Birth Name: David Andrew J. Samberg
Place of Birth: Alameda, California, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 18, 1978
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
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.
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 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 (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Andy’s paternal grandfather, Pelle/Paul D. Samberg, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Andy’s paternal grandmother, Fanny R. Wilinsky/Welansky, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Andy’s maternal grandfather, Alfred Josephon/Jay Marrow, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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