Dynasty
“ Grandparents from Norway / with norwegian descent. Evans comes from the Norwegian lastname Evenstad (Nes, Hedmark). ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Richard Dean Anderson
The future MacGyver and Stargate SG-1 star was born on January 23, 1950, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father, Stuart Anderson, was a teacher at a local high school and his mother, Jocelyn, was an artist who was talented in both sculpting and painting. He and his two younger brothers, Thomas John and James Stuart...
 
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Josh Duhamel
Joshua David Duhamel was born in Minot, North Dakota. His mother, Bonny L., is a retired high school teacher and the current Executive Director of Minot's Downtown Business & Profession Association, and his father, Larry Duhamel, is an advertisement salesman. Josh has three younger sisters: Ashlee, McKenzee and Kassidy...
“ His grandmother had Norwegian parents. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Melanie Griffith
Actress, Working Girl
Melanie Griffith was born on August 9, 1957 in New York City, to then model/future actress Tippi Hedren and former child actor turned advertising executive Peter Griffith. Her parents' marriage ended in 1961 and Tippi brought Melanie to Los Angeles to get a new start. Tippi caught the eye of the great director Alfred Hitchcock...
“ Her great-great grandmother had Norwegian parents. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Kristanna Loken
Kristanna Sommer Loken was born in Ghent, New York, to Rande (Porath) and Merlin "Chris" Loken. She is of half Norwegian and half German descent. She began her modeling career at the early age of 15. Encouraged by her mother, who was a model prior to her daughter's birth, Kristanna's modeling career...
“ Kristanna’s father is of three quarters Norwegian and one quarter German descent. Kristanna’s mother is of one quarter Norwegian and three quarters German descent. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum was an underrated American leading man of enormous ability, who sublimated his talents beneath an air of disinterest. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Ann Harriet (Gunderson), a Norwegian immigrant, and James Thomas Mitchum, a shipyard/railroad worker. His father died in a train accident when he was two...
“ Norwegian mother. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Piper Perabo
Actress, The Prestige
Piper Perabo was born in Dallas, Texas, to Mary Charlotte (Ulland), a physical therapist, and George William Perabo, a poetry professor. Her mother is of Norwegian descent and her father is of German, Irish, and English ancestry (the surname "Perabo" originates in Germany). After graduating college...
“ Her mother is of Norwegian descent. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Priscilla Presley
Priscilla Presley's stepfather was an Air Force officer stationed in West Germany when as a teenager she met Elvis Presley in 1959, then four years into his meteoric career in rock and roll and serving with the U.S. Armed Forces. After an eight year courtship, she married him on 1 May 1967. As their marriage was winding down...
“ Her mother had Norwegian and English ancestry. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Kirsten Vangsness
While Kirsten is best known as the bespectacled-brainiac-tech-kitten Penelope Garcia on the CBS hit drama Criminal Minds(and its spin-off Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), she has had a long and varied career prior to joining the cast of the hit CBS series. Stage appearances include Perfuct, The Book...
“ Her paternal grandparents are Norwegian originally from Oslo. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Kristen Wiig
Actress, The Martian
Kristen Carroll Wiig was born on August 22, 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, to Laurie J. (Johnston), an artist, and Jon J. Wiig, a lake marina manager. She is of Norwegian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, English, and Scottish descent. The family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, before settling in Rochester...
 
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Renée Zellweger
Renée Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas, USA. Her mother, Kjellfrid Irene (Andreassen), is a Norwegian-born former nurse and midwife, of Norwegian, Kven (Finnish), and Swedish descent. Her father, Emil Erich Zellweger, is a Swiss-born engineer. The two married in 1963. Renée has a brother named Drew Zellweger...
“ Norwegian mother. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Chet Baker
Soundtrack, The Sixth Sense
Chet Baker started his career in the late forties. He became famous with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet in 1952. His solo in "My funny valentine" is a classic of the west coast jazz in the fifties. When Mulligan was arrested in 1953, Chet led the group until 1955, when he went to Europe. He also sang on many records...
“ His maternal grandmother was Norwegian. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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“ Josh’s maternal grandmother’s mother was of Norwegian descent. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Joni Mitchell
Soundtrack, Love Actually
Joni Mitchell is one of the most highly regarded and influential songwriters of the 20th century. Her melodious tunes support her poetic and often very personal lyrics to make her one of the most authentic artists of her time. As a performer she is widely hailed for her unique style of playing guitar...
“ Norwegian father. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Iggy Pop
Soundtrack, Trainspotting
Legendary Rock 'n' Roll wildman and substance abuser. Recorded a series of classic rock albums with The Stooges and later as a solo artist. Worked extensively with David Bowie.
“ His maternal grandmother was born in Norway. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Tom Waits
Soundtrack, Fight Club
Thomas Alan Waits was born in Pomona, California, to schoolteachers Alma Fern (Johnson) and Jesse Frank Waits. Described as one of the last beatniks of the contemporary music, Waits in fact has two separate careers. From 1973 (LP "Closing Time") to 1983 ("One From The Heart" soundtrack), he recorded nine LPs for Asylum Records...
“ Tom’s maternal grandmothers parents was born in Norway. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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“ Her grandmother had Norwegian and English ancestry. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Paris Hilton
Producer, The Simple Life
Socialite Paris Whitney Hilton was born on February 17, 1981 in New York City, into the Hilton family, and has three younger siblings, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Barron Hilton and Conrad Hilton. She is the daughter of Kathy Hilton (née Kathleen Elizabeth Avanzino) and businessman Rick Hilton, and a great-granddaughter of hotel magnate Conrad Hilton...
“ Her paternal great-greatgrandfather was from from Hilton, Ullensaker, Akershus in Norway. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Lance Armstrong
Visual Effects, Blade
“ Paternal great-grandfather from Oslo. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Matt Groening
Writer, The Simpsons
Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Matt Groening did not particularly like school, which is what originally turned him towards drawing. In the mid-1980s, he moved to Los Angeles and started drawing a comic strip named "Life in Hell", which eventually became published in the newspaper where he worked. In 1988...
“ His maternal grandparents were Norwegian immigrants, who met on a boat on the way to the United States. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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“ Norwegian mother. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Peter Graves
Peter Graves was born Peter Duesler Arness on March 18, 1926 on Minneapolis, Minnesota. While growing up in Minnesota, he excelled at sports and music (as a saxophonist), and by age 16, he was a radio announcer at WMIN in Minneapolis. After two years in the United States Air Force, he studied drama at the University of Minnesota and then headed to Hollywood...
“ Norwegian paternal grandfather. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Dominic Purcell
Born in England but raised in Australia by his Norwegian father and Irish mother, Purcell was a bored landscaper who decided to attend a drama school. He became a TV star in Australia before debuting in America as the title character in John Doe. In 2000, he won the Green Card lottery and now lives in Los Angeles with his family.
“ Norwegian father. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Christopher Heyerdahl
An award-winning Canadian actor, Christopher Heyerdahl co-stars in the British TV series "Tin Star," UCP's "Damnation" and SyFy's "Van Helsing" Having just finished AMC's hit series "Hell On Wheels," playing the enigmatic 'Swede." This post-Civil War drama debuted as the second highest rated original series in AMC history...
“ Norwegian father. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Michelle Williams
A small-town girl born and raised in rural Kalispell, Montana, Michelle Ingrid Williams is the daughter of Carla Ingrid (Swenson), a homemaker, and Larry Richard Williams, a commodity trader and author. Her ancestry is Norwegian, as well as German, British Isles, and other Scandinavian. She was first known as bad girl Jen Lindley in the television series Dawson's Creek...
“ Michelle’s father is of one half Norwegian, one quarter German, and approximately one quarter English, ancestry, along with distant Scottish roots. Michelle’s mother is of three eighths Norwegian, one eighth Swedish, one eighth Swiss-German, one eighth Danish, possibly one eighth English, one sixteenth Welsh, and one sixteenth Scottish, ancestry. Thus, Michelle is of 43.75% Norwegian ancestry. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Jena Malone
Actress, Contact
Jena Malone was born in Sparks, Nevada, to Deborah Malone and Edward Berge. Her grandfather owned a casino, Karl's Silver Club, in Sparks. She was raised by her mother and her mother's partner. Beginning as a child actress, and then stepping up to roles as a young adult, Malone's career path has been compared to that of Jodie Foster...
“ Paternal great-great grandfather from Norway. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Alia Shawkat
Alia Shawkat was born in Riverside, California, to Dina Burke and actor Tony Shawkat. Her maternal grandfather, Paul Burke, was also an actor. Her father is from Baghdad, Iraq, and her mother has Irish, Italian, and Norwegian ancestry. Success arrived early for Alia. Her career began at the young age of 11 when she landed a role on the ABC Family series State of Grace...
“ Her mother is of one quarter Irish, one quarter Italian, and one half Norwegian, ancestry. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Ansel Elgort
Ansel Elgort is an American actor, known for playing Augustus Waters in the romance The Fault in Our Stars. Ansel was born in New York City to photographer Arthur Elgort and opera director Grethe Barrett Holby. His father is of Russian Jewish heritage, while his mother has English, German, and Norwegian ancestry...
“ Norwegian mother. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Laura Dern
Actress, Jurassic Park
Laura Dern was born on February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. Dern was exposed to movie sets and the movie industry from infancy, and obtained several bit parts as a child. Her parents divorced when Dern was two and Dern lost contact with her father for several years as a result...
“ Norwegian grandmother. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Richard Ayoade
Writer, Submarine
Richard Ellef Ayoade was born in Hammersmith, and grew up in Suffolk, in England, the son of a Norwegian mother, Dagny Amalie (Baassuik), and a Nigerian father, Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade. He studied Law at Cambridge university, and followed in the footsteps of British Comedy legends like Monty Python's Eric Idle...
“ Norwegian mother. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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“ Norwegian father ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Rachel Skarsten
Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten was born April 23, 1985 to Mary Aileen Self Skarsten and Dr. Stan Skarsten. She has a younger brother Jonathan Skarsten, six years her junior whom she regards as her best friend. At the age of nine, her father died suddenly of pancreatic cancer. Rachel danced for the Royal Academy of Dance for 12 years...
“ Norwegian father ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Shantel VanSanten
Shantel Yvonne VanSanten is an American model and actress, born July 25, 1985. As a model, she has been featured in the magazines Teen Vogue and Seventeen. VanSanten was born in Luverne, Minnesota. She is of Dutch and one quarter Norwegian descent. VanSanten was raised in Spring, Texas where she attended...
“ 25 % Norwegian ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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“ Paternal great-grandmother. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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“ Father with Norwegian ancestry. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Alison Brie
Actress, Community
Alison Brie was born in Hollywood, California, to Joanne (Brenner), who worked at a non-profit child care agency, and Charles Terry Schermerhorn, a musician and entertainment reporter. Her mother is Jewish and her father has Scottish, Dutch, English, German, and Norwegian ancestry. Brie grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of South Pasadena...
“ Father with Norwegian ancestry. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Amy Adams
Actress, Arrival
Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as smaller amounts of Danish, Swiss-German, and Norwegian, ancestry...
 
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Mary-Kate Olsen
Actress, Full House
Mary-Kate Olsen (born June 13, 1986) is an American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, and businesswoman. She co-founded luxury fashion brands The Row, Elizabeth and James, and the more affordable lines Olsenboye and StyleMint alongside her fraternal twin sister Ashley Olsen. Olsen pursued acting independently as an adult until 2012. She is the older sister of actress Elizabeth Olsen...
 
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Ashley Olsen
Actress, Full House
She and Mary-Kate Olsen were born on June 13, 1986 to David and Jarnette Olsen. They are fraternal twins. They have an older brother named Trent and a younger sister named Lizzie. Their parents have since separated and their dad remarried. They have a step-brother Jake and a step-sister Taylor. Their step-mom is Mackenzie...
 
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Elizabeth Olsen
Actress, Godzilla
Elizabeth Chase "Lizzie" Olsen (born February 16, 1989) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the films, Silent House, Liberal Arts, Godzilla, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War. For her role in the critically-acclaimed Martha Marcy May Marlene, she was nominated for numerous awards...
 
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Nicky Hilton Rothschild
Nicholai Olivia Hilton ("Nicky") was born in New York City, into the Hilton family, and has three siblings, older sister Paris Hilton, and younger brothers Barron Hilton and Conrad Hilton. She is the daughter of Kathy Hilton (née Kathleen Elizabeth Avanzino) and businessman Rick Hilton...
“ Her paternal great-greatgrandfather was from from Hilton, Ullensaker, Akershus in Norway. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Chris Pratt
Christopher Michael Pratt is an American film and television actor. He came to prominence from his television roles, including Bright Abbott in Everwood, Ché in The O.C., and Andy Dwyer and Parks and Recreation, and notable film roles in Moneyball, The Five-Year Engagement, Zero Dark Thirty, Delivery Man...
“ Chris’s mother is of entirely Norwegian descent. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Dakota Johnson
Dakota Mayi Johnson is an American actress and fashion model. She was born in Austin, Texas, and is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. Her maternal grandmother is actress Tippi Hedren. In 1999, she made her film debut in Crazy in Alabama, where she and her half-sister, Stella Banderas...
“ Her great-great-great grandmother had norwegian parents. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Gwen Stefani
Soundtrack, 50 First Dates
Gwen Renee Stefani was born on October 3, 1969 at St. Jude's Hospital in Fullerton, California. She was one of four children born to Dennis Stefani and Patti Flynn. Her siblings are Eric Stefani, Jill and Todd Stefani. Her father is of Italian descent and her mother's ancestry is English, Irish...
“ Mother with Norwegian ancestry. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Jane Fonda
Actress, 9 to 5
Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight. Although she initially showed little inclination to follow her father's trade, she was prompted by...
 
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Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon was born in 1974 in Brooklyn, New York, to Gloria (Feeley) and Jimmy Fallon. He is of Irish, German, and Norwegian descent. He was raised in Saugerties, New York, which is in upstate New York. He has performed stand up, impressions and characters across the country, in some of the biggest comedy clubs...
“ His maternal great-grandfather was born in Fredrikstad, Norway. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Josh Hartnett
Joshua Daniel Hartnett was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, to Wendy Anne (Kronstedt) and Daniel Thomas Hartnett, a building manager. His father is of Irish and German descent, and his mother is of Swedish and Norwegian ancestry. Hartnett graduated from South High School in Minneapolis in June of 1996...
“ Josh’s mother is of five eighths Swedish and three eighths Norwegian descent. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Laura Dern
Actress, Jurassic Park
Laura Dern was born on February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. Dern was exposed to movie sets and the movie industry from infancy, and obtained several bit parts as a child. Her parents divorced when Dern was two and Dern lost contact with her father for several years as a result...
“ Her mother has Norwegian ancestry. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Liev Schreiber
Liev (pronounced Lee-ev) Schreiber was born in San Francisco. His mother, Heather (Milgram), is a painter, and his father, Tell Schreiber (Tell Carroll Schreiber III), is a theatrical actor who had a small role in The Keeper. His mother is from a working-class Jewish family from Poland and Russia...
“ Father with Norwegian ancestry. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Macaulay Culkin
Actor, Home Alone
Macaulay Carson Culkin, one of the most famous American child stars, was born on August 26, 1980 in New York City, New York, USA, as the third of seven children of his father Christopher Culkin (a former stage and child actor and also Macaulay's former manager) and mother Patricia Brentrup. He is the brother of Shane Culkin...
“ Macaulay’s maternal grandmother had Norwegian parents. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Peter Sarsgaard
Actor, Jarhead
Peter Sarsgaard was born at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to Judy Lea (Reinhardt) and John Dale Sarsgaard, an engineer who worked for the Air Force and later Monsanto and IBM. He is a graduate of St. Louis' Washington University, where he majored in history and literature. He was a co-founder of the...
“ 1/8 Norwegian. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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“ Mother with Norwegian ancestry. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Russell Crowe
Actor, Gladiator
Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham), English...
“ 1/16 Norwegian. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Thomas Haden Church
Actor, Sideways
Thomas Haden Church was born Thomas Richard McMillen in Yolo, California, to Maxine (Sanders) and Carlos Richard McMillen, who was a U.S. marine and surveyor. He was raised in Texas. Church began his show business career in front of a microphone instead of a camera, first as a radio deejay and then as a voice-over announcer...
 
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Vanessa Carlton
Soundtrack, Legally Blonde
Vanessa Carlton was born on August 16, 1980, the first of two children (she has a sister and a brother) born to Ed and Heidi Carlton. Raised in Milford, Pennsylvania, her mother was a piano teacher, and exposed Vanessa to classical music from a young age. By age two, she began playing the piano, and at age 9 became obsessed with ballet...
“ Her father has Norwegian and Swedish ancestry. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Natalie Dormer
Natalie Dormer born 11 February 1982 is an English actress. She is best known for her roles as Anne Boleyn on the Showtime series The Tudors (2007-10), as Margaery Tyrell on the HBO series Game of Thrones (2012-present), Irene Adler on the CBS series Elementary (2013-15), and as Cressida in the science-fiction adventure films The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) and Part 2 (2015)...
“ She has said that, aside from English, she has Norwegian ancestry. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Aaron Tveit
Aaron Kyle Tveit born October 21, 1983 is an American actor and singer. He is known for originating the roles of Gabe in Next to Normal and Frank Abagnale Jr. in the stage version of Catch Me If You Can on Broadway. He is also known for his recurring role as Tripp van der Bilt on The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl and for his portrayal of Enjolras in the 2012 film adaptation of Les Misérables...
 
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Rainn Wilson
Actor, The Office
Rainn Wilson lives in Los Angeles with his wife, fiction writer Holiday Reinhorn (Big Cats), and his son, Walter McKenzie Wilson who was born in 2004. He grew up in Seattle, Washington but graduated from New Trier H.S. in Winnetka, Illinois. After attending both Tufts University and the University of Washington...
 
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Danielle Panabaker
Actress, The Flash
Danielle Nicole Panabaker was born in Augusta, Georgia. Her younger sister, actress Kay Panabaker, starred in the TV series, Summerland(WB, 2004-05). Panabaker started acting at a summer camp, before joining community theater productions when she was 10-years-old. Panabaker moved to Naperville...
“ 1/32 Norwegian. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Aimee Teegarden
Aimee Richelle Teegarden, born October 10, 1989, is an American actress, model and producer. She starred as Julie Taylor in the NBC drama Friday Night Lights from 2006 to 2011. In 2011, she co-starred with Dennis Quaid in Martin Guigui's thriller Beneath the Darkness. Later she plays Jenny Randall in the horror film Scream 4 and as Nova Prescott in the Disney film Prom...
“ Aimee’s paternal great-grandmother was Norwegian. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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“ Kurtwood’s maternal grandparents were Johannes “John” Larson (the son of Lars J. Larson and Ingeborg Ormson) and Olahva Maline “Olive” Onsager (the daughter of Ole J. Onsager and Mary Nelson). Johannes and Olahva were both born in Wisconsin, to Norwegian parents. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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“ Ryan’s maternal grandfather was Lawrence Martin Henricksen (the son of Eilif Lorangh/Lorauth Henricksen and Olga Josephine Tveter/Forter). Eilif and Olga were Norwegian immigrants. Eilif was the son of Laurentz Henricksen and Ingeborg Nielsen. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Wes Anderson
Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, Melver Leonard Anderson, worked in advertising and PR. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an event that he described as the most crucial event of his brothers and his growing up...
“ His paternal grandmother was Mildred Nelson. Her parents were Abram Edvard (Abraham Edward) Nelson and Inga Christina Olson. Both Abram and Inga were Norwegian immigrants ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Kathryn Bigelow
Director, The Hurt Locker
A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be critiqued by people like Richard Serra...
“ Both Samuel and Bertha were born in Wisconsin. Samuel’s parents were from Norway. Bertha’s father, A.L. Dahl, was also Norwegian. Gertrude was born in Wisconsin to Norwegian parents. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Katherine Kelly Lang
Katherine Kelly Lang is one of three children in a show business family. Her parents are Olympic long-jump skier Keith Wegeman and actress Judy Lang; her grandfather was Academy Award-winning cinematographer Charles Lang. Born and raised in Hollywood, California, Lang graduated from Beverly...
“ Katherine’s paternal grandmother was Bessie Pearl Williams (the daughter of The Rev. Peter Oswald Williams and Bergit Pearl “Bessie” Bean). Katherine’s grandmother Bessie was of Norwegian descent. The Rev. Peter was the son of Norwegian parents, Ole Williamson, from Hjelmeland commune Rogaland fylke, and Christine/Kristi Sagaard Pedersdatter Vaula, from Grønevold/Grønnevold, Vaula, Strand, Rogaland. Katherine’s great-grandmother Bergit was the daughter of Gjermund/Germund Olsen Galten/Boen/Bean and Tora “Thora” Olsdotter Nisi, from Notodden commune Telemark fylke, Norway. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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Ryan Hansen
Ryan Hansen is an American actor. He was born in Fountain Valley, California, and raised in El Cajon, California, but has since moved with his wife, Amy Hansen, to Los Angeles. His wife is a former roommate of Kristen Bell (star of Veronica Mars). Hansen is involved in the campaign, "Invisible Children"...
 
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Peter Fonda
Actor, Easy Rider
Peter Henry Fonda was born in New York City, to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw. He is the brother of actress Jane Fonda and the father of actress Bridget Fonda. His ancestry includes Dutch, English, Scottish, and distant French and Italian...
 
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Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916. He served as a fighter pilot in the British R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) during World War II. He made a forced landing in the Libyan Desert and was severely injured. As a result, he spent five months in a Royal Navy hospital in Alexandria. Dahl is known for how he relates suspenseful events in a simple tone.
“ 100 % Norwegian. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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David Anders
David Anders Holt, known professionally as David Anders, is an American television and stage actor. He is best known for his roles as Julian Sark on Alias, as Adam Monroe on Heroes, as John Gilbert in the TV series The Vampire Diaries, Dr. Whale on ABC's Once Upon a Time, and as Blaine "DeBeers" McDonough on iZombie...
“ David’s maternal grandparents were Erling Kenneth Furness (the son of Simon Furness and Anna Jensen) and Betty Violet Fisher. Erling was born in Minnesota, to Norwegian parents. ” - KarolineInWonder
 
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“ All of Justin’s maternal great-grandparents were of Norwegian descent. ” - KarolineInWonder