Emory Cohen

2016 Tribeca Film Festival - "Vincent-N-Roxxy" Premiere - Arrivals

Cohen in 2016, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Emory Isaac Cohen

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

Date of Birth: March 13, 1990

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Emory Cohen, also credited under his full name, Emory Isaac Cohen, is an American actor. He played the Italian-American Tony in the film Brooklyn (2015).

Emory has described himself as a “New York Jew”. He is a fourth-generation New Yorker, and his family is of Russian Jewish descent. He has said:

The old joke in my family is that the last person who isn’t from New York was coming from Russia…

Emory’s maternal grandfather is Murray Ackerman (the son of Louis/Leo Ackerman and Minnie Ackerman). Murray was born in New York, to Jewish parents from Russia and/or Romania. Leo was the son of Morris Ackerman and a woman whose surname was Kitroser. Minnie was the daughter of Morris Ackerman and Dora Manis.

Emory’s maternal grandmother is Sophie Wallman (the daughter of Isadore/Isidore/Isidor Wallman and Jennie Simon). Sophie was born in New York, to a Romanian Jewish father and a Russian Jewish mother. Jennie was the daughter of Yistrak Toiman Simon and Sophie Pelzman.

Sources: http://www.jewishexponent.com

Emory’s maternal grandfather, Murray Ackerman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Emory’s maternal great-grandparents, Louis/Leo Ackerman and Minnie Ackerman – https://www.familysearch.org

Emory’s maternal grandmother, Sophie Wallman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

3 Responses

  1. ethnic says:

    I’m going to get some pics from prphotos who may have their pics.

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