Birth Name: Jonah Hill Feldstein
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: December 20, 1983
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Jonah Hill is an American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and comedian. His roles include Superbad, 21 Jump Street and its sequel, Moneyball, The Wolf of Wall Street, Get Him to the Greek, True Story, and Don’t Look Up, among many others. He wrote and directed the film mid90s.
Jonah is the son of Sharon, a costume designer and fashion stylist, and Richard Feldstein, an accountant. His parents are both Jewish. He is of Russian Jewish, Austrian Jewish, and Ukrainian Jewish descent. Jonah had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony in a Reform temple. He is the brother of music manager Jordan Feldstein and actress Beanie Feldstein (Elizabeth Greer Feldstein).
Jonah is the first male born in the 1980s to have received more than one Academy Award nomination for acting (Eddie Redmayne is the first to fit the criteria to have received two nominations for Best Actor).
Jonah’s paternal grandfather was Daniel “Danny” Feldstein (the son of Herman Harvey Feldstein and Eva Raskin). Daniel was born in New York. Herman was born in Russia/Belarus, to Jewish parents, Isaac Feldstein and Dinah/Dina Resnick. Eva was born in New York, to Ukrainian Jewish parents, Jacob Raskin and Annie Balsam/Nassof.
Jonah’s paternal grandmother was Claire M. Rafkin (the daughter of Victor Rafkin and Tillie Bernstein). Claire was born in New York. Claire’s brother, Jonah’s great-uncle, was actor, director, and producer Alan Rafkin (born Alfred Irwin Rafkin). Victor and Tillie were Russian Jewish immigrants. Victor was the son of Louis Rafkin and Freda Cureyon. Tillie was the daughter of Abraham Bernstein and Anna Sinaf/Senata.
Jonah’s maternal grandfather was Richard L. “Dick” Chalkin (the son of Irving Chalkin and Hannah Spitz). Irving was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents, Isidore Chalkin and Rose Berkowitz/Bencong. Hannah was born in New York, to Austrian Jewish parents from Galicia, Hyman Spitz and Jannie Wind.
Jonah’s maternal grandmother was Audrey M. Galin (the daughter of Herman Galin and Gertrude “Gertie” Ross). Audrey was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Herman was the son of Jacob Galinsky and Eva Moskowitz.
Sources: Interview with Jonah Hill – http://www.nytimes.com
Genealogy of Jonah Hill – http://www.geni.com
Marriage announcement of Jonah’s paternal grandparents, Daniel “Danny” Feldstein and Claire M. Rafkin – https://www.newspapers.com
Jonah’s paternal grandmother, Claire M. Rafkin, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Jonah Hill (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://levinsongenealogy.org