Birth Name: Bennett Eli Rappaport
Place of Birth: Arlington, Tarrant, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 23, 1986
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish-English
Ben Rappaport is an American actor. His father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from a family from Russia and Poland). His mother has English ancestry. Ben was raised Jewish and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. Ben’s parents are members of a Reform temple.
Ben’s paternal grandparents are Sidney Rappaport and Roberta Renkoff (the daughter of Herman Renkoff and Vera Sugarman). Herman was born in New York, to Polish-born parents Abraham David Renkoff and Miriam Broner. Vera was born in Illinois, to Russian-born parents Louis Sugarman and Rose.
Ben’s maternal grandparents are Francis J. Joslyn (the son of Clarence E. Joslyn and Florence O.) and Jacqueline “Jackie” A. Florence’s father was Canadian.
Source: Genealogy of Ben Rappaport (focusing on his father’s side) – http://levinsongenealogy.org
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