Azhy Robertson

Robertson in 2019, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Date of Birth: January 10, 2010

Ethnicity:
*paternal grandfather – Scottish
*paternal grandmother – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – Kurdish

Azhy Robertson is an American actor. He stars as Henry, the son of Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson’s characters in the film Marriage Story (2019), and co-stars in the mini-series The Plot Against America (2020). In the latter, his character is Jewish, a stand-in for writer Philip Roth.

Azhy’s father was born to a father with Scottish heritage and a Jewish mother, and was likely raised Jewish.

Azhy’s mother is Kurdish.

His mother Shok has written:

I made it to the U.S. from Iraq by way of Kuwait, Iran, and Turkey at age 22. My family are Kurdish survivors of the Gulf War uprisings and the retaliation that followed. After lawyers’ fees, being refused, my case getting reopened, and a lot of heartache, I received my refugee status in the U.S…. I studied, worked for major corporations, and eventually went back to the Middle East and Afghanistan to work in humanitarian aid with U.S. agencies. When I became a naturalized citizen in 2001, I finally reached freedom. Eventually I settled in New York…

Azhy’s paternal grandfather is named Terry Ray Robertson. Terry is of Scottish descent.

Azhy’s paternal grandmother was born Marilyn Faye Marder. Marilyn is Jewish, and is a practicing Jew.

Azhy’s maternal grandfather is named Sardir Zewar.

2 Responses

  1. madman says:

    His paternal grandmother is named Marilyn (surname possibly Marder).

    His maternal grandfather is Sardir Zewar.

    I’m having a hard time finding any records of his father’s family, except for his father himself.

  2. madman says:

    He was born Azhy N. Robertson.
    His father is Sean Eric Robertson.
    His paternal grandfather is Terry Robertson. Terry is of Scottish descent.
    His paternal grandmother is possibly named Mic (I say possibly because it could be a nickname or something). She is Jewish, it seems.
    His maternal grandfather’s surname was likely Zewar.

    Still working on going deeper into his family tree.

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