Julianna Margulies

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Margulies in 2011, photo by Prphotos.com

Place of Birth: Spring Valley, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 8, 1966 (possibly 1967)

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Julianna Margulies is an American actress and producer. She has starred on the shows ER and The Good Wife, and in the films What’s Cooking?, Ghost Ship, and Evelyn, among others.

Julianna is the daughter of Francesca (Goldberg, later Gardner) and Paul Margulies (Paul Eli Margulies). Her father was a writer, philosopher, and creative director in the advertising industry; he wrote many jingles, including “Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz, Oh What a Relief it Is!” for Alka-Seltzer. Her mother worked as a ballet dancer and eurythmy teacher.

Julianna’s parents were both born Jewish (their families were Jewish emigrants from Romania, Austria, Hungary, Latvia, and Russia). During her childhood, Julianna’s parents divorced, and her mother converted to Christianity. Julianna identifies herself as Jewish (though she is not religious). Julianna is married to lawyer Keith Lieberthal (who was raised Jewish). The couple has a son.

Julianna’s patrilineal ancestry most likely traces back to Rabbi Jacob Margolith, who was born in the 15th century, in Worms, Bavaria.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2016) stated that Julianna’s genetic ancestry is:

*96.3% Ashkenazi [Jewish]
*3.2% Broadly European
*0.2% Broadly Southern European
*0.1% Sardinian
*0.1% Eastern European
*0.1% Broadly Northern European

Julianna’s paternal grandfather was Irving Margulies (the son of Pincus Margulles/Margulies and Matilda Lazarus). Irving was born in New York. Pincus and Matilda were born in Romania. Pincus was the son of Abraham Margulies and Beila Riker. Matilda was born in Galatz, the daughter of B. Lazarus/Lazar and Malka Herman.

Julianna’s paternal grandmother was Henrietta G. Greenspan (the daughter of Wolf William Grünspan and Molly/Mollie Tiger/Tieger). Henrietta was born in New York. Wolf and Molly were born in Austria, with Wolf being from Galicia. Molly was the daughter of Samuel A. Tieger and Edith Bodenstein.

Julianna’s maternal grandfather was named Mandel Max Goldberg (later Michael Gardner).

Julianna’s maternal grandmother was Isabel Berman (the daughter of Morris Berman and Ida Ginsberg). Isabel was born in New York. Morris and Ida were born in the Russian Empire, with Ida being from Glazmanka, now in Latvia. Morris was the son of Isack Berman and Annie/Anna Lanar. Ida was the daughter of Merkel/Max Ginsberg and Rebecca/Lena Cohen.

Sources: Genealogy of Julianna Margulies – https://www.geni.com

Julianna’s paternal grandfather, Irving Margulies, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Julianna’s paternal grandmother, Henrietta G. Greenspan, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Julianna’s maternal grandfather, Michael Gardner – http://obits.abqjournal.com

Julianna’s maternal grandmother, Isabel Berman, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

34 Responses

  1. Jojoseahorse says:

    I am interested in where the Sardinian ancestry fits in.

    • muricansareallmutts says:

      I’m a native Sardinian from Italy I can answer you in my region can looks Arab due this ancient root that so many Sardinians have her nose, her mouth say looks Jewish also.
      There are very light Semitics on white-pink skin but their faces are the opposite of us Euros in the case you doubt it she’s Levantine.

      • Jojoseahorse says:

        Thank you for replying! I don’t doubt anything, was just curious because there was no specific Sardinian ancestor mentioned on her profile. She seems to be of Eastern European Jewish extraction and Sardinia is an interesting contrast. She is really beautiful and unique looking :)

        • andrew says:

          0,1% is called “noise” in genetics. It literally means nothing.

          Dont listen to what “muricansareallmutts” says, he is a fraud (and a troll).

          • muricansareallmutts says:

            @Jojoseahorse don’t consider him he’s a scum who claims to be Italian and Finnish but he doesn’t know anything of both of them I talked to him so much and I always busted him due to his poor knowledge of my country and my fellow citizens.

          • andrew says:

            Il mio cane è più intelligente di te. Ed è un cane. Figurati.

          • muricansareallmutts says:

            La — —– è più intelligente di te. — – — —-. Figurati.
            A proposito con —- intendo questo ma tu che sei straniero non puoi capirlo:

          • andrew says:

            Nordicista da strapazzo.

            “Vieni in Europa a vedere che non siamo scuri come pensi”. Ahaha tipico ——— di chi europeo non lo è. Infatti gli Europei (veri) stanno ore al sole per scurisi la pelle apposta. Ma te non lo puoi capire perché sospetti di essere tutte le cose (non europee) di cui tacci gli altri.

          • muricansareallmutts says:

            “Infatti gli Europei (veri) stanno ore al sole per scurisi la pelle apposta” AHAHAHAHAHA AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA la solita cacatissima detta da voi ——– —— ci volete negri come voi certo tutta l’Europa vuole essere —– lo —— voima non è così a pochi di noi piace la pelle ——- perché fa —— sa da —— si vede come non sai che i nordeuropei ti guardano ——— se sei scuro e ti inscurisci vallo a dire ai danesi giusto per citare uno di quei popoli vedi come ti rispondo. Ti fanno più —– di quello che sei già di natura.
            “di cui tacci gli altri” dici degli altri coglione tacci vuol dire tacere quale traduttore usi pirlone?

          • andrew says:

            https://www.treccani.it/vocabolario/tacciare/

            Scusa se uso un italiano troppo difficile, non hai fatto Liceo o Università, immagino. E ancora quella cosa del traduttore.

            Che poi i Danesi non se li fila nessuno. Nazione insignificante a parte la Sirenetta e i biscotti al burro con la scatola di latta.

            È ovvio che hai il complesso della pelle scura (come i “——–” che dici tu), perché se stai troppo al sole diventi bello scuretto. Mentre all’Europeo medio (che è più chiaro di te in media), non dispiace affatto apparire più scuro.

          • muricansareallmutts says:

            Uso un italiano troppo difficile, non hai fatto il liceo o l’università, sicuramente. E ancora quella cosa del traduttore si vede che lo usi ricopi i tipici errori molto gravi che fa il traduttore e degli stranieri che provano a parlare la mia lingua.
            Che poi i danesi non se li fila nessuno secondo te. Nazione insignificante a parte la Sirenetta e i biscotti al burro con la scatola di latta secondo te.
            È ovvio che hai il complesso della pelle scura (come i “——–” che dici tu), perché se stai troppo al sole diventi brutto scuretto. Mentre all’europeo medio (che è più chiaro di te trenta volte), dispiace parecchio apparire più scuro.
            Ti ho corretto in tutto.

          • andrew says:

            Sì, appunto. Nazione abbastanza insignificante, date le dimensioni scarse. Mai sentito nessuno nominare i danesi in vita mia. Mai. Comunque ti mando questo link, mi scordavo di alcuni personaggi famosi del posto: https://biografieonline.it/nati.htm?in=danimarca

  2. bablah says:

    Glazmanka is today in Latvia.

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