Spike Jonze

by andrew on October 16, 2014

86th Annual Oscars Nominee Luncheon - Arrivals

Birth Name: Adam Spiegel

Place of Birth: Rockville, Maryland, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 22, 1969

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*German, Scottish, English (mother)

Spike Jonze is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor.

He grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and in Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania. Spike’s father, Arthur H. Spiegel III, who is of German Jewish and Russian Jewish ancestry, had a distant relation with the Spiegel catalog family, and founded APM Management Consultants. Spike’s mother, Sandra L. Granzow, has German, Scottish, and English (Christian) ancestry.

Spike’s paternal grandparents were Arthur Henry Spiegel II (the son of Arthur Henry Spiegel and Mae Julia Oberfelder) and Eleanor Friedman. Spike’s great-grandfather Arthur was born in Illinois, the son of Joseph Spiegel and Matilda Liebenstein. Mae was born in Nebraska, the daughter of Isaac Oberfelder and Frieda Offenbacher, who were from Mühlhausen, Thuringia, Germany.

Spike’s maternal grandparents were Henry Walter Granzow (the son of Wilhelm Ferdinand Rudolf Granzow and Ida Auguste Schwolow) and Nina Lee Cunningham (the daughter of William J. Cunningham and Eleanor).

Source: Genealogy of Spike Jonze (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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