Jonah Platt

Birth Name: Jonah Sezzin Platt

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 17, 1986

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Jonah Platt is an American actor, writer, singer, and producer.

Jonah is the son of Julie (Beren) and Marc Platt, a producer. His brother is actor and singer Ben Platt. A picture of Jonah and Ben and with their father can be seen here.

Jonah was raised in Conservative Judaism. His mother chairs the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

Jonah’s maternal grandfather was Robert M. Beren (the son of Adolph Beren and Ethel A. Abrams). Robert was born in Ohio. Adolph was a Jewish emigrant, who was born in Dankera, Latvia, the son of Wolfe Aaron Beren and Liebe/Leibe Rashe/Rosa/Rase Rothschild. Ethel was born in New York, the daughter of Russian Jewish parents, Samuel G. Abrams and Tillie Sidel.

Jonah’s maternal grandmother was Joan Schiff (the daughter of William Schiff and Rose J.). Joan was born in Ohio. William was born in Laižuva, Lithuania. Rose was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Jonah Platt (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Obituary of Jonah’s maternal grandmother, Joan (Schiff) Beren –

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