Birth Name: Jaeden Wesley Lieberher
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 4, 2003
Ethnicity: Korean (one quarter), as well as German, English, as well as 1/16th French-Canadian, 1/16th Belgian/Walloon, some Scots-Irish/Northern Irish and Scottish
Jaeden Martell, previously credited as Jaeden Lieberher, is an American actor. He has starred in the films St. Vincent, The Book of Henry, and It, among others.
He is the son of Angela Martell and executive chef Wes Lieberher.
Jaeden’s maternal grandmother is Korean. A picture of Jaeden with his mother can be seen here.
He has said:
I’m a quarter Korean, actually. My grandma is Korean and we have Korean family… one of my favorite Korean dishes [is] Dduk Guk (떡국)… My grandma cooks a lot of Korean dishes.
He has also said:
May is Asian Heritage Month and I’m proud to celebrate the diversity of our community… I’m a quarter Korean and it’s a huge part of who I am. Excited to see the change and representation of more minorities on screen because this is what the country really looks like. T-shirt by @phenomenal.ly benefits @napawf which builds power for AAPI women and girls. #phenomenallyasian
Jaeden’s paternal grandfather is named Thomas William Lieberher.
Jaeden’s paternal grandmother is Jeannine Hasson (the daughter of James Richard Hasson and Mary Juanita Perry). James was the son of James Ernest Hasson and Yolanda/Yolande Vida Cornelius. Mary Juanita was the daughter of Clarence Eugene Perry and Mary Hayward/Haywood Reynolds.
Jaeden’s maternal grandfather was Thomas O. Martell (the son of Harrison Joseph Martell and Lois Anne Ludwig). Harrison was of French-Canadian and Belgian (Walloon) descent, and was the son of Harrison Francis Martell and Louise Marie Desotell/Desautels. Lois was of German descent, and was the daughter of John Louis Ludwig and Eva S. Below.
Jaeden’s maternal grandmother is named Chi-Sun. Chi-Sun is of Korean origin.
Sources: Marriage announcement of Jaeden’s paternal great-grandparents, James Richard Hasson and Mary Juanita Perry – http://www.newspapers.com
Obituary of Jaeden’s maternal grandfather, Thomas O. Martell – http://obits.pennlive.com
Genealogy of Jaeden’s maternal grandfather, Thomas O. Martell (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Jaeden’s maternal great-grandfather, Harrison Joseph Martell (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com