Birth Name: Kate Gordon Siegelbaum
Place of Birth: Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 9, 1982
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Kate Siegel is an American actress and screenwriter.
She is married to director/filmmaker Mike Flanagan, with whom she has two children. She often appears in his projects, including Hush (2016), which the two co-wrote, and The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass.
Her paternal aunt, Rosanne Ehrlich, made a documentary film, Dear Babe (1995), about the letters exchanged between her parents, Kate’s paternal grandparents, while her father was away fighting in WWII.
Kate’s paternal grandfather was Meyer David “Mike” Siegelbaum (the son of Harry Siegelbaum and Esther Naftolowitz). Meyer was born in New York, to Moldovan Jewish parents.
Kate’s paternal grandmother was named Hazel Zander/Blau (the daughter of a father surnamed Zander, and of Belle/Isabella Lange). Hazel was born in New York. Belle was the daughter of Jewish emigrants, Adolph Louis Lange, who was from Szczecin, Poland, and Hanah/Johanna Hirschbach, whose parents were from Germany. Belle re-married to Jacob Blau.
Kate’s maternal grandfather was named Samuel “Sam” Gordon.
Kate’s maternal grandmother was Isabelle/Isabella Poss (the daughter of Nathan Poss and Dora Jarnewsky/Janowsky). Isabelle was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Nathan was the son of Isidore Poss and Frume Zelde. Dora was the daughter of Moses Jarnewsky and Leah Dunschowsky.
Genealogies of Kate’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Adolph Louis Lange and Hanah/Johanna Hirschbach – https://www.geni.com
Kate’s maternal grandmother, Isabelle/Isabella Poss, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Kate’s maternal grandmother, Isabelle/Isabella Poss Gordon – https://brightonmc.com
Marriage record of Kate’s maternal great-grandparents, Nathan Poss and Dora Jarnewsky/Janowsky – https://www.familysearch.org