Michael J. Fox’s Daughter Named After Massachusetts Town
Actor Michael J. Fox rose to superstardom in the 1980s portraying Alex P. Keaton, the conservative high school heartthrob, on NBC's Family Ties sitcom.
Fox's career took off quickly, exploding on the big screen with mega hits such as Back to the Future, Teen Wolf, and Doc Hollywood.
He returned to television in 1996, starring in ABC's Spin City, which lasted six years.
Fox retired after only four seasons with Spin City after announcing he had Parkinson's disease.
Michael Andrew Fox was born in 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In 1988, Fox married Family Ties co-star Tracy Pollan in Arlington, Vermont. They have four children.
Michael and Tracy's son Sam was born in 1989, twin daughters Aquinnah and Schuyler in 1995, and daughter Esme Annabelle in 2001.
If the name Aquinnah sounds familiar to you, it's because there is a town of the same name on Martha's Vineyard just a few miles south of the general SouthCoast area.
According to the website Nancy's Baby Names, "Aquinnah was named for the town of Aquinnah (a.k.a. Gay Head) on Martha's Vineyard. Tracy's family has a summer home in Aquinnah and, according to one of Tracy's Instagram posts, Aquinnah was where it all began for the couple."
The site says, "Not surprisingly, the name Aquinnah appeared in the U.S. baby name data for the very first time in 1995, the year the twins were born." Five babies named Aquinnah were included in the data for that year.
The Aquinnah people played a significant role in the history of Southeastern Massachusetts and continue to today.