Russian Jewish

Hoodie Allen

by stlucas on June 17, 2018

Hoodie Allen – 2nd Annual JugLife Celebrity Softball Game – UCLA Easton Stadium – Westwood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Sir Jones /

Birth Name: Steven Adam Markowitz

Place of Birth: Old Bethpage, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 19, 1988

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Hoodie Allen is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter.

Hoodie is the son of Eileen A. (Hart) and Ernest Markowitz. Hoodie’s parents are Jewish. Hoodie has a brother, Daniel.

Hoodie’s paternal grandfather was Herbert Markowitz (the son of Samuel Markowitz and Minnie). Samuel was born in New York, to a father from Russia and a mother from Austria. Minnie was also born in New York, to a father from Russia and a mother from Austria.

Hoodie’s paternal grandmother was named Miriam.

Hoodie’s maternal grandparents were Louis David Hart and Edythe.

Source: Obituary of Hoodie’s maternal grandfather, Louis David Hart –


Mickey Avalon

by stlucas on June 17, 2018

Mickey Avalon – Teton Gravity Research’s “Andy Iron’s Kissed by God” World Premiere – Arrivals – Regency Village Theatre, 961 Broxton Avenue – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Yeshe P. Perl

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 3, 1975

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Mickey Avalon is an American rapper.

Mickey is the son of Patrice Blythe (Porton) and George Perl. His parents are/were of Russian Jewish descent. His grandparents were Holocaust survivors.

Mickey’s maternal grandfather was Marvin Isaac Porton (the son of Joseph E. Porton and Anna Hasi Porton). Marvin was born in California. Joseph was from Russia. Anna was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Russia, Joseph Porton and Ethel Jurist.

Mickey’s maternal grandmother was Ada Nemetz (the daughter of Leon/Leo Nemetz and Bessie Pearlman). Ada was born in Canada. Leon and Bessie were from Russia.

Sources: Birth record of Mickey Avalon –

Birth record of Mickey’s mother –

Marriage record of Mickey’s parents –

Marriage record of Mickey’s maternal grandparents, Marvin Isaac Porton and Ada Nemetz –


Hale Appleman

by stlucas on June 15, 2018

Hale Appleman – “In Secret” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Arclight Hollywood – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Janice Ogata /

Birth Name: Hale Isaac Appleman

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

Date of Birth: January 17, 1986

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

Hale Appleman is an American actor.

Hale is the son of Ara T. Fitzgerald and Richard D. Appleman. His cousin (father’s sister’s daughter) is actress Gillian Zinser. Hale’s father is Jewish. Hale’s mother is of Irish and English descent.

Hale’s paternal grandfather was Irving Lawrence Appleman (the son of Harron Appleman and Anna Weisman). Irving was born in New York. Harron was born in Romania, the son of Ela Appleman. Anna was from Poland.

Hale’s paternal grandmother was Harriet B. Birkenholtz (the daughter of Samuel “Sam” Birkenholtz/Birkenhotz and Ray Hornig). Samuel was born in Galicia, Austria, the son of Simon Birkenholtz and Fanny Levon. Ray was born in Galicia, the daughter of Hav Hornig and Rose Herbst.

Hale’s maternal grandfather was Warren A. Fitzgerald (the son of Corinne/Corine). Corinne was the daughter of Ara.

Hale’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Streeter “Betty” Tabor (the daughter of Elwood/Ellwood Gordon Tabor and Mildred Streeter). Elwood was the son of Thomas Jefferson Tabor and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Hutchinson, who was Irish. Mildred was the daughter of Lewis R. Streeter, who was English, and of Helena/Helina A. Fidler.

Sources: Marriage record of Hale’s parents –

Hale’s paternal grandfather, Irving Lawrence Appleman, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Hale’s paternal grandfather, Irving Lawrence Appleman –

Obituary of Hale’s maternal grandfather, Warren A. Fitzgerald –

Obituary of Hale’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Streeter “Betty” (Tabor) Fitzgerald –


Jake Smollett

by perez-richart on June 7, 2018

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

Date of Birth: July 29, 1989

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*African-American, Native American, Louisiana Creole, Irish (mother)

Jake Smollett is an American actor.

He is the son of Janet (Harris) and Joel Smollett. His siblings include Jojo Smollett, Jazz Smollett, Jussie Smollett, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Jocqui Smollett, all of whom have been involved in the entertainment business.

Jake’s father, who was white, was Ashkenazi Jewish (from a family from Romania, Russia, and Poland). Jake’s mother is black.

Jake’s sister Jurnee stated in an interview that her mother has African-American, Native American, Louisiana Creole, and Irish ancestry.

Jake’s paternal grandfather was Peter Smollett (the son of David Smollett and Dawley/Dawlly Levy). Peter was born in New York. David was a Romanian Jewish emigrant, born in Iași, the son of Jacob Smollett and Rebecca. Dawley was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents, Charles Levy and Esty Cohen.

Jake’s paternal grandmother’s is named Molly Hirschenson.

Jake’s maternal grandparents are John Harris and Grace Smith.

Sources: Interview where Jake’s sister Jurnee mentions her background –

Jake’s paternal grandfather, Peter Smollett, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Jake’s paternal grandfather, Peter Smollett –

Marriage record of Jake’s paternal great-grandparents, David Smollett and Dawley/Dawlly Levy –


Michel Gill

by stlucas on June 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES – FEB 13: Michel Gill at the “House of Cards” Season 2 Special Screening at Directors Guild of America on February 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA

Birth Name: Michel Racine Gill

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

Date of Birth: April 16, 1960

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Michel Gill is an American actor. Michel is also known as Michael Gill.

Michel is the son of Nadine (Racine) and James Vladimir Gill. Michel’s parents are European Jewish; Michel’s mother was born in Paris, France.

Michel is married to British and American actress Jayne Atkinson, with whom he has a child. Michel speaks fluent French and English.

Michel’s paternal grandparents were Anatole Gill and Genia Chene Katz. Anatole was born in Russia. Genia was from Poland.

Michel’s maternal grandfather was Michel Racine (the son of Solomon Racine and Temma Rubinovich). Michel was born in Babruysk, Belarus. Solomon was the son of Jules Racine and Sarah Brook. Temma was the daughter of Abraham Rabinovich/Rubinovich and Sarah Kopeloff.

Michel’s maternal grandmother was Fanny Lifchitz (the daughter of Solomon Lifchitz and Olga Fishman). Fanny was born in Kiev, Ukraine.

Sources: Genealogy of Michel Gill –

Marriage record of Michel’s parents –

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