Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 15, 1982
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
Jessica Sutta is an American singer, dancer, songwriter, and actress. She is also known as J Sutta. She was part of The Pussycat Dolls, a band whose members also included Carmit Bachar, Kaya Jones, Ashley Roberts, Nicole Scherzinger, Melody Thornton, and Kimberly Wyatt.
She is the daughter of Elizabeth and Stuart Sutta. Her father is Ashkenazi Jewish, from a family from Russia, Poland, and Romania. Her mother has Irish ancestry. Jessica’s maternal grandmother was from Dublin.
Jessica’s paternal grandfather was Martin Ivor Sutta (the son of Joshua Samuel Sutta and Fannie). Martin was born in Connecticut, to Russian Jewish parents.
Jessica’s paternal grandmother was Marion Esther Slachter (the daughter of Morris Slachter and Sophie Schechter). Marion was born in Connecticut, to a Polish Jewish father and a Romanian Jewish mother. Morris was born in Sejny, Suwalki, Poland, the son of David Schlachter and Chashe/Ida Smolofsky.
Jessica’s maternal grandparents were a man surnamed Healey, and Elizabeth.
Sources: Genealogy of Jessica Sutta (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Jessica’s paternal grandfather, Martin Ivor Sutta, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.ancestry.com
Obituary of Jessica’s paternal grandmother, Marion Esther (Slachter) Seligman – http://nl.newsbank.com
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