Lake Bell

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Bell in 2010, photo by Prphotos

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

Date of Birth: March 24, 1979

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Lake Bell is an American actress, writer, and director.

Lake is the daughter of Robin Bell and Harvey Siegel. Lake’s father, a real estate developer, bought the Virginia International Raceway, re-opened it, and converted it into a racetrack country club; he also owned the New Jersey Motorsports Park. Lake’s mother owns the design firm Robin Bell Design.

Lake has said that her father is Jewish and her mother is Protestant by religion. However, Lake’s mother was also born to Jewish parents.

Lake is married to artist and tattoo artist Scott Campbell, with whom she has two children.

Lake’s paternal grandparents were named Sol/Sal Siegel and Molly.

Lake’s maternal grandfather was Calvin Eric Bell, Jr. (born Calvin Belchikoff, the son of Max Belchikoff and Carrie Rosenzweig). Calvin was born in New York. Max was a Jewish emigrant from the Russian Empire, born in Vitebsk, Belarus, and was the son of Abraham Belchikoff and Anna Leah Ponson. Carrie was the daughter of Romanian Jewish parents, Morris Rosenzweig and Lillian.

Lake’s maternal grandmother is Ina Carol Parker (the daughter of Louis I. Pokrass and Lillian Kozlow). Ina was born in New York. Louis and Lillian were both Russian Jewish immigrants. Louis was born in Korsun. Lillian was the daughter of Nathan Kozlow and Rachel.

Sources: Lake’s maternal grandfather, Calvin Eric Bell, Jr. (then Calvin Belchikoff), on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Lake’s maternal grandfather, Calvin Eric Bell, Jr. – https://paw.princeton.edu

Lake’s maternal great-grandfather, Max Belchikoff, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Lake’s maternal great-grandmother, Carrie Rosenzweig, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Lake’s maternal grandmother, Ina Carol Pokrass, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Lake’s great-uncle, Harvey L. Parker (the brother of Lake’s maternal grandmother, Ina Carol Pokrass) – http://www.nytimes.com

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16 Responses

  1. bearboy says:

    I know she is 100% Ashkenazi Jewish but does she identify as Jewish?

  2. bablah says:

    Vitebsk is in Belarus.

  3. bearboy says:

    okay btw please add Ann Kirkpatrick (John McCain’s opponent for the senate) to ethnic celebs. I am guessing she is Irish but I don’t know much else about her ethnicity.

  4. bearboy says:

    If it helps at all she says her mother’s a WASP more specifically. “My dad’s a Jew and my mom’s a WASP, so that should pretty much say it all.” http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1128572/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

  5. scallyswag says:

    always thought she had some arabic or turkish roots

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