Edward Norton

Ancestry of
Edward Norton

Movie Actor


Who is Edward Norton?

Edward Norton is an American movie actor and filmmaker. He has won a number of film awards and has been nominated for three Academy Awards. In 1997, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film Primal Fear. He followed that in 1998 with a nomination for Best Actor for his role in the film American History X. More recently, Edward Norton was nominated in 2014 for Best Supporting Actor for the film Birdman.

Famous Kin

Edward Norton is a direct descendant of the legendary Pocahontas and her husband John Rolfe. His U.S. Presidential kin include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison, Millard Fillmore, John Tyler, Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Zachary Taylor, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, and both Presidents Bush. His royal family connections include King Ferdinand II of Spain, King Henry VIII and some of his wives, along with members of the current royal family including Queen Elizabeth II, the late Princess Diana, and Catherine Middleton.

Edward Norton’s historically significant kin include Civil War Confederate General Robert E. Lee, Civil War Union General William Tecumseh Sherman, 1st U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Hamilton, explorer Meriwether Lewis, inventor Thomas Edison, polar explorer Admiral Richard Byrd, women’s rights advocate Susan B. Anthony, and many others. Fellow celebrities found in his family tree include Johnny Depp, Christopher Lloyd, Ted Danson, Roy Rogers, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kim Kardashian, John Wayne, Anderson Cooper, James Spader, Oliver Platt, Jodie Foster, and many others.

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