Birth Name: Colin Kelly Jost
Place of Birth: Staten Island, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 29, 1982
Ethnicity: Irish, German, English
Colin Jost is an American comedian, actor, and writer. He is a cast member on the show Saturday Night Live.
His brother is actor and writer Casey Jost. Colin is married to actress, singer, and model Scarlett Johansson, with whom he has a son.
Colin’s paternal grandfather was John Adam Jost (the son of Nickolas/Nikolas/Nikolaus Jost and Barbara Straub). John was born in New Jersey. Nickolas and Barbara were ethnic Germans from Banat Guttenbrunn, Hungary, today Romania.
Colin’s paternal grandmother was Barbara Louise Gates (the daughter of Rupert Granville Gates and Anne E. Williams). Barbara was born in New Jersey, and had Colonial American (English) ancestry. Rupert was the son of Julius Granville Gates and Ella B. Barrett. Anne was the daughter of The Rev. Stephen Williams and Mary Jane Wilkinson, who were English.
Colin’s maternal grandfather is named William M. Kelly, Jr.
Colin’s maternal grandmother was Helen Neville (the daughter of Henry Frances “Harry” Neville and Jane/Jennie Victoria/Veronica Hagan). Helen was born in New York. Henry was the son of Richard J. Neville, who was Irish, and of Catherine/Katie Gemenhardt, who was German. Jane was the daughter of Joseph G. Hagan and Susan Loretta Louise Cummisky/Comiskey/Kummisky/Claninskey, who were of Irish origin.
Sources: Genealogy of Colin Jost – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Colin’s maternal grandmother, Helen (Neville) Kelly – https://obits.silive.com