Birth Name: Jason Lawrence Olive
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S. (possibly)
Date of Birth: February 10, 1972
*12.5% Ashkenazi Jewish
Jason Olive is an American actor and model.
Jason is a cousin of actress Monique Gabriela Curnen. Jason’s mother and Monique’s father are siblings.
Jason is said to have Chippewa (Ojibwe) Native American ancestry. It is not clear whether this Chippewa Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.
Jason’s paternal grandfather was Lewis/Louis Cortez Olive (the son of Hugh Olive and Mary Dunlap). Lewis was born in Tennessee, and was listed as “Negro” on the 1930 U.S. Census. Mary was born in Tennessee.
Jason’s paternal grandmother was Catherine Brown (the daughter of Henry Brown and Catherine Page). Jason’s grandmother Catherine was born in Kentucky, and was listed as “Negro” on the 1930 U.S. Census.
Jason’s maternal grandfather was Frank L. Curnen (the son of Edward Charles Curnen and Florence Mayer). Frank was born in Connecticut. Edward was born in New York, to Irish parents, Luke Curnen and Annie Doyle. Florence was born in New York, the daughter of Max/William Mayer, who was a German Jew, from Oberissenheim, Hessia, and of Sarah Rice, who was also Jewish.
Jason’s maternal grandmother was Mary/Marietta A. Atkinson (the daughter of Matthew Attkinson and Mary E. Kehoe). Mary was born in Illinois. Matthew was born in Illinois, the son of Matthew Attkinson, whose parents were Irish, and of Sarah Ann Nolan, whose parents were also Irish. Jason’s great-grandmother Mary was born in Illinois, the daughter of John Kehoe, whose parents were Irish, and of Mary E. Carolan, whose parents were also Irish.
Sources: Marriage record of Jason’s paternal grandparents, Lewis/Louis Cortez Olive and Catherine Brown – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Jason’s maternal grandfather, Frank L. Curnen – http://www.newspapers.com
Marriage record of Jason’s maternal great-grandparents, Edward Charles Curnen and Florence Mayer – http://www.familysearch.org
Jason’s maternal great-grandparents, Edward Charles Curnen and Florence Mayer, on the 1910 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Jason’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Max/William Mayer and Sarah Rice – https://familysearch.org