Annika Marks

Marks in 2018, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Annika Jennifer Marks

Place of Birth: Malmö, Sweden

Date of Birth: 12 August, 1980

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – Irish, German, English, Austrian

Annika Marks is an American actress, writer, and producer.

Annika was born in Sweden, to American parents, and was raised mostly in Washington. Annika has said that she is Jewish.

Annika’s paternal grandfather was Louis M. Marks (the son of Henry Magnus Marks and Esther Shirts/Shire). Louis was born in Illinois, to a Jewish family. Henry was born in Illinois, the son of Louis Marks, whose parents were from Germany, and of Anna “Annie” Magnus, whose parents were from England. Esther was born in Wisconsin, the daughter of Philip/Phillip Shire, whose parents were from Germany and/or Russia and/or France, and of Carolina/Caroline “Lena” Sigmund/Segmund, whose parents were from Germany.

Annika’s paternal grandmother was named Bertha V. Michaelson/Michelson (the daughter of Samuel Michaelson/Michelson/Mickelson and Pearl). Bertha was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Samuel was the son of Jacob Mickelson and Ella.

Annika’s maternal grandfather was Alan Joseph Russick (the son of Francis Lawrence “Frank” Russick/Bussick and Lillian Ann Davis). Alan was born in Illinois. Francis was born in Illinois, to parents from Austria. Lillian was born in Illinois, the daughter of Walter E. Davis, whose parents were from England, and of Anna Elizabeth “Annie” Shea.

Annika’s maternal grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Boyle (the daughter of Leo Joseph Boyle and Gertrude C. Krewer). Mary Elizabeth was born in Illinois. Leo was born in Illinois, to Scottish parents, John Joseph Boyle and Elizabeth McGlynn, who were of Irish origin. Gertrude was born in Illinois, to German parents, Johann Krewer and Mary Friedrich.

Sources: Obituary of Annika’s paternal grandfather, Louis M. Marks –

Genealogy of Annika’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Anna “Annie” Magnus (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Death record of Annika’s paternal great-grandmother, Esther (Shirts/Shire) Marks –

Death record of Annika’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Philip/Phillip Shire –

Death records of Annika’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Carolina/Caroline “Lena” (Sigmund/Segmund) Shire –

Obituary of Annika’s paternal grandmother, Bertha V. (Michaelson) Marks –

Obituary of Annika’s maternal grandfather, Alan Joseph Russick –

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