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William H. Macy

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William H. Macy

TV and Movie Actor


Who is William H. Macy?

William H. Macy is an award winning American actor who is probably best known for his role as Frank Gallagher in Showtime’s television series Shameless and for his leading role in the film Fargo. He has been nominated for a number of awards including Academy, Screen Actors Guild, Primetime Emmy, and Golden Globe Awards. In the fall of 2017, he appeared on PBS’s genealogy show Finding Your Roots where they focused on his southern and Puritan ancestors.

In 1997, William H. Macy was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Fargo. In recent years, he received a number of award nominations for his role in Shameless that included winning Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series two years in a row in 2015 and 2016.

Famous Kin

William H.Macy is a 3rd cousin 4 times removed of Rowland H. Macy, founder of Macy’s department stores. He is also a direct descendant of Mayflower passengers John Howland and John Tilley. William H. Macy has royal ancestry with a direct descent from King Edward I and a number of Magna Carta sureties. His family connections to the current royal family include the late Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II.

U.S. presidential kin in William H. Macy’s family tree include James Madison, Zachary Taylor, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter. Historical kin include U.S. founding father Benjamin Franklin, explorer Meriwether Lewis, lithographer Nathaniel Currier, Confederate General Robert E. Lee, Moby Dick author Herman Melville, Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith, General George S. Patton, author Agatha Christie, and numerous others.

Fellow celebrities with kinship to William H. Macy include John Lithgow, Amy Poehler, Ken Burns, Steve McQueen, Christopher Lloyd, Humphrey Bogart, Paget Brewster, Linda Hamilton, Elisabeth Shue, James Spader, and more.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for William H. Macy

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Michael Strahan

NFL Player and TV Personality

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

15th cousin 5 times removed
via Humphrey de Bohun

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Kevin Spacey

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. Stephen Bachiler

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir James de Audley

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

20th cousin
via Henry Plantagenet

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Margaret de Audley

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Edmund FitzAlan

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

17th cousin
via Sir Ralph Neville

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

17th cousin
via Joan Beaufort

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

21st cousin
via Margaret de Audley

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Ralph Neville

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Sprague Grayden

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin
via Henry Howland

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Linda Ronstadt

Singer and Songwriter

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Scott

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

5th cousin 13 times removed
via John of Gaunt

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

7th cousin 13 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Ralph Neville

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Joan Beaufort

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William Trussell

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir John de St. Philibert

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