Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 7, 1985
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, Irish
Lucas Neff is an American actor.
Lucas is the son of director and playwright Meade Palidofsky and lawyer Alan H. Neff. Lucas is married to Australian actress Caitlin Stasey.
Lucas has stated:
My dad is this little Jewish hobbit of a guy and then I’ve got this really strong-minded Irish mother. And together it’s just Irish guilt and Jewish guilt and every type of Woody Allen neurosis you can imagine sort of cycling around in my brain at any given instant.
Lucas’ maternal grandfather was Joseph James Palid (the son of Joseph “Joe” Paledofsky/Palidofsky and Monica Norka/Norkowicz). Lucas’ grandfather Joseph was born in Pennsylvania, to Polish parents.
Lucas’ maternal grandmother was Barbara Ruth Meade (the daughter of William J. Meade/Mead and Genevieve I. McQuillan). Barbara was born in Michigan. William was born in Michigan, the son of Andrew H. Meade and Margaret Lynch, who was Irish. Genevieve was born in Michigan, the daughter of James McQuillan, whose parents were Irish, and of Margaret E. McCann, whose parents were also Irish.
Sources: Obituary of Lucas’ maternal grandfather, Joseph James Palid – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Lucas’ maternal grandmother, Barbara Ruth (Meade) Palid – http://www.genealogybuff.com