Mandy Moore

by ethnic on March 6, 2008

Birth Name: Amanda Leigh Moore

Place of Birth: Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 10, 1984

*75% British Isles [English, some Scottish and Irish]
*25% Ashkenazi Jewish

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 verified/documented.

Mandy’s paternal grandparents were Benjamin B. Moore, Jr. and Mildred Karen Croley (the daughter of John Quincy Adams 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 Moore –

Genealogy of Mandy’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Obituary of Mandy’s maternal grandfather, Julian Lenoard Friedman –

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neiltennant June 28, 2016 at 7:30 am

Another Jewish celeb with Irish name :.)

bearboy June 28, 2016 at 4:55 pm

The surname “Moore” is more commonly an English surname.

andrew June 28, 2016 at 5:26 pm
neiltennant December 8, 2017 at 4:55 am

ITs interesting in the INTERNET era everybody can research ethnicity of celebs

in the 50s famous actors and actresses in the US were Jewish but had fake Anglo names
nowadays they would not succeed with that tactic

andrew December 8, 2017 at 5:10 am

She is only a quarter Jewish and she was raised Catholic.

cwm85 August 11, 2015 at 3:08 pm

I could tell from her surname she had some untied kingdom in her.

WTF June 24, 2014 at 11:51 am

how the fuck can you say she looks asian!?? blind idiots. she looks like a saltine to me…

undashing June 24, 2014 at 7:29 am

She has distant Native American ancestry. But she is still white and can pass easily in Southern European countries.

Alice September 4, 2014 at 1:51 am

She can easily pass in most European countries.

neiltennant July 21, 2013 at 1:17 pm

i had always though that she is asian

andrew July 21, 2013 at 7:12 pm

You havent a clue about Asian ppl

nunya June 22, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Uh you haven’t a clue about Asian people. I thought the very same thing too that she had Asian in her, I see she has Cherokee, I knew she wasn’t just white.

There’s a lot of Eurasian people that look like her for example Vanessa Carlton, Michelle Branch, and many others so you never know.

andrew June 23, 2014 at 1:06 pm

She doesnt look Asian..

WTF June 24, 2014 at 11:52 am

You might want to visit the optometrist because bitch you are blind af!

Jessi April 10, 2012 at 5:49 am

I think its deceptive how people try to categorize people by facial structure. Some people have the weirdest ideas like Asian just b/c someone has high, prominent cheekbones doesn’t mean you are native or asian. Sometimes you just happen to have different features since when is it an exotic trait. I say this without reference to Mandy Moore b/c I don’t know what ancestry she has its just something Ive noticed

myspace celebrity September 18, 2010 at 10:33 am

She’s always looked partially Native American to me. I know some people who think that she’s partially Asian.

nunya June 22, 2014 at 8:38 pm

thank you, I knew she had some mixture.

ethnic January 5, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Hi Maria, thanks for the comment. BTW which South American country are your parents from?


Maria January 5, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I always thought she had Native in her. I`m half South American Native, I have fair skin, almond shaped eyes and high cheebones like Mandy. In fact, my mother and husband (who is Norwegian) say I resemble to her (or her to me). It`s nice to see I also have more or less the same ethnic background as her since I like her as an actress.

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