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Eden Riegel

by stlucas on April 7, 2018

Eden Riegel – 36th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards – Arrivals – Westin Bonaventure Hotel – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: – 0 – – Photo Credit: Tony Lowe / PR Photos

Birth Name: Eden Sonja Jane Riegel

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: January 1, 1981

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

Eden Riegel is an American actress.

Eden is the daughter of Lenore (Engelmann) and Kurt Wetherhold Riegel. She has a brother, Sam Riegel, a voice actor, and a half-sister, Tatiana S. Riegel, a film editor.

Eden is married to Canadian actor Andrew Miller, with whom she has two children.

Eden’s paternal grandfather was Oscar Wetherhold “Tom” Riegel (the son of Lewis Edgar Riegel and Florence Emma Wetherhold). Oscar was born in Pennsylvania. Lewis was the son of John Riegel and Rebecca. Florence was the daughter of Oscar B. Wetherhold and M. Alice Reinweld.

Eden’s paternal grandmother was Jane Cordelia Butterworth (the daughter of Charles Melcher Butterworth and Mary Keeler). Jane was born in Pennsylvania. Charles was the son of Thomas Buttenworth and Anna. Mary was the daughter of Isaac Keeler/Keller and Cordelia Pullen.

Eden’s maternal grandfather was named Joseph Engelmann. Joseph appears to have been a Hungarian Jew.

Eden’s maternal grandmother was Iris Irmgard Salomon (the daughter of Maximus “Max” Salomon/Solomon and Bertha Mayer/Meyer). Iris was born in Budingen, Germany, and was a Holocaust survivor. Bertha was the daughter of Louis Meyer and Rosa Katzauer.

Sources: Obituary of Eden’s paternal grandfather, Oscar Wetherhold “Tom” Riegel –

Obituary of Eden’s paternal grandmother, Jane Cordelia (Butterworth) Riegel –

Genealogy of Eden Riegel (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Eden’s maternal grandmother, Iris Irmgard Salomon, on the 1940 U.S. Census –


Lesli Linka Glatter

by stlucas on March 26, 2018

Lesli Linka Glatter – Women In Film 2016 Crystal + Lucy Awards Presented by Max Mara and BMW – Arrivals – The Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit:

Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 26, 1953

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Lesli Linka Glatter is an American film and television director.

Lesli is the daughter of Antoinette Lillian “Toni” (Beck) Bosner and Robert Bennett Glatter. Lesli’s parents were Jewish.

Lesli’s maternal grandparents were Samuel Beck and Margaret. Samuel and Margaret were born in Hungary.

Sources: Birth record of Lesli Linka Glatter –

Marriage record of Lesli’s parents –

Obituary of Lesli’s father –

Obituary of Lesli’s mother –



by Manila on February 27, 2018

Birth Name: Justin David Blau

Place of Birth: Syosset, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 9, 1991

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, Italian, possibly other (mother)

3LAU is an American DJ and electronic dance music producer.

His father, Russell Mark Blau, is a lawyer. His mother, Linda May (Wallace), is an enterpreneur.

3LAU’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Naftaly Blau.

3LAU’s paternal grandfather was Martin Blau (the son of Edward Blau and Pauline Feiring). Martin was the vice president for advertising and publicity of Columbia Pictures International. Edward was the son of Austrian Jewish emigrants, Samuel “Sam” Blau and Sarah Schreck. Pauline was an Austrian Jewish emigrant, and was the daughter of Moses Feiring and Celia Reh.

3LAU’s paternal grandmother was Cynthia Francine Klein (the daughter of John Klein and Regina “Gene” Tishman). John was the son of Hungarian Jewish emigrants, Isadore Klein and Fanny Chodoroff. Regina was the daughter of Polish Jewish emigrants, Isaac Tishman and Hannah Bramer.

3LAU’s maternal grandfather is Ralph Edward Wallace, Jr. (the son of Ralph Edward Wallace and Pauline Mary Gangelere). 3LAU’s great-grandfather Ralph’s father, Frederick Wallace, was an Australian emigrant, from Sydney, New South Wales, whose own parents were English. 3LAU’s great-grandfather’s Ralph’s mother, Patience Louise Hiscock, was a Canadian emigrant, from St. John’s, Newfoundland (now part of Newfoundland and Labrador), and was of English descent. Pauline was the daughter of Italian emigrants, Pasquale Gangelere and Angelina Camarata.

3LAU’s maternal grandmother is named Irene May.

Sources: Genealogy of 3LAU (focusing on his father’s side) –

Marriage announcement of 3LAU’s parents –

Genealogy of 3LAU’s maternal grandfather, Ralph Edward Wallace, Jr. –


Olivier Assayas

by Manila on December 11, 2017

Olivier Assayas – 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival – Closing Ceremony – Palais des Festivals – Cannes, France – Photo Credit: Laurent Koffel /

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 25 January, 1955

*Sephardi Jewish (father)
*Hungarian, Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Olivier Assayas is a French film director, screenwriter, and film critic.

Olivier’s father, Raymond Assayas (alias Jacques Rémy), was a Turkish-born director and screenwriter, from Constantinople (now Istanbul), and was of Greek Jewish descent. Olivier’s mother, Katalin Pólya (later Catherine de Karolyi), was a Hungarian Protestant, from Budapest, and was of part Romanian Jewish descent.

He has a daughter with his former partner, director, screenwriter, and actress Mia Hansen-Løve.

Olivier’s maternal grandfather was Tibor Pólya (also known as Theodor Pólya, the son of Béla Pólya and Irma Vanek). Béla was the son of Bálint Pólya and Teréz Veres.

Olivier’s maternal grandmother was Szeréna Arányi (the daughter of Dezső Goldberger, later Arányi, and of Emília Lange, later Lányi). Dezső was a Romanian Jewish opera singer, from Satu Mare, Satu Mare, and was the son of Mór Goldberger (later Arányi) and Aranka Eckstein.

Source: Genealogy of Olivier Assayas –


ZZ Ward

by stlucas on December 5, 2017

ZZ Ward – Rosario Dawson and Studio 189’s Spring 2016 Ready to Wear Presentation – East Side Girl’s Club – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: PR Photos /

Birth Name: Zsuzsanna Eva Ward

Place of Birth: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 2, 1986

*English, possibly other (father)
*Hungarian (maternal grandfather)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (maternal grandmother)

ZZ Ward is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. ZZ was raised in Roseburg, Oregon.

ZZ is the daughter of Zsuzsanna/Susan Eva “Zsuzsi” and Charles “Chuck” Ward. ZZ’s mother was born in Hungary.

ZZ’s maternal grandfather was likely a Catholic Hungarian. ZZ’s maternal grandmother, Zsuzsanna Friedman, was born in Hungary to a Jewish family (her own mother’s surname was Weiss), and has converted to Catholicism. After discovering her Jewish ancestry, ZZ began practicing Judaism.

Source: Information about ZZ’s Jewish heritage –