Birth Name: James Myron Newman
Date of Birth: January 22, 1992
*75% Ashkenazi Jewish
*25% mix of English, Welsh, Belgian
James Newman is an American actor. He starred on the American series Skins (2011). James is the son of producer Peter Newman and actress Antonia Dauphin. His brother is actor Griffin Newman. He was raised in Greenwich Village.
James’s father is Jewish. James’s maternal grandfather, who was English, was of English, Welsh, and 1/16th Belgian (Flemish), descent. James’s maternal grandmother is of Polish Jewish background.
James’s paternal grandfather was named Leonard Newman.
James’s paternal grandmother was Roslyn Orlofsky (the daughter of Sam Orlofsky and Esther Robinowitz). Roslyn was born in New York. Samuel was a Polish Jewish immigrant. Esther was born in New York, the daughter of Polish Jewish parents, Shimin Robinowitz and Sarah.
James’s maternal grandfather was Marc Brandel, a novelist (born Marcus J. Beresford, the son of J.D. Beresford, a writer, who born John Davys Beresford, and of Eveline Beatrice Auford Roskams). Marc was born in Hampstead, London, England. J.D., whose father was a clergyman, had English and Welsh ancestry. Eveline’s paternal great-grandfather, Joannus Baptista Roskams, was Belgian (of Flemish descent).
James’s maternal grandmother is Ruda Dauphin, a festival director, also known as Ruda Michelle and Ruda Podemska (the daughter of Abraham Podemsky and Jeannette/Jeanette/Janette). Ruda was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents. James’s maternal step-grandfather was French actor Claude Dauphin. Abraham was the son of Uron Podemski and Rachel Keller.
Sources: Genealogy of James’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of James’s paternal grandfather, Leonard Newman – http://query.nytimes.com
James’s maternal great-grandparents, Abraham Podemsky and Jeannette/Jeanette/Janette, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
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