TV and Movie Actress
Who is Jordana Brewster?
Jordana Brewster is a Panamanian-born American/Brazilian television and movie actress. Her mother, Maria João, was the 1978 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover model. Jordana Brewster is probably best known for her role as Mia Toretto in the Fast & Furious movie franchise and more recently as Dr. Maureen Cahill in the Lethal Weapon television series. In 2009, she won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Action for her role in Fast & Furious.
One glance at the name of Jordana Brewster’s father, Alden Brewster, and you know she has Mayflower descendant written all over her. Jordana Brewster is a direct descendant of Mayflower passengers William Brewster, Edward Doty, and William White. She is also kin to a number of former U.S. Presidents including George Washington, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, Zachary Taylor, Warren G. Harding, Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Richard Nixon, and both Presidents Bush.
Jordana Brewster also has kinship to the current royal family through her connection to the late Princess Diana. She has a number of fellow celebrities as kin including, but not limited to, chef and TV personality Julia Child, actress Katharine Hepburn, Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young, actor Humphrey Bogart, actress Paget Brewster, singer and songwriter Taylor Swift, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, TV’s Bill Nye the Science Guy, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, singer and actor Bing Crosby, and actress Shirley Temple.
Some of Jordana Brewster’s historical kin include American traitor Benedict Arnold, cotton gin inventor Eli Whitney, American legend Johnny Appleseed, Boston Tea Party participant Samuel Howard, Civil War General George B. McClellan, accused murderess Lizzie Borden, women’s rights advocate Susan B. Anthony, and gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok. Famous literary kin include poet Emily Dickinson, author Clarence Day, novelist Thomas Pynchon, author Louisa May Alcott, and author Ernest Hemingway.
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