Lauren Lindsey Donzis

Donzis in 2016, photo by kathclick/

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 28, 2004

*93.75% Ashkenazi Jewish
*6.25% mix of German, Scottish, and English

Lauren Lindsey Donzis is an American actress. She is known for her roles on the series No Good Nick and Liv and Maddie.

Lauren’s paternal grandfather was Harold Kritt Donzis (the son of Benjamin Donzis and Ethel Kritt). Harold was born in Washington, D.C., to Russian Jewish parents. Benjamin was the son of Morris Donzis and Dora Wolf. Ethel was the daughter of Bennie Kritt and Etta.

Lauren’s paternal grandmother was Julia Berniece Fern (the daughter of Jules/Jewels Fern and Vivian Berniece Margolis). Jules was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents, Louis Fern and Rose Jurans. Vivian was the daughter of Paul Margolis, who was a Russian Jew, and of Nellie Bernice/Berniece Strong/Bernhardt, who was born in Wisconsin, and had German, Scottish, and English ancestry.

Lauren’s maternal grandfather was Victor Albert Silberman (the son of Isadore F. Silberman and Regina). Victor was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents. Isadore was the son of Meilich Silberman, who was born in Ruska, Ukraine.

Lauren’s maternal grandmother was named Joan Marcia Kirsner (the daughter of Irving Kirsner).

Sources: Lauren’s paternal great-grandmother, Vivian Berniece Margolis, on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Vivian Berniece Margolis on the 1920 U.S. Census –

1 Response

  1. jackson9 says:

    It is accurate that 1/16th or 6.25% of Lauren’s ancestry is non-Jewish and is indeed partially German. That 6.25% should also include English and Scottish as well. Starting with the 2nd-great grandmother Nellie Bernice Strong (1872-1955) born in Wisconsin, was the daughter of Thomas Strong (1842-1917) and Lucy Shafer(1852-1885). Thomas Strong was the son of Thomas Strong Jr. and Mary A. Baughan. Lucy shafer was the daughter of William Shafer and Eliza Conner. The Shaffer lineage leads back to Germany, the Conner lineage goes back to Scotland, and the Strong lineage and others go back to England. BTW, even though on the Jewish Silberman line the great-grandfather Isadore Silberman (1900-1970) was born in Poland his father however Meilich Silberman (1864-1932) was born in Ruska, Ukraine in case you wanted to tag her also as Ukrainian Jewish.

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