Christopher de Leon

Birth Name: Christopher Strauss de Leon

Place of Birth: Ermita, Manila, Philippines

Date of Birth: October 31, 1956

Ethnicity: Filipino [Kapampangan, Tagalog], one quarter Ashkenazi Jewish

Christopher de Leon is a Filipino actor and politician. He is the son of actors Guillermo “Gil” Evangelista de Leon and Lilia Dizon (Clara Dizon Strauss).

Christopher is married to actress Sandy Andolong. He has a biological son, actor Ian de Leon, and four adoptive children, including actresses Lotlot de Leon and Matet de Leon, with his former wife, actress Nora Aunor, and five children, including actor Gabriel de Leon and beauty queen titleholder Mariel de Leon, with Sandy.

Christopher’s paternal grandfather was named Vicente de León.

Christopher’s paternal grandmother was named Elisa Evangelista.

Christopher’s maternal grandfather was Abraham “Abe” Strauss (who likely was the son of Isaac Strauss and Karoline Eschelbauer). Abe was a German Jewish-born U.S. Army personnel, originally from Hartheim am Rhein, Baden-Württemberg.

Christopher’s maternal grandmother was named Regina Dizon. Regina was born in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija.

Source: Genealogy of Christopher de Leon –

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