Birth Name: Joey Lynn King
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 30, 1999
*father – English, other
*mother – three quarters Ashkenazi Jewish, one quarter Italian
Joey King is an American actress. She is known for starring in The Kissing Booth films, as well as Ramona and Beezus and Wish Upon. Among her siblings is actress Hunter King.
Her father has English ancestry. Joey’s mother is of three quarters Ashkenazi Jewish and one quarter Italian Catholic (from her own paternal grandfather) descent. Joey has said that she is “part Jewish and part Christian, but I’m mostly Jewish,” and has also described herself simply as “Jewish.” (for example, here and here).
Joey’s paternal grandfather was Alvin Fulton King (the son of Garland Pinkney King and Susie Rebecca Parker). Alvin was born in Arkansas. Garland was the son of Charlie/Charles King and Nancy/Nan Green Wooley. Susie was the daughter of Jessie Henry Parker and Susan Asenith Lambert.
Joey’s paternal grandmother was Mildred/Millie Anne/Ann Spooner (the daughter of Samuel/Sam Walter Mason Spooner and Eula/Beaulah Maude Rhodes). Millie was born in Arkansas. Samuel was the son of John Buie Spooner and Frances Octavia “Fannie” Marcus. Eula was the daughter of Joseph Hugh Rhodes and Alpha Antoinette Bird.
Joey’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Farrar (the son of James Farrar and Helen Frame). Joseph was in Pennsylvania. James was the son of Joseph/Giuseppe Ferrara and Julia/Angelina Villani, who were Italian Catholics, of Sicilian and Campanian descent. James is buried in the same Jewish cemetery as Joey’s great-grandmother, with Hebrew inscribed on his grave, so he likely converted to Judaism. Helen was the daughter of Russian Jewish parents, Samuel Frame and Rose Horowitz.
Joey’s maternal grandmother is Elaine Braverman (the daughter of William Braverman and Rose Goldsmith). Elaine was born in Pennsylvania, to a Jewish family. William was the son of Ellix Braverman and Becca Milkowsky/Milkawsky.
Sources: Genealogies of Joey’s paternal grandparents, Alvin Fulton King and Mildred/Millie Anne/Ann (Spooner) King – https://www.findagrave.com
Joey’s paternal grandmother, Mildred/Millie Anne/Ann Spooner, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Joey’s paternal great-grandparents, Samuel/Sam Walter Mason Spooner and Eula/Beaulah Maude Rhodes, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org