Isabelle Fuhrman

by Lil Vacha on April 11, 2010

Isabelle Fuhrman

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., United States

Date of Birth: February 25, 1997

Ethnicity: Russian Jewish

Isabelle Fuhrman is an American actress. Her father, Nick Fuhrman, is a former political candidate; he is American-born, of Russian Jewish descent. Her mother, Elina Fuhrman (née Kozmits), is a journalist and author; she is a Soviet-born immigrant, of Russian Jewish background.

Isabelle’s paternal grandfather was Charles Andrew “Bud” Fuhrman (the son of Harry H. Fuhrman and Gertrude G. Wynn). Harry was born in Wisconsin, to Russian Jewish immigrant parents, Avraham/Andrew Fuhrman and Pearl Goldenberg. Gertrude was born in either Wisconsin or Illinois, also to Russian Jewish immigrant parents.

Isabelle’s paternal grandmother was Rosann Lois Aronoff (the daughter of Joseph Aronoff and Lillian). Both Joseph and Lillian were the children of Russian Jewish parents, and they were both born either in Russia or in Michigan, depending on the census.

Isabelle’s maternal grandmother is Rita Lerner (the daughter Frieda/Freida). Rita is Jewish. The name of Isabelle’s maternal grandfather is not mentioned in online sources, but he was likely Jewish as well.

Sources: Wedding announcement of Isabelle’s paternal grandparents, Charles Andrew Fuhrman and Rosann Lois Aronoff – http://news.google.com

Isabelle’s paternal great-grandparents, Harry Fuhrman and Gertrude, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Information on Isabelle’s maternal grandmother – http://www.highbeam.com

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

sarahle August 24, 2014 at 12:17 pm

I think she has German Jewish background, because the surname fuhrman s German and her grandmas name gertrude is a typical German name.

follers August 24, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Both Harry and Gertrude were the children of Russian Jews, not German Jews.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X996-MR5

German (or even German Jewish) last names don’t end in “man” unless they’ve been shortened from “mann”. And there’s a decent amount of Eastern European Jews with the surname “Fuhrman”.

aaa January 5, 2014 at 7:36 pm
aaa December 29, 2013 at 10:54 am

She looks Ashkenazi Jewish.

gottlob February 19, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Published in 2010 but front and center of the site? Poor girl….

Richard Fiorello June 2, 2011 at 11:37 pm

You’re right also.. She is Russian.

lelo4 August 1, 2016 at 2:06 pm

No, she’s Jewish and can’t pass as ethnic Russian.

Christie August 7, 2010 at 7:16 am

Her last name is German.

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