Birth Name: Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Date of Birth: November 28, 1962
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Jon Stewart is an American television personality, actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director. He was the host of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 1999 to 2015.
Jon is the son of Marian (Laskin) and Donald L. Leibowitz. His parents’ families were both Jewish (from Austria, Poland, Ukraine, and Belarus).
Jon’s paternal grandparents were Max Leibowitz and Rachel Rosenfeld (the daughter of Sam Rosenfeld and Sarah Kleinberg). Max and Rachel were Austrian Jews. Sarah was the daughter of Anna.
Jon’s maternal grandparents were Naum/Nathan Emannilovich Laskin and Fannie. Naum, who was of Eastern European Jewish descent, was born in Manzhouli, China, and later lived in Tientsin, China. Fannie was born in New Jersey, and was also Jewish.
Sources: Article about Jon’s family history, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, at The Huffington Post – http://www.huffingtonpost.com
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