Donald Sutherland

by follers on November 28, 2015

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Birth Name: Donald McNichol Sutherland

Place of Birth: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Date of Birth: 17 July 1935

Ethnicity: Scottish, some English and German

Donald Sutherland is a Canadian actor. Among his children are actors Kiefer Sutherland, Angus Sutherland, and Rossif Sutherland.

Donald’s paternal grandparents were Frederick Winslow Sutherland (the son of John Sutherland and Mary Angeline Pentz) and Louisa Condon Day (the daughter of William Day and Mary Elizabeth Benham).

Donald’s maternal grandparents were William McNichol (the son of John McNichol and Isabella Hamilton) and Mary Chalmers Hamilton (the daughter of Peter Hamilton and Mary Chalmers).

Sources: Genealogy of Donald Sutherland (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Donald Sutherland (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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Matt Smith

by follers on November 28, 2014

Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2015

Birth Name: Matthew Robert Smith

Place of Birth: Northampton, Northamptonshire, England

Date of Birth: 28 October 1982

Ethnicity: English

Matt Smith is an English actor and director.

Matt’s maternal grandparents are Derek Fidler (the son of Ernest Fidler and Florrie Wilson) and Beryl M. Reed.

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Michael B. Jordan

by follers on April 17, 2010

45th Annual NAACP Image Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Michael Bakari Jordan

Place of Birth: Santa Ana, California

Date of Birth: February 9, 1987

Ethnicity: African-American

Michael B. Jordan is an American actor. He is the son of Donna (Davis) and Michael Jordan. He is not related to the basketball player of the same name.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt

by ethnic on January 27, 2008


Birth Name: Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Date of Birth: February 17, 1981

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is an American actor, writer, director, and singer. He is known for playing Tommy on the television series 3rd Rock from the Sun, as well as for his roles in the films 10 Things I Hate About You, (500) Days of Summer, 50/50, and The Dark Knight Rises. His parents are Dennis Levitt and Jane Gordon, and his maternal grandfather was director Michael Gordon. Joseph is married to businessperson Tasha McCauley.

Joseph’s parents are both Jewish. His father’s family were Russian Jews and Polish Jews, while his mother’s family were Lithuanian Jews, Romanian Jews, and Russian Jews.

Joseph’s paternal grandfather was Milton R. Levitt (born Milton Levitz, the son of Louis Levitz and Fraudel “Fannie” Isaacson). Milton was born in Ohio, to Russian Jewish parents. Louis’s parents were Meyer Levitz and Lena Friedsohn (the daughter of Nathan Friedsohn and Rachel). Fraudel’s parents were Dave Isaacson and Irene/Lena Ida/Riva Feinstock. While census records list Fraudel as having been born in Russia, one source states that Fraudel, Joseph’s great-grandmother, was born in then-Ottoman Palestine, in 1894. At the time, known as the First Aliyah, there were residences of Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe in the area.

Joseph’s paternal grandmother was Celia Roth (the daughter of F. Charles Roth and Fanny “Frade” Mekel). Celia was born in Pennsylvania. Celia’s parents were Polish Jews. Fanny’s parents were named Boruch Mekel and Sarah.

Joseph’s maternal grandfather was film director Michael Gordon (born Irving Kunin Gordon, the son of Paul Gordon and Eva Kunen). Michael was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Paul and Eva were Ashkenazi Jews. Paul’s parents were Leyb (Louis) Gordon and Rachel Gviemer. Paul and Eva are listed as being born in Russia in some records, Lithuania in another record, and in yet another record, Paul is listed as having been born in Russia, while Eva is listed as having been born in Pennsylvania, to parents who were born in Russia.

Joseph’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth A. Cohn (the daughter of Isaac Cohn and Mollie Fineberg). Elizabeth was born in Ohio. Isaac was a Romanian Jewish immigrant. Mollie was a Russian Jewish immigrant.

Sources: Genealogy of Joseph Gordon-Levitt –

Marriage record of Joseph’s paternal grandparents, Milton Levitz (later Milton Levitt) and Celia Roth –

Joseph’s paternal grandfather, Milton Levitz, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Joseph’s paternal grandmother, Celia Roth, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Joseph’s maternal grandparents, Michael Gordon (“Mickeal Gordon”) and Elizabeth Gordon, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Joseph’s maternal grandfather, Irving Kunin Gordon (later Michael Gordon), on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Joseph’s maternal grandfather, Irving Kunin Gordon, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Joseph’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth A. Cohn, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Joseph is able to speak French and is a self-confessed Francophile. The youtube link below shows an interview with Joseph on a television show where he speaks French –

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Greta Scacchi

by andrew on November 28, 2015

"Shoot on Sight" London Press Conference

Birth Name: Greta Scacchi Gracco

Place of Birth: Milan, Italy

Date of Birth: 18 february 1960

Ethnicity: Italian (father), English (mother)

Family Background: Greta Scacchi in an Italian-Australian actress.

She was born to an Italian father named Luca Scacchi Gracco, and an English mother named Pamela.

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Angel Locsin

November 28, 2015

Birth Name: Angelica Bayoneta Colmenares Place of Birth: Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines Date of Birth: April 23, 1985 Ethnicity: Filipino (including Hiligaynon), Chinese, Spanish (Galician) Angel Locsin is a Filipina actress. Her father, Angel Montelibano Colmenares, is Filipino (Hiligaynon), of Chinese and Spanish (Galician) descent. Her mother, Emma Araneta Bayoneta, was said to be adopted […]

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Dave Chappelle

November 28, 2015

Birth Name: David Khari Webber “Dave” Chappelle Place of Birth: Washington, D.C. Date of Birth: August 24, 1973 Ethnicity: African-American Family Background: Dave Chappelle is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for his TV show “Chapelle’s Show” and stand-up comedic acts. Photo by

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Krysten Ritter

November 28, 2015

Birth Name: Krysten Alyce Ritter Place of Birth: Shickshinny, Pennsylvania Date of Birth: December 16, 1981 Ethnicity: German, possibly other Krysten Ritter is an American actress, model, and musician. She is the daughter of Kathi (re-marriage surname Taylor) and Gary Ritter. Her surname is German. Photo by

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Rachel Dratch

November 28, 2015

Birth Name: Rachel Susan Dratch Place of Birth: Lexington, Massachusetts Date of Birth: February 22, 1966 Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish Rachel Dratch is an American actress, comedian, producer, and writer. Rachel’s paternal grandparents were Benjamin Dratch and Clara. Benjamin was born in Russia. Clara was born in Poland. Rachel’s maternal grandparents were David Soloway (the son […]

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