Amy Sherman-Palladino

Sherman-Palladino in 2020, photo by DFree/

Birth Name: Amy Victoria Sherman

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 17, 1966

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – English, Scottish, French

Amy Sherman-Palladino is an American television writer, director, and producer. She is married to executive producer, screenwriter, and director Daniel Palladino. The two have collaborated on the shows Gilmore Girls and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, among other works.

She is the daughter of actress and dancer Maybin Hewes and actor and comedian Don Sherman (born Donald Glatter). Her father was Ashkenazi Jewish. Her mother is mostly of English, Scottish, and French descent.

Amy’s maternal grandfather was Newton Maybin Hewes (the son of Newton Heine Hewes and Deborah Bennett/Bennet Maybin). Amy’s grandfather Newton was born in Louisiana. Amy’s great-grandfather Newton was born in Mississippi, the son of Frederick Searles Hewes and Cora Stewart Newton. Deborah was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Edward Crawford Maybin and Georgianna Hunter Bennett.

Amy’s maternal grandmother was Edna Fort (the daughter of Earnest Fort and Nancy Evelyn/Eveline Battiste/Batteaste). Edna was born in Mississippi. Earnest was born in Mississippi, the son of Alexander Travis Fort and Malissa Dees. Nancy was born in Alabama, the daughter of Noel Pierre Battiste/Batteaste and Margaret Missouri Chadick.

Sources: Marriage record of Amy’s parents –

Genealogy of Amy Sherman-Palladino (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Amy’s mother –

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