This list of famous people of English descent is loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Many famous people are of English descent. Some of them have a mixed heritage while others are 100 percent English. Celebrities of English descent have had successful careers in film, television, and comedy. Even several Academy Award winners have ancestors or immediate family members from England.
Who is the most famous person of English descent? Megan Fox tops this list. She is of English, Scottish, German, French, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Powhatan Native American descent. She has appeared in such films as Jennifer's Body and Friends with Kids.
Many people of English ancestry have won Oscars. Julia Roberts is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. Other Academy Award winners who are of English descent include Monster's Ball actress Halle Berry, Syriana star George Clooney, and Casino scene-stealer Sharon Stone.How do you celebrate the multi-cultural aspects of your heritage? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Megan Fox is of English, Scottish, German, French, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Powhatan Native American descent.
Birthplace: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America
Profession: Model, Actor
Credits: Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jennifer's Body
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Brad Pitt is primarily of English descent, but he is also of Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Irish and German ancestry.
Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America
Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Credits: Inglourious Basterds, Fight Club, World War Z, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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Jennifer Aniston's mother Nancy Dow is of Scottish, Irish, and Italian descent. She is of partial English descent on her paternal side.
Birthplace: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director
Credits: Friends, We're the Millers, The Iron Giant, Office Space
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Johnny Depp is of English, Irish, Welsh, French, Dutch, Belgian (Flemish), and German descent. He has appeared in such films as Edward Scissorhands.
Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States of America
Profession: Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Restaurateur, Actor, + more
Credits: Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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