Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 11, 1990
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
*possibly German (father)
Connor Paolo is an American actor. His roles include the films Alexander (2004), Stake Land, and Friend Request, and television’s Gossip Girl, Revenge, and One Life to Live. He is the son of Colin Paolo, a writer, and Julia Mendelsohn, a voice teacher.
Connor’s father’s original surname is Pahlow. Pahlow is usually a German surname.
Connor’s mother is Jewish (of Russian Jewish, German Jewish, Polish Jewish, and Hungarian Jewish descent). Connor participated in the Birthright Israel program.
Connor’s maternal grandfather was Raymond H. Mendelsohn (the son of Arthur Mendelsohn and May/Mae Hirshfield). Raymond was born in New Jersey. Arthur was the son of Russian Jewish parents, Max Mendelsohn and Edith Cohen. May was born in New York, the daughter of Jacob Hirshfield, who was born in Canada, to German Jewish parents, and of Annie/Anna/Ann Liberstein, who was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents.
Connor’s maternal grandmother is Violet Fixler (the daughter of Salamon/Solomon Liepschitz Fixler and Gizella/Gizela Stern). Violet was born in Hungary, to a Jewish family, from Kisvárda, Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg. Her family moved to the U.S. in the 1930s. Salamon was born in Gemzse, Tisza, Szabolcs, Hungary, the son of Abraham Liepschitz and Mari Margita Fikszler/Frichter/Fuxler/Fixler. Gizella was born in Kisvárda, the daughter of Samuel Stern.
Sources: Connor’s maternal grandfather, Raymond H. Mendelsohn, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Connor’s maternal great-grandparents, Arthur Mendelsohn and May/Mae Hirshfield – https://familysearch.org
Connor’s maternal grandmother, Violet Fixler, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org