Birth Name: Iliza Vie Shlesinger
Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 22, 1983
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Iliza Shlesinger is an American comedian and actress. She won the sixth season of Last Comic Standing.
Iliza is the daughter of Bonnie/Ronnie and Fred Shlesinger. Her parents are Jewish. Iliza is married to Noah Galuten. Noah is the son of technology executive and futurist Albhy Galuten.
Iliza’s paternal grandfather was Benjamin Shlesinger/Schlessinger (the son of Morris/Maurice Schlessinger/Slesinger and Esther Lillian Markow). Benjamin was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents. Morris was the son of Solomon Slesinger and Jeny. Esther was the daughter of Morris Markow and Etta Segal.
Iliza’s paternal grandmother was named Thelma “Toby.” Thelma was born in New York.
Iliza’s maternal grandfather was named Melvin Schlien/Schlein (the son of Abraham Schlien/Schlein and Rose/Rae). Melvin was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.
Iliza’s maternal grandmother was Anita Bernstein (the daughter of Harry L. Bernstein and Isabel/Isabelle/Isabella Schindler). Anita was born in New York, into a Jewish family. Harry was born in New York, to parents from Russia. Isabel was born in New York, the daughter of Morris/Maurice/Marrie Schindler, who was born in either England or Ireland, and of Rebecca “Vera” Ainbinder, who was from Russia.
Sources: Marriage record of Iliza’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org
Iliza’s paternal grandfather, Benjamin Shlesinger/Schlessinger, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Iliza’s paternal great-grandparents, Morris/Maurice Schlessinger/Slesinger and Esther Lillian Markow – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Iliza’s paternal grandmother, Thelma “Toby” Shlesinger Needleman – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of Iliza’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com