Birth Name: Jacob Daniel Tierney
Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Date of Birth: September 26, 1979
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Jacob Tierney is a Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter. He is known for his roles on Are You Afraid of the Dark? and in the films Josh and S.A.M. and This Is My Father, among others.
His mother, Terry Smiley, is a teacher, and his father, Kevin Tierney, was a well-known film producer. His sister is actress Brigid Tierney. His cousin is fashion designer, artist, activist, and writer Kim Smiley.
Jacob’s paternal grandfather was named William Tierney.
Jacob’s paternal grandmother was named Brigid.
Jacob’s maternal grandfather was named Harry Smilovitch (the son of Louis Smilovitch and Mary). Harry was born in Romania, to Jewish parents.
Jacob’s maternal grandmother was Rose Milstein (the daughter of Jacob Milstein and Rachel Schwartz). Rose was born in Montréal, Québec, Canada, to Russian Jewish parents.
Source: Genealogy of Jacob’s maternal grandmother, Rose (Milstein) Smilovitch – https://www.geni.com