Hailee Steinfeld

LOS ANGELES – DEC 12: Hailee Steinfeld arrives for the ‘”Pitch Perfect 3″ Los Angeles Premiere on December 12, 2017 in Hollywood, CA photo by DFree/bigstock.com

Birth Name: Hailee P. Steinfeld

Place of Birth: Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 11, 1996

Ethnicity:
*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*maternal grandfather – Boholano Filipino, African-American
*maternal grandmother – English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish

Hailee Steinfeld is an American actress, singer, and model.

Hailee’s father, Peter Steinfeld, originally from a family from New York, is Ashkenazi Jewish. Hailee’s uncle is fitness specialist and entrepreneur Jake Steinfeld.

Hailee’s mother, Cheryl (Domasin), was born in California. Hailee’s maternal grandfather was of half Filipino [Boholano] and half African-American descent. Hailee’s maternal grandmother had English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Scottish ancestry.

Hailee is a first cousin of actress and model True O’Brien.

Hailee has stated:

I’ve become more aware of my roots over the years. My grandfather, my mom’s dad, was half African-American, half Filipino. And Filipinos, I’ve learned, have many wonderful traits – the main ones being passion and pride. I went to the Philippines for the first time this spring, and it was amazing. People were like, “We’re related! We’re family.” I actually played three of my own shows there.

Hailee’s great-uncle, the brother of her maternal grandfather, is child actor Larry Domasin. Larry is pictured here and here.

Hailee’s paternal grandfather was Herbert Melvin Steinfeld (the son of Shmuel, later Samuel “Sam,” Steinfeld, and of Brindel Chaimovna Zelenetskaya, later Bessie Ethel Zelensky). Herbert was born in New York. Sam was a Romanian Jewish emigrant, from Iași, Iași, and was the son of Hirsch, later Julius, Steinfeld, and of Dweire, later Dora, Schwartz. Bessie was a Belarusian Jewish emigrant, from Romanovo (now Lenino), Slutsk, Minsk, and was the daughter of Chaim Zelenetsky, later Hyman Mendel Zelensky, and of Brize, later Sarah, Cohen.

Hailee’s paternal grandmother is named Joy M. Duberstein (the daughter of Myra).

Hailee’s maternal grandfather, Ricardo/Simonas Guillermo Domasin, was born in 1938 in Los Angeles, California. Ricardo’s father, Pastor “Peter” Loresca Domasin, was born, in 1902, in Panglao, Bohol, Central Visayas, Philippines. Pastor was the son of Gerónimo Domasin y Lorejo, or Gerónimo Lorejo Domasin in Filipino, and of Cirila Loresca y Domaluan, or Cirila Domaluan Loresca in Filipino. A picture of Pastor can be seen here.

Ricardo’s mother, Evelyn Olivia Bain, was born in 1910 in Los Angeles; Evelyn was Hailee’s great-grandmother. Evelyn was African-American, and she and her parents, Thomas Edward Bain (born in Kansas, to Gabrel Bain and Isabella/Belle Johnson) and Wilma Frances “Willie” Peterson (born in Arkansas, to William F. Peterson and Nannie Hall), are listed as either African-American or, sometimes, as “Mulatto,” in census records. A picture of Evelyn can be seen here.

Hailee’s maternal grandmother is Laurita Lee Hinkle (the daughter of William Hicks Hinkle and Edith Laurita Jones). Laurita was born in Texas, and had English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Scottish, ancestry. William was the son of Joshua Madison Hinkle and Ella Malona Payne. Edith was the daughter of Charles Kirby Jones and Ethel Effie Smith.

Hailee’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fourth great-grandmother, Penelope “Phenina” Watson.

Sources: Genealogies of Hailee Steinfeld – https://www.geni.com
http://gw.geneanet.org

Baptismal record of Hailee’s maternal great-grandfather, Pastor Loresca Domasin – https://familysearch.org

Hailee’s maternal great-grandmother, Evelyn Olivia Bain, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Steinfeld in 2011, s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

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303 Responses

  1. Aiden says:

    I can see the Filipino and the African. She doesn’t look white to me.

    • Lee says:

      Trolling much? Stop trying to define a race that DOESN’T exist, white is just a label Europeans live by. It’s a culturally term.

      • Lee says:

        Not a biological term

      • Lee says:

        Were never a ——- race

        • Aiden says:

          I’m not a troll. Look at her facial features. She looks clearly part Filipino.

        • Aiden says:

          I’m not saying that she doesn’t look “European”, I’m saying that she doesn’t look white/Caucasian.

          • Lee says:

            You’re clearly a ——- moron, just quit posting

          • Lee says:

            Lightness of the skin in Europeans didn’t develop until 8000 years ago, you do know how we originated light skin right? Mixing with the MIDDLE EAST FARMERS (WEST ASIANS) they brought light skin into Europe.

          • Lee says:

            None of the modern day human “races” was involved in the Out of Africa events nor that modern day “Africans” existed at that time. The DNA of today’s “Africans” same as all other humans has been shaped by more recent population upheavals. All of humanity evolved with time, all humans are 99.9% similar.

          • fuzzybear44 says:

            @lee

            Quote(Lightness of the skin in Europeans didn’t develop until 8000 years ago)

            I think it’s closer to 55-7000 years

            Quote( Mixing with the MIDDLE EAST FARMERS (WEST ASIANS) they brought light skin into Europe.)

            I think they just brought in one , maybe two of the three genes responsible for the light skin. One of which was brought out of Africa during one of the waves out( at least from what I read)

      • passingtime85 says:

        A medical examiner or anthropologist can identify you racially, by skeleton, skull, and teeth.

  2. wcoastbo says:

    Wow, what a mix! She is truly Halo-halo.

  3. Jacklyn 224 says:

    Yes hailee!beautiful mix.That would mean her is triracial but clearly looks white only.Funny how genes skip a generation.She’s a beautiful mixed -white girl!

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