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, Ashkenazi Jewish, smaller amount of Irish

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, born Aaron Perry Johnson, and previously credited as Aaron Johnson, is an English actor. His roles include Kick-Ass, Nowhere Boy, Savages, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Bullet Train.

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

41 Responses

  1. jackson9 says:

    he might be more ethnically English than Ashkenazi.

  2. Adamina says:

    He is perfect! Too bad he is already married

  3. 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.

  4. jackson9 says:

    I think I found additional information on Aaron’s maternal grandfather. James Collis parents were James Collis (the son of John George Collis Ward and Martha Cambridge) and Ethel Holiday (the daughter of Walter James Holliday and Ellen Theresa Walker). If this is right James Collis is of English and remote Irish +Welsh ancestry.

  5. bearboy says:

    This may sound silly but I think there should be a comma between English and Ashkenazi Jewish not a hyphen since Aaron has some non-Jewish English ancestry and the two being linked together could imply to people otherwise.

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