His Early Days
Let me give you a brief background on Jesse Tyler Ferguson. He was born in Missoula, Montana, to parents Anne and Robert, and he has a brother named Ben and a sister named Kelly. Jesse was named after his paternal grandmother, Jessie Uppercue Ferguson, and the two were actually very close as he was growing up.
But apparently, he wasn’t named specifically after his paternal great-grandfather, who was also named Jesse. Anyway, when he was young, his family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he spent most of his childhood. At the age of eight, he decided that he was going to become an actor and joined the Albuquerque Children’s Theater. When Jesse was 18, his parents got a divorce.