Birth Name: Jorge Abner Drexler Prada
Place of Birth: Montevideo, Uruguay
Date of Birth: 21 September, 1964
*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – Uruguayan [French, Portuguese, Spanish]
Jorge Drexler is a Uruguayan musician, actor, and doctor. He is the first Uruguayan to win an Academy Award, for composing the song “Al Otro Lado del Río” for The Motorcycle Diaries.
Jorge’s father, Günther Schlein Drexler, was a German Jew who escaped the Holocaust in Germany, and moved to Uruguay with his family, at the age of four. Jorge’s mother, Lucero Prada da Silveira, is a Christian Uruguayan, of French, Portuguese, and Spanish-Uruguayan descent. Jorge was raised Jewish.
He is a cousin of physicist Alejandra Melfo. He has a son with his former wife, Spanish singer and songwriter Ana Laan, and two children with his partner, Spanish film actress and singer Leonor Watling.
Jorge’s paternal grandfather was Josef Georg Drexler (the son of Samuel Drexler and Sara Rebeka Blumenfeld). Josef was born in Berlin. Samuel was born in Żółkiew, Austrian Galicia, Austria-Hungary, now Zhovkva, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, the son of Isak Drexler and Jütte Afner. Sara was born in Tarnów, Poland, the daughter of Simon Blumenfeld and Pesze Tand.
Jorge’s paternal grandmother was named Ruth Schlein (the daughter of Heinrich Schlein and Marie). Ruth was born in Królewska.
Jorge’s maternal grandfather was Abner Manuel Prada Rousse (the son of Manuel Prada Candamo and Paulina Gabriela Teresa Rousse Labraux). Abner was born in Montevideo. Jorge’s great-grandfather Manuel was the son of Manuel Prada and Antonia Candamo. Paulina was the daughter of León Rousse and Gabriela Labraux.
Jorge’s maternal grandmother was Wanda Walkiria da Silveira López (the daughter of Lourival da Silveira and Luisa López García). Wanda was born in Tacuarembó, Tacuarembó. Lourival was the son of José Senandes da Silveira and Carolina Costa. Luisa was the daughter of Ramón López y López and Luisa García López.
Source: Genealogy of Jorge Drexler – https://www.geni.com