Chelsea Handler

by ethnic on May 2, 2010

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Birth Name: Chelsea Joy Handler

Place of Birth: Livingston, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 25, 1975

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*German, likely Polish (mother)

Chelsea Handler is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, television personality, and gay rights activist. She has hosted the show Chelsea since May 2016. She previously hosted the show Chelsea Lately from 2007 to 2014.

Her father, Melvin Handler, is Ashkenazi Jewish (from a family from Austria and Ukraine). Her mother, Margareta “Rita” (Stöcker), an immigrant born in Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, was of the Mormon (LDS) faith, and was of German, and likely about one quarter Polish, ancestry. Chelsea was raised in Reform Judaism, and had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony.

Chelsea’s paternal grandparents were Jacob Handler and Yetta Spector (the daughter of Israel Spektor and Mindel Weitzer). Jacob was an Austrian Jewish immigrant. Yetta was a Jewish immigrant from Podillya, Baryshivs’kyi district, Kyivs’ka oblast, Ukraine.

Chelsea’s maternal grandfather was Karl Max Stoecker/Stöcker (the son of Kaspar Heinrich Stoecker/Stöcker and Martha Mathilde Kaminski). Karl was born in Bochum, Westfalen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Kaspar and Martha were both born in Dortmund, Westfalen. Kaspar’s mother was named Laura. Martha was the daughter of Friedrich Kaminski and Mathilda Demski; their surnames indicate likely Polish ancestry.

Chelsea’s maternal grandmother was Elisabeth Alma Schielke (the daughter of Otto Friedrich Schielke and Alma Martha Busse). Elisabeth was born in Recklinghausen, Westfalen. Otto was born in Berent, Nieder-Hornikau, Westfalen, the son of Johann Ferdinand Schielke and Friederike Domress. Alma was born in Olvenstedt, Sachsen, Prussia, the daughter of Johann Christian Busse and Maria Trippler.


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Masterlord April 14, 2017 at 4:10 am

Kim Basingers lost twin?

neiltennant January 4, 2018 at 4:14 pm

she looks more like CLAUDIA SCHIFFER

passingtime85 January 5, 2018 at 7:25 am

She looks like Louise Lasser.

xoxo November 19, 2015 at 1:44 pm

Typical white trash.

J420 November 30, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Jump in the fire.

Capricious October 8, 2015 at 11:53 pm

You can see the dark roots in her hair.

I used to think that these “blondes” blue eyed people were natural blonds, when they’re not. Interesting…

athelya November 19, 2015 at 2:36 pm

most natural blondes have darker roots ironically

neiltennant May 12, 2016 at 8:52 am


are you stupid ? So annoying. I do live in germany and even here most blondes are fake blondes

look at her she could not have seen whiter

Kimmel June 9, 2016 at 9:47 pm

They’re very rare. And a dying breed because of this trickery.

neiltennant August 13, 2015 at 12:29 pm

she looks like CLAUDIA SCHIFFER

andrew January 16, 2016 at 2:56 am

yeah, I thought to Claudia when I saw her pic.

visokozen April 17, 2015 at 5:23 am

Is she naturally blond? Maybe its the light but her roots look brown.

J.J. May 17, 2015 at 12:38 am

she is not naturally blonde. Most women dye it, blonde hair is rarer than light eyes which is why many people have dark hair and light eyes but it’s extremely rare to see a natural blonde with dark eyes

neiltennant January 4, 2018 at 4:15 pm

THERE are only a few people with real blonde hair

follers April 12, 2014 at 11:51 pm

Is there a picture, please? She is a goddess.

ethnic April 13, 2014 at 8:06 am
ashash August 15, 2014 at 12:45 pm

She has a great-grandfather named Israel Spektor. :)

follers August 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm

George W. Bush has a great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather named Israel Guild. :-)

As well as ancestors named Israel Butler, Israel Hamlin, Israel Walker, and Israel Reade.

levangelista36 August 3, 2012 at 9:50 am

David Beckham has Jewish ancestry, too.

levangelista36 June 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm

she’s mixed-race like scarjo and gwyneth paltrow

not white

Daron May 18, 2015 at 2:13 pm

She is White. And Jewish people are not of mixed race.

DA X mann April 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm

she is a racist

bvision April 5, 2012 at 2:55 pm

she is racist

Mena April 5, 2012 at 3:28 pm
Your Mom August 5, 2014 at 5:57 am

LMAO How Is She Racist? She Dated 50 Cent Who Is Black.

Kimmel June 9, 2016 at 9:48 pm

Which proves nothing. She liked 50 Cent, that’s it.

Roger Is My Lover March 23, 2012 at 8:15 am

I never knew she was biracial.

me April 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm
ONLY ANGLO-SAXONS ARE WHITE March 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Chelsea Handler is unattractive and old.

storm January 29, 2012 at 5:26 pm
KnowItall September 12, 2011 at 5:19 pm

If “Trailer-Trash” could somehow be listed as an ethnicity…..then that would be her.

Haley January 29, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Your trailer trash! You should not put rude comments on there you moron!!!! Opinions are like buttholes & they all stink!!!!

ONLY ANGLO-SAXONS ARE WHITE March 13, 2012 at 8:51 pm

That is rude.

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