Aaron Taylor-Johnson

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson with wife Sam Taylor-Johnson in 2012, photo via Prphotos

Birth Name: Aaron Perry Johnson

Place of Birth: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 13 June, 1990

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Ashkenazi Jewish

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, born Aaron Perry Johnson, and previously credited as Aaron Johnson, is an English actor.

He is the son of Sarah and Robert Johnson. He is married to director and artist Sam Taylor-Johnson, with whom he has two children. The couple hyphenated their surnames together.

Aaron has mentioned that he is Jewish.

Aaron’s maternal grandfather is named James Collis.

Aaron’s maternal grandmother is Sarah Frankfort (the daughter of Alec Frankfort and Louisa Cushion). Sarah was born in Lambeth, London, England. Alec was a Jewish emigrant who was born in Russia. Louisa was the daughter of David Cushion, who had Irish ancestry, and of Ann Frances Robinson.

Source: Genealogy of Aaron Taylor-Johnson (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

42 Responses

  1. mycarf123123 says:

    His profile regarding his maternal grandparents is all confusing at this moment. Who is Jewish in that part of his family? The Russian-born one as the tags suggest? Please keep it coherent.

    • jackson9 says:

      Aaron’s maternal grandmother’s father Alec Frankfort was Jewish and Aaron’s great-grandmother (Alec’s spouse) Louisa Cushion was English and Irish. The rest of the ancestry is unclear as to if they were Jewish or not.

      • mycarf123123 says:

        I see.

        You should update his profile accordingly then ‘ Alec was born in Russia to a Jewish family.’ or along the lines of something like that.

  2. ethnic233 says:

    Didn’t know he was Ashkenazi Jew. He looks more English tho.

  3. Adamina says:

    He is perfect! Too bad he is already married

  4. Oaken05 says:

    So he just has a Jewish great-grandfather from Russia?

    • jackson9 says:

      Well even if I am right, Aaron’s father could still have some Ashkenazi Jewish roots. we don’t know who is paternal grandparents are yet.

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