Birth Name: Robin Joselit Weigert
Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.
Date of Birth: July 7, 1969
*75% Ashkenazi Jewish
Robin Weigert is an American television and film actress.
She was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Dionne Joselit (Laufman), a pianist, and Wolfgang Oscar Weigert, a psychiatrist. She has a brother, David.
Robin’s father was born in Berlin, Germany. He moved with his parents to Maryland, U.S., at the age of six. Robin’s mother is American.
Robin’s paternal grandfather was Oscar Weigert. Oscar was born in Berlin, Germany, to a German Jewish family.
Robin’s paternal grandmother was Edith Vowinckel (the daughter of Emanuel “Eduard” Gottfried Vowinckel and Agnes Augusta Hedwig “Auguste” Pieper). Edith was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, and her ancestors were all Germans/Prussians of Protestant background. Emanuel was the son of Johann Wilheim Vowinckel and Carolina “Caroline” Fudickar. Agnes was the daughter of Abraham “Albert” Pieper and Johanna Frederika “Friederike” Wüsthoff.
Robin’s maternal grandfather was Harold Laufman (the son of Jacob Laufman and Sophia Pietrokowski/Peshhakoffsky/Peterkovski). Harold was Jewish. Jacob was born in Poland, to a father from Russia and a mother from Poland. Sophia was born in Poland.
Robin’s maternal grandmother was Marilyn Joselit (the daughter of Lawrence D. Joselit and Helen Goodman). Marilyn was Jewish. Lawrence was born in Illinois, to a father from Germany and a mother from Illinois, whose own parents were from Germany. Helen was born in Illinois, to a father from Russia, Samuel Goodman, and a mother from Illinois.
Source: Genealogy of Robin’s father, Wolfgang Oscar Weigert (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Robin’s father, Wolfgang Oscar Weigert –http://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of Robin’s paternal great-grandparents Emanuel (Eduard) Gottfried Vowinckel and Agnes Augusta Hedwig (Auguste) Pieper – http://www.heidermanns.net
Obituary of Robin’s maternal grandfather, Harold Laufman – http://www.legacy.com
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