Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, USA
Date of Birth: May 15, 1982
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
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 – http://www.ancestry.com
Obituary of Jessica’s paternal grandmother, Marion (Slachter) Seligman – http://nl.newsbank.com
photo by Joe Seer/Bigstock.com