Gregg Sulkin

Sulkin in 2010, image via kathclick/

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

Date of Birth: 29 May, 1992

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish/Sephardi Jewish
*mother – Irish, English [converted to Judaism]

Gregg Sulkin is a British actor. His roles include the films Sixty Six, White Frog, Another Me, Affluenza, Anti-Social, Don’t Hang Up, Status Update, A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish, and This Is the Year, the series Doctor Zhivago (2002), As the Bell Rings, Wizards of Waverly Place, Pretty Little Liars, Faking It, Runaways, Pretty Smart, and World on Fire; and the made-for-tv movie Avalon High.

Gregg is the son of Janice, a model, and Graham Sulkin, a property developer. 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 converted to Judaism.

He is a soccer player, and participated in the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel. Gregg also became a U.S. citizen in 2018.

Gregg’s paternal grandfather was named Morris “Bobby” Sulkin. Morris was of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. He was a boxer from the East End of London, who was a member of The 62 Group, a militant coalition of anti-fascists.

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.


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Genealogy of Gregg Sulkin (focusing on his father’s side) –

Family history of Gregg’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Eliezer/Leendert Haring and Rachel Judic Flessedrager –

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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