Birth Name: Jillian L. McKarus
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: February 18, 1974
*father – Lebanese
*maternal grandfather – Italian/Sicilian
*maternal grandmother – Ashkenazi Jewish
Jillian Michaels is an American personal trainer, businessperson, author, and television personality.
She has two children with her former fiancée Heidi Rhoades.
Jillian’s paternal grandfather was Roger Essa McKarus/Makarus (the son of Essa McKarus/Makarus and Ruth/Radih Jamba/Jammara). Roger was born in Kfeir, Lebanon. Jillian’s great-grandfather Essa was the son of Rustom Makarios Ghiz/Al-Ghuzz and Anna Shames. Ruth was the daughter of Michael Jamra and Assaba.
Jillian’s paternal grandmother was Nellie Eva Courey/Coury (the daughter of Naijeeb/Najib/Najeeb Courey and Ratha/Rathar Elizabeth Saba). Nellie was born in Michigan, to Lebanese parents. Naijeeb was the son of Daoud/Job Courey and Sayouda/Sadie Fakourey. Rathar was the daughter of George Saba and Derbah Mansoor.
Jillian’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Saldi (the son of Michael Saldi and Raffaella/Raffaele Iacino). Joseph was the son of Italian parents. Michael was the son of Francesco/Frank Paolo Saldi, who was born in Grotte, Agrigento, Sicily, and of Nellie.
Jillian’s maternal grandmother was Regina Maltson (the daughter of Casper Maltson and Minnie Landkron). Regina was born in Salford, Greater Manchester, England, to a Russian Jewish father and an Austrian Jewish mother. Minnie was the daughter of Samuel Landkron and Rosie Dolk.
Sources: Genealogy of Jillian Michaels – http://www.geni.com
Marriage record of Jillian’s paternal grandparents, Roger Essa McKarus/Makarus and Nellie Eva Courey/Coury – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Jillian’s paternal great-grandparents, Naijeeb/Najib/Najeeb Courey and Ratha/Rathar Elizabeth Saba – https://www.familysearch.org