Birth Name: Jennifer L. Morrow
Place of Birth: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: February 5, 1962
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Jennifer Jason Leigh is an American actress. She is the daughter of actor Vic Morrow (born Victor Morozoff) and screenwright Barbara Turner (born Gloria Rose Turner). Her parents were both Jewish (their families immigrated from Russia and the Austro-Hungarian Empire).
Jennifer uses the middle name “Jason” in tribute to actor Jason Robards, who was a family friend.
Jennifer was previously married to writer/director Noah Baumbach (Noah’s father is Jewish and his mother is Protestant). Noah and Jennifer have a son.
Jennifer’s paternal grandparents were Harry Morozoff and Jeanette/Jean Kress/Krez. Harry and Jeanette were both Russian Jewish immigrants.
Jennifer’s maternal grandparents were Alexander Turner and Pearl Pauline Zisez/Zises (the daughter of Samuel/Sam Zisez/Zises and Fannie/Fanny). Alexander was a Jewish immigrant, from Galicia. Pearl was born in New York, to Jewish parents from the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Jennifer’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jennifer’s maternal grandparents, Alexander Turner and Pearl Pauline Zisez/Zises, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Alexander Turner and Pearl Pauline Zisez/Zises on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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