Leelee Sobieski

by ethnic on July 18, 2010

Birth Name: Liliane Rudabet Gloria Elsveta Sobieski

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

Date of Birth: June 10, 1983

*Polish, Swiss (father)
*three quarters Ashkenazi Jewish, one quarter Dutch (mother)

Leelee Sobieski is an American actress.

She is the daughter of Elizabeth Sobieski (née Salomon), a film producer and screenwriter, and Jean Sobieski, a painter and actor. Her father is French, and has Polish and Swiss ancestry. Her mother is American. Leelee’s maternal grandfather was from a Russian Jewish family, while Leelee’s maternal grandmother was of Belarusian Jewish/Lithuanian Jewish descent (on her own father’s side) and of Dutch descent (on her own mother’s side).

Her middle name Elsveta is Polish for Elisabeth.

Leelee is married to fashion designer Adam Kimmel, with whom she has two children. Adam is Jewish.

Leelee’s paternal grandparents were Marcel Sobieski and Liliane.

Leelee’s maternal grandfather was Robert Jesse Salomon (the son of Gilbert Harold Salomon and Hilda Dorothy Siederman). Gilbert and Hilda were of Russian Jewish descent. Gilbert was born in New York, the son of Morris Salomon and Belle/Bella. Hilda was born in Connecticut, the daughter of Elias Siederman and Ray.

Leelee’s maternal grandmother was Gloria Doris Green (the daughter of Samuel Green and Alice DeYoung). Samuel was the son of Joseph Green and Sarah Rosenstein, who were Jewish emigrants, Joseph from Grodna, Belarus and Sarah from Vilnius, Lithuania. Alice was the daughter of Dutch immigrants, Alexander Sander DeJong/DeYoung and Grietje/Gertrude Klazes Wiersma.

Sources: Genealogy of Leelee Sobieski (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Leelee’s maternal grandfather, Robert Jesse Salomon, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Leelee’s maternal great-grandmother, Hilda Dorothy Siederman, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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madman August 9, 2017 at 8:25 am

Just curious, how did you determine that her father is part Swiss?

follers August 9, 2017 at 10:00 am

It was in a news article that was published around, I think, the early 2000s.

MettaWorkPlease November 16, 2016 at 5:24 am

I remember she was an up & coming young actress in the early 2000’s, then she just disappeared. What’s she up to now? Beautiful girl

madman May 20, 2016 at 7:35 am

37.5% Ashkenazi Jewish
25% Polish
25% Swiss
12.5% Dutch

follers May 20, 2016 at 4:49 pm

I’m unsure of her father’s full ancestry.

Adrian1Cram February 27, 2016 at 12:49 am


spaceyaquarius August 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Holy friggin moly! Leelee is hot. She is actually half smokin’ and half rockin body. I will marry her and treat her like a princess. Message me Leelee.

spaceyaquarius August 7, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Oh, and don’t forget to see her in “Eyes Wide Shut” 1999 when she was 15, and also in “The Glass House” 2001, and “Uprising” 2001 when she was 17. She has been in some really bad movies, but her body and sweet little Leelee face make it all-right. We love you Leelee.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 11, 2012 at 6:49 pm

She is not white because she is part Jewish.

Morrigan Ni Boii August 4, 2017 at 1:34 am

Judaism is religion, not a race

I love you, Roger Scientist March 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Is she signed up for any roles?

I love you, Roger Scientist March 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm

What has she been doing lately?

I love you, Roger Scientist March 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Which parent of hers is Jewish?

I love you, Roger Scientist March 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I just watched Glass House today.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm

She is so pretty.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Wow. You already have her. I should have checked before I suggested her. Haha. :D

rafael July 5, 2011 at 6:48 pm

dont ask me why but i find her sexy

fuzzybear July 6, 2011 at 12:49 am

to rafael

ok,I want ask you

fuzzybear July 6, 2011 at 12:52 am

mess up:won’t

Maria August 1, 2010 at 12:14 am

She’s descended from King Jan Sobieski of Poland, so she must be ethnically Polish as well- right?

LiL V4CH4 July 18, 2010 at 6:17 pm

yEAH.! i AgREE WiT ANNA.! SHE’S pOLiSH, fRENCH, AND jEWiSH.! S0RRy i LEFt tHAt 0Ut WhEN i WAS MAkiNg tHAt pR0fiLE.! CAN yU pLEASE EdiT tHAt? tHANkS.! =]]

ethnic July 19, 2010 at 7:16 am

Thanks Anna and Lil Vacha

anna August 29, 2010 at 3:11 pm


anna July 18, 2010 at 4:31 pm

she’s half polish,half french on her father side!!!

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