Birth Name: Geoffrey Louis Owens
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 18, 1961
*father – African-American
*mother – Ashkenazi Jewish
Geoffrey Owens is an American actor.
His father was Democratic politician, and librarian, Major Owens, who was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York, from January 3, 1983 to January 3, 2007. His father was African-American. His mother Ethel, a teacher, was Jewish. Geoffrey is married to Josette, with whom he has a son.
Geoffrey’s paternal grandfather was named Ezekiel Owens (the son of Hannah Owens). Ezekiel was born in Tennessee.
Geoffrey’s paternal grandmother was named Edna. Edna was born in Tennessee.
Geoffrey’s maternal grandfather was Isadore/Isidor Werfel (the son of Max Werfel and Clara Kurtz). Isadore was born in either Austria or Russia.
Geoffrey’s maternal grandmother was Lena Mantel (the daughter of Lazar Mantel and Clara Peitz). Lena was born in either Austria or Russia.
Source: Obituary of Geoffrey’s mother – http://montclairlocal.news