Birth Name: Rachel Frances Shaw
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: c. 1981
Ethnicity: Irish, Ashkenazi Jewish
Frankie Shaw is an American actress, writer, director, and producer.
Frankie is married to writer and producer Zach Strauss. She has a son with her former partner, actor, director, and writer Mark Webber.
Frankie is described on some web sites as having been raised Jewish, by her Irish-American Catholic mother. Some articles state that her father is Jewish.
I think her mother was Ronna Shaw. Ronna was an Ashkenazi Jewish woman.
Do you have more information?
This article states that her father is Jewish and her mother is of Irish Catholic descent, but I don’t know what to believe anymore when it comes to articles about Shaw’s background.
I don’t know. Frankie said she didn’t know her father, and she is Jewish by religion. She has one brother with a Japanese last name. Ronna died by sucide in 2005 in Costa Rica. If you come across Frankie mentioning something similar about her mother, that would be the confirmation.
Based on Rosie O’Donnell’s comment here, Shaw’s mother was still alive as of the mid 2010s.
Also, I suspect O’Donnell was cast partly for being autobiographically ethnically correct to play her mother (if at least in this aspect since I don’t think Shaw’s character is Jewish at all).