Andy Samberg

by ethnic on September 14, 2009

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Birth Name: David Andrew J. Samberg

Place of Birth: Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 18, 1978

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Andy Samberg is an American actor, comedian, singer, rapper, writer, and producer. He is a member of the comedy group The Lonely Island, along with Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.

Andy is the son of Marjorie Isabel (Marrow) and Joseph Samberg. Both of Andy’s parents are Jewish. His father’s family is from Poland. His mother’s family immigrated from Russia, Lithuania, and Germany. Andy is married to musician Joanna Newsom, with whom he has a daughter.

Andy’s paternal grandfather was Pelle/Paul D. Samberg (the son of Pincus/Phillip Samberg and Ruchla/Rose Blumenthal). Pelle was a Polish Jewish immigrant.

Andy’s paternal grandmother was Fanny R. Wilinsky/Welansky (the daughter of Morris Wilinsky/Welansky and Mary Finkelstein). Fanny was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents. Morris was the son of Max Wilinsky/Welansky and Sarah Levine. Mary was the daughter of Lezar Finkelstein and Hinda Ruffy.

Andy’s maternal grandfather was Alfred J. Marrow (Alfred Josephon/Jay Marrow, the son of Isadore Leo Marrow and Rebecca Green). Alfred was born in New York, and was an industrial psychologist and philanthropist, who served as an executive chair of the American Jewish Congress. Isadore was a Jewish immigrant from Memel, Lithuania, the son of Simon Alexander Marrow and Hannah Libba Routtenberg. Rebecca was a Jewish immigrant from Tryskia, Lithuania, the daughter of Hirshel Green and Minnie Janowsky.

Andy’s maternal grandmother was Monette “Monte” Courod (the daughter of Paul Courod and Henrietta Cutler). Monette was born in either Russia or Missouri.

Andy is a third cousin (twice over) of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, of Wisconsin. Andy’s maternal grandfather, Alfred J. Marrow, and Tammy’s maternal grandfather, biochemist David E. Green (David Ezra Green), were first cousins (twice over). Alfred’s paternal grandparents, Simon Alexander Marrow and Hannah Libba Routtenberg, were also the maternal grandparents of David Green (Alfred’s father, Isadore Leo Marrow, was the brother of David’s mother, Jennie Marrow). Alfred’s maternal grandparents, Hirshel Green and Minnie Janowsky, were also the paternal grandparents of David Green (Alfred’s mother, Rebecca Green, was the sister of David’s father, Hyman Levy Green).

Sources: Genealogy of Andy Samberg –

Andy’s paternal grandfather, Pelle/Paul D. Samberg, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Andy’s paternal grandmother, Fanny R. Wilinsky/Welansky, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Andy Samberg (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogies of Andy’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) –

Andy’s maternal grandfather, Alfred Josephon/Jay Marrow, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

madman July 20, 2016 at 7:33 am

He is a member of the comedy group The Lonely Island, along with Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.

Hi January 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm

is he asian

Haley January 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm

No he is not Asian. He is very funny! He is Jewish.

DaTruth January 29, 2012 at 10:58 pm
Hello January 14, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Is it just me or does he look a bit asian?

marktheshark October 1, 2011 at 8:37 am

One of the Funniest SNL Stars.

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