Birth Name: Debra Manheim
Place of Birth: West Caldwell, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 8, 1961
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Camryn Manheim is an American actress. Her roles include the series The Practice, Ghost Whisperer, Person of Interest, Stumptown, and Law & Order, the mini-series Elvis (2005), as Gladys Presley; and the films Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, Happiness (1998), What Planet Are You From?, Scary Movie 3, Twisted (2004), Dark Water (2005), An Unfinished Life, and Cop Car.
She is the daughter of Sylvia, a teacher, and Jerome Manheim, a mathematics professor. Her son is actor Milo Manheim.
She is five foot ten inches tall.
Camryn’s paternal grandfather was Herman Manheim (the son of Elias E. Manheim and Jennie/Jenny Harris). Herman was born in Tennessee. Elias was a German Jewish immigrant, and was the son of Herman Manheim and Yetta Elias. Jennie was born in Illinois, to German Jewish parents, Jacob Harris and Esther.
Camryn’s paternal grandmother was Camille/Camilla K. Fantl (the daughter of Henry Fantl and Veronika/Fronie/Veronij Lederer). Camille was born in Illinois, to Czech Jewish parents. Veronika was the daughter of Josef/Joseph Lederer, who was born in Slatina, Plzeň Region, and of Anna Singer, who was born in Poříč, Letohrad, Pardubice Region.
Camryn’s maternal grandfather was named Samuel “Sam” Nuchow. Samuel was a Polish Jew. He was an early organizer of the Millinery Workers Union.
Camryn’s maternal grandmother was named Esther/Estelle Liebman. Esther was a Polish Jew.
Sources: Interview with Camryn Manheim – https://jewishjournal.com
Genealogy of Camryn Manheim (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Camryn’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Camryn’s paternal grandfather, Herman Manheim, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Camryn’s paternal great-grandfather, Elias E. Manheim – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Camryn’s mother – https://www.geni.com
Camryn’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org