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After Tom Vaughan-Lawlor was born on November 4, 1977 in Dublin, Ireland. All my family live out there," Cloud told the Wall Street Journal of his plans to move to his family's homeland in 2019. His father was a doctor who hoped to have Ciarn follow in his footsteps, but that was not to be. Pope Francis and Justin Welby the Head of the Anglican Church are about to make a joint ecumenical visit to South Sudan where there has been an ongoing civil war. Full Jew. His mother, Chris Anne (ne Boldt), is a school teacher, and Keanu Charles Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. I had no idea it went back that far," Cruise continued. Tell us what you think about this feature. Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). American actress and filmmaker Wilde has Irish roots and holds an Irish passport. "A lot of people get all in a fuss about Christina wanting to explore her Latin side and not mentioning her Irish side much, but that's only logical," her mother, Shelly Kearns, told Irish America in 2008. WebGeorge Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (ne Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman Nicole Kidman was raised by Catholic parents and attended Catholic school growing up. Most associate Gwen Stefani, Barack Obama, or Robert De Niro with ethnicities other than Irish. That's why Democrats used to be great Irish politicians. Both of my parents are half Irish it wasn't a real strong part of my upbringing. He was of Irish heritage. He was of English and Irish descent. He said he loved Ireland and was thrilled about his newfound family history. Her parents are Leslie Cockburn (ne Leslie Corkill Redlich) and Andrew Cockburn. The term "Black Irish" has also been applied to the descendants of Irish emigrants who settled in the West Indies. He was previously married to Shaunie O'Neal. Even though Farrell lives in Los Angeles now, it'll never really be home. St. Patricks Day, held on 17 March, originally was to celebrate Christianity coming to Ireland but has become a day to celebrate all things Irish around the world. Jennifer grew up in Brooklyn Heights, just across Born in New York City and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Catherine Mary Hicks was a cheerleader at Gerard Catholic High School in Phoenix, Arizona, and graduated in 1969. Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native USA and internationally, James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi. He has three younger siblings. John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II was born on June 9, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky, to Betty Sue Palmer (ne Wells), a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer. "But people always ask me. To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article and references showing the person is Irish American and a notable actor. He saw an ad for an acting school and he decided to give acting a try. Irish actor Liam Cunningham was an electrician in the mid 80's. Since then, he has been involved in many films and theater productions on both sides of the Atlantic. He later trained at the Abbey Theatre School in Dublin. She is best known as JWoww on Jersey Shore and its spin-off series Snooki & JWoww. Being trained by wrestling legend Dory Funk Jr., Mattthew "Matt" Hardy has become one of the most gifted and talented performers in sports-entertainment. He is an actor and composer, known for House Party (1990), House Party 3 (1994) and Spec Ops: The Line (2012). Francesco Prandoni, Jason Kempin, Robert Kamau/Getty Images He was the younger brother of Nick Carter (the Backstreet Boys) and had three sisters.He began his music career at age seven, singing lead for the band "Dead End" for two years. Some famous actresses who are Catholic include Selena Gomez, Nicole Kidman, and Denise Richards. All the Church Symbols and What They Mean, How the Vatican Really Investigates the Paranormal. Being of mixed background influences everything in my life and music," she said. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and Patrick Dempsey has lived two charming but separate lives on film and television. WebA Dozen Famous People with Irish and Jewish backgrounds In alphabetical order, with a few notes about each, here they are: 1. When you think of Kidman, the first thing you think of might be her Australian accent. She attends Hillsong Church in Los Angeles, CA. Web288. The average age of a priest in Ireland is now 70. He has also appeared television series Last Man Standing (2011) and Kevin Jonas was born as Paul Kevin Jonas Jr. on November 5,1987 in New Jersey. Her parents are Patricia Hickey (Irish-American) and Alfred Roy Carey (African-American/Venezuelan). Multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Martin Sheen is one of America's most celebrated, colorful, and accomplished actors. MAHER: You see that I'm trying Irish, all Irish people are. During the press tour for "Oblivion" in 2013, Cruise made the rounds visiting Ireland and learned even more about his ancestry. He had a twin brother who was stillborn. During her teens, Ciara and her family Rihanna was born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988 in Bridgetown, St. Michael, Barbados to Monica Braithwaite, an accountant & Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor. Her ancestry includes German, English, Irish, Scottish, Swedish, and Luxembourgish. Anna Kendrick, perhaps best known for the "Pitch Perfect" franchise and "Into the Woods," is of Irish, Scottish, and English descent and her father's family originally had a very Irish surname. He is an actor, known for Angela's Ashes (1999), The Magdalene Sisters (2002) and Ballykissangel (1996). Michael Fred Phelps II was born in Towson, Maryland, to Deborah Sue (Davisson), a middle school principal, and Michael Fred Phelps, a state trooper. Rihanna lived the life of a normal Fergie was born Stacy Ann Ferguson on March 27, 1975 in Hacienda Heights, California, to Theresa Ann "Terri" (Gore) and John Patrick Ferguson, both schoolteachers. Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. U2 has won 22 Grammy Awards to date, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. In August 2018, Aguilera shared an Instagram from Dublin, captioned "Proud of my [Irish] roots" with an Irish flag. As a little girl I had blonde hair and they'd look at me, look at him, and be disgusted," Carey said. It was his mother Moya, an amateur actress, who was the real influence behind his Stephen Rea was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.Armstrong was born and raised in Wapakoneta, Ohio. William Bradley "Brad" Pitt was born on December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma and raised in Springfield, Missouri to Jane Etta Pitt (ne Hillhouse), a school counselor & William Alvin "Bill" Pitt, a truck company manager. Later he and his brothers wrote a song Jennifer Lynn "Jenni" Farley was born on February 27, 1985 in East Greenbush, New York. I am Irish after all and I come by the black hair and white skin thing naturally. She became a household name virtually overnight as a two-time professional champion on ABC's top-rated "Dancing With the Stars," before making a Joe Jonas got his start as the frontman for the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling group, Jonas Brothers, which quickly grew into one of the highest-grossing bands in music history.Beyond his career in music, Joe has appeared in guest-starring roles on TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland" and The Nick Jonas is best known as one of the Jonas Brothers, a band formed with his brothers Kevin and Joe. Nickolas Gene Carter was born on January 28, 1980 in Jamestown, New York, to Jane Elizabeth (Spaulding) and Robert Gene Carter. Criss' late father was English, German, and Irish. As soon as I got off the plane, I was like, 'Ah, this is me back in the Philippines,'" he said. ", "Meryl Streep wants to further research her Irish roots", http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/filmography.html?p_id=7818, "wasn't all that unusual a choice for an Irish Catholic middle-class kid growing up in Philadelphia. At the age of 15, she studied in Saegertown High School, Pennsylvania, and at that same age, entered Edinboro One of four sisters, Jenny McCarthy was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, the second oldest daughter of Linda (Loheit), a courtroom custodian, and Daniel McCarthy, a steel mill foreman. However, for right now he stays on the list. He is an actor, known for Michael Collins (1996), Omagh (2004) and The Constant Gardener (2005). And that's great. She remained steadfast in her beliefs until she married Tom Cruise. ", "Up and Coming": Moira Kelly; Playing Two Roles in, "Matthew McConaughey hopes to send his kids to the Gaeltacht", http://members.tripod.com/Vickie_Fernandes/HollywoodsNewGoldenBoy.html, "It was love at first sight, he says, tears puddling his ice-blue eyes. A: Irish Italian", "Megan Fox on family background and celebrity inspired tattoo from Maxim Radio", "This half Irish, half Cuban actor can dance for six hours straight! He still practices the religion today. She then worked as a nanny or Jennifer Connelly was born in the Catskill Mountains, New York, to Ilene (Schuman), a dealer of antiques, and Gerard Connelly, a clothing manufacturer. I just felt it would work best for my knowledge and for a general audience being set in Ireland. Because you yourself are Irish? We didn't have enough potatoes in the 1850s. She is of mostly English, German, and Irish descent. She grew up near Cincinnati, Ohio and got her first boost when a "Want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Are you by nature angry? While attending high school, however, she was Lynda Jean Cordova Carter is an American actress, singer, and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss World USA 1972 and finished in the top 15 at the Miss World 1972 pageant. He was previously married to Bairbre Dowling. Jennifer spent a year of her childhood living in Greece with her family. Before the 2004 Olympics started, rumor had it that 19 year-old Phelps was thinking of trying to match or even surpass Mark Spitz's legendary seven Shaquille O'Neal was born on March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. They were both young college students at the University of Hawaii. The options were limited. "We're so gabby. Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on the go. Both of George Clooney's parents are Catholic, and he was raised as a strict Roman Catholic. Web20 Celebrities You Didn't Know Are Catholic In this episode of The Catholic Talk Showm, the guys are joined by Jacqueline Burkepile, editor of Church POP, to discuss superstar He is an actor and executive, known for The Other Guys (2010), Anger Management (2003) and Seinfeld (1989). Alicia Keys is also a little bit Irish. "I feel like the luckiest child in the world because I got to grow up there. "I absolutely love Ireland. Due to her father being in the United States Army, she grew up on army bases in Germany, New York, Utah, California, Arizona & Nevada. KING: How did they meet? Kidman followed Scientology, amongst other religions, throughout the marriage. Ben has a younger brother, actor Casey Affleck, who was born in 1975 An accomplished and striking performer, Academy Award winner Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple projects.Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts. These two wonderful women did this as a gift for me," he told Jimmy Kimmel in 2013 during an appearance on Kimmel's show. ANTHONY QUINN: Yes. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He originally planned to be a French teacher. It doesnt get more country than Texas, lol. Flags of Ireland seem to be topped with a three- or four-leafed shamrock, which is regarded as a symbol of wealth and luck. Her father is Greek, and her mother was of English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian descent. It's like, my mother's white she's so Irish, she loves Ireland, she's like, yay, Ireland! ", http://www.hollywood.com/celebrities/193355/maureen-ohara, "Brought up in a strict Irish Catholic family with an alcoholic father, Ms. Stapleton left home", https://www.usatoday.com/life/2003-11-11-carney-obit_x.htm, "A talented Irish actress whose redheaded independence off screen hampered her film career", http://www.irishabroad.com/news/irishinamerica/columnists/Sidewalks/honeymoonersjune1505.asp, "Princess Born to Rita After Pre-dawn Dash to Clinic,", "Gene Kelly, born in 1912 in Philadelphia, was Irish on both sides of his family; he became renowned in Hollywood as a singer and dancer. It doesnt get more Irish (or Brooklyn) than brilliant comedian and actress Anne Meara. He told Plus Magazine recently, "The emotional, romantic, whimsical part of me is Irish. Hicks attended Saint Mary's College-Notre Dame University and studied English literature. Jenna Elfman Shutterstock Recently known for her role as June in Fear the Walking Dead (and previously as Dharma in Dharma and Greg ), Jenna Elfman has been a Scientologist for almost three decades. She and her husband Keith Urban attend church regularly with their kids. KING: It does stem back from that? I'm half-Irish and half-Italian and the Irish side comes out with Jonathan," he told The Sydney Morning Herald in 2010. His family moved to the South Island of New Zealand in 1954. Lists about the Catholic church, its policies, and its millions of loyal believers all over the world. They finished the railroads when they finished out in the West Coast, and they went down and put the trains into Mexico. When she was 3, she recorded herself singing Beatles covers on her parents karaoke machine & sent them off to her grandmother. KING: Why is that? He is currently travelling the world shooting back-to-back Stephen Baldwin was born on May 12, 1966 in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA. "Both my grandmothers are from Ireland and I have spent every summer in Bantry since my father, who is an artist, had the romantic idea 20 years ago to buy an old farmhouse on the west coast and renovate it. In 2011, Dawson tweeted to let everyone know her roots, saying she was "more Irish than anything.". Alicia Beyonc Giselle Knowles was born on September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas. Her mom, Tina Knowles-Lawson designs their glittering costumes & her dad, Mathew Knowles manages Destiny's Child. On St. Patricks Day 1950, in a new suburban parish in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, my mom and her Irish twin brother performed Anne Meara. When Shannon was in 3rd grade, her family moved to Waco, Texas, to be close to relatives. Byrne was the first of six children, born in Dublin, Ireland. He is an actor, known for The Imitation Game (2014), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) and Downton Abbey (2010). Frank Cullen, Florence Hackman, Donald McNeilly. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress. 5 How St. Brigid's Day became a bank holiday thanks to Herstory's inspiring work. ", "I'm everything. The fifth of nine children, he was born William James Murray in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, who sold lumber. She is still practicing today, and she even wore a promise ring for a period of time. He is best known for playing cops and villains on TV and movies plus his ability to do a broad range of accents.He has appeared in over 100 stage and screen productions.Richie is a member of Bobby Moresco's Actor's Eamonn Owens is an Irish actor born in Killeshandra, Ireland. But luckily for Fezco fans, Cloud was in the right place at the right time and moved from New York to California rather than to Ireland to complete his first show. Ciarn Hinds was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on February 9, 1953. "", https://web.archive.org/web/20071208064846/http://movies.nytimes.com/person/1548556/Armand-Assante, https://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.geocities.com/budcortfanclub/Dec13-191984.html&date=2009-10-25+16:42:09, "Patrick Cronin actor and professor at East Tennessee State University", "I'm Irish, my mother was Irish, and I have a million superstitions", "Moviehole.net - Interview: Diane Keaton and Sarah Jessica Parker", "The bride's father, the hotheaded Irish-American actor Ryan O'Neal", "The blonde actress grew up with a father who was an alcoholic, as were many of her relatives and she believes her heritage has a lot to do with it. He was one of five children and the only son. Michelle Branch was born on July 2, 1983 in Sedona, Arizona as Michelle Jaquet DeSevren Branch. WebCatholic Celebrities. She has Irish (father) and Croatian, German, and Polish (mother) ancestry. ANTHONY QUINN: Yes, half Irish KING: So your father was Irish? She took up singing Kelly Brianne Clarkson was born on April 24, 1982 in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in Burleson, Texas to Jeanne Ann Taylor (ne Rose), an English teacher & Stephen Michael Clarkson, an engineer. He has been married to Kimberly Turner since June 19, 2004. Peter McDonald was born on January 28, 1972 in Dublin, Ireland. 1 on the Billboard country album chart and he has had 21 hit No. His mother's parents were fully Irish and his father's parents were the Irish Helen O'Reilly and Italian Henry De Niro. The list is organized in reverse chronological order of birth decades and all of the actors' surnames are in alphabetical order. He has been married to Porshla Coleman since September 10, 2011. His father had Irish ancestry and his Producer | Kendrick told RTE in 2016 that her father is very patriotic. Elegant Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywood's top Australian imports, was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were there on educational visas.Kidman is the daughter of Janelle Ann (Glenny), a nursing instructor, and Antony David Kidman, a biochemist and clinical Alicia Keys was born in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, to Terria Joseph (ne Teresa M. Augello), a paralegal who was also an occasional actress, and Craig Cook, a flight attendant. This was before being discovered in New York City by a casting agent for "Euphoria." Her mother is Afro-Guyanese and her father is of Afro-Barbadian and British Isles ancestry. Martin Scorsese was raised by devoutly Catholic Italian parents. Cop, priest, fireman, Brother. 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