Julianna Margulies

by follers on June 8, 2014

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Place of Birth: Spring Valley, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 8, 1966 (possibly 1967)

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Julianna Margulies is an American actress and producer.

Julianna is the daughter of Francesca (Goldberg, later Gardner) and Paul Margulies (Paul Eli Margulies). Her father was a writer, philosopher, and creative director in the advertising industry; he wrote many jingles, including “Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz, Oh What a Relief it Is!” for Alka-Seltzer. Her mother worked as a ballet dancer and eurythmy teacher.

Julianna’s parents were both born Jewish (their families were Jewish immigrants from Romania, Austria, Hungary, and Russia). During her childhood, Julianna’s parents divorced, and her mother converted to Christianity. Julianna identifies herself as Jewish (though she is not religious). Julianna is married to lawyer Keith Lieberthal (who was raised Jewish). The couple has a son.

Julianna’s patrilineal ancestry most likely traces back to Rabbi Jacob Margolith, who was born in the 15th century, in Worms, Bavaria.

Julianna’s paternal grandfather was Irving Margulies (the son of Pincus Margulles/Margulies and Matilda Lazarus). Pincus and Matilda were born in Romania. Pincus was the son of Abraham Margulies and Beila Riker. Matilda was born in Galatz, the daughter of B. Lazarus/Lazar and Malka Herman.

Julianna’s paternal grandmother was Henrietta G. Greenspan (the daughter of Wolf William Grünspan and Molly/Mollie Tiger/Tieger). Wolf and Molly were born in Austria, with Wolf being from Galicia. Molly was the daughter of Samuel A. Tieger and Edith Bodenstein.

Julianna’s maternal grandfather was Mandel Max Goldberg (later Michael Gardner).

Julianna’s maternal grandmother was Isabel Berman (the daughter of Morris Berman and Ida Ginsberg). Morris and Ida were born in Russia, with Ida being from Glazmanka. Morris was the son of Isack Berman and Annie Lanar. Ida was the daughter of Merkel/Max Ginsberg and Rebecca/Lena Cohen.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2016) stated that Julianna’s genetic ancestry is:

*96.3% Ashkenazi [Jewish]
*0.1% Sardinian
*0.2% Broadly Southern European
*0.1% Eastern European
*0.1% Broadly Northern European
*3.2% Broadly European

Sources: Genealogy of Julianna Margulies – https://www.geni.com

Julianna’s paternal grandfather, Irving Margulies, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Julianna’s paternal grandmother, Henrietta G. Greenspan, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Julianna’s maternal grandfather, Michael Gardner – http://obits.abqjournal.com

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Ardor May 21, 2017 at 11:18 pm

Another exotic Jew that looks very Levantine or Turkish.

andrew July 1, 2017 at 4:33 pm

She is very pale skinned for Levantine and Turkish standards.

Hill July 18, 2017 at 1:02 pm

hahahaha you’re on a roll Ardor.

allennox December 22, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Her surname sounds French.

follers December 22, 2015 at 10:32 pm

“Margulies” and “Margolis” are Jewish surnames.

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 11:31 pm

Definitely looks it. Pretty woman btw. :)

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