Lily Rabe

"Time Stands Still" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 29, 1982

*75% mix of German, Irish, Scottish, English, distant Welsh, remote Dutch
*25% mix of Ashkenazi Jewish and more distant Sephardi Jewish

Lily Rabe is an American actress. She is the daughter of actress Jill Clayburgh and playwright and screenwriter David Rabe. Lily has a daughter with her partner, actor Hamish Linklater.

Lily’s paternal grandparents were William Louis Rabe III (the son of William Louis Rabe and Ida L. Welch) and Ruth McCormick. Lily’s great-grandfather William was the son of William Louis Rabe and Emma Clay Temple. Ida was the daughter of Edward O. Welch and Helen M. Logan.

Lily’s maternal grandfather was Albert Henry Clayburgh (the son of Albert Clayburgh and Alma Lachenbruch). Lily’s great-grandfather Albert was the son of Emanuel Clayburg, who was a German Jewish immigrant, from Bergentreich, Westphalia, and of Evelina/Eveline Nones. Alma was the daughter of David Lachenbruch and Henrietta Meinhard/Meinhardt, who were both of German Jewish origin. Lily’s great-great-grandmother Evelina was of Portuguese Jewish (Sephardi Jewish), and a smaller amount of French Jewish, ancestry, with her Sephardi Jewish line having been in the United States since the 1700s. Lily’s great-great-great-great-grandfather, Major Benjamin Nones, was a French Jewish immigrant who fought in the American Revolution.

Lily’s maternal grandmother was Julia Louise Dorr (the daughter of Bryan Ripley Dorr and Edna Evelyn Smith). Julia had English, distant Welsh, and remote Dutch, ancestry. Bryan was the son of Russell Ripley Dorr and Sarah Louise Bryan. Edna was the daughter of Phineas Mintern/Minturn Smith and Ella Evelyn Phillips, whose father was English, from Arlington, Gloucester.

Sources: Genealogy of Lily’s paternal great-grandfather, William Louis Rabe (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Lily Rabe (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Jill Clayburgh (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

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3 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Has a daughter with Hamish Linklater.

  2. madman says:

    *German, Irish or Scottish (father)
    *Ashkenazi Jewish, some Sephardi Jewish (maternal grandfather)
    *English, distant Welsh, remote Dutch (maternal grandmother)

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