Charles Roven

Roven in 2013, photo by Debby Wong/

Birth Name: Charles Victor Roven

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 1, 1949

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Charles Roven is an American film producer. He has produced the superhero films Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Wonder Woman (2017), among many other titles. He is the president and co-founder of Atlas Entertainment.

Charles’ parents were Jewish. His father was born in Bardejov, Slovakia, and his mother was born in Mukachevo, Ukraine. The family name was changed from Rossenwasser to Roven upon their arrival in the U.S. Charles is a first cousin of American banker and investor Tom Spiegel. Charles’ mother and Tom’s father were siblings.

Charles was married to film studio executive and producer Dawn Steel, until her death, with whom he has a daughter. He is now married to Stephanie Haymes. Stephanie is the daughter of entertainers Dick Haymes and Fran Jeffries.

Charles’ paternal grandfather was Avraham Natan Neta Uziel Rosenwasser (the son of Uziel Meisels Rossenwasser and Yenta Schiff). Avraham was born in Bardejov, Slovakia. Uziel was the son of Yosef Yuska “Joseph” Rosenwasser and Beila “Betti” Rubin.

Charles’ paternal grandmother was Rachel Roza Spira (the daughter of Abraham Spira and Sarah Guttmann). Rachel was born in Bardejov, Slovakia. Abraham was born in Bardejov, the son of Simon Spira and Hinda.

Charles’ maternal grandfather was named Chaim Benjamin Spiegel.

Sources: Genealogy of Charles Roven –

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