Jon Stewart

by Brobeebob90 on April 16, 2014

Jon Stewart

Birth Name: Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz

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

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).

He is married to Tracey McShane, with whom he has two children.

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 –

Genealogies of Jon Stewart –

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