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James Spader

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James Spader

TV and Movie Actor


Who is James Spader?

James Spader is an American television and movie actor. A couple of his most memorable roles are as attorney Alan Shore in The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal, and as master criminal Raymond Reddington in The Blacklist. He has been nominated for numerous acting awards and has won three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

Famous Kin

Among James Spader's most notable kin is his 3rd great-grandfather, Laurent Clerc. Laurent was one of the founders of the American School for the Deaf. It was the first school for the deaf in North America and it remains as the oldest existing school. James Spader also has a number of U.S. Presidents in his family tree including Franklin Pierce, Ulysses S. Grant, Calvin Coolidge, James Garfield, Grover Cleveland, Millard Fillmore, Gerald Ford, and both Presidents Bush.

James Spader has kinship to more than a few historical legends including Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen, Johnny Appleseed, gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok, abolitionist John Brown, poet Robert Frost, and aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright. His fellow celebrities that he can call kin include actress Lucille Ball, actor Anthony Perkins, Christian pop singer Amy Grant, actor Ed Helms, actress Jodie Foster, model Kate Upton, actor Mark Wahlberg, and Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for James Spader

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Edward Larkin

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Brewster Kahle

Founder, Internet Archive

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William Lumpkin

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Brewster Kahle

Founder, Internet Archive

10th cousin
via Richard Treat

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Tamsin Todd

CEO, Findmypast

11th cousin
via William Lumpkin

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Tamsin Todd

CEO, Findmypast

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Treat

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Henry Howard Sessions

Railroad Car Inventor

7th cousin 3 times removed
via John Porter

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Vanessa Hudgens

TV, Movie and Stage Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via John Porter

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

11th cousin
via Richard Warren

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William Lumpkin

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

10th cousin
via Richard Treat

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. William Wilson

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Martha Plimpton

TV, Movie & Stage Actress

12th cousin
via Thomas Moore

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Anthony Edwards

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin
via Richard Warren

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Walter Hungerford

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Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

18th cousin
via Sir Walter Hungerford

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Stephen Hopkins

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Minor

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

12th cousin 2 times removed
via Jacques Mahieu

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Jane Gates

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin
via Richard Warren

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin
via Rev. Henry Whitfield

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Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

5th cousin 6 times removed
via Gov. John Sanford

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Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Gov. John Sanford

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Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Gov. John Sanford

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James Spader photo by Thibault (CC BY-SA 2.0)