Celebs With A Bit Of The Irish

Of course you have Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum and Irish rockers, U2, but did you know Anne Hathaway is of Irish decent? Or even Rashida Jones, who is of African, Russian and Irish Decent? There are more celebrities who have a little bit of the Irish in them, than there is gold in a leprechaun's pot of gold! Check them all out right here...
Stars of Irish Decent
(Pictured) Rachel McAdams & Channing Tatum<br /> (Photo credit by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)<br /><br />
Of course you have Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum and Irish rockers, U2, but did you know Anne Hathaway is of Irish decent? Or even Rashida Jones, who is of African, Russian and Irish Decent? There are more celebrities who have a little bit of the Irish in them, than there is gold in a leprechaun's pot of gold! Check them all out right here...<br /><br />
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Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey...IRISH!
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The Baldwin Brothers
...are of Irish and French descent. They are frequently referred to as Irish-American and, although both of their parents have Irish heritage, they are not entirely Irish. Their father was half-English and their mother's side is primarily French (only one-quarter Irish).
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Luke, Owen and Andrew Wilson
(L-R): Director Andrew Wilson and his brothers, actors Luke and Owen Wilson are of Irish descent.
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Kieran Culkin & Rory Culkin
Kieran Culkin & Rory Culkin are of Irish descent.
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Kieran Culkin & Macaulay Culkin
Actors Kieran Culkin and Macaulay Culkin are of Irish descent.
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Ben & Casey Affleck
(L-R) Actor/Director Ben Affleck and actor Casey Affleck's mother is Irish and father is Scottish.
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Kevin Dillon
Irish American
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Emily & Zooey Deschanel
Actresses Emily Deschanel (L) and Zooey Deschanel. Their paternal grandfather was French and the remainder of their ancestry is Irish American.
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Ann, John & Joan Cusack
Siblings (L-R) Ann, John, and Joan Cusack are Irish-American. The name Cusack is not Slavic as many may believe. It is a Norman name, brought to Ireland when the Normans invaded in 1169. "Cussac" is a city in South Central France.
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Dakota & Elle Fanning
Actress Dakota Fanning and actress Elle Fanning. Their last name "Fanning" is of Irish origin. Also, they are of half-German descent.
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Brian Austin Green & Megan Fox
He is of Irish, Scottish, Hungarian and Cherokee descent. Megan Fox has Irish, French and Cherokee ancestry. Her Irish ancestors were from County Tipperary, one of the first Irish counties to be established in the 13th century.
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Adrian Grenier
Native American and Irish parentage
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Alex O'Loughlin
Is of Irish and Scottish descent
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Alison Lohman
Is of Irish descent
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Alyson Hannigan
Irish-American on her father's side and Jewish-American on her mother's side, Hannigan was raised in the Jewish faith.
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Anna Friel
Actress Anna Friel from the show "Pushing Daisies" Is of Irish descent.
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Anna Kendrick
The star of "Up In The Air" is of Irish descent
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Anne Hathaway
Is of French, Irish, German and Native American descent
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Anthony Michael Hall
Is of Irish and Italian heritage
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Ashton Kutcher
Actor Ashton Kutcher is mostly Irish American descent. He also has some Native American and Bohemian (the source of his surname) ancestry.
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Ben Stiller
Mother, Anne Meara is Irish-American
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Bill Murray
Irish-American
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Billy Bob Thornton
His father is of Irish ancestry, while his mother is half Choctaw Indian and half Italian.
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Bradley Cooper
His father, Charlie Cooper, is of Irish heritage and his mother, Gloria Cooper (formerly Campano) is of Italian heritage.
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Brendan Gleeson
He played Irish leader Michael Collins in The Treaty. He later had a supporting role in the biopic Michael Collins.
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Burt Reynolds
His father was of Irish-Cherokee Indian descent, his mother was of Italian descent.
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Carla Gugino
Is of Italian, Irish, and English descent.
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Catherine Keener
Of Irish and Lebanese descent.
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Catherine O'Hara
Third generation Irish/Canadian/Catholic.
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Catherine Zeta-Jones
Mother is Irish, father is Welsh.
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His ancestry includes Irish, French, and Native American.
Channing Tatum
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His ancestry includes Irish, French, and Native American.
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Charles Durning
Charles Durning is Irish-American
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Chris Evans
Is of Irish and Italian descent.
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Christian Slater
Actor Christian Slater is of English/Irish descent.
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Christina Ricci
Her paternal grandfather was of Italian descent. The remainder of her ancestry is Scots-Irish.
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Christopher Nolan
Is of Irish descent.
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Chuck Norris
Both his parents were half Irish and half Cherokee.
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Cillian Murphy
Actor Cillian Murphy of 'Batman Begins' & 'The Dark Knight'. As of 2006 he is the most nominated Irish Actor at the Irish Film and Television Awards with 6 nominations. He is fluent in French and Irish.
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Colin Farrell
Son of Irish football player, Eamon Farrell. Auditioned to become a member of the Irish boyband, Boyzone, but was turned down. Daredevil marks the first time he has been able to use his own Irish accent in an American movie.
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Dane Cook
Is of Irish heritage.
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Daniel Day-Lewis
Moving to County Wicklow, Ireland, he assumed Irish citizenship (1993). Always quiet and introverted, he said that he was not popular in school and was mocked as an outsider while growing up in England, partially because he was of half-Jewish/half-Irish stock. The upside was that, instead of socializing, he developed a rich fantasy life that later helped him to delve so deeply into his characters. Holds dual citizenship - British and Irish.
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Denis Leary
Irish-American
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Dermot Mulroney
Is of predominantly Irish ancestry. All of his siblings have traditional Irish names
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Dominic Purcell
His mother is Maureen (she's Irish).
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Dominic West
Actor Dominic West is Irish-American
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Ed O'Neill
Star of 'Modern Family' & Married With Children', Ed O'Neil is an Irish-American...Sofía Vergara is from Colombia, not Irish.
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Edward Burns
Is an Irish-American
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Emmy Rossum
Is Dutch and Scot-Irish
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George Clooney
Is of Irish-American descent
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Heather Graham
'The Hangover' star is of Irish Catholic extraction
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Jack Nicholson
His mother, June Nicholson, was of Irish and Dutch descent. He never knew his father and was raised by his grandparents. He was led to believe that June was his older sister and his grandparents were his parents. It was not until 1974 when a Time magazine reporter researched his life that he learned the truth. An Italian immigrant named Donald Furcillo who was married briefly to June claimed to be his father. But Nicholson chose not to investigate further.
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James Earl Jones
Actor James Earl Jones is of African-American, American Indian and Irish ancestry. His paternal great-great-grandmother, Parthenia Connolly, was a native of Ireland who worked as an indentured servant. She married a former slave named Brice. Because Brice had no surname of his own, he took his wife's name Connolly. His maternal grandmother, Maggie Anderson, was part Choctaw Indian. He also has Cherokee ancestry.
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Janeane Garofalo
Star of CBS' Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior', Actress/Comedian, Janeane Garofalo is of Italian and Irish descent.
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Jason Patric
Irish-American
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Jennifer Beals
Has an African-American father and an Irish mother. Daughter of Alfred Beals (an African-American grocery store owner) and Jeanne Cohen (an Irish elementary school teacher).
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John C. McGinley
Actor John C. McGinley is Irish-American
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John C. Reilly
Born to an American father (of Irish ancestry) and a Lithuanian mother. He is the fifth of six children.
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John Slattery
The 'Mad Men' Star is Irish-American
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John Travolta
Is of Italian descent on his father's side and Irish descent on his mother's side.
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Star of the 'Tudors', actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a good friend of fellow Irish actor Stuart Townsend. The two of them protested at the "Save Tara Hill Campaign" in 2006.
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Josh Hartnett
The 'Pearl Harbor' Star is of Swedish and Irish descent
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Julia Roberts
She has Irish ancestry
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Kate Walsh
Star of ABC's 'Private Practice', Kate Walsh's mother is Italian and her father is Irish
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Katherine Heigl
She is half Irish and half German.
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Brothers, Kevin & Matt Dillon both of Irish Decent.
Kevin & Matt Dillon
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Brothers, Kevin & Matt Dillon both of Irish Decent.
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Kevin Connolly
Star of 'HBO's Entourage', actor Kevin Connolly is of Irish ancestry
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Krista Allen
Actress Krista Allen is of Portuguese heritage on her mother's (Katherine Mary Raposa) side and Irish heritage on her father's (Daldon Earl Allen) side.
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Kristen Bell
Star of "Forgetting Sarah Marshall', Kristen Bell is of Irish and Polish descent
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Laura Prepon
She is of half-Russian-Jewish and half-Irish-Catholic descent.
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Lauren Graham
Actress Lauren Graham has Irish roots. Has a half sister, Maggie and a half brother, Chris. First paying job was in high school, in a video about Planned Parenthood.
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Liam Neeson
Was a boxer as a teen-ager in Northern Ireland, which resulted in getting his nose broken at the age of 15. Nevertheless, he went on to win the Irish Youth Championship. A brief blackout after one of his fights, however, caused him to give up the ring for good. In an interview with the BBC, he said that Northern Irish Protestant minister Ian Paisley influenced his decision to become an actor. He use to sneak into the church in his hometown of Ballymena and watch Mr. Paisley preach. "He had a magnificent presence and it was incredible to watch this six foot-plus man just bible-thumping away. It was acting but it was also great acting and stirring too.".
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Linda Cardellini
Actress Linda Cardellini is of Italian/Irish descent
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Lindsay Lohan
Is of Italian and Irish descent
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Maggie Q
Star of CW's 'Nikita', Maggie Q is of Vietnamese and Irish-American descent. Raised in Hawaii. Was a fashion model and television personality before she became a movie actress.
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Mandy Moore
Singer & Actress, Mandy Moore is of Irish and Cherokee descent on her father's side and of English descent on her mother's side.
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Martin Sheen
His mother, Mary Ann Phelan, was an Irish immigrant with IRA connections, and his father, Francisco Estevez, was a Spaniard who came to the U.S. by way of Cuba.
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Mark & Donnie Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg are of Swedish, Irish, German and French Canadian descent.
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Matthew Broderick
Actor Matthew Broderick is Polish on his mother's side and Irish on his father's side.
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Michaela Conlin
Actress Michaela Conlin of Fox's 'Bones'. Her mother is Chinese American and father is Irish American. Michaela has one older sister. She will be seen along fellow Irishman, Matthew McConaughey in 'The Lincoln Lawyer'.
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Mickey Rourke
The 'Iron Man 2' star is Irish American
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Mischa Barton
Is half English and half Irish
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Natascha McElhone
Her mother (Noreen) is Irish.
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Olivia Wilde
Star of 'Tron Legacy' and 'House', Olivia Wilde is Irish-American. Adopted her professional name "Wilde" after she developed a profound respect and admiration for Irish poet and writer Oscar Wilde and his body of literature.
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Patricia Heaton
Irish-American
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Paul Walker
His grandfather Paul Walker, Jr. (aka. "Irish" Billy Walker) was a professional boxer. Is of Irish descent.
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Peter O'Toole
Father was Irish, mother was Scottish. Was friends with fellow Irish actor Richard Harris. After Harris died, his family hoped that O'Toole would replace him as Professor Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Both he and his fellow Irish actor (and close friend), the late Richard Harris appeared in versions of 'Gulliver's Travels': Harris played the 1977 film version Gulliver's Travels and O'Toole played the Emperor of Lilliput in the 1996 TV-film version Gulliver's Travels, where Ted Danson played Gulliver.
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Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Received American Citizenship at the US District Court House in Los Angeles in 2004. He has dual citizenship: Irish and American. He was made a Freeman of Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland (the town he lived in until he moved to England in 1964) on 11th November 1999. His primary residence is in Malibu, California. Owns his own production company, Irish DreamTime. Its first release was The Nephew. Became an American citizen on 23 September 2004 but still plans to keep his Irish citizenship.
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Rachel Hurd-Wood
Is half Irish
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Is of Irish descent
Rachel McAdams
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Is of Irish descent
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Rashida Jones
Daughter of composer Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton, Rashida is of African, Irish, and Russian descent.
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Richard Gere
Star of 'Pretty Woman', Richard Gere is Irish-American
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Robert Downey Jr.
He is of Irish and Russian-Jewish ancestry from his father's side and German-Jewish and Scottish descent from his mother's side.
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Robin Tunney
Irish American; her father emigrated from Ireland and her mother is a first generation Irish-American.
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Rose Byrne
Is of Scottish and Irish descent
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Rose McGowan
She is of French and Irish descent
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Sean Patrick Flanery
Is of Irish descent
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Sharon Stone
Irish-American
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Steve Buscemi
Surname pronounced Buss-ehm-ee. Is of Italian and Irish-American ancestry. His mother is Irish-American.
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Will Ferrell
Is of Irish descent. Will has said on the Old School DVD commentary that his nationalities are Irish and Filipin.
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One of the biggest bands in the world, Irish rock band, U2 hails from Dublin, Ireland. Formed in 1976.
U2
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Zachary Quinto
His father is of Italian descent and his mother is of Irish descent.
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