Gabriel Macht

by follers on October 30, 2012

Birth Name: Gabriel S. Macht

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 22, 1972

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Gabriel Macht is an American actor. He is the son of Suzanne Victoria (Pulier), a museum curator, and actor Stephen Macht (Stephen Robert Macht). Gabriel is married to Australian actress Jacinda Barrett, with whom he has two children.

Both of Gabriel’s parents are Jewish (of Russian Jewish, Lithuanian Jewish, German Jewish, Polish Jewish, and Ukrainian Jewish descent). His father, who is an actor, is a Jewish chaplain.

Gabriel’s paternal grandfather was Jerome Irving Macht (the son of Harry Elias Macht and Jeanette/Jennie Fanny Rubin). Jerome was born in Virginia. Harry was a Russian Jewish emigrant, born in Moscow, the son of Moses Leopold Macht, who was born in Lithuania, and of Henrietta Rosenberg. Jeanette was born in Leeds, England, to a Russian Jewish father, Morris Rubin, and a German Jewish mother, Annie Jacobson.

Gabriel’s paternal grandmother was Janette/Jeanette/Janet Curlenjik/Curlinjek (the daughter of Sam/Simon S. Curlenjik and Sarah Rebecca). Janette was born in Connecticut. Sam and Sarah were Jewish emigrants from Russia and/or Poland.

Gabriel’s maternal grandfather was Emanuel Pulier (the son of Samuel Pulier and Sarah Gershenzweit). Emanuel was born in Letichev, in the Ukraine, to Jewish parents. Sarah was the daughter of Leopold Gershenzweit.

Gabriel’s maternal grandmother was Sonia Serbin/Servin (the daughter of Meyer Serbin/Servin and Frieda/Frada Dobrin). Sonia and her parents were Jewish emigrants from Russia.

Sources: Genealogy of Gabriel Macht –

Marriage record of Gabriel’s paternal grandparents, Harry Elias Macht and Jeanette/Jennie Fanny Rubin, in the Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940 index –

Gabriel’s paternal grandfather, Jerome Irving Macht, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Gabriel’s maternal grandmother, Sonia Serbin/Servin, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Gabriel’s maternal grandmother, Sonia (Serbin/Servin) Pulier –

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

xoxo August 27, 2015 at 1:27 am

He looks Castizo. There’s probably some Native American in his DNA.

follers August 27, 2015 at 1:37 am

How would he go about acquiring Native American DNA? He doesn’t have a single great-grandparent who was born in the Americas.

andrew August 27, 2015 at 5:22 am

@ xoxo

are you high??

Capricious May 9, 2015 at 1:15 am

He’s handsome. I like his eyes.

M July 23, 2015 at 9:02 pm

Nope, he’s an average looking white man.

Freerk November 19, 2014 at 12:21 pm

“Macht” is German for “might”/”power”.

follers November 19, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Obviously in this case it’s Yiddish from Eastern Europe.

Freerk November 25, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Yiddish derived out of the old German language.

Wikipedia: Yiddish language: “The earliest surviving references date from the 12th century and call the language לשון־אַשכּנז (loshn-ashknez = “language of Ashkenaz”) or טײַטש (taytsh), a variant of tiutsch, the contemporary name for Middle High German.” (“Deutsch” is the word the Germans still use today for themselves and their language.) “Yiddish” is the English spelling of German “Jiddisch”, what means “Jewish” in Yiddish … ehm …

When I once visited a Yiddish play by an Israeli theater company, they had a scroll in Englisch rolling above the stage. After a while I recognized that I understand more when I just listen – it’s similar to the Low German language my parents spoke. I’d like to say: more than the Standard German of today.

But of course it depends on where the speakers come from and how many Slavic words they have integrated in Eastern Europe.

Freerk November 26, 2014 at 7:04 pm

“In English”, of course …

sgakaz February 3, 2014 at 8:25 am

CORRECTION He is Blonde changed his hair color for Suits

sgakaz February 3, 2014 at 8:23 am

His hair is Blonde he dyes it for Suits

J.J. October 10, 2013 at 7:57 am

correction; his eyes are hazel (light brown) and his hair is dark brown (brunette)

ashash October 18, 2013 at 5:21 pm

I don’t think “light brown” and “hazel” are the same thing. Gabriel’s eyes are clearly brown.

J.J. October 22, 2013 at 7:34 pm

correction; His eyes are hazel and hazel eyes are just a light brown!
Hazel eyes are the most misunderstood eye color, true hazel eyes are eyes that are a light golden brown colour resembling that of a hazelnut (hence the word hazel), they can contain minimal green when observed in good lighting however green is by no means a requirement. There is a modern North American misconception that hazel eyes are any eye that’s green and brown or multi-coloured that appears to shift in colour (blue, grey or green with brown around the pupil) however this does not make sense due to a hazelnut not presenting any green, blue or grey whatsoever. In Europe (the origin of light eyes and hazelnuts) the true/original meaning is still used; hazel eyes = eyes that resemble the colour of a hazelnut.


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