Jamie-Lynn Sigler

by Lil Vacha on September 20, 2009

Place of Birth: Jericho, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 15, 1981

Ethnicity:
*Romanian Jewish, Polish Jewish, Greek Jewish (father)
*Cuban (mother; who converted to Judaism)

Jamie-Lynn Sigler is an American actress and singer. She is known for playing the daughter of mafia kingpin Tony Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos.

Jamie-Lynn is the daughter of Connie and Steve Sigler, who founded the Men’s Senior Baseball League. Her father is from a Jewish family (from Romania, Poland, and Greece). Her mother, who is Cuban, converted to Judaism. Jamie-Lynn is married to baseball player Cutter Dykstra, whose father is baseball player Lenny Dykstra. Jamie-Lynn was previously credited under the name Jamie-Lynn DiScala, the surname of her ex-husband.

She has stated that she felt a spiritual and emotional connection to her Jewish roots when she visited Israel. She had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony.

Jamie-Lynn’s paternal grandfather was Seymour Sigler (the son of Murray Sigler and Sally R. Gendeler). Murray was born in New York, to parents from Romania. Sally was born in New York, to parents from Poland.

Jamie-Lynn’s paternal grandmother is named Ethel E.

Jamie-Lynn’s maternal grandmother’s name is Amelia.

Sources: Genealogy of Jamie-Lynn Sigler (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Jamie-Lynn’s paternal grandfather, Seymour Sigler, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Jamie-Lynn’s paternal grandfather, Seymour Sigler – https://www.findagrave.com

image via Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com

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jjg November 27, 2013 at 4:49 pm

And she definitely doesn’t look Italian in the photo. At best she might be able to pass as MAYBE Welsh based on her features but even so she still seems a little “off” in the facial features.

Stefania December 5, 2011 at 8:13 am

So shes basically Greek and Romanian because Cuban people are mixs such as black, spanish and other type of European. Shes beautiful at first I thought she was Italian. But a lot of Greek’s look Italian.

jjg November 27, 2013 at 4:40 pm

She has Jewish ancestors that lived in Greece and Romania. She probably has some Spanish blood from her Cuban side though.

S November 13, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Romanian<3
Fuck everything else.

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