Jessica Sutta

Jessica Sutta

Sutta in 2010, photo by Joe Seer/

Birth Name: Jessica Lyn Sutta

Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 15, 1982

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Irish (mother)

Jessica Sutta is an American singer, dancer, songwriter, and actress. She is also known as J Sutta. She was part of The Pussycat Dolls, a girl group and dance ensemble whose members also included Carmit Bachar, Kaya Jones, Ashley Roberts, Nicole Scherzinger, Melody Thornton, and Kimberly Wyatt, as well as Asia Nitollano.

She is the daughter of Elizabeth and Stuart Sutta. Her father is Ashkenazi Jewish, from a family from Russia, Poland, and Romania. Her mother has Irish ancestry. Jessica’s maternal grandmother was from Dublin.

Jessica is married to drummer Mikey Marquart, with whom she has a son.

Jessica’s paternal grandfather was named Martin Ivor Sutta (the son of Joshua Samuel Sutta and Fannie). Martin was born in Connecticut, to Russian Jewish parents.

Jessica’s paternal grandmother was Marion Esther Slachter (the daughter of Morris Slachter and Sophie Schechter). Marion was born in Connecticut, to a Polish Jewish father and a Romanian Jewish mother. Morris was born in Sejny, Suwalki, Poland, the son of David Schlachter and Chashe/Ida Smolofsky.

Jessica’s maternal grandfather was surnamed Healey.

Jessica’s maternal grandmother was named Elizabeth.

Sources: Genealogy of Jessica Sutta (focusing on her father’s side) –

Jessica’s paternal grandfather, Martin Ivor Sutta, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Jessica’s paternal grandmother, Marion Esther (Slachter) Seligman –


Curious about ethnicity

16 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Her birth name is Jessica Lyn Sutta

  2. follers says:

    To daitoushoutou – I don’t think any of those are her real myspace page. I think that was a fake myspace that copied an (incorrect) then-version of her Wikipedia article.

  3. daitoushoutou says:

    Jessica did write several years ago on her Myspace page, which I quoted in my YouTube video uploaded on November 6, 2012, “Nikkeijin Celebrities of Mixed/Part/Hapa/Half Japanese Descent ハーフ芸能人・日系人 “:

    “My names Jessica Sutta. I was born in Miami, Florida, of Irish-Japanese Catholic and Russian-Polish Jewish heritage, and started dance classes at the age of three.”

    Sadly, that post of hers no longer exists on her Myspace page at:

    That page on The Wayback Machine, unfortunately, goes only back to July 17, 2013 – on and after that date that particular post and her other older posts on her Myspace page have been deleted:*/

    Fortunately, Google (and Bing and Yahoo) have previews, but not caches, of Jessica Sutta writing on Myspace several years ago at about her “Irish-Japanese Catholic and Russian-Polish Jewish heritage” – the most complete being the Google version at:

    Since the Google preview page may eventually disappear too, I have taken a screenshot of it and have uploaded it here:

    Jessica Sutta wrote, ” I was born in Miami, Florida, of Irish-Japanese Catholic and Russian-Polish Jewish heritage, …”

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