Tavi Gevinson

Place of Birth: Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 21, 1996

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Norwegian (mother; who converted to Judaism)

Tavi Gevinson is an American writer, magazine editor, singer, and actress.

Her father, Steve Gevinson, is an American-born teacher, and is from an Orthodox Jewish family (of Russian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent). Her mother, Berit Engen, a weaver, is Norwegian, from Oslo; Berit was raised a Lutheran, and converted to Judaism in 2001. She is a part-time Hebrew teacher.

Tavi was raised Jewish and had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony.

Tavi’s paternal grandfather is Harry Gevinson (the son of Benjamin Gevinson and Anna Mitchell). Harry was born in Virginia, to a Russian Jewish father and a Polish Jewish mother.

Tavi’s paternal grandmother is Marcella Grossman (the daughter of Max Grossman and Pearl Aronov). Marcella was born in New York, to a Russian Jewish father and a Polish Jewish mother.

Photo by excelentphoto/Bigstock.com

2 Responses

  1. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

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