Place of Birth: Vienna, Austria
Date of Birth: October 4, 1956
Ethnicity: German, Austrian
Christoph Waltz is an Austrian actor. He has twice won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Django Unchained (2012).
Christoph is the son of Johannes Waltz and Elisabeth Urbancic, set and costume designers. His father was German and his mother is Austrian. He is fluent in French, German, and, English.
Christoph’s maternal grandfather was Rudolf von Urbantschitsch or Urban (the son of Viktor Urbantschitsch and Caroline Fröschl), a psychiatrist from an Austrian family. Rudolf wrote the book Sex Perfection and Marital Happiness. Rudolf may have had a small amount of Slovenian ancestry. Christoph’s great-grandfather Viktor was the son of Alois Urbantschitsch and Wilhelmine Mengele.
Christoph’s maternal grandmother was Austrian actress Maria Mayen.
Sources: Genealogy of Christoph Waltz – http://www.geni.com
Christoph’s maternal grandfather, Rudolf von Urban – http://en.wikipedia.org
Christoph’s maternal grandmother, Maria Mayen, at the German Wikipedia – http://de.wikipedia.org
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