Birth Name: Claudia J. Mason
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 9, c. early 1970s
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Claudia Mason is an American model and actress.
Claudia’s father, playwright and novelist Clifford Mason, is African-American. Claudia’s mother is Ashkenazi Jewish. She is pictured here.
Claudia’s maternal grandfather is Leon “Leo” Lisnow (the son of Nathan Lisnow and Mary Nass). Leon was born in New York, to Jewish emigrants. Nathan was born in Russia. Mary was from Austria, and was the daughter of Meyer Nass and Mollie/Malka Tannenbaum.
Claudia’s maternal grandmother is Sophie/Sophia R. Firstenberg (the daughter of Max Firstenberg and Bessie Tepper). Sophie was born in New York, to Jewish parents. Max was born in Poland, the son of Hirsh Firstenberg and Rose Bornstein. Bessie was from Galicia, Austria, and was the daughter of Schabsi Tepper and Sofie Ashkuasi.