Amy Schumer

by follers on February 6, 2016

2014 Variety Breakthrough of the Year Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Amy Beth Schumer

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 1, 1981

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, German, some Scottish and Welsh (mother, who converted to Judaism)

Amy Schumer is an American comedian, actress, writer, and producer.

Amy is the daughter of Sandra Jane (Jones) and Gordon David Schumer. She is married to chef Chris Fischer.

Amy’s father is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family (from Ukraine and Poland). Amy’s mother has English, German, and some Scottish and Welsh, ancestry, and is of Protestant background; she converted to Judaism when marrying her first husband, who was also Jewish.

Amy was raised Jewish, in Reform Judaism. She went to Hebrew School and had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony.

Amy is a second cousin, once removed, of United States Senator Chuck Schumer, of New York. Amy’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Abraham Schumer and Joder Ida/Edith Wizman, were also Chuck’s paternal great-grandparents.

Amy’s paternal grandfather is Abraham H. “Abe” Schumer (the son of Charles Kalman Schumer and Chaje/Ann Brenner Riemer). Abraham was born in New York. Charles was born in Buchach, Buchats’kyi district, Ternopil’s’ka oblast, Ukraine, the son of Abraham Schumer and Joder Ida/Edith Wizman/Weisman; Abraham was the son of Kalmen Schumer and Yetta Margulies. Ann was born in Wiśnicze/Wiznitz, gliwicki, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland, the daughter of Wolf Riemer and Chane/Anna Scheifler.

Amy’s paternal grandmother is named Beverly M. Gold.

Amy’s maternal grandfather was Kenneth Hayden Jones (the son of Lawrence Elmore Jones and Mildred E. Shattuck). Kenneth was born in Massachusetts. Lawrence was the son of Charles S. Jones and Edith Lawrence Johnston.

Amy’s maternal grandmother was Betty Jane Roth (the daughter of John Slater Roth and Georgia Catherine Dement). Betty was born in Ohio. John was the son of Harry Lamont Roth and Nancy Witt. Georgia was the daughter of Edward E. Dement and Frances/Francis Ellen “Fannie” Phillips.

While there are many Jewish Roth families, Amy’s Roth line is of non-Jewish German origin.

Sources: Genealogy of Amy Schumer –

Obituary of Amy’s paternal great-uncle, Walter Schumer (the brother of Amy’s paternal grandfather, Abraham H. Schumer) –

Obituary of Amy’s maternal grandmother, Betty Jane (Roth) Jones –

Obituary of Amy’s maternal great-uncle, John Slater “Jack” Roth (the brother of Amy’s maternal grandmother, Betty Jane Roth) –

Genealogy of Amy’s maternal great-grandfather, John Slater Roth (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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Kevin Heffernan

by madman on December 17, 2015

Place of Birth: West Haven, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 25, 1968

Ethnicity: Irish

Kevin Heffernan is an American actor, writer, producer, director, and comedian. He is a member of the comedy troupe Broken Lizard, along with Jay Chandrasekhar, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske.

Kevin is the son of Cathe Jane (Eibey), a West Haven treasurer, and Eugene Michael Heffernan, a probate judge.

Kevin’s paternal grandfather was William J. Heffernan (the son of Michael J. Heffernan and Elizabeth). Michael and Elizabeth were born in Connecticut, both of them to Irish parents.

Kevin’s paternal grandmother was Genevieve Reynolds (the daughter of Francis Joseph “Frank” Reynolds and Margaret Elizabeth Shanley). Francis was born in Connecticut, to Irish parents, Terrence Reynolds and Maria Reynolds. Margaret was also born in Connecticut, also to Irish parents, Michael Shanley and Annie Ward.

Source: Genealogy of Kevin Heffernan (focusing on his father’s side) –

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Win Morisaki

by follers on February 17, 2015

Win Morisaki – “Ready Player One” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Place of Birth: Yangon, Myanmar

Date of Birth: August 20, 1990

Ethnicity: Burmese

Win Morisaki is a Japanese singer and actor. He played Daito in the film Ready Player One (2018).

He was born in Yangon, Myanmar, to Burmese parents. During his early years, he lived in Myanmar with his grandmother while his parents worked in Japan. At the age of ten, he moved to Japan to join them.


Jeffrey Dean Morgan

by follers on October 2, 2010

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals

Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 22, 1966

Ethnicity: Welsh, Irish, possibly other

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is an American actor. He is the son of Sandy and Richard Dean Morgan.

Jeffrey has two children with his partner, actress and producer Hilarie Burton.

Jeffrey’s maternal grandmother was Charlotte M. Loughran (the daughter of John Loughran and Nancy). Charlotte was born in Washington.

Source: Obituary of Jeffrey’s maternal grandmother, Charlotte M. (Loughran) Palmer –

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Joe Manganiello

by ethnic on September 6, 2010

Joe Manganiello

Birth Name: Joseph Michael Manganiello

Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 28, 1976

*50% Italian, from Naples and Sicily
*25% Dalmatian Croatian
*25% Armenian [possibly also German]

Joe Manganiello is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He is known for playing Alcide Herveaux in the series True Blood.

Joe is the son of Susan C. and Charles J. Manganiello. Joe’s father’s family is Italian, from Campania and Siciliy. Joe’s mother is of half Croatian/Dalmatian and half Armenian descent. A picture of Joe with his parents can be seen here.

Joe is married to actress Sofia Vergara. His stepson is Sofía’s son, internet personality Manolo González.

Joe’s paternal grandparents were Emilio “John” Manganiello and Marie R. Bonanno (the daughter of Joseph Bonanno and Rose Correnti). Emilio’s family was from Avellino, Campania. Rose’s family was from Messina, Sicily.

Joe has said, discussing his maternal great-grandmother:

[S]wimming across the Euphrates River with her last baby on her back. But when she got across the river, she saw that the baby had drowned. She ended up living in a cave until some German soldiers found her and one of them got her pregnant. They went to Germany where she had an Armenian-German baby daughter. This was my grandmother. She lived on the streets of Constantinople for three years, until she gathered enough money to go to the United States, where she eventually married. That’s the story of my great-grandmother and grandmother.


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Chris Wood

April 25, 2018

Birth Name: Christopher Charles Wood Place of Birth: Dublin, Ohio, U.S. Date of Birth: April 14, 1988 Ethnicity: English, possibly other Chris Wood is an American actor.

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Henry Golding

April 25, 2018

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