Mark Harelik

by stlucas on December 13, 2017

Mark Harelik – “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” with Cherry Jones Cast Photocall – 32 East 31st Street – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Birth Name: Marcus Frank Harelik

Place of Birth: Hamilton, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 5, 1951

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Mark Harelik is an American television, film, and stage actor, and playwright.

Mark is the son of Geraldine Lee (Finkelstein) and Milton Joseph Harelik. Mark’s parents were Jewish. Mark is married to actress/writer Spencer Kayden, with whom he has one child.

Mark’s paternal grandparents were Haskell Chatzkel Harelik and Matley Paley. Haskell was born in Belarus (under Russian Empire), the son of Max/Mottel/Mordecai Harelik and Bailey M. Gorelik. Matley was also from Russia.

Mark’s maternal grandparents were Samuel M. “Sam” Finklestein (the son of Frank Finklestein and Sophia) and Rose Dean. Frank and Sophia were from Poland. Rose’s parents were from Germany.

Sources: Genealogy of Mark Harelik (focusing on his father’s side) –

Birth record of Mark Harelik –

Mark’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –


Emma Degerstedt

by stlucas on December 13, 2017

Birth Name: Emma Kristina Degerstedt

Place of Birth: Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 13, 1992

Ethnicity: Swedish

Emma Degerstedt is an American actress.

Emma is the daughter of Carina Margareta (Bjorklund) and Mark Lee Degerstedt. Emma has a brother, Mats. Emma was raised in Sweden and in the U.S.

Emma’s father is American and has Swedish ancestry, and Emma’s mother is from Sweden.

Emma’s paternal grandfather was Lynn M. Degerstedt (the son of Maurice Nels Degerstedt and Jennie M.). Maurice was Swedish. Jennie was born in Wisconsin, to parents from Sweden.

Emma’s paternal grandmother was Patricia A “Pat” Carlson, the daughter of Hugh Carlson and Birdie Marguerite.

Sources: Family record of Emma Degerstedt –

Obituary of Emma’s paternal grandfather –

Obituary of Emma’s paternal great-aunt (grandmother’s sister), Marguerite Ilene (Carlson) Johnson –

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Raja Fenske

by stlucas on December 13, 2017

RJ Fenske – Evening With The Stars 2008 Party – Arrivals – W Hotel – San Diego, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Carla Van Wagoner / PR Photos

Birth Name: Raja Jean Fenske

Place of Birth: Rockville, Maryland, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 25, 1988

*50% Indian
*25% German
*25% Norwegian

Raja Fenske is an American actor. He is also credited as RJ Fenske.

Raja is the son of Meena Kumari (Subbiah) and John Henry Fenske. Raja’s father is American, and has German and Norwegian ancestry. Raja’s mother was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, and is pictured here.

Raja’s paternal grandfather was Henry Edwin Fenske (the son of Henry E. Fenske and Cordula “Cordie” Kuehn). Raja’s great-grandfather Henry was the son of Herman T. Fenske, who was German, and of Bertha, whose parents were German. Cordula was the daughter of Henry Kuehn, whose parents were German, and of Marie/Mary A. Karpensky, whose parents were also German.

Raja’s paternal grandmother was Beverly Jeanne Rullet (the daughter of John/Johan A. Rullet and Lucille Mae Severson). John was the son of Norwegian parents, J. Ostin Rullet and Ronnaug. Lucille was the daughter of Severt K. Severson/Severtsen, whose parents were Norwegian, and of Louis/Louise Flaon, whose parents were also Norwegian.

Sources: Marriage record of Raja’s parents –

Marriage record of Raja’s paternal grandparents, Henry Edwin Fenske and Beverly Jeanne Rullet –

Obituary of Raja’s paternal great-grandmother, Cordula “Cordie” (Kuehn) Fenske –

Obituary of Raja’s paternal great-grandfather’s sister, Cora (Rullet) Berg –


Mandy Bruno

by stlucas on December 13, 2017

Birth Name: Mandy Rachelle Bruno

Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 20, 1981

Ethnicity: Italian, Irish

Mandy Bruno is an American actress.

Mandy is the daughter of Diann (Ross) and Bruce Raymond Bruno. Mandy’s sister, Megan, has stated that they have Italian and Irish ancestry. Mandy is married to actor Robert Bogue, with whom she has a son.

Mandy’s paternal grandfather was Raymond Philip Bruno (the son of Philip Bruno and Rose). Philip was from Italy. Rose was born in Ohio, to parents from Italy.

Mandy’s paternal grandmother was named Shirley Ann.

Mandy’s maternal grandparents were Bertram Ross and Veronica.

Sources: Obituary of Mandy’s paternal grandfather –

Obituary of Mandy’s paternal grandmother –

Obituary of Mandy’s aunt (mother’s sister), Margaret “Peggy” Ross –

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Pablo Iglesias Turrión

by Manila on December 13, 2017

Birth Name: Pablo Manuel Iglesias Turrión

Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain

Date of Birth: 17 October, 1978

Ethnicity: Spanish (including Andalusian and Extremaduran), small amount of Portuguese

Pablo Iglesias Turrión is a Spanish politician. He has been the Secretary General of Podemos, since 15 November, 2014. He is also a member of the Congress of Deputies, since 13 January, 2016. He was previously a member of the European Parliament, from 1 July, 2014 to 27 October, 2015.

Pablo was named after the “father” of Spanish socialism, Paulino “Pablo” Iglesias Posse.

Pablo’s father, Francisco Javier Iglesias Peláez, is a labor inspector and retired history professor. Pablo’s mother, María Luisa Turrión Santa María, is a lawyer for the trade union Workers’ Commissions (CCOO).

Pablo’s paternal grandfather was Manuel Benito Iglesias Ramírez (the son of Alberto Iglesias López and María del Carmen Ramírez López). Alberto was the son of Venancio Iglesias de la Cruz and Donata López Colmano. Carmen was the daughter of José Ramírez Lechón and Brígida Gómez Cancillo.

Pablo’s paternal grandmother was María Dolores Peláez Zapater (the daughter of José Luis Peláez de Alarcón and María Antonia Zapater Ramírez). José was the son of José Peláez Rodríguez and Joaquina de Alarcón Roquier.

Pablo’s maternal grandparents were Manuel Turrión and a woman surnamed Santa María Torremocha.


News article about Pablo’s ancestry –

Baptismal record of Pablo’s paternal grandfather, Manuel Benito Iglesias Ramírez –

Genealogy of Pablo’s paternal great-grandfather, José Luis Peláez de Alarcón –