Gabriel Macht

Macht in 2011, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Gabriel Simon Macht

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

Date of Birth: January 22, 1972

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Gabriel Macht is an American actor and producer. His roles include the films A Love Song for Bobby Long, The Spirit, and The Recruit, and the series Suits. He is the son of Suzanne Victoria (Pulier), a museum curator, and actor Stephen Macht (Stephen Robert Macht). Gabriel is married to Australian actress and model Jacinda Barrett, with whom he has two children.

Both of Gabriel’s parents are Jewish (of Russian Jewish, Lithuanian Jewish, German Jewish, Polish Jewish, and Ukrainian Jewish descent). His father, who is an actor, is a Jewish chaplain.

Gabriel’s paternal grandfather was Jerome Irving Macht (the son of Harry Elias Macht and Jeanette/Jennie Fanny Rubin). Jerome was born in Virginia. Harry was a Russian Jewish emigrant, born in Moscow, the son of Moses Leopold Macht, who was born in Lithuania, and of Henrietta Rosenberg. Jeanette was born in Leeds, England, to a Russian Jewish father, Morris Rubin, and a German Jewish mother, Annie Jacobson.

Gabriel’s paternal grandmother was Janette/Jeanette/Janet Curlenjik/Curlinjek (the daughter of Sam/Simon S. Curlenjik and Sarah Rebecca). Janette was born in Connecticut. Sam and Sarah were Jewish emigrants from Russia and/or Poland.

Gabriel’s maternal grandfather was Emanuel Pulier (the son of Samuel Pulier and Sarah Gershenzweit). Emanuel was born in Letichev, in the Ukraine, to Jewish parents. Sarah was the daughter of Leopold Gershenzweit.

Gabriel’s maternal grandmother was Sonia Serbin/Servin (the daughter of Meyer Serbin/Servin and Frieda/Frada Dobrin). Sonia and her parents were Jewish emigrants from Russia.

Sources: Genealogy of Gabriel Macht –

Marriage record of Gabriel’s paternal grandparents, Harry Elias Macht and Jeanette/Jennie Fanny Rubin, in the Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940 index –

Gabriel’s paternal grandfather, Jerome Irving Macht, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Gabriel’s maternal grandmother, Sonia Serbin/Servin, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Gabriel’s maternal grandmother, Sonia (Serbin/Servin) Pulier –

15 Responses

  1. Capricious says:

    He’s handsome. I like his eyes.

  2. Freerk says:

    “Macht” is German for “might”/”power”.

    • follers says:

      Obviously in this case it’s Yiddish from Eastern Europe.

      • Freerk says:

        Yiddish derived out of the old German language.

        Wikipedia: Yiddish language: “The earliest surviving references date from the 12th century and call the language לשון־אַשכּנז (loshn-ashknez = “language of Ashkenaz”) or טײַטש (taytsh), a variant of tiutsch, the contemporary name for Middle High German.” (“Deutsch” is the word the Germans still use today for themselves and their language.) “Yiddish” is the English spelling of German “Jiddisch”, what means “Jewish” in Yiddish … ehm …

        When I once visited a Yiddish play by an Israeli theater company, they had a scroll in Englisch rolling above the stage. After a while I recognized that I understand more when I just listen – it’s similar to the Low German language my parents spoke. I’d like to say: more than the Standard German of today.

        But of course it depends on where the speakers come from and how many Slavic words they have integrated in Eastern Europe.

  3. sgakaz says:

    CORRECTION He is Blonde changed his hair color for Suits

  4. sgakaz says:

    His hair is Blonde he dyes it for Suits

  5. J.J. says:

    correction; his eyes are hazel (light brown) and his hair is dark brown (brunette)

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