Jenny Lumet

by maurogomes3193 on July 7, 2015

The 2009 IFC Indie Film Celebration

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

Date of Birth: February 2, 1967

*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 was married to actor Bobby Cannavale from 1994 to 2003. Their son is actor Jake Cannavale. Jenny is married to, but is currently separated from, Alexander Weinstein, and they have a daughter.

Jenny’s paternal grandparents were Baruch Lumet and Eugenia Gitl Wermus. Baruch and Eugenia were both Jewish immigrants, with Baruch having been born in Warsaw, now in Poland.

Jenny’s maternal grandfather was Louis Jordan Jones (the son of William Augustus Jones and Nannie Cannon). 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). 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.


Genealogies of Jenny Lumet (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Jenny’s maternal grandmother, Lena Horne –

Photo by

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Kimmel June 9, 2016 at 2:02 pm

Nice mix.

perez-richart August 1, 2015 at 1:13 pm

beautiful mixed girl

Previous post:

Next post: