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Linda Hamilton

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Linda Hamilton

TV and Movie Actress


Who is Linda Hamilton?

Linda Hamilton is an American television and movie actress. She is probably best known for her roles in The Terminator movie series and Beauty and the Beast television series. She has been nominated for a number of awards including three Golden Globes. In 1992 she won two MTV Movie Awards for Best Female Performance and Most Desirable Female for her role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Famous Kin

Linda Hamilton is a direct descendant of Mayflower passenger William Brewster. She is also a direct descendant of Mary (Perkins) Bradbury who was convicted of witchcraft at the Salem Witch Trials in 1692. Her presidential kin include Presidents John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Chester Arthur, Millard Fillmore, Zachary Taylor, Grover Cleveland, Ulysses S. Grant, and a number of others.

Linda Hamilton can claim kinship to the current British royal family through connections to Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II, and Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. She can also count two wives of King Henry VIII as cousins, Jane Seymour and Anne Boleyn. Literary kin include poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Clarence Day, Thomas Pynchon, Emily Dickinson , Tennessee Williams, Ernest Hemingway, John Seinbeck, Oliver Platt, and others.

A number of Hollywood greats can be found in Linda Hamilton's family tree that include, but is not limited to, Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Richard Gere, Shirley Temple, Raquel Welch, Bing Crosby, Clint Eastwood, Christopher Reeve, Bette Davis, Vincent Price, and Anthony Perkins. Her fellow TV stars include Lucille Ball, Paget Brewster, Kyra Sedgwick, Amy Poehler, Ted Danson, and Elizabeth Montgomery.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Linda Hamilton

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Bennett Eliot

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Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.

New York Times Publisher

12th cousin
via William Brewster

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Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.

New York Times Publisher

12th cousin
via Stephen Tracy

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Arthur Gregg Sulzberger

New York Times Publisher

12th cousin 1 time removed
via William Brewster

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Arthur Gregg Sulzberger

New York Times Publisher

12th cousin 1 time removed
via Stephen Tracy

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Bennett Eliot

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Alvan T. Fuller

50th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 3 times removed
via James Morgan

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Benjamin Apthorp Gould

Founder of The Astronomical Journal

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Bennett Eliot

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Thomas Sadoski

Stage, TV and Movie Actor

12th cousin 1 time removed
via William Brewster

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

6th cousin 5 times removed
via John Beebe

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John Cutting

(c1593 - 1659)
Great Migration Immigrant 1636

10th great-grandfather

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Samuel Bitfield

(c1601/2 - 1660)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

9th great-grandfather

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Richard Bartlett

(c1585 - 1647)
Great Migration Immigrant 1640

9th great-grandfather

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William Titcomb

(c1613 - 1676)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

8th great-grandfather

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

1st cousin 12 times removed
via Rev. Edward Bulkeley

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Henry Rolfe

(unk - 1642/3)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

10th great-granduncle
via John Rolfe

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William Cottle

(c1626 - 1668)
Confidence passenger 1638

8th great-grandfather

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John Rolfe

(unk - 1663/4)
Confidence passenger 1638

10th great-grandfather

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George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Tristam Coffin

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William Rush Merriam

11th Governor of Minnesota

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Jane Clark

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William Rush Merriam

11th Governor of Minnesota

8th cousin 3 times removed
via George Partridge

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Abraham Toppan

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Edward Norton

Movie Actor

12th cousin 1 time removed
via William Brewster

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Charlie Baker

72nd Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Jacob Toppan

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Linda Hamilton photo by Matthew Simoneau (CC BY 2.0)