Ben Platt

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Birth Name: Benjamin Schiff Platt

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 24, 1993

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Ben Platt is an American actor and singer.

Ben is the son of Julie (Beren) and Marc Platt, a producer. His brother is actor and writer Jonah Platt. A picture of Ben and Jonah with their father can be seen here.

Ben was raised in Conservative Judaism. His mother chairs the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

Ben’s maternal grandfather was Robert M. Beren (the son of Adolph Beren and Ethel A. Abrams). Robert was born in Ohio. Adolph was a Jewish emigrant, who was born in Dankera, Latvia, the son of Wolfe Aaron Beren and Liebe/Leibe Rashe/Rosa/Rase Rothschild. Ethel was born in New York, the daughter of Russian Jewish parents, Samuel G. Abrams and Tillie Sidel.

Ben’s maternal grandmother was Joan Schiff (the daughter of William Schiff and Rose J.). Joan was born in Ohio. William was born in Laižuva, Lithuania. Rose was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Ben Platt (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Obituary of Ben’s maternal grandmother, Joan (Schiff) Beren –

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4 Responses

  1. follers says:

    It’s interesting how different Ben and his brother Jonah look.

    Just like some of Mitt Romney’s children.

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