Joely Fisher

Fisher in 2016, photo:kathclick/

Place of Birth: Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 29, 1967

*50% Ashkenazi Jewish
*25% Italian [including Sicilian]
*25% Irish, possibly some English

Joely Fisher is an American actress and singer. She is known for starring in two television series, Ellen and ‘Til Death.

Joely is the daughter of actors and singers Eddie Fisher and Connie Stevens. Her younger sister is actress Tricia Leigh Fisher. She is the half-sister of actress Carrie Fisher and TV and filmmaker Todd Fisher. Joely is married to cinematographer Christopher Duddy, with whom she has three children. Her half-uncle, through Connie, was actor, director, and teacher John Megna, who played Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird. Her niece is actress Billie Lourd, who is Carrie’s daughter.

Her father was born in Pennsylvania, to Jewish parents from Russia and Ukraine. Her mother was born in New York. Joely’s maternal grandfather was of Italian [including Sicilian] ancestry. Joely’s maternal grandmother had Irish, and possibly some English, ancestry.

Joely’s paternal grandfather was Joseph D. Tisch/Fisher (who was the son of either Mojsche/Morris Tisch/Fisher and Sarah Peltzer, or of Nathan Tisch and Linne). Joseph was born in Proskurov, Russia, now Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine. Mojsche was the son of Ansel Taesch/Tesch and Esther.

Joely’s paternal grandmother was Gitte Kathrine “Kate” Minicker/Minocker/Winokur (the daughter of Zelig/Selig Zadik Minicker/Minniker/Winokur and Neche “Ida” Hudel). Gitte was born in Yampil’ Vinnyts’ka, Ukraine.

Joely’s maternal grandfather was Peter Ingoglia, known as musician Teddy Stevens (the son of Charles B. Ingoglia and Concetta Katherine Coletti/Colletti). Peter was born in New York, to Italian parents. Charles was born in Montevago, Provincia di Agrigento, Sicilia, to a mother surnamed Billelo. Concetta was the daughter of Giacomo “Jakob/Jacob” Coletti/Colletti and Francesca Scarpino.

Joely’s maternal grandmother was Eleanor McGinley, a singer (the daughter of Charles McGinley and Sarah Asher). Eleanor was born in New York. Charles was the son of Hugh McGinley and Mary Gilligan, who were Irish. Sarah was born in New York. She likely was the daughter of William F. Asher and Julia Dungan, and had English and Irish ancestry.

Sources: Genealogy of Joely Fisher –

Genealogies of Joely’s father –

Genealogy of Joely’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Joely’s maternal grandfather, Peter Ingoglia, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Joely’s maternal grandmother, Eleanor McGinley, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Joely’s maternal great-grandfather, Charles McGinley –

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