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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.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Paget Brewster

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Francis H. Underwood

Founder of the Atlantic Monthly

6th cousin 3 times removed
via William Sabin

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Francis H. Underwood

Founder of the Atlantic Monthly

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Roger Mowry

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Judith Hoag

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Isaac Stearns

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Judith Hoag

TV and Movie Actress

13th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Sherman

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Judith Hoag

TV and Movie Actress

13th cousin
via Thomas Hammond

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Judith Hoag

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin
via Edward Dix

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Judith Hoag

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin
via John Fiske

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Elmer Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

6th cousin 3 times removed
via William Sabin

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Elmer Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Roger Mowry

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Bert Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

6th cousin 3 times removed
via William Sabin

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Bert Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Roger Mowry

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Julie Bowen

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Treat

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Julie Bowen

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 2 times removed
via Deming

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Enoch Pratt

Founder of Enoch Pratt Free Library

7th cousin 6 times removed
via Francis Cooke

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Enoch Pratt

Founder of Enoch Pratt Free Library

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Enoch Pratt

Founder of Enoch Pratt Free Library

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Macuth Pratt

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Lee de Forest

Pioneer of Radio and Talking Pictures

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Jane Clark

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Lee de Forest

Pioneer of Radio and Talking Pictures

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Abigail (Powers) Fillmore

First Lady of President Millard Fillmore

4th cousin 6 times removed
via Isaac Learned

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Dan Quayle

44th U.S. Vice-President

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Samuel Sturtevant

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Deming

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Michael Strahan

NFL Player and TV Personality

20th cousin
via Richard FitzAlan

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

7th cousin 4 times removed
via John Warren

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Isaac Learned

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

15th cousin 6 times removed
via Humphrey de Bohun

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