Birth Name: Joshua Tobias Bowman
Place of Birth: Windsor and Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: March 4, 1988
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, Irish, distant Italian (mother)
Josh Bowman, also known as Joshua Bowman, is a British actor. His sister is actress Scarlett Bowman.
Josh’s father is Jewish (of Russian Jewish descent) and his mother is from a Christian background. Josh has stated that he feels “Jew-ish”, that he identifies with both faiths, and that he has also explored Buddhism. He has said:
I’m a Jew-Bu… I celebrate [Jewish] holidays sometimes when I’m with friends; I have family that’s very religious and some that’s not at all, like my father. My mom is Irish-Catholic.
Josh’s mother has English and Irish heritage. Josh has said that his mother has distant Italian ancestry as well.
Josh’s maternal grandparents were Kenneth Grimward (the son of Harold Charles Grimward and Edith A. Baxter) and Teresa Gibbons.
Sources: Video interview where Josh talks a little about his background – http://www.ynet.co.il
Josh mentions his ancestry – http://www.usmagazine.com
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