American people of Icelandic descent

Posted Jul 27, 2010
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  1. Erika Christensen

    Erika Christensen


    Erika Jane Christensen (born August 19, 1982) is an American actress and singer whose filmography includes roles in Traffic (2000), Swimfan (2002), The Banger Sisters (2002), The Perfect Score (2004), Flightplan (2005), How to Rob a Bank (2007), and The Tortured (2010). For her performance in Traffic, she won the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female Performance and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture along with her co-stars.

  2. Peter Steele

    Peter Steele


  3. Alison Arngrim

    Alison Arngrim


    Alison Margaret Arngrim (born January 18, 1962 in New York City, U.S.) is an American actress, comedian and author. Beginning her television career at the age of twelve, Arngrim is a Young Artist AwardFormer Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award honoree, best known for her portrayal of Nellie Oleson on the NBC television series Little House on the Prairie from 1974 to 1981.

  4. Greta Van Susteren

    Greta Van Susteren


    Greta Van Susteren (born June 11, 1954) is an American commentator and television news anchor on the Fox News Channel, where she hosts On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren. A former criminal defense and civil trial lawyer, she appeared as a legal analyst on CNN co-hosting Burden of Proof with Roger Cossack from 1994 to 2002, playing defense attorney to Cossack's prosecutor. As of 2015, she is listed as the 99th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

  5. Mike Starr

    Mike Starr


    Michael Christopher "Mike" Starr (April 4, 1966 – March 8, 2011) was an American musician, best known as the original bassist in Alice in Chains, which he played with from the band's formation in 1987 until 1993.

  6. Stefan Arngrim

    Stefan Arngrim


    Stefan Arngrim (born December 23, 1955), sometimes credited as Stephan Arngrim, is a Canadian actor and former child actor.

  7. Gunnar Hansen

    Gunnar Hansen


    Gunnar Hansen (born March 4, 1947) is an Icelandic-born American actor and author best known for playing the mentally impaired cannibal Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).

  8. Melinda Starr

    Melinda Starr


  9. Stefanianna Christopherson

    Stefanianna Christopherson


    Indira Stefanianna, (born Indira Stefanianna Christopherson on December 15, 1946) and also credited as Indira Danks, Stefanianna Christopherson, and Indira Stefanianna, is an American singer and actress of Icelandic heritage who is perhaps best known for her role as the original voice of Daphne Blake on Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!.

  10. Rikk Agnew

    Rikk Agnew


    Richard Francis "Rikk" Agnew, Jr. (born December 9, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and artist. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Agnew has been a member of some of the most influential bands of the Orange County hardcore punk genre, as well as the influential deathrock band Christian Death. During his years with the Adolescents, Agnew became known as one of the best guitarists in the Southern California hardcore punk scene.

  11. Ólafur Darri Ólafsson

    Ólafur Darri Ólafsson


    Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (born 13 March 1973 in Connecticut) is an Edda Award-winning Icelandic-American actor, producer, and screenwriter.

  12. Eleanor Arnason

    Eleanor Arnason


    Eleanor Atwood Arnason (born December 28, 1942) is an American author of science fiction novels and short stories.

  13. Dori Monson

    Dori Monson


    Dori Monson (born 1961) is a conservative American radio personality who hosts the pre-game, post-game and halftime shows on the Seahawks Radio Network and the Dori Monson Show, an afternoon talk radio show in Seattle, Washington, on KIRO-FM.

  14. Aron Johannsson

    Aron Johannsson


    Aron Jóhannsson (born November 10, 1990) is a professional soccer player who plays as a striker for German club Werder Bremen, and for the United States national team.

  15. Val Bjornson

    Val Bjornson


    Kristjan Valdimar "Val" Bjornson (August 29, 1906 – March 3, 1987) was a Minnesota writer, newspaper editor, and politician who served as State Treasurer for more than two decades.

  16. Chester Thordarson

    Chester Thordarson


    Chester Hjortur Thordarson (May 12, 1867 – January 6, 1945) — born Hjörtur Þórðarson — was an Icelandic-American inventor who eventually held nearly a hundred patents. He was instrumental in the development of the modern energy transmission grid with his work in transformers. He achieved his first distinction at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, where for the Purdue University exhibit he designed and built the first million-volt transformer. For his efforts he won the gold medal from the 1904 World's Fair.

  17. Rob Morris (American football)

    Rob Morris (American football)


    Robert Samuel "Rob" Morris (born January 18, 1975) is a former professional American football linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He played college football at Brigham Young University and was selected by the Colts in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft, the 28th overall pick.

  18. Bill Holm (poet)

    Bill Holm (poet)


    Bill Holm (August 25, 1943 – February 25, 2009) was an American poet, essayist, memoirist, and musician.

  19. Janet Parshall

    Janet Parshall


    Janet Parshall is the host of the Christian talk show In the Market with Janet Parshall, which is broadcast on the Moody Radio network. In the Market with Janet Parshall replaced her previous show on the Moody Radio Network called Talking it Over which aired on Saturday, while Parshall was hosting her daily radio program, on the Salem Radio Network called Janet Parshall's America. Salem Radio Network; that program was cancelled in early 2010. She was also the host for the 2004 documentary, George W. Bush: Faith in the White House.

  20. Holger Cahill

    Holger Cahill


    Edgar Holger Cahill (13 January 1890 – July 8, 1960) was an American curator, writer, and arts administrator who served as the national director of the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration during the New Deal in the United States.

  21. Rolf Smedvig

    Rolf Smedvig


    Rolf Thorstein Smedvig (September 23, 1952 – April 27, 2015) was an American classical trumpeter of Norwegian and Icelandic ancestry. He was the founder of the Empire Brass Quintet.

  22. Dimitri Ashkenazy

    Dimitri Ashkenazy


    Dimitri Ashkenazy (born October 8, 1969 in New York City) is an Icelandic clarinetist living in Switzerland. He is the son of pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy and has toured Europe with him, as well as performing under him with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

  23. David Bakhtiari

    David Bakhtiari


    David Afrasiab Bakhtiari (born September 30, 1991) is an American football offensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Colorado, and was drafted by the Packers in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

  24. Sarah Bateman

    Sarah Bateman


    Sarah Blake Bateman (born June 15, 1990) is an American-born competition swimmer who has represented Iceland in international events. She was born and raised in the United States, but has dual citizenship from her Icelandic maternal grandmother Johanna Hjaltalin.

  25. Jón Ólafsson (journalist)

    Jón Ólafsson (journalist)


    Jón Ólafsson (20 March 1850 – 11 July 1916) was an Icelandic editor, journalist, and poet.

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