Place of Birth: Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 21, 1996
*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.
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