Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date of Birth: January 1, 1974
*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – First Nations [Ojibwe/Saulteaux, Lenape], Métis
Jennifer Podemski is a Canadian actress and producer.
Her father, Saul Podemski, is Israeli, of Polish Jewish descent, and was born in Kfar Saba, Israel, and Jennifer was raised in Jewish culture. Her mother, Joanna Anaquod, is a First Nations Canadian, from the Muscowpetung reserve in Saskatchewan. She is the sister of actresses Tamara Podemski and Sarah Podemski.
Jennifer has stated:
On my mother’s side I am Anishinaabe, Leni Lenape and Métis… On my father’s side, I am Jewish.
Jennifer’s paternal grandfather was named Joseph “Joe” Podemski. Joe was born in Lodz, Poland. He survived several concentration camps during the Holocaust, and came to Canada after WWII.
Jennifer’s paternal grandmother was named Beatrice “Betty.”