Birth Name: Joshua Ilan Gad
Place of Birth: Hollywood, Florida, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 23, 1981
Ethnicity: Afghan Jewish, Ashkenazi Jewish
Josh Gad is an American actor, comedian, and singer.
Josh’s father was born in Afghanistan, and is of Afghan Jewish descent (Josh’s father moved from Afghanistan to Israel at the age of thirteen). Josh’s mother, who was born in Germany, is from a Polish Jewish family, and his maternal grandparents were Holocaust survivors. Josh had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.
Of his father, Josh has said:
He came from a very religious family that was on a nomadic journey searching for a home… They went through India before finally settling in Afghanistan.
Josh is married to actress and writer Ida Darvish, with whom he has two children.
Josh’s maternal grandparents were Joseph Greenblatt and Evelyn. A picture of them can be seen here.
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