Danielle von Zerneck
Birth Name: Danielle Frances von Zerneck
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 21, 1965
*Hungarian, Sephardi Jewish (father)
*German, English, Irish, French (mother)
Danielle von Zerneck is an American actress and film producer. She is the daughter of Julie Mannix, an actress, and Frank von Zerneck (Francis E. von Zerneck), a television producer. She is married to English musician James Fearnley.
Danielle’s paternal grandfather was actor Peter von Zerneck (born Harald/Harold Maria Erzo/Erno Zerneck; the son of Erno Tade Alajos/Ernest Zerneck/Zarneck and Maria). Harald was born in Budapest, Hungary.
Danielle’s paternal grandmother was Bella/Beatrice Francis (the daughter of Morris Francis and Esther/Ester Ellis). Bella was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, and was Sephardi Jewish.
Danielle’s maternal grandfather was Daniel P. Mannix (Daniel Pratt Mannix IV; the son of Daniel Pratt Mannix III and Mary Hawthorne Perkins), an author and journalist. Danielle’s grandfather Daniel was born in Pennsylvania. Danielle’s great-grandfather Daniel was the son of Daniel Pratt Mannix and Ella Butler Stevens. Mary was the daughter of Charles Penrose Perkins and Helen Armstrong Wright.
Danielle’s maternal grandmother was Jules Brock Junker (the daughter of Jules Xavier Junker and Rose Brock). Jules was born in Pennsylvania. Jules was the son of Jules Xavier Junker, who was Alsatian German, and of Annie/Amy/Aimee Bigeon, whose parents were French. Rose’s mother was Irish.
Sources: Genealogy of Danielle van Zerneck (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Danielle’s paternal grandfather, Peter von Zerneck, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Danielle’s paternal grandmother, Bella/Beatrice Francis, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Danielle’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Helen Armstrong Wright, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Danielle’s maternal great-grandfather, Jules Xavier Junker – https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Danielle’s maternal great-grandfather, Jules Xavier Junker, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org