Birth Name: Emma Kate Lahana
Place of Birth: Auckland, New Zealand
Date of Birth: 27 June, 1984
Ethnicity: English, Greek, Jewish, possibly other
Emma Lahana is an Australian actress. She is known for her roles on the series Power Rangers Dino Thunder, Arctic Air, Haven, and Cloak & Dagger, and in the films Alien Agent, The Girlfriend Experience, Dear Mr. Gacy, and Safer at Home.
Her father is from South Africa. Her mother is from New Zealand. Some sources state that she is Jewish.
Emma’s paternal grandfather was Stelios/Stelious/Stel Lahana (the son of Simos “Simon” Lahana/Lahanas and Melpomeni Prokopiou). Stelios was born in South Africa, to parents from Mytilene, Lesbos, Greece. The name Lahana in Greece is often of Sephardi Jewish origin. Melpomeni was the daughter of Prokopious Prokopiou and Caliopy.
Emma’s paternal grandmother was Thelma Mabel Jones (the daughter of Stanley Jones and Lillian “Lily” Summerton). Thelma was born in South Africa. Stanley was born in Grimsby, England. Lillian was born in Transvaal, South Africa.
Emma’s maternal grandfather was named Allan John Rainbow.
Emma’s maternal grandmother was named Gwendoline Dorothy.
Sources: Genealogy of Emma’s father – http://geni.com
Marriage record of Emma’s paternal grandparents, Stelious/Stelios/Stel Lahana and Thelma Mabel Jones – http://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Emma’s paternal great-grandparents, Stanley Jones and Lillian “Lily” Summerton – http://familysearch.org