Sarah Sokolovic

Sarah Sokolovic – HBO’s “Big Little Lies” TV Series Season 1 Premiere – Arrivals – TCL Chinese Theater, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Place of Birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 9, 1980

*Serbian (father)
*Swedish, English, German (mother)

Sarah Sokolovic is an American film, television, and theatre actress.

Sarah is the daughter of Donna Mae (Stowell) Mandelin and Dimso “Dan” Sokolovic. Sarah’s father likely was born in Germany, and was of Serbian descent. Sarah’s mother is American, and has English, German, and Swedish roots.

Sarah’s paternal grandfather was Bozidar Sokolovic (the son of Simo Sokolovic and Stanislava Brkovic). Bozidar was born in Drvar, Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Sarah’s paternal grandmother was Nevenka Radjenovic (the daughter of Stevan “Stevo” Radjenovic and Mileva). Nevenka was born in Lika, Yugoslavia (now Croatia).

Sarah’s maternal grandfather was Donald George Stowell (the son of George Guy Stowell and Augusta). George was the son of George B. “Geo” Stowell and Merilla Dette Pease. Augusta was born in Sweden.

Sarah’s maternal grandmother was Evelyn Margaret Vollbrecht (the daughter of Frank Vollbrecht and Otellia/Otelia Scharnow). Frank was the son of German parents, Henry Vollbrecht and Maria Schulz. Ottelia was also the daughter of German parents, August Scharnow and Emilie Lichtenberg.

Sources: Genealogy of Sarah Sokolovic –

Obituary of Sarah’s father –

Obituary of Sarah’s maternal grandfather, Donald G. Stowell –

Obituary of Sarah’s maternal grandmother, Evelyn Margaret Stowell –

Paula Marshall

Paula Marshall – 35th People’s Choice Awards Nomination Announcement Press Conference – The Peninsula Hotel – Beverly Hills, CA. USA – Keywords: Paula Marshall – False – – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Birth Name: Paula Marie Marshall

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

Date of Birth: June 12, 1964

*Irish, Austrian (father)
*Serbian (mother)

Paula Marshall is an American actress.

Paula is the daughter of Betty (Matijevich) and James Gerard “Jim” Marshall. Her brother is Virginia politician Bob Marshall.

Paula is married to actor Danny Nucci, with whom she has a daughter.

Paula’s paternal grandfather was Patrick Joseph Marshall, Sr. (the son of James “Jim” Marshall and Mary White). James was born in Ireland, the son of John Marshall and Ellen Goulden. Mary was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish parents.

Paula’s paternal grandmother was named Elizabeth M. Getz. Elizabeth was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Austria.

Paula’s maternal grandparents were Milovan “Milan” Matijevich and Danica “Dorothy” Popovich. Milovan and Danica were born in Yugoslavia, and were ethnic Serbians.

Sources: Obituary of Paula’s father –

Obituary of Paula’s mother –

Alexis Ren

Birth Name: Alexis René Glabach

Place of Birth: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, U.S. (presumably)

Date of Birth: November 23, 1996

Ethnicity: Serbian (maternal grandfather), German, English, Irish

Alexis Ren is an American model and Internet personality.

Alexis is the daughter of Cynthia Laine (Berkich) and Gaylord Frank Glabach.

Alexis’ paternal grandfather was Francis Conroy “Frank” Glabach (the son of Ludwig Glabach and Catherine “Kate” Doerhoefer). Frank was born in Michigan, to German parents.

Alexis’ paternal grandmother was likely named Ruth Marie.

Alexis’ maternal grandfather was DuSean/Donald Berkich (the son of Nicholas “Nick” Berkich and Ann Milica “Mitza” Kuruzovick). Nicholas likely was the son of Rada/Rade/Rody Brkić/Berkich and Kata/Katie/Catherine, who were Serbian. Ann was the daughter of Peter Kuruzović/Kuruzovick/Kuruzovich and Angeline/Angelina Julia Berkich, who were also Serbian.

Alexis’ maternal grandmother was Gwendolyn Elizabeth “Gwen” Fannin (the daughter of Grady Lloyd Fannin and Lucile Hall). Grady was the son of Jessie W. Fannin and Ozell Rea. Lucile was the daughter of Harry Hall and Mary.

Sources: Alexis’ paternal grandfather, Francis Conroy “Frank” Glabach, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Alexis’s paternal grandfather, Francis Conroy “Frank” Glabach –

Genealogy of Alexis’ mother –

Marriage record of Alexis’ maternal grandparents, DuSean/Donald Berkich and Gwendolyn Elizabeth “Gwen” Fannin –

Obituary of Alexis’ maternal grandfather, DuSean/Donald Berkich –

Alexis’ maternal great-grandfather, Nicholas “Nick” Berkich, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Death record of Alexis’ maternal great-grandfather, Nicholas “Nick” Berkich –

Obituary of Alexis’ maternal great-grandmother, Ann Milica “Mitza” (Kuruzovick) Berkich –

Death records of Alexis’ maternal great-great-grandparents, Peter Kuruzović/Kuruzovick/Kuruzovich and Angeline/Angelina Julia Berkich –

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Milena Govich

Milena Govich – The Cinema Society and Conde Nast Traveler Hosted a Screening of “Transsiberian” –  Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Birth Name: Milena Marija Govich

Place of Birth: Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 29, 1976

*Serbian (father)
*English, Scottish, possibly other (mother)

Milena Govich is an American actress, singer, dancer, and musician.

Milena is the daughter of Marilyn (Green) and Bruce Michael Govich. Her father was a first-generation American, of Serbian ancestry. Her mother has English, and is also said to have Scottish, roots. Milena’s aunt (father’s sister) is actress Milica Govich. Milena is married to writer, composer, and film producer David Cornue.

Milena’s paternal grandfather was Michael George Govich (the son of parents whose surnames were Gvoić and Trkulja). Michael was born in Yugoslavia (now Serbia).

Milena’s paternal grandmother was Mary Pavlovich (the daughter of Sam Pavlovich and Milica Busic). Mary was born in Yugoslavia (now Serbia).

Milena’s maternal grandfather was Jerl W. Green (the son of James “Jim” Monroe Green and Mary Etta Jackson).

Milena’s maternal grandmother was Velda Sue Parker (the daughter of William Franklin Parker and Ruby Christell Cearlock). Ruby was the daughter of William Alfred Cearlock and Appie Lee Price.

Sources: Milena’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Milena’s father –

Milena’s paternal grandparents, Michael George Govich and Mary Pavlovich, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Milena’s paternal grandmother, Mary (Pavlovich) Govich –

Obituary of Milena’s maternal great-aunt (maternal grandfather’s sister), Bertha Lee (Green) Monroe –

Obituary of Milena’s maternal grandmother, Velda Sue (Parker) Green –