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Edward Norton

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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.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Edward Norton

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Benton MacKaye

Co-Founder, Appalachian Trail

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Emma Eames

Opera Singer

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Humphrey de Bohun

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Clare Eames

Silent Movie Actress

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Emma Eames

Opera Singer

15th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Thomas Mowbray

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Clare Eames

Silent Movie Actress

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Humphrey de Bohun

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Clare Eames

Silent Movie Actress

16th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Thomas Mowbray

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Chester B. Jordan

48th Governor of New Hampshire

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Stephen Post

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Benton MacKaye

Co-Founder, Appalachian Trail

6th cousin 5 times removed
via William Bradford Jr.

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Samuel P. Goddard

12th Governor of Arizona

16th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Sherburne

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Samuel P. Goddard

12th Governor of Arizona

11th cousin 2 times removed
via Alexander Carpenter

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Samuel P. Goddard

12th Governor of Arizona

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Thomas Richards

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Samuel P. Goddard

12th Governor of Arizona

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Bourne

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Emma Eames

Opera Singer

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Rob Cantor

Singer and Songwriter

12th cousin 2 times removed
via Humphrey Turner

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Rob Cantor

Singer and Songwriter

11th cousin
via Margaret Lewen

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Admiral Richard Worsam Meade III

Union Navy - U.S. Civil War

7th cousin 4 times removed
via William Bradford Jr.

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Grace Slick

Singer, Songwriter - Jefferson Airplane

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Eleanor Plantagenet

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Grace Slick

Singer, Songwriter - Jefferson Airplane

15th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert White

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Scott Foley

TV, Stage and Movie Actor

21st cousin
via Eleanor Plantagenet

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Grace Slick

Singer, Songwriter - Jefferson Airplane

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Hugh de Courtenay

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Scott Foley

TV, Stage and Movie Actor

17th cousin
via Robert White

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Scott Foley

TV, Stage and Movie Actor

21st cousin
via Sir Hugh de Courtenay

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Kevin Spacey

TV and Movie Actor

21st cousin
via Eleanor Plantagenet

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Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

14th cousin 3 times removed
via Robert White

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Kevin Spacey

TV and Movie Actor

17th cousin
via Robert White

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Edward Norton photo by David Shankbone (CC BY 3.0)