Birth Name: Elizabeth Greer Feldstein
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: June 24, 1993
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Beanie Feldstein is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the films The Female Brain, Lady Bird, Booksmart, How to Build a Girl, and The Humans, and television’s Fan Girl, What We Do in the Shadows, American Crime Story: Impeachment, and, voicing the title character, Harriet the Spy.
Beanie is the daughter of Sharon, a fashion stylist and costume designer, and Richard Feldstein, an accountant. Her parents are both Jewish, of Russian Jewish, Austrian Jewish, and Ukrainian Jewish descent. She is the sister of music manager Jordan Feldstein and actor, filmmaker, and comedian Jonah Hill (born Jonah Hill Feldstein). Beanie is married to British producer Bonnie-Chance Roberts.
Beanie’s paternal grandfather was Daniel “Danny” Feldstein (the son of Herman Harvey Feldstein and Eva Raskin). Daniel was born in New York. Herman was born in Russia/Belarus, to Jewish parents, Isaac Feldstein and Dinah/Dina Resnick/Resick. Eva was born in New York, to Ukrainian Jewish parents, Jacob Raskin and Annie/Anna Balsam/Nassof.
Beanie’s paternal grandmother was Claire M. Rafkin (the daughter of Victor Rafkin and Tillie Bernstein). Claire was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Claire’s brother, Beanie’s great-uncle, was actor, director, and producer Alan Rafkin (born Alfred Irwin Rafkin). Victor was the son of Louis Rafkin and Freda Cureyon. Tillie was the daughter of Abraham Bernstein and Anna Sinaf/Senata.
Beanie’s maternal grandfather was Richard L. “Dick” Chalkin (the son of Irving Chalkin and Hannah Spitz). Irving was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents, Isidore/Isador/Isidor Chalkin and Rose/Rosie Berkowitz/Bencong/Berckovitz. Hannah was born in New York, to Austrian Jewish parents from Galicia, Hyman Spitz and Jannie Wind.
Beanie’s maternal grandmother was Audrey M. Galin (the daughter of Herman Galin and Gertrude “Gertie” Ross). Audrey was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Herman was the son of Jacob Galinsky and Eva Moskowitz.
Sources: Interview with Beanie’s brother, Jonah Hill – http://www.nytimes.com
Genealogy of Beanie Feldstein – http://www.geni.com
Marriage announcement of Beanie’s paternal grandparents, Daniel “Danny” Feldstein and Claire M. Rafkin – https://www.newspapers.com
Beanie’s paternal grandmother, Claire M. Rafkin, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Beanie Feldstein (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://levinsongenealogy.org