Noah Emmerich

Noah Emmerich

Emmerich in 2011, photo by DFree/

Birth Name: Noah Nicholas Emmerich

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 27, 1965

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Noah Emmerich is an American actor. He is the son of Constance, a concert pianist, and André Emmerich, an art dealer and gallery owner. His brother is producer, film executive, and screenwriter Toby Emmerich. His father, born in Frankfurt, Germany, was of German Jewish and French Jewish descent. His mother was from a family of Romanian Jewish and Hungarian Jewish ancestry.

Noah is married to actress and producer Mary Regency Boies; she is the daughter of prominent lawyers Mary Boies and David Boies.

Noah’s paternal grandfather was Hugo Emmerich (the son of Eduard Emmerich and Eugenie Leitner). Hugo was born in Bad Homburg, Germany. Eduard was the son of Abraham Elias Emmerich and Henriette Lebrecht. Eugenie was the daughter of Isaac/Ignaz Leitner and Clara Weinmann.

Noah’s paternal grandmother was Lily Marx (the daughter of Louis Marx and Selma/Selina Oppenheimer). Lily was born in Paris, France, to parents from Germany. Louis was the son of Leopold Marx. Selma was born in Würzburg, Lower Franconia, Bavaria, the daughter of Isaak/Isaac Oppenheimer.

Noah’s maternal grandfather was Bernard Charles Marantz (the son of Chaim Marantz and Sally Sussman). Bernard was born in Iași, Romania.

Noah’s maternal grandmother was Sadye “Sadie” Ruth Rubin (the daughter of Josef/Joseph Rubin and Leah “Lena” Szameth). Sadye was born in New York, to parents who were emigrants from Hungary. Josef was born in Malcov, Prešov Region, Slovakia, and was the son of Mendel Elias Rubin and Hani Rosi “Anna” Reiter.

Each of Noah’s grandparents was born in a different country, something that is fairly rare. Actors Remy Auberjonois, Hart Bochner, Raymond Cham, Jr., Lily James, Stephen Lang, Jessica Lange, Logan Lerman, Robert Morley, Brett Pierce, Ben Rosenfield, Andy Samberg, and Wallace Shawn, musicians Tom Cochrane, Paula Cole, Alex Pall, and Jeff Stinco, politicians Nick Clegg and Ricardo Maduro, and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, are others whose grandparents were born in four individual countries.

Sources: Article about Noah’s family –

Genealogy of Noah Emmerich –

Marriage record of Noah’s paternal great-grandparents, Louis Marx and Selma/Selina Oppenheimer –

Noah’s maternal grandfather, Bernard Charles Marantz, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Noah’s maternal grandmother, Sadye “Sadie” Ruth Rubin, on the 1900 U.S. Census –


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5 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Yassy -> Iași

  2. follers says:

    If they really make a sequel to Call Me By Your Name, he should play Armie Hammer’s father (Hammer’s character is Jewish in the movie).

  3. andrew says:

    another Jew casted as Irish-American (Pride and Glory)

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