Jessica Sutta

by ethnic on March 21, 2008

Jessica Sutta

Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, USA

Date of Birth: May 15, 1982

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Irish (mother)

Jessica Sutta is an American singer, dancer, songwriter, and actress. She was part of The Pussycat Dolls, a band whose members also included Carmit Bachar, Ashley Roberts, Nicole Scherzinger, Melody Thornton, Kimberly Wyatt, and, originally, Kaya Jones.

She is the daughter of Stuart Joel Sutta and Elizabeth Ann (Healey). 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 grandparents were Martin Ivor Sutta (the son of Joshua Samuel Sutta and Fannie) and Marion Esther Slachter (the daughter of Morris Slachter and Sophie). Martin and Marion were both Jewish. Martin’s parents had emigrated from Russia. Marion’s family was from Russia and Romania.

Jessica’s maternal grandparents were ? Healey and Elizabeth.

Sources: Jessica’s paternal grandfather, Martin Ivor Sutta, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Jessica’s paternal grandmother, Marion (Slachter) Seligman –

photo by Joe Seer/

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follers July 27, 2013 at 12:56 am

To daitoushoutou – I don’t think any of those are her real myspace page. I think that was a fake myspace that copied an (incorrect) then-version of her Wikipedia article.

daitoushoutou July 27, 2013 at 2:35 am

You may be right.

She nevers mentions being part Japanese anywhere else.

daitoushoutou July 26, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Jessica did write several years ago on her Myspace page, which I quoted in my YouTube video uploaded on November 6, 2012, “Nikkeijin Celebrities of Mixed/Part/Hapa/Half Japanese Descent ハーフ芸能人・日系人 “:

“My names Jessica Sutta. I was born in Miami, Florida, of Irish-Japanese Catholic and Russian-Polish Jewish heritage, and started dance classes at the age of three.”

Sadly, that post of hers no longer exists on her Myspace page at:

That page on The Wayback Machine, unfortunately, goes only back to July 17, 2013 – on and after that date that particular post and her other older posts on her Myspace page have been deleted:*/

Fortunately, Google (and Bing and Yahoo) have previews, but not caches, of Jessica Sutta writing on Myspace several years ago at about her “Irish-Japanese Catholic and Russian-Polish Jewish heritage” – the most complete being the Google version at:

Since the Google preview page may eventually disappear too, I have taken a screenshot of it and have uploaded it here:

Jessica Sutta wrote, ” I was born in Miami, Florida, of Irish-Japanese Catholic and Russian-Polish Jewish heritage, …”

J.J. April 14, 2013 at 1:46 am

correction; i think you need to be more specific with the ethnicity tag it should say irish and jewish (russian-polish), the way it’s written one could mistake it for her being irish, polish and russian jewish

J.J. April 10, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Correction, her father is of JEWISH Russian-Polish decent.

ethnic April 12, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Hmm Jewish seems like a possibility

ethnic April 13, 2013 at 7:14 am

Follers, a good lead but that obituary for Marion doesnt mention Jessica’s brothers Billy and Kevin.

ethnic April 13, 2013 at 8:23 pm

OK thanks for that Follers. Thats some great investigating. I am thinking of doing some family trees so it is easier to trace the lineage of a celeb.

thanks again

metusa November 30, 2011 at 12:02 pm

She is so gorgeous!!

Meg February 6, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I could so see the polish (:

nnnnn April 15, 2013 at 11:59 pm

I couldn’t

Sham July 5, 2010 at 4:18 pm

uhm I read that her mom is Japanese =P

ethnic July 5, 2010 at 6:39 pm

got a link to that info?

maybellinedolllx April 21, 2012 at 3:47 am

yes actually.
‘Sutta was born in Miami, Florida to a Jewish father of Polish and Russian descent and a Roman Catholic mother of Irish-Japanese descent.’

ethnic April 22, 2012 at 7:49 am

but that info on Wiki has a link to the same interview I found and there is no mention of Japanese.

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