Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: March 2, 1952
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Laraine Newman is an American comedian, actress, voice artist, and writer. She is of Russian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent. Her sister is writer and producer Tracy Newman. She has two children, including actress and comedian Hannah Einbinder, with her husband, actor, writer, and director Chad Einbinder.
One of her grandfathers was a cattle rancher in Arizona.
Laraine’s paternal grandfather was named Harry Newman (the son of Abraham Newman). Harry was a Russian Jewish immigrant.
Laraine’s paternal grandmother was Lena Siegel (the daughter of Simon Siegel and Sarah Baser/Varshav). Lena was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.
Laraine’s maternal grandfather was named Alexander S. Neff (the son of Carl Neff). Alexander was a Polish Jewish emigrant, who was born in Busko County, Swietokrzyskie.
Laraine’s maternal grandmother was Anna Rose/Rosowsky (the daughter of Motke Velvl “Max” Rosowsky/Rasofsky/Tishkoff and Ida Shapiro/Axelrod). Anna was born in Ohio, to Polish Jewish parents. Motke was the son of Zalman “Solomon” Tishkoff and Itte “Ethel.”
Sources: Genealogy of Laraine Newman – http://www.geni.com
Laraine’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Laraine’s paternal grandparents, Harry Newman and Lena Siegel, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Laraine’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org