Place of Birth: Guilford, Connecticut, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 2, 1970
*English, with some Swedish, Irish, French, and Scottish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Jennifer Westfeldt is an American actress and screenwriter.
She is the daughter of Constance “Connie” (Meyers) and Patrick McLoskey Westfeldt, Jr. Her father has English, as well as some Swedish, Irish, French, and Scottish, ancestry. Her mother is Jewish (of German Jewish and Russian Jewish descent).
Jennifer’s patrilineal line goes back to her great-great-great-grandfather, Gustavus Adolphus George Westfeldt, a Swedish immigrant, and to his wife, Jennifer’s great-great-great-grandmother Jane McCloskey, who was born in Cavan, Ireland.
Jennifer’s paternal grandfather was Patrick McLoskey Westfeldt, Sr. (the son of Wallace Ogden Westfeldt and Alice B. Vairin). Wallace was the son of Patrick McLoskey Westfeldt and Louise Bell Ogden. Alice was the daughter of Nugent Beverly Vairin and Alice Baldwin.
Jennifer’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Virginia Weems (the daughter of Wharton Ewell Weems and Mathilde Booth). Wharton was the son of Benjamin Francis Weems and Maria Nash Carrington. Mathilde was the daughter of Horace Drake Booth and Mathilde J. Boon. Jennifer’s grandmother Elizabeth later re-married to orchestra conductor Izler Solomon, who was Jewish.
Jennifer’s maternal grandparents were Karl Meyers and Shirlee Miriam Meyer (the daughter of Isaac Meyer and Anita Silberstein). Karl was born in Koenigsburg, Prussia, to a Jewish family. Isaac and Anita were born in New York, and all of their own parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Anita’s mother was named Sophie/Sophia.
Sources: Obituary of Jennifer’s paternal grandfather, Patrick McLoskey Westfeldt, Sr. – http://obits.dignitymemorial.com
Jennifer’s paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Virginia Weems, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Jennifer’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Jennifer’s maternal grandmother, Shirlee Miriam Meyer, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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