Birth Name: Esther Lauren Povitsky
Place of Birth: Skokie, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 2, 1988
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Finnish, possibly other (mother)
Esther Povitsky is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. Her father is Jewish and her mother is Christian.
Esther’s paternal grandfather was Abe Povitsky (the son of Morris Povitsky/Povitzsky and Sarah Mayster/Mahster). Abe was born in Illinois. Morris was born in Russia, the son of Lazar Povitsky/Povitzsky and Mary. Sarah was born in Manchester, England, the daughter of Levi Mayster and Minnie/Mennie Abram.
Esther’s paternal grandmother was Esther Klein (the daughter of Samuel “Sam” Klein and Sarah Magalnik/Capitol/Fein). Esther was born in Illinois. Samuel was born in the U.S. Sarah was from Poland, and was the daughter of Chaim Melnick and Minnie Kelman.
Esther’s maternal grandfather is named James Robert Houchins.
Esther’s maternal grandmother is Marlene Jeanette Samuelson (the daughter of Everett Oscar Samuelson and Elma Elina Niemela). Marlene was born in Minnesota. Everett was the son of Finnish parents, Samuel Samuelson/Kämäräinen and Caisa Maria Granroth. Elma was the daughter of Finnish parents, Jaako “Jacob” Niemela and Maria Alfina Bimberg.
Sources: Genealogy of Esther Povitsky (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogies of Esther’s paternal great-grandparents, Morris Povitsky/Povitzsky and Sarah Mayster/Mahster – https://www.geni.com