Ben Shapiro

Shapiro in 2018, photo by Gage Skidmore

Birth Name: Benjamin Aaron Shapiro

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 15, 1984

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Ben Shapiro is an American conservative political commentator and writer, and lawyer. He is an Orthodox Jew.

Ben’s paternal grandfather was Nathan Mayer Shapiro (the son of Harry Arthur Shapiro and Gertrude Azine). Nathan was born in Minnesota. Harry was born in Žasliai, Kaunas, Lithuania, the son of Morris Shapiro and Molly Bernstein.

Ben’s paternal grandmother is the daughter of Ben Kaplan and Becky Karshenbaum. Ben was born in Poland, the son of Hyman Kaplan and Anna. Becky was born in Belarus, the daughter of Shimon Ber Karshenbaum and Tzippa Ehrlich.

Ben is a cousin of actress Mara Wilson.


Genealogy of Ben Shapiro (focusing on his father’s side) –

9 Responses

  1. needles1987 says:

    His cousin is actress Mara Wilson.

  2. neiltennant says:


  3. bearboy says:

    Follers, if you can find any more of Ben’s ancestry I would appreciate it. Also is Spencer’s and Abigail’s paternal grandfather Raymond Breslin? sincerely Bearboy

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