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Mickey Rourke

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Mickey Rourke

Movie Actor


Who is Mickey Rourke?

Mickey Rourke is an award-winning American actor and a professional boxer. He won a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for his role as Randy “The Ram” Robinson in the 2008 film The Wrestler. The role also earned him a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor. Rourke received critical acclaim for his roles in Diner (1982), Barfly (1987), Angel Heart (1987), Sin City (2005) and Iron Man 2 (2010). He also appeared in Body Heat (1981), 9 ½ Weeks (1986), and many other films. From 1991 to 1994, Rourke left acting to become a professional boxer. He sustained severe facial injuries during his boxing career, which required multiple reconstructive surgeries.

Famous Kin

Mickey Rourke is among those who can trace their ancestry all the way back to Charlemagne due to his royal ancestry. Other notable ancestors are William the Conqueror, Alfred the Great, several French and English Kings, quite a few Magna Carta sureties, a Mayflower passenger, and two accused and one executed for witchcraft at Salem in 1692.

U. S. presidential kin for Mickey Rourke include Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Gerald Ford, Franklin Pierce and Rutherford Hayes. He also has a number of state governors in his family tree including Bill Weld (MA), Jeb Bush (FL), Patrick Henry (VA), Sarah Palin (AK), William Sprague (RI), James Youngs Smith (RI), Edwin Morgan (NY), Augustus French (IL), Jacob Dolson Cox (OH), Morgan Bulkeley (CT), and Cadawallader Washburn (WI).

Fellow celebrities that are kin to Mickey Rourke include Playboy Magazine’s Hugh Hefner, actress Jane Fonda, chef and author Julia Child, actress Sally Field, singer James Taylor, author Ernest Hemingway and many others.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Mickey Rourke

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Lyman Spitzer

Astronomer and Theoretical Physicist

8th cousin 1 time removed
via William Bradford Jr.

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Henry P. Baldwin

15th Governor of Michigan

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Alice Carpenter

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Henry P. Baldwin

15th Governor of Michigan

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Thomas Kimball

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Ann B. Davis

TV Actress

11th cousin
via Richard Kimball Jr.

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Ann B. Davis

TV Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. Peter Hobart

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Ray Stanton Avery

Founder, Avery Dennison Corp.

7th cousin 2 times removed
via James Avery

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Ray Stanton Avery

Founder, Avery Dennison Corp.

7th cousin 3 times removed
via William Chesebrough

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Nat Faxon

Actor, Comedian, Director and Screenwriter

9th cousin 2 times removed
via William Bradford Jr.

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Nat Faxon

Actor, Comedian, Director and Screenwriter

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Ingram

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James B. Conant

President of Harvard University

7th cousin 2 times removed
via William Bradford Jr.

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George Herbert

8th Earl of Carnarvon
Owner, Highclere Castle (aka Downton Abbey)

12th cousin 1 time removed
via John Riddlesdale

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William Henry Moore

Co-Founder, U.S. Steel and Nabisco

9th cousin 3 times removed
via John Riddlesdale

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Ali Wentworth

TV Actress and Comedienne

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Ralph Neville

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Ali Wentworth

TV Actress and Comedienne

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Joan Beaufort

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Ali Wentworth

TV Actress and Comedienne

9th cousin
via William Bradford Jr.

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Ali Wentworth

TV Actress and Comedienne

17th cousin
via Sir William FitzHugh

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Kristen Wiig

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 2 times removed
via Alexander Carpenter

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Ann B. Davis

TV Actress

9th cousin
via William Bradford Jr.

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Tamera Mowry

TV Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Richards

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Tia Mowry

TV Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Richards

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Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

5th cousin 4 times removed
via George Abbott

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Jackson Browne

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Chandler

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Jackson Browne

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin
via George Abbott

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Thomas Jefferson

3rd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

15th cousin 5 times removed
via Edmund Fitzalan

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Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Edmund Fitzalan

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Mickey Rourke photo by Anton Belickiy (CC BY 2.0)