Mandy Moore

Birth Name: Amanda Leigh Moore

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

Date of Birth: April 10, 1984

*75% British Isles [English, Irish, Scottish]
*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, Irish, and Scottish 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 grandfather was named Benjamin B. Moore, Jr.

Mandy’s paternal grandmother was Mildred Karen Croley (the daughter of John Quincy Adams Croley and Minnie Lee Page). Mildred was born in Alabama. 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). Julian was born in Maryland, to Russian Jewish parents.

Mandy’s maternal grandmother was Eileen Mary Hardy (the daughter of William Hardy and Caroline E. Barney). Eileen was born in Hackney, London, 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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19 thoughts on “Mandy Moore

        1. 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

      1. 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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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