Place of Birth: Liverpool South, Lancashire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 6 June, 1963
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Jason Isaacs is a British actor. His many roles include the films The Patriot, the Harry Potter universe, Armageddon, Peter Pan, Nine Lives, Good (2008), A Cure for Wellness, The Death of Stalin, Hotel Mumbai, and Mass (2021), and television’s Awake, The OA, Star Trek: Discovery, and The State Within, as well as many stage plays.
His parents were both from Ashkenazi Jewish families (from Belarus, Russia, and Poland). Jason’s parents later moved from England to Israel.
Jason is married to documentary filmmaker Emma Hewitt, with whom he has two children.
Jason’s paternal grandfather was Jacob “Jack” Isaacs (the son of Michael Isaacs and Leah Silverman). Michael was the son of David Aizikowitz and Blumma Chaya Lippetz, who were from Grodno, Belarus. Leah was the daughter of Solomon/Salomon Silverman/Ben Klonomos and Betsy/Bat Sheva.
Jason’s paternal grandmother was Lily Yellan/Yellin (the daughter of David Yellan/Yellin and Ellen Goldstein). Lily was born in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. David was born in Russia, the son of Samuel Yellin. Ellen was born in Lancashire, the daughter of parents from Poland, Jacob Goldstein/Goldstone and Esther Platt, who was from Warsaw.
Jason’s maternal grandfather was Isaac Louis Pakman (the son of Joseph Packman and Rachel Sweenar). Isaac was born in West Derby, Lancashire, England, to parents from Russia.
Jason’s maternal grandmother was Githa Polak (the daughter of Harris Polak and Minnie G. Herman/German). Githa was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. She re-married to David Nathan. Harris was born in Verchovka, Podolska, Russia, the son of Yechiel Pollack and Sarah. Minnie was born in Podolska, the daughter of Solomon Isaac German and Rachel Goldman.
Sources: Interview with Jason Isaacs – https://www.thejc.com
Genealogy of Jason Isaacs – https://www.geni.com