Sarah Silverman

by ethnic on January 3, 2010

Birth Name: Sarah Kate Silverman

Place of Birth: Bedford, New Hampshre, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 1, 1970

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Sarah Silverman is an American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and singer. She is the daughter of Beth Ann (Halpin) and Donald Silverman. Among her siblings are Rabbi Susan Silverman and actress Laura Silverman. Her parents’ families were both Jewish (from Russia, Poland, and Lithuania).

Sarah’s paternal grandfather was Max Silverman (likely the son of Jacob Silverman and Fanny/Fannie Tessler/Teshier). Max was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Russia.

Sarah’s paternal grandmother was named Rose. Rose was born in Massachusetts.

Sarah’s maternal grandfather was named Herman S. Halpin. Herman was born in Washington, D.C.

Sarah’s grandmother was Goldie Trapsky (the daughter of Samuel Trapsky and Ida/Ada Supraner). Goldie was born in Vilna, Lithuania.

Sources: Sarah mentions her ancestry –

Genealogy of Sarah Silverman –

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

Likely Sarah’s paternal grandfather, Max Silverman, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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savanna November 27, 2015 at 9:56 am

Her parents are Beth Ann Halpin and Donald Silverman. Her father was born in Boston, Massachusetts.
Her paternal grandparents are Max Silverman and Rose.
Source: “The Bedwetter” by Sarah Silverman, pgs. 4-8 & 45

follers November 27, 2015 at 6:06 pm

Thank you.

Veronica January 31, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Not cute

Natasha December 5, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Her surname is English.

Rosario December 2, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Oh man. I hate that woman so much. Hipster wannabe.

total23 June 30, 2010 at 1:34 pm
zuzanna May 27, 2010 at 1:10 pm

hahaha that can be true!

aps May 12, 2010 at 6:28 am

There she say what she is a Russian and Polish. But shes also say what she’s part Mongolian! lol but i think It’s just a joke! xD
look from 3:05

aps May 12, 2010 at 6:29 am
Hugh Johnson April 30, 2010 at 12:39 pm

She’s smokin hot! I’d love to tap dat ass! Bet shes great in bed.

Anonymous January 9, 2010 at 6:40 pm

You’re ugly.

aps January 3, 2010 at 6:25 pm

I always think what she is Russian-Polish Jewish, but now her descent more interesting.

Anonymous January 3, 2010 at 7:49 pm

I hate her. She’s definitely ugly…

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