Rachel Bilson

by ethnic on March 19, 2008

Birth Name: Rachel Sarah Bilson

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 25, 1981

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Italian (mother)

Rachel Bilson is an American actress. She is the daughter of Danny Bilson, a writer and director, and Janice (Stango), a sex therapist. She is known for starring on the series The O.C. and in the movies The Last Kiss and Jumper. Rachel has a daughter with her former partner, Canadian-born actor Hayden Christensen.

Rachel’s father is Jewish (from a family that emigrated from Lithuania, Russia, and Poland). Rachel’s mother, who was raised Catholic, is of Italian descent.

Rachel’s paternal grandfather was Bruce Bilson, a director (the son of George R. Bilson and Hattie Dratwa). George Bilson, a director, producer, and screenwriter, was born in England; George’s father, Harris “Harry” Bilson, was a Jewish immigrant to England (from either Kaunas, Lithuania or Russia), while George’s mother, Sarah Ettie/Etty/Lewis Rhudiminsky/Ruddaminsky, was born in England, to Russian Jewish parents, Lewis Ber Leyb Rhudiminsky/Ruddaminsky and Fannie/Annie Abraham Harris Vigdolsky. Harris and Sarah later moved to Brooklyn, New York. Rachel’s great-grandmother Hattie Bilson, a screenwriter, was born in New York, the daughter of Abraham Dratwa and Lena Skornik, Jewish immigrants from Russia/Poland, with Lena having been born in Kalish.

Rachel’s paternal grandmother was Mona Weichman (the daughter of Frederick Weichman and Zare Sherman). Frederick was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents, Julius L. Weichman and Sylvia Schwartzman. Zare was born in New York, also to Jewish parents.

Rachel’s maternal grandfather was Alfredo/Alfred Thomas Stango (the son of Antonio/Anthony Stango and Antonetta Patrizio). Alfredo was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents. Antonio and Antonetta were from Castelluccio Valmaggiore, Province of Foggia, Apulia, Italy.

Rachel’s maternal grandmother was Ida Marie Justo (the daughter of Raffaele “Ralph” Justo/Guisto and Conchetta/Catherine/Katherine Maria D’uva). Ida was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Rachel Bilson (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Rachel’s paternal great-grandfather, Frederick Weichman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Rachel’s maternal grandfather, Alfred Thomas Stango – http://morrisbakerfuneralhomes.frontrunnerpro.com

Obituary of Rachel’s maternal grandmother, Ida Marie (Justo) Stango – http://nl.newsbank.com

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Greyface March 10, 2016 at 6:35 am

it says her mother is “sex therapist” does this mean prostitute???
like massage parlor?

bakchoyhurl February 5, 2016 at 8:27 pm

Whatever happened to her?

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 6:05 am

Does look her ethnicity.

Finally someone who does in here. Lol

She’s very pretty btw…

neiltennant December 10, 2017 at 2:22 pm

totally agree with you sister

andrew October 6, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Rachel’s maternal grandparents were from Foggia, Apulia.


andrew October 9, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Rachel’s maternal grandparents were Alfredo/Alfred Thomas Stango (the son of Antonio/Anthony Stango and Antonetta Patrizio), from Castelluccio Valmaggiore, Province of Foggia, Apulia, Italy.

WTF June 3, 2014 at 5:29 pm

there was a rumor that she was part filipino. i would believe it. she has a hint of asian to her. she looks exotic

cwm85 October 6, 2015 at 8:45 pm

Not the slightest…

xoxo November 19, 2015 at 1:30 pm

I wouldn’t be surprised if she was part Filipino, people mixed with Filipino hardly look Asian. That’s because out of all the Asians, Filipinos look the least Asian….. They look more like Hispanic people (Mexicans and other Latin Americans).

Now you can usually tell when someone is mixed with East Asian.

romanticcelt February 25, 2016 at 5:18 pm

I don’t know what asians you’ve seen. Israelis?

Shawn January 10, 2014 at 9:40 am

I don’t even know who this girl is tbh.

AnonymousPerson January 10, 2014 at 10:31 am

She used to be on the tv show “The OC”. She’s also been in movies, like “Jumper”.

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