Adam Sandler

Sandler in 2011, s_bukley /

Birth Name: Adam Richard Sandler

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 9, 1966

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Adam Sandler is an American actor, comedian, writer, musician, producer, and businessperson.

Adam was raised in a Jewish family, the son of Judith (Levine) and Stanley Sandler. He said in a Russian interview that his parents’ families were both Russian Jewish. He also has Lithuanian Jewish ancestry.

Adam is married to model and actress Jackie Sandler (born Jacqueline Samantha Titone), with whom he has two daughters. Jackie is of Italian descent, and is a convert to Judaism.

Adam’s paternal grandfather was Philip Sandler (the son of Joseph Jacob Sandler and Beckie/Becki/Rebecca/Rivka Zilberman/Silberman/Silverman). Philip was born in New York. Joseph was born in Panemune, Tauragė County, Lithuania, the son of Yehuda Yudel Sandler and Feige Polak. Beckie was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, the daughter of Eliyahu Zilberman/Silberman/Silverman and Mina Finklestein.

Adam’s paternal grandmother was named Anna Eva Friedman. Anna was born in New York.

Adam’s maternal grandfather was surnamed Levine.

Adam’s maternal grandmother was named Mollie.

Sources: Jewish Journal article about Adam –

Russian interview with Adam –

Genealogy of Adam Sandler (focusing on his father’s side) –

Adam’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary record of Adam’s father –

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Adam Sandler with wife Jackie Sandler in 2011, photo by prphotos


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16 Responses

  1. christian says:

    i hate him , he is a fucking republican

    typical stupid american idiot

  2. Maria says:

    He is so funny!

  3. aps says:

    Adam said in russian interview what his ancestors by both sides were russians.
    AS: You know, I recently learned that my ancestors were Russian, from both sides – from the maternal and paternal.
    Q: And from what city they come from?
    A.S: I do not know. The news fell on me like a bolt from the blue, and I asked my people to find out everything, so that at the next meeting, I hope I will have something to tell you.

  4. alexis says:

    omg i didn’t know he was jewish… cool!

  5. zeney says:

    love it!!adam sandler my fave..

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