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List of Welsh Americans
This is a list of
notable , including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.
To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Welsh American or must have references showing they are Welsh American and are notable.
Earl W. Bascom (1906–1995), western artist, sculptor, and inventor; "cowboy of cowboy artists"; "father of modern rodeo" 
Jessica Alba (born 1981), movie actress, distant Welsh ancestry
Alexis Arquette (1969–2016), movie actress, distant Welsh ancestry
David Arquette (born 1971), movie actor and TV director, distant Welsh ancestry
Patricia Arquette (born 1968), movie and TV actress, distant Welsh ancestry
Richmond Arquette (born 1963), movie actor, distant Welsh ancestry
Rosanna Arquette (born 1959), movie actress, distant Welsh ancestry
Michael Aston (born 1964), born in Cornelly, musician
Andrea Bowen (born 1990), actor
Dean Cain (born 1966), actor, mother is of partial Welsh ancestry
Erika Christensen (born 1982), actress, distant Welsh ancestry
Kelly Clarkson (born 1982), singer, distant Welsh ancestry 
Bette Davis (1908–1989), two-time Academy Award-winning actress of stage, screen and television; distant Welsh ancestry 
Billy De Wolfe (1907–1974), actor, mother was Welsh
Thomas Dekker (born 1987), actor, mother is Welsh
Michael Douglas (born 1944), actor, distant Welsh ancestry
Leslie Easterbrook (born 1949), actress, distant Welsh ancestry
Bill Evans (born 1929), jazz pianist / composer 
Sara Evans (born 1971), country music singer
Glenn Ford (1916–2006), film actor 
Carson Grant (born 1950), actor 
D. W. Griffith (1875–1948), early film director 
Teri Hatcher (born 1964), actress and writer, distant Welsh ancestry
Bob Hope (1903–2003), actor/comedian, mother was Welsh 
Anthony Hopkins (born 1937), born in Port Talbot, Glamorgan; Academy-Award-winning film/stage actor 
John Houseman (1902–1988), film producer
Anjelica Huston (born 1951), actress, distant Welsh ancestry
John Huston (1906–1987), film director, screenwriter and actor, distant Welsh ancestry
Quincy Jones (born 1933), record producer, conductor, arranger, film composer, television producer, and trumpeter, Welsh paternal grandfather 
Rashida Jones (born 1976), actress, Welsh paternal great-grandfather 
Jon Langford (born 1957), musician and artist
Tommy Lee (born 1963), drummer for hard rock/ heavy metal band Mötley Crüe
Zachary Levi (born 1980), actor, distant Welsh ancestry
Ted Levine (born 1957), actor, mother was part Welsh 
Blake Lewis (born 1981), American Idol contestant and singer 
Juliette Lewis (born 1973), actress and singer 
Harold Lloyd (1893–1971), actor 
Myrna Loy (1905–1993), actress 
Marco Marenghi, animator, born in Rhondda
Ray Milland (1905–1986), actor 
Wayne Newton (born 1942), distant Welsh ancestry
Leslie Nielsen (1926–2010), actor, Welsh mother
Ninja (Tyler Blevins) (born 1991), Twitch streamer, distant Welsh ancestry
The Osmonds, including Donny Osmond (born 1957), half of the brother-sister singing act Donny & Marie; of part Welsh descent, traced their ancestry back to Merthyr Tydfil 
Karyn Parsons (born 1966), actress, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Welsh descent on father's side
Michelle Pfeiffer (born 1958), actress, distant Welsh ancestry 
Chris Pine (born 1980), actor, distant Welsh ancestry
Shawn Pyfrom (born 1986), actor, paternal grandfather is of Welsh ancestry
Kim Richards (born 1964), actress, distant Welsh ancestry
Kyle Richards (born 1969), actress, distant Welsh ancestry 
Monica Richards, author and musician
Jason Robards (1922–2000), actor, distant Welsh ancestry
Eric Roberts (born 1956), actor, distant Welsh ancestry
Julia Roberts (born 1967), actress, distant Welsh ancestry 
Coco Rocha (born 1988), Canadian model of Welsh, Irish, and Russian descent
Gena Rowlands (born 1930), actress, father was of Welsh descent
Susan Sarandon (born 1946), Oscar-winning actress, distant Welsh ancestry
Brooke Shields (born 1965), actress and model, distant Welsh ancestry
Esperanza Spalding (born 1984), singer/songwriter, distant Welsh ancestry 
Tiffani Thiessen (born 1974), actress, distant Welsh ancestry 
Henry Thomas (born 1971), actor, distant Welsh ancestry
Lynda Thomas (born 1981), musician, singer-songwriter
Scott Walker (born 1943), singer, distant Welsh ancestry
Tuc Watkins (born 1966), actor
Betty White (born 1922), actress, distant Welsh ancestry 
Michelle Williams (born 1980), actress, distant Welsh ancestry
Robin Williams (1951–2014), actor, distant Welsh ancestry 
Vanessa Williams (born 1963), actress, distant Welsh ancestry 
Cassandra Wilson (born 1955), née Cassandra Fowlkes, jazz vocalist; distant Welsh ancestry through her father Patrick Wilson (born 1973), actor, distant Welsh ancestry 
John Adams (1735–1826), President of the United States, Vice President of the United States; traced his ancestry to Pembroke, Pembrokeshire and to Penybanc Farm at Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire 
John Quincy Adams (1767–1848), President of the United States, Secretary of State 
John Henry Bowen (1780–1822), U.S. Representative from Tennessee
George W. Bush (born 1946), 43rd President United States; distant Welsh ancestry
Martha Hughes Cannon (1857–1932), physician, Utah women's rights advocate and suffragist, first female state senator elected in the United States, member of the Utah Senate from the 6th district (1897–1901)
Dick Cheney (born 1941), 46th Vice President of the United States (2001–2009)
Cassius Marcellus Clay (1810–1903), abolitionist
Hillary Clinton (born 1947), Secretary of State, U.S. Senator from New York, former First Lady, candidate for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination 
Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933), 29th Vice President of the United States (1921–1923) and 30th President of the United States (1923–1929) 
John J. Crittenden (1787–1863), Governor of Kentucky
James J. Davis (1873–1947), Secretary of Labor and U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania 
Jefferson Davis (1808–1889), soldier, politician, and first and only President of the Confederate States (1862–1865) 
Alvin Evans (1845–1906), U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania; United States Senator from Iowa
John Floyd (1783–1837), Governor of Virginia
John B. Floyd (1806–1863), Governor of Virginia
William Floyd (1734–1821), United States Declaration of Independence signatory 
James Garfield (1831–1881), 20th President of the United States
Nicholas Gilman (1755–1814), United States Senator from New Hampshire
Button Gwinnett (1735–1777), United States Declaration of Independence signatory 
Charles Evans Hughes (1862–1948), Governor of New York 
Andrew Humphreys (1821–1904), U.S. Representative from Indiana
Andrew A. Humphreys (1810–1883), United States Army officer and Union General in the American Civil War
E. Howard Hunt (1918–2007), CIA Intelligence Officer; a key figure in organizing and participating in the Watergate burglaries
Arthur James (1883–1973), Governor of Pennsylvania
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), third President of the United States; first Secretary of State;  said his father came from the foothills of Snowdon  
Robert E. Lee (1807–1870), Confederate general 
Francis Lewis (1713–1802), United States Declaration of Independence signatory 
James Madison (1751–1836), 4th President of the United States 
John Marshall (1755–1835), statesman, Chief Justice of the United States 
George Mathews (1739–1812), Governor of Georgia
Henry M. Mathews (1834–1884), Governor of West Virginia
John G. McCullough (1835–1915), Governor of Vermont
James Monroe (1758–1831), fifth President of the United States 
James Morgan (1756–1822), United States Congressman from New Jersey
Lewis Morris (1726–1798), United States Declaration of Independence signatory 
Robert Morris (1734–1806), United States Declaration of Independence signatory 
Patty Murray (born 1950), United States Senator from Washington
Barack Obama (born 1961), 44th President United States; distant Welsh ancestry 
P.B.S. Pinchback (1837–1921), Governor of Louisiana
Hugh H. Price (1859–1904), U.S. Representative from Wisconsin
Rodman M. Price (1816–1894), Governor of New Jersey
John H. Pugh (1827–1905), U.S. Representative from New Jersey
Thomas Rees (1925–2003), U.S. Congressman, parents/grandparents from Wales
Ann Romney (born 1949), wife of American businessman and politician Mitt Romney
Isaac Shelby (1750–1826), Governor of Kentucky 
Daniel Webster (1782–1852), United States Senator and Secretary of State  Thomas Wynne (1627–1691), physician to William Penn; speaker of the first Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly 
Industry and business
Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel (1849–1911), Tennessee-born founder of Jack Daniel's whiskey
Bob Evans (1918–2007), founder of Bob Evans Restaurants
William Fargo (1818–1881), pioneer expressman
Howard Hughes (1905–1976), pioneering aviator, engineer, industrialist, and film producer
J. P. Morgan (1837–1913), banker
Junius Spencer Morgan (1813–1890), banker
Jonathan I. Schwartz (born 1965), president and chief executive officer of CareZone
Howard Stringer (born 1942), businessman and chief executive officer of Sony Corporation 
Lloyd Tevis (1824–1899) banker David Thomas (1794–1882), prominent ironmaster and philanthropist during the Industrial Revolution in Pennsylvania 
James Bowie (1796–1836), pioneer and Texas revolutionary 
Daniel Boone (1734–1820), American pioneer 
Mary Katherine Campbell (1905–1990), Miss America titleholder 1922 and 1923, First Runner-Up 1924 
Hiram Wesley Evans (1881–1966), Imperial Wizard of the "second" Ku Klux Klan from 1922 until 1939.
Lewis Evans (1700–1756), colonial surveyor and geographer 
Cowboy Morgan Evans (1903–1969), Texas rancher; 1928 World Series Rodeo Bulldogging champion; competition bull rider; oil production roughneck; drilling foreman; oilman
Oliver Evans (1755–1819), inventor  
Murray Humphreys (1899–1965), Chicago mobster, chief political and labor racketeer in the Chicago Outfit during Prohibition 
Frank James (1843–1915), cowboy/outlaw
Jesse James (1847–1882), cowboy/outlaw
George Jones (1811–1891), New-York Daily Times co-founder  Caleb Larsen (born 2001),
Universally praised in the Pacific Northwest for his Welsh chin
John L. Lewis (1880–1969), organized labor union leader 
Meriwether Lewis (1774–1809), explorer  
Chelsea Manning (born 1987), mother was Welsh
Daniel Morgan (1736–1802), Brigadier General in the American Revolution in the Continental Army; served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Virginia
Michael Phelps (born 1985), Olympian swimmer, distant Welsh ancestry 
William Farrand Prosser (1834–1911), Union Colonel in the American Civil War; served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Tennessee
Henry Morton Stanley (1841–1904), journalist/explorer
George Henry Thomas (1816–1870), Union General during the American Civil War 
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959), one of the most prominent and influential architects of the first half of the 20th century  
Joe Watts gangster and associate of the Gambino crime family. Partially Welsh on his father's side. Elihu Yale (1649–1721), first benefactor of Yale University  
^ 150 Famous Welsh Americans, W. Arvon Roberts, 2008
"Kelly Clarkson Biography". Fox News. 1 August 2007.
"Bette Davis, just one of the many famous Welsh actors... Bette Davis has Welsh connections from her father Harlow Davies whose family hail from Wales. She even visited Wales when in Britain acting to trace her family roots".
Mandel, Howard (2017-01-15). "All About Jazz". All About Jazz . Retrieved . 2017-05-04
 mentioned as one of "100 Welsh Stars"
"WalesOnline: News, sport, weather and events from across Wales". icwales.icnetwork.co.uk.
 "Welsh Americans have helped settle the American frontier, build our cities, and defend our liberty... to the sharp wit of Bob Hope"
 "classically trained and highly regarded Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins"  "Later, at a brief press conference, Hopkins, who was born in Wales, was asked why he recently became an American citizen. "I've lived here some years. I feel at home in America. I suppose it was a pretty bold decision, but America has been very generous to me. There was a bit of an outburst in the British press. I was branded as some sort of turncoat, but so be it.""
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 "Mr Jones... discovered his father was half Welsh around 15 years ago...."  "It's a very special occasion for me because... [it has been] discovered that my father was half-Welsh."
Kelly, Dan. "Ted Levine is not a bad guy. | Miscellany". Chicago Reader . Retrieved . 2017-05-04
blakelewisfans.org: "I was wondering, what is your heritage? Blake: Welsh, German, and Irish. I'm a mutt."
 "She often refers to her Welsh ancestry."
"Paternal great-grandparents were from Wales". Archived from the original on 2012-07-24.
 included in the book " 100 Great Welsh Women"  "Although she is of Scotch and Welsh descent, she has been accused of being Egyptian, Chinese, Eurasian and other nationalities."
 "Welsh-born U.S. actor."
"South East Wales - BBC News". BBC News.
"Michelle Pfeiffer". IMDb.
"Drama in the City | The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Blog". Bravotv.com. 2010-11-11 . Retrieved . 2017-05-04
Smolenyak, Megan (27 February 2011). "Julia Roberts Isn't a Roberts". Huffington Post.
"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-18 . Retrieved . 2008-06-13 CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)
"On Air with Ryan Seacrest - News & More from the Live Radio Show". Ryanseacrest.com . Retrieved . 2017-05-04
Smolenyak, Megan (16 June 2010). "Betty White: White-Hot in Cleveland or Not". Huffington Post.
"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-12 . Retrieved . 2012-11-13 CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)
"Vanessa Williams's ancestry revealed: One great great grandfather escaped slavery... the other was a politician who left 'a legacy more precious than gold. '" Daily Mail. London.
"The Hill Family History". genealogy.kathihill.com.
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 mentioned as several people who were "Welsh" or "Welsh American"
 "The illegitimate son of an astrologer and a Welsh farm girl"
"22. Indignation Jones. Masters, Edgar Lee. 1916. Spoon River Anthology". Bartleby.com . Retrieved . 2017-05-04
 "The Welsh in America"
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"BBC Blogs - Wales - Welsh Presidents of the USA". Bbc.co.uk . Retrieved . 2017-05-04
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 Listed as one of several "Welsh-American Presidents"
"Official Report of the Welsh Assembly 06/07/99".
 "James J. Davis, a Welsh-born puddler who served as US Secretary of Labor from 1921–1930"
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 "Of the four New York signatories, three were Welsh; Lewis Morris, Francis Lewis and William Floyd."
"AmericanHeritage.com / WHO'S GOT BUTTON'S BONES?".
^ mentioned as one of several "Welsh Americans" at
, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-09 . Retrieved . 2013-11-24 CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link) "The only child of a pious American Baptist mother and an immigrant Welsh minister"
 "His father's name was Peter Jefferson. His ancestors were Welsh people."
 "Robert E. Lee... also were Welsh Americans..."
Williamson, David (July 5, 2008). "Wales link in US presidential candidate's past". Western Mail . Retrieved . March 29, 2009
 "General Isaac Shelby (born in 1750), a Maryland-born Welsh American"
"Welsh Americans - History, Significant immigration waves, Settlement patterns, Settlement patterns". www.everyculture.com.
 Wynne Family history
 "Welsh-born Howard Stringer"
"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2004-12-28 . Retrieved . 2005-01-04 CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)
Robin Turner (2016-01-20). "The Welsh roots of America's Wild West gunslingers revealed". Wales Online . Retrieved . 2017-05-04
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 "Meriwether Lewis himself was Welsh American, as was frontiersman Daniel Boone"  "Daniel Boone’s mother, Sarah Morgan, was a member of a Welsh family that came to Pennsylvania in 1683 and later settled in Gwynedd"
^ [^ "New Beauty Queen Ideal". New York Times. 1922-09-10. "The Ideal Beauty Queen"]
GENUKI: National Library of Wales journals Archived 2008-12-30 at the Wayback Machine
 "A Welsh-American invented the first automobile"
 "No Gangster More Bold: Murray Humphreys, the Welsh Political Genius Who Corrupted America"
 Link to PDF news story of Utah State praising Mr Larsen's Welsh chin
 "His great grandfather, Robert Lewis, a Welsh officer in the British Army... The Meriwether family was also Welsh, well connected, and land-rich with sizable holdings near Charlottesville. Lucy's father was a respected friend of Thomas Jefferson."
"michael phelps". Freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com . Retrieved . 2017-05-04
Broadwater, Robert P (2009). . McFarland. p. 5. General George H. Thomas: a biography of the Union's "Rock of Chickamauga" ISBN 0-7864-3856-8 . Retrieved . 27 April 2011
 "Frank Lloyd Wright was of Welsh ethnic heritage"
 "Elihu Yale - The Great Welsh American"