40 (Noah Shebib)

by follers on September 10, 2018

Ne-Yo and Noah 40 Shebib – 24th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards – Arrivals – Beverly Hilton Hotel – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait – False – Photo Credit: Koi Sojer / PR Photos

Birth Name: Noah James Shebib

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: March 31, 1983

Ethnicity: Lebanese (paternal grandfather), Irish, Scottish, Swiss-German, English

40, also credited as Noah Shebib, is a Canadian record producer and actor. 40 is well known as the producer for artist Drake.

He is the son of actress Tedde Moore and director Donald Shebib (Donald Everett Shebib). His grandfather, Mavor Moor, was a prominent writer, producer, actor, public servant, critic, and educator. His great-grandmother was Canadian theatre pioneer Dora Mavor Moore. His aunt is actress Charlotte Moore.

40’s paternal grandfather was Moses “Morris” Shebib (the son of George Shebib and Martha Haddad). Moses was born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, to Lebanese/Syrian parents. George was the son of Elias Shebib and Miriam Khayat.

40’s paternal grandmother was named Mary Alice Long. Mary Alice was a Newfoundlander, who was of Irish descent.

40’s maternal grandfather was James Mavor Moore (the son of Francis John Moore and Dora Mavor Moore). 40’s grandfather Mavor was born in Toronto, Ontario. 40’s great-grandfather Francis was an Anglican theologian and army chaplain, who was the son of John Moore and Mary Ann Mason. 40’s great-grandmother Dora was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and was an actor, teacher, and director, who helped establish Canadian professional theatre in the 1930s and 1940s. Dora’s father, James Mavor, was a prominent economist, who served as Professor of Political Economy, at the University of Toronto, from 1892 to 1923. Dora’s mother, 40’s great-great-grandmother, was Christine Jane Balfour Watt. Dora moved to Canada in the 1890s with her family.

40’s maternal grandmother was Darwina Faessler (the daughter of Charles Fassler/Faessler and Mary Isabella Menzies). Charles was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland, the son of Joseph Pankraz Fassler and Waldburga Kresenzia Franz. Mary was born in Toronto, the daughter of John Henry Menzies, who was born in London, England, and of Mary Isabella Scott.

Sources: 40’s paternal grandfather, Moses “Morris” Shebib, on the 1911 Canada Census –

Obituary of 40’s paternal grandfather, Moses “Morris” Shebib –

Obituary of 40’s maternal grandmother, Darwina (Faessler) Moore –

Death records of 40’s maternal great-grandparents, Charles Fassler/Faessler and Mary Isabella Menzies –


Callie Khouri

by stlucas on July 1, 2018

Callie Khouri – PaleyFest 2013 Presents “Nashville” – Arrivals – Saban Theatre – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Carolyn Ann Khouri

Place of Birth: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 27, 1957

*Syrian-Lebanese (father)
*German, English, French (mother)

Callie Khouri is an American film and television screenwriter, producer, and director.

Callie is the daughter of Virginia Mae (Uland) and Eli Khouri, Jr. Callie’s father was of Lebanese descent. Callie’s mother was mostly of German, English, and French ancestry. Callie was raised in Kentucky. She is married to record producer, musician, and songwriter T Bone Burnett.

Eli’s paternal grandfather was Eli Khouri, Sr. Eli was born in Syria.

Eli’s paternal grandmother was Della Shaheen (the daughter of John Shaheen and Lizzie Thomas). Della was born in Kentucky. John and Lizzie were born in Syria.

Callie’s maternal grandfather was Harry E. Uland (the son of John Uland and LaVicie Elizabeth Combs). Harry was born in Indiana. John was born in Indiana, the son of John Uland and Mary Ann Bays. LaVicie was born in Indiana, the daughter of Aaron Combs and Ruth Burch.

Callie’s maternal grandmother was Amelia Wyly (the daughter of Samuel Snow Wyly and Belladonna Shelburne Brashear). Amelia was born in Kentucky. Samuel was born in Alabama, the son of Benjamin Cleveland Wyly and Elsie Ann Snow. Belladonna was born in Kentucky, the daughter of Samuel Brashear/Brashears and Amelia.

Sources: Birth record of Callie Khouri –

Obituary of Callie’s mother –


John Shiban

by stlucas on June 14, 2018

07/30/2012 – John Shiban – AMC’s “Hell on Wheels” Season 2 Premiere – Arrivals – Paley Center for Media – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Emiley Schweich / PR Photos

Birth Name: John J. Shiban

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 8, 1962

*Syrian (father)
*Austrian, Danish, English, Irish (mother)

John Shiban is an American television writer, director, and producer.

John is the son of Ramona Marie (Wustner) and John Roosevelt Shiban. His father was of Syrian descent. His mother had Austrian, Danish, English, and Irish ancestry. John is married to Janet, with whom he has a son.

John’s paternal grandparents were John Shiban and Anna. John and Anna were born in Syria.

John’s maternal grandfather was Lorenz Josef Wustner (the son of Franz Josef Wustner and Sophia Dorothea Paulsen). Lorenz was born in North Dakota. Franz was born in Austria, the son of Lorenz Wustner and Rosina Mangeng. Sophia was born in Vamdrup, Denmark.

John’s maternal grandmother was named Rubie Hines/Haines Ward (who likely was the daughter of Roy Otis Ward and Katherine Delnore Madigan). Roy was born in Iowa, the son of William W. Ward and Ella Letitia Haines. Katherine was born in Canada.

Sources: Birth record of John Shiban –

John’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of John’s mother –

Obituary of John’s uncle (mother’s brother), Lorenz Franz “Larry” Wustner –


Jane Wiedlin

by savanna on May 29, 2018

Jane Wiedlin – 2014 Hollywood Bowl Opening Night and Hall of Fame Ceremony – Arrivals – Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 Headshot – False – Photo Credit: Janice Ogata /

Birth Name: Jane Marie Genevieve Wiedlin

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

Date of Birth: May 20, 1958

*German, Swiss-German (father)
*Lebanese/Syrian (mother)

Jane Wiedlin is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known as the rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist of the rock band The Go-Go’s. She has also had a solo musical career.

Jane is the daughter of Betty Jane (Herro) and Robert Arthur Wiedlin, Sr. Her father was of German and Swiss-German ancestry. Her mother was of Lebanese/Syrian descent, and was from Oconomowoc, where many emigrants from Lebanon settled.

Jane’s paternal grandparents were Roy Vincent Wiedlin and Genevieve Catherine Bastian. Roy and Genevieve were born in Illinois.

Jane’s maternal grandparents were Joseph Kalel Herro (the son of Elias Herro) and Genevieve Nemior. Joseph and Genevieve were born in Syria.

Sources: Genealogies of Jane’s parents –

Jane’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Traci Dinwiddie

by madman on March 19, 2018

Place of Birth: Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 22, 1973

Ethnicity: Syrian, German, Cherokee Native American

Traci Dinwiddie is an American actress.

Traci’s surname, Dinwiddie, is from her stepfather, and is Scottish in origin. She has Syrian, German, and Cherokee Native American ancestry.

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