Birth Name: Amanda Leigh Moore
Place of Birth: Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 10, 1984
*English, some Scottish and Irish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish, English (mother)
Mandy Moore is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and fashion designer. Early in her career, she was labeled as one of the “pop princesses”, along with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
Mandy’s father has English, and some Scottish and Irish, ancestry. Mandy’s maternal grandfather was a Jewish American soldier (of Russian Jewish descent). Mandy’s maternal grandmother was an English war bride (of non-Jewish background). The two married in 1945. Mandy was raised Catholic.
Mandy is described on the internet as having Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear where this claim originated, if Mandy herself has stated so, or if her Cherokee Native American ancestry has been documented/verified.
Mandy’s paternal grandparents were Benjamin B. Moore, Jr. and Mildred Karen Croley (the daughter of John Quincy Croley and Minnie Lee Page). John was the son of John Tyler Croley and Susan Martha Thomas. Minnie was the daughter of Jeptha Amos Page and Colie Rebecca Lee Stephens.
Mandy’s maternal grandfather was Julian Lenoard Friedman (the son of Samuel W. Friedman and Anna Rotter). Samuel and Anna were Russian Jewish immigrants.
Mandy’s maternal grandmother was Eileen Mary Hardy (the daughter of William Hardy and Caroline E. Barney). Eileen was born in England.
Sources: Genealogy of Mandy’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://records.ancestry.com
Obituary of Mandy’s maternal grandfather, Julian Lenoard Friedman – http://articles.orlandosentinel.com
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