Birth Name: Seth Adam Meyers
Place of Birth: Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 28, 1973
*25% Ashkenazi Jewish
Seth Meyers is an American actor, comedian, television personality, writer, and producer. He has hosted the show Late Night with Seth Meyers since 2014. His brother is actor/comedian Josh Meyers (Joshua Dylan Meyers).
Seth’s paternal grandfather was Jewish (although Seth does not consider himself Jewish). The remainder of Seth’s ancestry is Bohemian (Czech) and Croatian, from Seth’s paternal grandmother, who was Catholic, and Swedish, English, and German, from Seth’s mother.
Seth has said:
Growing up, my father—whose father was Jewish—embraced borscht and gefilte fish. My brother and I thought it was disgusting. That is not gateway food if you want your kids to embrace Judaism…
Seth is married to journalist Alexi Ashe (Alexi was raised Jewish).
Seth’s paternal grandfather was Lawrence Lashe Meyers (the son of Mendel/Morris Meyers and Rose/Rosa Cohen). Mendel and Rose were both Jewish immigrants from Austria. Mendel was the son of Guttle Meyers. Rose was the daughter of Simon Cohen and Fruma.
Seth’s paternal grandmother was Barbara Marcheck (the daughter of Stanislaus “Stanley” Marcheck and Anna Maganaw). Stanislaus was of Bohemian (Czech) ancestry, and was the son of Joannis Maracek and Anna Detka. Seth’s great-grandmother Anna Maganaw was Croatian.
Seth’s maternal grandfather was Lawrence Edward Olson (the son of Elmer C. Olson and Anna). Elmer and Anna were both of Swedish descent.
Seth’s maternal grandmother was Adelaide Jeanette Whetham (the daughter of Frederick Good Whetham and Anna Marie Gung Leslie). Frederick was English, the son of Stephen Whetham and Adelaide Jane Good. Anna had a German father and a Swedish mother.
Sources: Genealogy of Seth Meyers (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Wedding record of Seth’s paternal grandparents, Lawrence Lashe Meyers and Barbara Marcheck – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Seth’s paternal grandfather, Lawrence Lashe Meyers – http://pjn.library.cmu.edu
Seth’s paternal grandmother, Barbara Marcheck, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Seth’s maternal grandmother, Adelaide Jeanette (Whetham) Osborne – http://www.boston.com
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