Gregg Sulkin

Sulkin in 2010, image via kathclick/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 29 May, 1992

Ethnicity:
*father – Ashkenazi Jewish/Sephardi Jewish
*mother – Irish, English (who likely converted to Judaism)

Gregg Sulkin is a British actor. His roles include the films Sixty Six, Avalon High, White Frog, A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish, Anti-Social, Don’t Hang Up, and Affluenza, and the shows Wizards of Waverly Place, As the Bell Rings, Pretty Little Liars, and Runaways.

He is now also a U.S. citizen. Gregg was raised Jewish, and was Bar Mitzvah by the Western Wall in Israel. His father is of Ashkenazi Jewish and Sephardi Jewish descent. His mother likely converted to Judaism.

He is also a soccer player, and participated in the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Gregg’s paternal grandfather was named Morris Sulkin. Morris was of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

Gregg’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth B. Haring (the daughter of Jacob Haring and Hettie Dovey “Ettie” Da Costa). Elizabeth was born in Whitechapel, London, England. Jacob was the son of Dutch Jewish immigrants, Phillip/Philip Mozes Haring and Leah Blooma Rose. Hettie was the daughter of Aaron Gomez da Costa and Elizabeth “Betsy” Lyons, and had Sephardi and Ashkenazi ancestry.

Gregg’s maternal grandfather was Daniel Breen (the son of Henry Breen and Deborah Mary Crowley). Daniel’s parents were born in Kerry, Ireland. Henry was the son of Michael Breen and Mary Doyle. Deborah was the daughter of Abby Burkley.

Gregg’s maternal grandmother was Doris Darling (the daughter of Charles William Darling and Ethel Meredyth). Charles and Ethel were from London. Ethel was the daughter of Charles Meredyth and Annie.

Sources: Interviews with Gregg Sulkin – http://hollywoodlife.com
http://www.totallyjewish.com

Genealogy of Gregg Sulkin (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Family history of Gregg’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Eliezer/Leendert Haring and Rachel Judic Flessedrager – http://www.stenenarchief.nl

14 Responses

  1. Thenabster says:

    Should we keep English in there?

    • jackson9 says:

      Yes, he is 1/4 English along with 1/4 Irish…
      Mother Janice (Breen) Sulkin. She was the daughter of Daniel Been (1915-1974) and Doris Darling (1922-1997).
      Daniel was the son of Henry Farmer Breen and Deborah Mary Crowley. Henry was born in Kerry, Ireland, the son of Michael Been and Mary Doyle. Deborah was born in Kerry, Ireland. the daughter of Abby Burkley.
      Doris was the daughter of Charles William Darling and Ethel Meredyth. Charles and Ethel were from London, England and of English ancestry.

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