Sasha Barrese

by ethnic on January 10, 2010

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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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madman September 7, 2017 at 5:19 am

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?

bablah September 7, 2017 at 5:42 am

https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%B8%D0%BD
It could be from Solomon, but apparently it’s more commonly derived from Soloma (straw). None of these names strike me as particularly Jewish.
Harbin I know for sure was a mostly Russian place in late 19th/early 20th century. Shaghai was a huge important port so basicaly everybody lived there.

ann April 28, 2017 at 3:42 am

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 April 28, 2017 at 3:43 am

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?

ashash August 5, 2017 at 8:50 pm

Why so many Russians born in China ….. ?

ashash November 11, 2015 at 5:30 pm

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 November 11, 2015 at 5:32 pm

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.

ashash September 27, 2015 at 3:11 am

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

memphis February 6, 2017 at 8:20 am

Isn’t Russia mostly in the Asian Continent? The theory is that native Americans migrated to the Americas thousands of years ago.

ashash March 26, 2015 at 2:28 pm

You should add hers.

ashash August 16, 2014 at 3:31 pm

If no one knows who her father is, where did it come from that he is Irish, Dutch, and Native American?

ashash April 2, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Oh. So she likely has Italian ancestry? Her maternal grandparents were both immigrants probably from the Russian community in China. How common is a Russian and Italian mix? I have, honestly, never met anyone with this before.

I thought Barrese was the surname of a stepfather. It was said that it was, but it is Sasha’s mother’s maiden name.

Has Sasha ever spoken about her ancestry?

follers April 2, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Sure.

“My mother worked as a Paris model, but she’s actually Russian and then, I have an Italian last name, so it gets kind of crazy”.
http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/20058837/

ashash April 2, 2014 at 12:17 pm

No mention of American Indian, Irish, and Dutch ancestry?

It was said that her biological father is from Shawnee, Oklahoma and that he was 3/4 Cherokee. Of course it was just a comment I read from someone, but they could be right.

andrew January 20, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Barrese is an Italian last name, also a fictional character from the Godfather had this surname

ashash September 27, 2015 at 3:16 am

Her Russian grandfather was adopted by an Italian (Sicilian) man and was given his surname.

ethnic January 20, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Youre right it seems to be an Sicilian name

http://www.answers.com/topic/barrese

this ones a tough one

Athena January 16, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Barrese is an italian surname, from Sicily

ashash November 12, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Let’s be honest. She doesn’t look anything like an Italian. Too pretty. Her mother is Russian.

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