Isabelle Fuhrman

Isabelle Fuhrman

Fuhrman in 2011, photo by kathclick/

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: February 25, 1997

*father – Irish (raised Jewish)
*mother – Ashkenazi Jewish

Isabelle Fuhrman is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the films Orphan, The Hunger Games, and All the Wilderness.

Her father, Nick Fuhrman, was a political candidate. He is American-born, and was adopted by a Jewish family, of Russian Jewish descent, surnamed Fuhrman. Isabelle has stated that her father is of Irish descent by birth. Isabelle’s mother, Elina Fuhrman, is a journalist and author; she is a Soviet-born immigrant, of Russian Jewish background, from Moldova.

Isabelle’s legal paternal grandfather was Charles Andrew “Bud” Fuhrman (the son of Harry H. Fuhrman and Gertrude G. Wynn). Charles was born in Wisconsin. Harry was born in Wisconsin, to Russian Jewish emigrant parents, Avraham/Andrew Fuhrman, with roots in Odessa, and Pearl Goldenberg. Gertrude was born in either Wisconsin or Illinois, also to Russian Jewish immigrant parents.

Isabelle’s legal paternal grandmother was Rosann Lois Aronoff (the daughter of Joseph Aronoff and Lillian Golden). Rosann was born in Ohio. Joseph was born in Poltava, Russia, to a Jewish family, and was the son of Aaron Aronoff/Aronov and Rose Galinko/Golinko. Lillian was a Russian Jewish immigrant.

Isabelle’s maternal grandmother is named Rita Lerner (the daughter of Frieda/Freida). Rita is Jewish.


Wedding announcement of Isabelle’s paternal grandparents, Charles Andrew Fuhrman and Rosann Lois Aronoff –

Isabelle’s paternal great-grandparents, Harry H. Fuhrman and Gertrude G. Wynn, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Isabelle’s paternal grandmother, Rosann Lois Aronoff (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Information on Isabelle’s maternal grandmother –

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10 Responses

  1. mycarf123123 says:

    Avraham/Andrew Fuhrman, with roots in Odessa,

    That means you should add that ‘Ukrainian Jewish’ tag as well.

  2. sarahle says:

    I think she has German Jewish background, because the surname fuhrman s German and her grandmas name gertrude is a typical German name.

    • follers says:

      Both Harry and Gertrude were the children of Russian Jews, not German Jews.

      German (or even German Jewish) last names don’t end in “man” unless they’ve been shortened from “mann”. And there’s a decent amount of Eastern European Jews with the surname “Fuhrman”.

      • mycarf123123 says:

        That’s because she’s Ashkenazi Jewish (aka her Jewish ancestors were actually living in Germanic-speaking lands).

        Wikipedia also says that her mother was born in Soviet Moldova, so she’s Moldovan-Jewish as well, apparently.

        Either way, edit her ‘Ethnicity: Russian-Jewish’ to ‘Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish’.


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