Birth Name: Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum
Place of Birth: West Homestead, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 22, 1952
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Jeff Goldblum is an American actor. He starred in the films The Fly, Jurassic Park, and Independence Day, among many others.
Jeff is the son of Shirley Jane (Temeles) and Harold L. Goldblum. Jeff’s family is Jewish, and emigrated from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Austria. He was Bar Mitzvah in an Orthodox synagogue in Pittsburgh. In 2012, an article stated that Jeff is a follower of “Eastern religions”.
Jeff is married to Canadian dancer, aerialist, and contortionist Emilie Livingston, with whom he has two children.
Jeff’s paternal grandfather was Joseph/Josef Povartzik (the son of Zelik Povartzik). Joseph was a Jewish emigrant, from Tinkowitz, Minsk.
Jeff’s paternal grandmother was Lillian “Lillie” M. Leventon (the daughter of Harry Leventon and Sarah Lewis Hytovitz). Lillian was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish parents.
Jeff’s maternal grandfather was Samuel Louis Temeles (the son of Abraham Temeles and Beille/Bella/Beila Shapiro). Samuel was a Jewish emigrant, from Zolochiv, now in Ukraine.
Jeff’s maternal grandmother was Anna/Ann G. Katz. Anna was born in Pennsylvania, to Austrian Jewish parents.
Sources: Genealogy of Jeff Goldblum – http://www.geni.com
Jeff’s maternal grandparents, Samuel Louis Temeles and Anna/Ann G. Katz, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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