Sasha Barrese

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Birth Name: Alexandra Barrese

Place of Birth: Maui, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 24, 1981

Ethnicity:
*Russian (mother)
*English, with some German, Swiss-German, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh (father)

Sasha Barrese, also credited under her birth name of Alexandra Barrese, is an American actress and poker player. She is known for her role in the sitcom Run of the House. Sasha was raised by her mother and grew up with her mother’s surname.

Sasha’s mother is of Russian ancestry, from a family that lived in Harbin and Shanghai, China. On her father’s side, Sasha has English, with some German, Swiss-German, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh, ancestry. Her father’s family is from Oklahoma.

Sasha’s paternal grandfather was Clifford Dow Mooney (the son of Leon Ridley Mooney and Fannie Clifford Ward). Clifford was a decorated war veteran. Sasha wrote about her grandfather’s service here. Leon was the son of Jesse Mooney and Ella Courts Ridley. Fannie was the daughter of John Fredrick Ward and Minnie Leeola Jamison.

Sasha’s paternal grandmother was Kathleen Carol Querry (the daughter of Ben W. Querry and Marguerite Sanders). Ben was the son of John Henry Querry and Charlotte “Lottie” Clara Beal. Marguerite was the daughter of Harry Louis Sanders and Lillian Mae Boyd.

Sasha’s maternal grandfather was Felix Barrese (born Felix Slobodchikoff, the son of Antonina Maychroska/Majchrouska). Felix was born in Shanghai, China, and was of Russian ancestry. Antonina was born in Blagoveshchensk, Russia, and was the daughter of Katherine Maychroska/Majchrouska. Felix took the last name of his stepfather, Cosmo S. Barrese. Barrese is an Italian surname.

Sasha’s maternal grandmother was Irene Boris Syro/Solomina (the daughter of Nadejda Vladimirovna Sapojnikova, and likely of Boris Solomin). Irene was born in Shanghai, China, to Russian parents. Nadejda was born in Harbin, China, and was the daughter of Vladimir Konstantin Sapojnikov and Olga Vassilievna Sapojnikova, who was born in Tomsk, Russia.

Sources: Genealogy of Sasha Barrese (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Sasha’s paternal great-grandfather, Leon Ridley Mooney (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Sasha’s paternal great-grandfather, Leon Ridley Mooney, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Sasha’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Ella Courts Ridley (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Sasha’s paternal great-grandmother, Fannie Clifford Ward, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sasha’s paternal great-grandfather, Ben W. Querry, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sasha’s paternal great-grandmother, Marguerite Sanders, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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26 Responses

  1. madman says:

    So her mother is American, but both her parents were born in China of Russian descent? Do we know that they were ethnic Russians and didn’t have ancestry from any one of the many minority groups that live there?

    Maybe “Solomin” could indicate partial Jewish ancestry?

  2. ann says:

    Sasha’s maternal grandfather was Felix Barrese/Slobodchikoff (the son of Antonina Maychroska/Majchrouska). Felix was born in Shanghai, China and was of Russian ancestry. Antonina was daughter of Katherine Maychroska/Majchrouska, and was born in Blagoveshchensk, Russia.
    Felix took the last name of his stepfather Cosmo S. Barrese.

    • ann says:

      I also found records of Sasha’s grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-gradmother, but a bit confused. Her great-grandmother Nadejda had 4 different last names in records : Syromiatnikoff, Solomina, Richter and Sapojnikova.
      Her ex-husband was Peter Syromiatnikoff, so it his name.
      She came in US with her 3 daughters and mother. All her kids had last name “Solomina” when they came into country, and their second name’s is “Boris”. Which probably name of their father Boris (Borisovna) and not Peter (Petrovna). So i think Irene’s father was Boris Solomin.
      Nadejda’s mother is Olga Sapojnikova, and in Nadejda’s son birth certificat her maiden name is Sapojnikova also. link: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2T2-32W
      But where came from “Richter”?
      So I think it should be like this:
      Sasha’s maternal grandmother was Irene Boris Syro/Solomina (the daughter of Nadejda Vladimirovna Sapojnikova and probably Boris Solomin). Irene was born in Shanghai, China to Russian parents. Sasha’s great-grandmother Nadejda was the daughter of Vladimir Konstantin Sapojnikov and Olga Vassilievna. Nadejda was born in Harbin, China. Olga was born in Tomsk, Russia.

      Can somobody help me? Am I right?

  3. ashash says:

    I really thought she would be one of the few celebrities to actually have recent Native American heritage. I guess it’s because she looks a little Asian to me in the eye area. A lot of them claim it and most of those that do have little to none.

    • ashash says:

      I’m talking about Johnny Depp, Elizabeth Warren, Megan Fox, Kim Basinger, Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Billy Bob Thornton, Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson, and 100s of others.

  4. ashash says:

    People say she looks Native American and some sources say she is Russian, Dutch, Irish, and Native American.

  5. ashash says:

    You should add hers.

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