Tim Blake Nelson

by follers on August 8, 2015

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Birth Name: Timothy Blake Nelson

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

Date of Birth: May 11, 1964

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Tim Blake Nelson is an American actor, writer, and director. His mother, Ruth Kaiser Nelson, is a philanthropist, and his father, Donald Harris Nelson, is a geologist and wildcatter.

Tim’s father is of Russian Jewish descent. Tim’s maternal grandparents were German Jews.

Tim is married to Lisa Benavides, with whom he has three children.

Tim’s maternal grandfather was Herman George Kaiser (the son of Simon Kaiser and Fanny Wertheim). Herman was born in Mardorf, Germany. Simon was the son of Meier Kaiser, who was born in Mardorf, and of Rosa Oppenheimer, who was born in Schmalnau, Hessen. Fanny was the daughter of Mendel Wertheim and Binchen Katz.

Tim’s maternal grandmother was named Kate/Kaethe Samuel.

Sources: Genealogy of Tim Blake Nelson (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Obituary of Tim’s maternal grandfather, Herman George Kaiser – http://www.findagrave.com

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