Doug Emhoff

Birth Name: Douglas Craig Emhoff

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 13, 1964

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Doug Emhoff, also known as Douglas Emhoff, is an American entertainment lawyer. He is married to politician and prosecutor Kamala Harris, who was elected Vice President of the United States in 2020. He is the first male, and the first Jewish person, to be married to an individual who was elected either a President or Vice President of the country.

Doug is the son of Barbara and Michael Emhoff. He was raised in New Jersey before moving to California in 1981. He has two children with his former wife Kerstin Emhoff, a film producer, who is the founder and CEO of production company Prettybird.

Doug’s paternal grandfather was Albert/Bert/Abraham Emhoff (the son of Isadore Emhoff/Imhoff and Mary/Marion Bloch). Albert was born in New Jersey, to Austrian Jewish parents.

Doug’s paternal grandmother was Henrietta Anne/Ann Mandell (the daughter of Max Mandell and Esther Heit). Henrietta was born in New York, to Austrian Jewish immigrants.

Doug’s maternal grandfather was William Kanzer (the son of Harris Kanzer and Pauline Silverstein). William was born in New York, to Jewish parents from the Russian Empire.

Doug’s maternal grandmother was Bertha Leezenbaum/Lee (the daughter of Morris Leezenbaum and Fanny Cohen). Bertha was born in New York, to a Russian Jewish father and an Austrian Jewish mother. Morris was the son of Abraham Leezenbaum. Fanny was the daughter of Sigmund Cohen and Yetta.

Sources: Genealogy of Doug Emhoff (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Doug’s maternal grandmother, Bertha (Leezenbaum/Lee) Kanzer –

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