Birth Name: Gabriel Eduardo Saporta
Place of Birth: Montevideo, Uruguay
Date of Birth: October 11, 1979
Ethnicity: Sephardi Jewish, Ashkenazi Jewish
Gabe Saporta is an American musician and businessperson. He is the lead singer of the band Cobra Starship.
He was born in Uruguay, and moved with his family to New York City when he was four years old. Gabe’s parents, Jeannette Grauer Zonsejnas and Diego Saporta Malinger, are both Jewish. Gabe’s paternal grandfather was a Sephardi Jew from Turkey, while Gabe’s other ancestry is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Poland and Austria). Gabe is married to fashion designer Erin Fetherston, with whom he has two children.
Gabe’s paternal grandfather is Antonio Alberto Saporta Lewys (the son of Alberto Saporta and Victoria Lewys). Antonio was born in Aidin, Turkey.
Gabe’s paternal grandmother is named Blima Malinger Mehr (the daughter of parents surnamed Malinger and Mehr).
Gabe’s maternal grandfather is named Cesar Grauer.
Gabe’s maternal grandmother is Rebecca Zonsejnas Skwirski (the daughter of Julio Zonsejnas and Julia Skwrski/Skwirki). Rebecca was born in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Source: Genealogy of Gabe Saporta – https://www.geni.com
I have discovered just right now that the former Saporta Cup was named after Raymundo Saporta who was from Istanbul, and was Jewish.
“Saporta” is a Spanish-Majorcan surname meaning “the door”.
There are many Sephardi Jews with the surname “Saporta”.
John Turturro’s son?
He is also uruguayan, he wasn’t just born there (is that how you spell it?)
Uruguayan is just a nationality. There is no ethnicity associated with Uruguay.