Jeanine Pirro

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Pirro in 2010, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Jeanine Ferris

Place of Birth: Elmira, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 2, 1951

Ethnicity: Lebanese

Jeanine Pirro is an American television personality, judge, prosecutor, and politician. She has hosted the show Justice with Judge Jeanine since 2011. A Republican, she served as District Attorney of Westchester County, from January 1, 1994 to December 31, 2005, and Chair of the New York State Commission on Domestic Violence Fatalities, from January 1, 1997 to December 31, 2005.

Jeanine is the daughter of Esther (Awad) and Nasser “Leo” Ferris. Her parents are of Lebanese descent. Jeanine has two children with her former husband, lobbyist Albert Pirro, who is of Italian descent.

Jeanine’s paternal grandfather was Ferris Nasser Nathan Ferris (the son of Nathan Ferris and Libbie/Libby Schere). Jeanine’s grandfather Ferris was born in Beirut, Lebanon.

Jeanine’s paternal grandmother was named Rose Halabi/Halebe/Hallebe (the daughter of Monsour Hallebe). Rose was born in Lebanon/Syria.

Jeanine’s maternal grandfather was Calal/Caleb Charles Merod Joseph/Awad (the son of Merod/Murad Joseph and Helen Hakeel). Calal was born in Lebanon.

Jeanine’s maternal grandmother was Juliette/Julia Marie Shaheen (the daughter of Abraham Shaheen and Shafika Fadel). Juliette was born in Kuzestan, Iran.


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4 Responses

  1. jackson9 says:

    I think if it says Syrian in the tag it should say Syrian for the ethnicity. either both say Syrian or neither to keep it consistent.

  2. bearboy says:

    She is so beautiful. ALMOST as much as Rachel Maddow.

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