Marisol Nichols

by follers on October 20, 2014

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Place of Birth: Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Birth: November 2, 1973

*Mexican/Spanish-Mexican (mother)
*likely Ashkenazi Jewish (father)

Marisol Nichols is an American actress.

Marisol was raised by her mother, Maria, who is a Texan of Mexican/Spanish-Mexican descent.

At one point, Marisol stated that she has never met her biological father.

Marisol’s biological father is believed to be a man named Robert Falkenhof. Robert is Jewish (from a family from the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Hungary).

Marisol’s paternal grandparents are likely Elmer Wallace Falkenhof (the son of Solomon/Sol Falkenhof and Nellie Rosenberg) and Rose Fried (the daughter of Daniel or Jack Fried and Irene Israel). Solomon was born in Germany. Irene was born in Michigan, to parents from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Daniel was born in Hungary. Irene was born in either Hungary or Romania (depending on the census).

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vcrpro3 January 14, 2015 at 2:08 pm

A possible cousin…

Girll November 18, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Appears mixed, her mother looks Spanish/Amerindian to me.

And about her biological father, she said he was Hungarian and Romanian. Did she mean Hungarian/Romanian Jewish?

follers November 18, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Most likely. I’ve seen many people of Jewish descent put it that way (including the oft-discussed David Duchovny, by the way). He even did a commercial in Russia about it.

Eyecansee October 27, 2014 at 12:36 am

I decided to look up Robert Falkenhof(Ashkenazi Jew) on Facebook. I enlarged his profile picture. Marisol Nichols has an almost identical smile to Falkenhof. She has a very thin top lip and a full bottom lip just like he does, which is a very common trait among Ashkenazi Jews. Not only that, they have the exact same mouth shape.

Ohmeter September 23, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Robert Falkenhof is Marisol Nichols biological father and was there when she was born……And I am Robert Falkenhof and my background is Austrian Jew on my father’s side and Hungarian Jew on my mother’s side my maternal grandparents were legal Hungarian immigrants in 1903 ……So that makes Marisol Mexican American and Austrian Hungarian Jew ….no Romanian involved at all

passingtime85 October 20, 2014 at 6:35 pm


Where exactly is the information regarding the identity of her father? The only thing I’ve found was her dad’s name is Randy Pachnik.

follers October 20, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Randy Pachnik is her stepfather.

I don’t know if I should say more…

passingtime85 October 20, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Well, unless you have some more concrete information to share, maybe you should strike the identity of her father from this profile. Or not w/e.

follers October 20, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Robert Falkenhof often posts on Nichols’ facebook and says he’s her birth father.

Nichols has said that her birth father (who wasn’t involved in her life growing up) is from a family from Hungary and Romania. Given that Falkenhof’s background matches that exactly, I thought it made sense to post it here, but add “likely” as opposed to certainly.

passingtime85 October 20, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Compared to the quality of traceable lineage posted on other profiles, using the Facebook posts as proof, is pretty shoddy.

I don’t particularly mind myself, but if I were running things, I wouldn’t even mention it.

follers October 20, 2014 at 7:01 pm

I don’t think it’s shoddy at all, given that the age and the exact background fit.

What percentage of the U.S. population has both Hungarian- and Romanian-born ancestors? (whether Jewish or not).

Probably well under 1%.

Given that and the lack of other candidates for her birth father, I’d say it’s definitely worth mentioning, at least with the use of “likely”.

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