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Paget Brewster

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress


Who is Paget Brewster?

Paget Brewster is an American actress who is probably best known for her role as Special Agent Emily Prentiss on CBS’s Criminal Minds. Others may remember her from her recurring role as Kathy on the NBC sitcom Friends. More recently she has starred as Dodo Bellacourt in Comedy Central’s Another Period.

Famous Kin

Paget Brewster has probably one of the most prolific family trees when it comes to being connected to other famous people. With colonial ancestry reaching back into 17th century New England and the mid-Atlantic region, along with Dutch colonial ancestry in New Amsterdam, it would be hard for anyone with 17th century colonial ancestry not to find a connection to her.

Paget Brewster is among the minority of Mayflower descendants who can trace their ancestry directly down a male line descent, in her case from Mayflower passenger William Brewster. She is also a descendant of Mayflower passengers John Alden, Richard Warren, and Francis Cooke, along with a kinship to Mayflower passenger Richard More. She has kinship to the current royal family through the late Princess Diana, as well as family connections to earlier royal ancestors such as Spain’s King Ferdinand II and England’s King Henry VIII and at least four of his wives.

Paget Brewster has a number of former U.S. Presidents in her family tree including George Washington, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Franklin Pierce, Millard Fillmore, Zachary Taylor, Calvin Coolidge, Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Warren G. Harding, James Garfield, William Howard Taft, Grover Cleveland, Rutherford B. Hayes, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and both Presidents Bush.

The family tree of Paget Brewster is loaded with American patriots from the American Revolution. This includes Benjamin Franklin and a number of other signers of the Declaration of Independence and signers of the U.S. Constitution. She also has kinship to many fellow celebrities including, but not limited to, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Orson Welles, Dick Clark, James Spader, Henry Fonda, Vincent Price, Christopher Lloyd, and Elizabeth Shue.

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Paget Brewster photo by Jonathan Reilly (CC BY-SA 2.0)