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 starring in the film Booksmart and television’s American Crime Story: Impeachment.
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 actor, filmmaker, and comedian Jonah Hill (born Jonah Hill Feldstein) and music manager Jordan Feldstein.
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. Eva was born in New York, to Ukrainian Jewish parents, Jacob Raskin and Annie Balsam/Nassof.
Beanie’s paternal grandmother was Claire M. Rafkin (the daughter of Victor Rafkin and Tillie Bernstein). Claire was born in New York. Claire’s brother, Beanie’s great-uncle, was actor, director, and producer Alan Rafkin (born Alfred Irwin Rafkin). Victor and Tillie were Russian Jewish immigrants. 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 Chalkin and Rose Berkowitz/Bencong. 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