Larisa Oleynik

by follers on August 17, 2014

Larisa Oleynik – “The Secret World of Alex Mack” 20th Year Anniversary Fan Appreciation Day at Universal CityWalk on January 21, 2018 – Universal CityWalk, 100 Universal City Plaza – Universal City, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Sir Jones /

Birth Name: Larisa Romanovna Oleynik

Place of Birth: Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 7, 1981

*Ukrainian, possibly Rusyn (father)
*possibly English (mother)

Larisa Oleynik is an American actress.

Her father is of Ukrainian, and possibly Rusyn, descent. Her mother may have English ancestry.

Larisa’s paternal grandfather was Josephy/Joseph J. Oleynik (the son of John Oleynik and Mary). Josephy was born in Pidkamin’, Brodivs’kyi district, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine.

Larisa’s paternal grandmother was Anna Cherpak (the daughter of Nicholas P./A. Cherpak and Mary Babey). Anna was born in Connecticut, to Ukrainian parents. Nicholas was the son of Michael Cherpak and Mary Babey.

Sources: Genealogies of Larisa Oleynik (focusing on her father’s side) –

Larisa’s paternal grandparents, Josephy/Joseph J. Oleynik and Anna Cherpak, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

follers July 2, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

ethnic July 4, 2017 at 5:45 am

no sorry

madman July 2, 2017 at 3:31 am

Anna Cherpak’s parents’ language is listed as Russian. So maybe they were Rusyn.

bablah July 2, 2017 at 5:28 am

Babiy is a Ukrainian/Rusyn last name (quite common too), Cherpak I can’t be sure about, I tried googling it and now I know where to buy ladles in Russia and where to drink coffee in Minsk.

follers July 2, 2017 at 3:17 pm

So her father is just of Ukrainian descent? No Slovak?

bablah July 2, 2017 at 4:10 pm

Either just Ukrainian or Ukrainian and Rusyn. No Slovak.

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