Birth Name: Edward Parker Helms
Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 24, 1974
Ethnicity: English, with smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, Dutch, and French
Ed Helms is an American actor, comedian, and singer. He has starred in Cedar Rapids and The Hangover films, and the series The Office, among many other projects.
Most of Ed’s ancestry is English, with smaller amounts of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, Dutch, and French. Ed’s family has been in the United States for many generations, with much of his ancestry leading to New England of the 1600s.
Ed’s patrilineal line traces to a William Conner Helme, who was born, c. 1630, in Exeter, Devonshire, England.
Ed’s paternal grandfather was Nolan Helms (the son of Joseph Edward Helms and Emma Routon Barrett). Nolan was born in Alabama. Joseph was the son of Hosea Helms and Sarah Hendrick/Hendricks. Emma was the daughter of Anderson Joshua Barrett, Jr. and Catherine Frances Routon.
Ed’s paternal grandmother was Bettie Ellen Davis (the daughter of John Frank Davis and Mary Russell “Mollie” Lawrence). Bettie was born in Alabama. John was the son of Levi Davis and Penelope Hall. Mary was the daughter of James Munford/Mumford Lawrence and Penelope Adaline Bozeman.
Ed’s maternal grandfather was Fitzgerald Sale “Bud” Parker, Jr. (the son of Fitzgerald Sale Parker, Sr. and Lucy Irvine Paxton). Ed’s grandfather Fitzgerald was born in Tennessee. Ed’s great-grandfather Fitzgerald was the son of Linus Parker and Ellen Katherine Burruss. Lucy was the daughter of William Gallatin Paxton and Lucy Irvine Gibbs.
Ed’s maternal grandmother was Frances Helen “Sally” Jackson (the daughter of George Pullen Jackson and Inez Emeline Wright). Frances was born in Wisconsin. George was the son of George Frederick/H. Jackson and Anna/Ann Jane Pullen, who were born in Maine. Inez was the daughter of Walter Harold Wright and Ione Turner, who were both in Wisconsin.
Ed is a fourth cousin, once removed, of actor Bill Paxton. Ed’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandparents, Elisha Hays Paxton and Margaret McNutt, were also Bill’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents.
Sources: Genealogies of Ed Helms – http://famouskin.com
Genealogy of Ed’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Ed’s paternal great-grandmother, Mary Russell “Mollie” Lawrence – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogies of Ed’s maternal grandfather, Fitzgerald Sale Parker, Jr. (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Ed’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Ellen Katherine Burruss – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Ed’s maternal grandmother, Frances Helen Jackson, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Ed’s maternal great-grandparents, George Pullen Jackson and Inez Emeline Wright – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Ed’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Anna/Ann Jane Pullen (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Ed’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Walter Harold Wright – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Ed’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Ione Turner (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Ed’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Emeline Elizabeth Wright – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Ed’s maternal great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth Livingston (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Qualification: B.A, Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts
School: The Westminster Schools
College: Oberlin College, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Tisch School Of The Arts, Cornell University
Ed Helms Career
Profession: Actor, Comedian, Singer
Known For: Andy Bernard
TV Series: The Daily Show (2002-2009)
Net Worth: USD $20 million (approx)
Family & Relatives
Father: John Helms
Mother: Pamela Helms
Brother: John Paxton Helms
Sister: Susan Carol Helms Daley
Marital Status: Single
No. of Children: None
Birthday: January 24, 1974 (Aquarius)
Born In: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Ed Helms is an American actor predominantly known for his comic roles. His most popular works include the television series ‘The Daily Show’, ‘The Office’ and ‘The Hangover’ feature film trilogy. A graduate in film theory and technology, he started his career doing standup comedy and as a writer. Simultaneously he also began working on recording voice-over clips which later led him to work in acting. Though initially he found work in television series, he soon began working on minor roles in feature films as well. Apart from acting, he has also co-written and produced films as part of his career. His notable projects also include lending his voice for several animated feature films. His performances have earned him awards like the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Teen Choice Award. In 2013, he established his own production company, ‘Pacific Electric Picture Company’. Ed Helms is also part of a music band named ‘The Lonesome Trio’. He has made cameo appearances in several music videos of bands like Mumford & Sons and Maroon 5. He was awarded an honorary degree – Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Knox College, Illinois.
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