Jenny Lumet

The 2009 IFC Indie Film Celebration

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

Date of Birth: February 2, 1967

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*African-American, some English (mother)

Jenny Lumet is an American actress and screenwriter. She is the daughter of filmmaker Sidney Lumet and journalist Gail Lumet Buckley, and the granddaughter of singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist Lena Horne.

Her father was from a Polish Jewish family. Her mother is African-American, with some English ancestry.

Jenny is married to Alexander Weinstein. She has a son, actor Jake Cannavale, with her former husband, actor Bobby Cannavale; and a daughter with Alexander.

Jenny’s paternal grandparents were Baruch Lumet (the son of Abraham Lumet and Sarah Erder) and Eugenia Gitl Wermus. Baruch and Eugenia were Jewish emigrants from Poland, with Baruch having been born in Warsaw.

Jenny’s maternal grandfather was Louis Jordan Jones (the son of William Augustus Jones and Nannie Cannon). Louis was born in Illinois. William was the son of Jerry M. Jones and Laura.

Jenny’s maternal grandmother was Lena Horne (Lena Mary Calhoun Horne, the daughter of Edwin Fletcher Horne, Jr. and Edna Louise Scottron). Lena was born in New York. Edwin was the son of Edwin Fletcher Horne, Sr. and Cora Catherine Calhoun. Edna was the daughter of Cyrus L. Scottron and Louise Ashton Logan; Cyrus was the son of inventor Samuel R. Scottron (Samuel Raymond Scottron) and Anna Maria Willett.

Sources: http://www.lena-horne.com
http://www.nytimes.com

Genealogies of Jenny Lumet (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Jenny’s maternal grandmother, Lena Horne – https://www.wikitree.com

Jenny’s maternal great-grandfather, Edwin Fletcher Horne, Jr., on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Edwin Fletcher Horne, Jr. on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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