Adam Sandler

Birth Name: Adam Richard Sandler

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

Date of Birth: September 9, 1966

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Adam Sandler is an American actor, comedian, writer, musician, producer, and businessperson.

Adam was raised in a Jewish family, the son of Judith (Levine) and Stanley Sandler. He said in a Russian interview that his parents’ families were both Russian Jewish. He also has Lithuanian Jewish ancestry.

Adam is married to model and actress Jackie Sandler (born Jacqueline Samantha Titone), with whom he has two daughters. Jackie is of Italian descent, and is a convert to Judaism.

Adam’s paternal grandfather was Philip Sandler (the son of Joseph Sandler and Beckie/Rebecca/Rivka Zilberman/Silberman/Silverman). Philip was born in New York. Joseph was born in Lithuania, the son of Yehuda Yudel Sandler and Feige Polak. Beckie was born in Lithuania, the daughter of Eliyahu Zilberman/Silberman/Silverman and Mina Finklestein.

Adam’s paternal grandmother was named Anna Eva Friedman. Anna was born in New York.

Adam’s maternal grandparents were a man surnamed Levine, and Mollie.

Sources: Jewish Journal article about Adam –

Russian interview with Adam –

Genealogy of Adam Sandler (focusing on his father’s side) –

Adam’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary record of Adam’s father –

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Curious about ethnicity

18 Responses

  1. lelo4 says:

    Very Middle Eastern look.

  2. Dstmnstr says:

    Hey I’ve found some more sources that has more information about Adam Sandler:

    Genealogy of Adam Sandler:

    Adam’s dad Stanley’s death record:

    Adam’s dad Stanley’s 1940 US Census:

    Thank you,
    Dustin Schrull

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