Aly Michalka

by ethnic on June 20, 2013

Birth Name: Alyson Renae Michalka

Place of Birth: Torrance, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 25, 1989

*German (father)
*German, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh (mother)

Aly Michalka is an American actress and singer. She is the sister of actress and singer AJ Michalka (Amanda Joy Michalka). The two comprise a band called 78violet (previously Aly & AJ).

Aly’s paternal grandfather was James J. Michalka (the son of Gustave August Michalka and Edna Caroline Loll). James was born in Michigan. Gustave was born in Michigan, to German parents, Frank August Michalka and Mary Venefky/Venefly. Edna was also born in Michigan, also to German parents, Warner Loll and Henrietta Etta Krahn.

Aly’s paternal grandmother was Betty Anne Martin (the daughter of David Martin and Amelia Yurk). Betty was also born in Michigan. David and Amelia were both immigrants from what is listed as “Russia”. It is likely that they were both of ethnic German descent.

Aly’s maternal grandfather was Charles Malcolm Begley (the son of Newton Phillips Begley and Lula Maude Palmer). Newton was the son of George Rogers Begley and Minerva Payne. Lula was the daughter of Eldridge Clinton Palmer and Barbara Alice/Ann Lane.

Aly’s maternal grandmother Carmen Louise Wetzel (the daughter of August Wetzel and Harriet Louise McCausland). August was the son of German parents, Ignatius Wetzel and Frances F. Fischer. Harriet was the daughter of Alfred Ellis McCausland and Louise Agnes Meyer.

Sources: Genealogies of Aly Michalka –

Aly’s paternal grandfather, James J. Michalka, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

photo by s_bukley /

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bablah April 25, 2016 at 2:03 pm

This is Ally’s great grandfather
Born in Austria, language before immigrating is listed as German.

His father Joe Michalka

Mary Venefky is a ghost, but I suspect her name is misspelled.

follers April 25, 2016 at 6:02 pm

Those aren’t her ancestors.

xoxo November 19, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Her sister is prettier.

Tyler October 25, 2015 at 2:24 pm

She’s not that hot anymore.

hesh123 August 12, 2015 at 5:18 am

Very sexy

Wolfman August 29, 2015 at 4:56 pm

Agree with you 100% hesh123 she reminds of a girl I fucked in the Netherlands at Utrecht last summer. Plus she looks very Eastern European doesn’t she?

sarahle August 29, 2015 at 6:57 pm

of course… in your dreams you did. men who talk like that are just big talker.

Wolfman August 29, 2015 at 10:07 pm

Are you jealous? I can show you a photo of me with this hot girl at Utrecht if you want you ugly, stupid freak? X

chris91 November 6, 2015 at 6:03 pm

IF she really even looked like that at all and got anywhere near a fucking idiot like you(probably ugly too) she must’ve been a prostitute or has very very low self esteem. Heck maybe you drugged her who knows..

shobohunter November 6, 2014 at 4:29 am

looks like a average white girl..

sarahle November 5, 2014 at 11:31 am

michalka is definitely a east european surname.

Alice November 5, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Michalka does sound like a Czech and Slovak name. Just out of interest why is Bohemia used here? That’s like calling Thailand Siam.

follers November 5, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Czechoslovakia and Slovakia didn’t exist at the time when some of these migrations would have taken place (the 19th century). At the time, Bohemia was often listed as the birthplace on records, and the Kingdom of Bohemia was a state.

follers November 5, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Thanks for the Wikipedia link. I edited the Ukrainian claim out of it.

That book you cite is just composed of entries from the Wikipedia category “Ukrainian-language surnames”, in which “Michalka” was once included (but no longer).

Can you find any Ukrainians with this surname? I thought I found one, but it turned out to be a fictional character.

For all I know, there’s a Ukrainian out there with this surname, just as there could be a Ukrainian out there with the surname “Smith”. That wouldn’t change the fact that most people named “Michalka” are not of Ukrainian descent.

everyoneisthesame November 12, 2014 at 5:33 am

its not ukrainian surname.maybe its bohemian or polish

Freerk March 8, 2017 at 9:43 pm

I would have said it’s a Czech name (through its form – definitely West Slavic – and because it’s a common name in Germany), but it looks like Slovakian is more likely:

sarahle November 6, 2014 at 4:51 am

yes, what ever…
I dont care where she’s from, anyways. all this ethinic hype – only in america.

And sorry for repeating myself… jeeez

sarahle October 12, 2014 at 4:43 am

true. Michalka is definitely not German. it’s a eastern european surname (name).

it’s actually a Nickname for the name Michaela used in east europe.

Michalkas grandfather probably was born in Germany but he wasn’t German.

roman2886 April 1, 2014 at 12:10 pm

I have a similar ethnic background too her English Irish Scottish Welsh Austrian German Italian i also have Filipino Spanish Chinese Japanese Indonesian and Malaysian ancestry altogether my ethnic background is English Irish Scottish Welsh Austrian German Italian Filipino Spanish Chinese Japanese Indonesian and Malaysian.

ssempre April 1, 2014 at 1:13 pm

we get it…

WTF November 13, 2014 at 1:16 pm

No one gives a rat’s ass, so stfu and stop posting this everywhere.

Nikki February 4, 2016 at 7:23 pm

I’m British, Austrian and German too! Sorry I just had to say that lol.

lenkastyle January 6, 2014 at 3:45 am

I thinking that she have polish or czech or ukrainian roots. Michalka is not german surname.

o November 24, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I think I recall various sources said she’s half Polish

ethnic November 25, 2012 at 5:14 am

nice one!

BellaTrainer December 25, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Your good follers… :)

anisamae November 24, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Definitely pass for a full Ukrainian or possibly Russian .

anisamae November 25, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Umm, yeah it already says that?

BellaTrainer December 25, 2012 at 3:13 pm

They removed that, she has no Eastern European in her…I know it’s hard to accept. lol. She is mostly German, and a little Irish/Scottish/English…

Intan October 29, 2012 at 4:31 am

When there is ‘ka’ at the end of a family name then it means that they originated from East Europe-most probably Poland or Czech Rep. not German or Austrian family name (for ex. Schwarzennegger, Baumgartner, Mueller, Fischer…). I live in Germany and used to live in Austria, too so i can differentiate family names…

andrew March 6, 2013 at 4:34 pm

yes that surname is NOT German

COOLGUY2012 July 31, 2012 at 11:02 pm

she seem with features of a black person

andrew March 6, 2013 at 4:33 pm

probably the most ridiculous line I read today

rickyflo March 6, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Okay, the most ridiculous and stupid comment I have seen yet! So just because she has olive skin she is black? that is messed up, and her features overall of examinations and anatomy structure, she is caucasian looking! Seriously, lips like hers are caucasian.

andrew March 7, 2013 at 9:31 am

she doesn’t look olive to me

pixels May 6, 2013 at 2:47 am

Lol, what?

She doesn’t have any black features.

fuzzybear44 May 6, 2013 at 4:21 am


What are black features?Black people have different features,so which ones are you talking about?

WTF November 4, 2014 at 6:31 pm

She actually does half some black features. I knew a girl who was biracial and she looked like a tanner version of this girl, but the girl I knew had brown curly hair.

WTF November 4, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Shit, i meant “have” not half. I really they would have an option to edit your damn comment if you make a mistake. Freakin hell.

Lace March 15, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I can see the aztec so much if u dont look at the hair cuz her cheekbones and jaw r so defined

I love you, Roger Scientist March 16, 2012 at 12:43 am


What the hell are you talking about?

hhi March 14, 2012 at 10:10 pm

so i think its safe to say she’s white.

ooo February 27, 2012 at 1:01 am



Marc February 27, 2012 at 3:34 am

Actually she looks like Carrie Begley,her mother,so english-irish

Aria February 6, 2012 at 8:57 pm

It says on her French Wikipedia page that she has Aztec roots…
But just like her sister AJ, she looks competely eastern european to me.

Marko January 28, 2012 at 11:32 am

All eastern europeans are white (Yugoslavs, Ukranians, Albanians, Poles, Russians, Slovaks etc.) if Ukrainians and eastern europeans aren’t white then I don’t know what you would classify as white? simply people from Sweden or Norway, even Irish people are not white then since many of them have dark brown or black hair! I am Bosnian and I have blonde hair, pale skin , and green eyes, and yes I am white and eastern european.

Marc February 27, 2012 at 3:29 am

Irish people are not white? what a hell are you talkin’ about?

BRAZIL March 16, 2012 at 7:00 am

irish people are the real white people

Roger Is My Lover March 16, 2012 at 7:16 am

No, Brazil.

Irish people are not white.

Alice March 16, 2012 at 7:21 am

We Irish don’t care what we are as long as people buy our whiskey not that Scotch inferior stuff.

Alice March 16, 2012 at 7:23 am

“Let the Jameson sink in” as Rihanna says.

Me myself and I January 10, 2013 at 4:02 pm

he said that after the American stereotype not even Irish people should be considered White. read again for God’s sake. He is just laughing at stupid people that don’t get that White come from extremely pale to really tan, from blonde to black haired, from blue eyed to black eyed, from straight haired to curly haired. And Whites are the only that come that way, so stop with the ‘she’s tan she ain’t White’ shit.
Blacks come from light to dark black too. And there was a DNA done on two Black celebs (I thing one was Snoop Dog can’t remember the other.) Snoop was more White than the other that was twice lighter that Snoop. Race has nothing to do with tone. Get that straight.
And I can’t get why do we even fight because of this. Do you see a black cat and a white cat hating on each other? They’re cats and they don’t care. We’re humans and we shouldn’t care either. Colour is just not important. I guess colour blind people are the luckiest :) they just see the 3 main races: Human, Animal and Plants :)

Me myself and I January 10, 2013 at 4:03 pm

If you’re Bosnian aren’t you South European :P (just kidding)

me January 20, 2012 at 6:52 pm

omg not want to repeat the phrase!

me January 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm

She does duck face and she is fat.But her mole in skin is pretty.

Grace March 1, 2012 at 11:40 am

Okay buddy i would like to see how hot ur girlfriend(which u prollly don’t have!) is ?

me March 1, 2012 at 11:52 am

I do not like women.

Willow March 10, 2012 at 7:37 pm

I Don’t Think She’s Pretty…

I love you, Roger Scientist March 10, 2012 at 7:41 pm

She looks weird in this picture.

esther January 14, 2012 at 7:16 am

she is 100 % white. you think that every person that is tan, has ful lips or exotic eyes must be mixed??
then people from croatia ( if you even know where it is), are in your opinion also mixed – croatians form dalmatia are tan cause they live near adriatic sea, usually have black hair, high cheekbones…
what about serbians, albanians,greeks..? they also have black, somethimes curly hair..are they afrikans then???? =/

Blondemaria January 21, 2012 at 8:07 pm

My mom was born and raised in Croatia and I have blonde hair and green eyes. Not all Croatians have olive skin & black hair..

Brea Caldwell January 11, 2012 at 6:56 pm

She’s absolutely beautiful

Mac January 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Obviously Ukraine is white its located in eastern europe as well, plus the Ukranians i see are as white as brits or germans, just regular white people, North Africans and Middle Easterners are not white but caucasian, most Arabs I see are light brown to medium brown skin tones, though some Syrians, Lebanese are really white !

anen January 17, 2012 at 8:29 pm

her facial features are very Eastern European looking (sharp & exotic) nothing like that bland generic Nordic people. Also u can tell she’s a fake blonde by those dark roots….

Mac January 18, 2012 at 4:52 pm

What dark roots? Eastern Europe is not dark, maybe she looks eastern european but certainly not dark

Blonde Frizzles May 17, 2012 at 10:42 am

Bland generic Nordic people? ouch. That hurts. Don’t share if you’re gonna be prejudice and insulting.

Mac January 10, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Ukranians are pretty white, atleast the ones i’ve seen are mostly blond

KimJ January 9, 2012 at 9:41 am

I’m from Torrance too! We had a Olympic figure skater come from Torrance as well :) Though, I have to say that the figure skater is more impressive than yet another celebrity… After all, not that difficult to get noticed by film crews when you live in a city that is constantly used in TV and movies!

Angel Syrene January 9, 2012 at 8:16 am

She is 100% White very white lol

KimJ January 9, 2012 at 9:38 am

She actually isn’t. The term white isn’t about skin color. It is about geography. Anyone from Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa is a white person. That means that Russians are not white and a dark skinned person from North Africa is white. I see she has Ukrainian in her which is basically Russian. So no, she isn’t 100% “white” (not a culture or a race people!!).

KimJ January 9, 2012 at 9:41 am

BTW, the definition I used is the small print on any gov. form that asks you your “race”.

Magda January 9, 2012 at 9:54 am

Firstly Ukraine is in Europe and it was controlled by Russia for many years but is its own country now. it is not basically Russian yes some speak russian there that what happens when countrys get controlled.If you new geography you would know that 40% of Russia in in European Russia as it is called and 78% of the Russian population lives in European Russia,The rest is geographly in Asia and only 22% of population lives in that part because Russia is such a big country so yes she is 100% caucasian.Please do not talk about my country when you do not know much. not every country is like the US and ask for your race all the time like it seems to so much in your country,

Angel Syrene March 16, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Kim J:the North African and Middle Eastern is Caucasian not White,White People are British,Irish,French,German or Slavic they are North Europeans essentially

Jenny January 9, 2012 at 5:35 am

She looks different in this pic like she got her lips plumped up or something

Alina January 1, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Your not a real Ukrainian if you don’t speak the language and you weren’t born there like her,. haha just because her name is Ukraine, that doesn’t mean a thing

jsfnsjdfn January 6, 2012 at 12:16 am

It’s about the ancestry, not their actual nationality.

Smog August 5, 2011 at 5:30 am

I can 100% tell you that she has at least some slavic (more russian) part, just by the look alone, probably most of her background is slavic.

Me myself and I January 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm

yeah maybe a Russian, Ukrainian, Polish mix?

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rafael June 21, 2011 at 7:11 pm

ok i dont care what she is, she is the model from which god should make all women

WoW June 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm


Yea that’s your opinion

lil vacha April 22, 2011 at 7:23 am

I think she might have Scottish in her too. Possibly. One of her ancestors last names were McCausland and that can be Scottish or Irish.

Me! April 22, 2011 at 7:11 am

WTF of course is she White.!! oh my God are you stupid.. Whites are Universal all Hair and eye colours, all face shapes, Whites share same facial structures and have White skin.. all other, Black and Yellow-Asian, races have only Black eyes and hair.! so as you see she is Ukrainian, English, German and Irish.. White 10000000000000000000000000000 00000000%

Wtf April 22, 2011 at 3:37 pm

@me,you must be really young,because you don’t know very much.Black and Asian,can both have the same eye and hair color as white people,it’s more rare on those groups

Fuzzybear April 23, 2011 at 5:47 am

To Me

First black people don’t have black eyes,at least as far as I know.Next (WTF) was right,Black and Asian both can have natural blonde,red hair(although for asian red is more rare).Next Asian aren’t yellow,maybe some are golden brown.Maybe some Asian had yellow fever at one time,or something

Richard Kerr April 23, 2011 at 9:21 pm

yeah, I am mixed with everything in white UK, german, dutch, spaniard, portuguese, and italian. I look italian and I am white.. and the italians are not blonde hair and white skin. they are mostly brown skin and black hair. just like the certain mobwives..

worldgirl October 10, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Ukr. is not white it’s all there among (eastern) europe ( I live in europe and some also have brown eyes and dark hair ,..the slavic that is, and some russian, and that’s how they get their pretty doll face bacause of the russian, slavic,ukr. and mixed background etc( look at snooki she is chilean round nose,cassie also the round face etc mixed..)so ..WITH the more rounder nose definitly not white cause whites mostly have straight pointy noses. so, all those girls miley taylor ali and aj, the olsen twins nO not just white-white otherwise they woulden’t have those pretty doll faces the round-button noses and the awsome manes of full sturdyyy hair

Alina September 14, 2010 at 9:25 pm

It is very common for Ukrainians and Russians to have varying degrees of Tatar blood. Ukraine still has about 350,000 Tatars and Russia has over 5 million. Most Tatars left Ukraine due to Russian oppression in the 19th Century or were driven out by Stalin. Tatars also had significant populations in other Eastern European countries.

If she truly is Ukrainian, that might be the “non-white” referenced above. Or it could be something else. Regardless, Aly does look somewhat Eastern European. AJ must have gotten more of the English and Irish.

a February 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm

What the hell? Why would she have tatar blood? have you seen a tatar? dear god people here are total idiots! She looks Eastern European point blank.

Lisa September 11, 2010 at 6:12 pm

To me there’s something almost non-white about her face. Her lips are full and her nose and eyes are kinda different, and her face is very wide even though she’s slim. Either way she’s very pretty : )

Megan September 11, 2010 at 1:10 pm

She’s also of German ancestory, google “aly michalka ethnicity” and in the 3rd link it says shes german.

Anonymous September 12, 2010 at 5:21 pm

German was also originally in their Wikipedia page. But somebody remove because it has no source. Other websites must have copied it from there.

Anonymous June 24, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Her mother has Irish and English Ancestry

# ID: I159779
# Name: John CALDWELL
# Sex: M
# Birth: 1624 in County Donegal, Ireland
# Death: 7 JUL 1692 in Ipswich, Essex Co., MA

# ID: I159777
# Name: Nicholas WALLINGFORD
# Sex: M
# Birth: 1629 in Hampshire, England
# Death: 10 MAY 1682 in Newbury, Essex Co., MA

aps June 21, 2010 at 6:53 am
ethnic June 21, 2010 at 7:58 am

thanks aps

a February 19, 2012 at 12:02 am

Ethnic.. do you have any confirmation she is Ukrainian? wtf you go by surname alone? You do realize Michalka is also a Polish and Slovak surname? Just because wikipedia says it’s Ukrainian doesn’t mean it’s JUST Ukrainian. So unless you have confirmation that she’s SPECIFICALLY Ukrainian don’t post stupidity based on a surname.

Although she does look Slavic.

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