Lily Rabe

"Time Stands Still" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals

Rabe in 2010, photo by Prphotos

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

Date of Birth: June 29, 1982

Ethnicity: German, Irish, Scottish, English, one quarter Jewish [Ashkenazi, Sephardi], distant Welsh, remote Dutch

Lily Rabe is an American actress. Her roles include the films All Good Things, Pawn Sacrifice, and Miss Stevens, among other works. She is the daughter of actress Jill Clayburgh and playwright and screenwriter David Rabe. She is the sister of Michael Rabe, an actor and playwright, and a half-sister of Jason Rabe, a musician.

Lily has three children with her partner, actor Hamish Linklater.

Lily’s paternal grandfather was William Louis Rabe III (the son of William Louis Rabe and Ida L. Welch). Lily’s grandfather William was born in Illinois. 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 paternal grandmother was named Ruth McCormick. Ruth was born in Dubuque, Iowa.

Lily’s maternal grandfather was Albert Henry Clayburgh (the son of Albert Clayburgh and Alma Lachenbruch). Lily’s grandfather Albert was born in New York. Lily’s great-grandfather Albert was born in New York, the son of Emanuel Clayburg, who was a German Jewish emigrant, from Bergentreich, Westphalia, and of Evelina/Eveline/Everline Nones. Lily’s great-grandmother Alma was born in New York, 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, and smaller amounts of French Jewish, English Jewish, and Italian 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/Bradford Ripley Dorr and Edna Evelyn Smith). Julia was born in Washington, and 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/Eveline 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) –

Lily’s maternal grandfather, Albert Henry Clayburgh, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Lily’s maternal great-grandfather, Albert Clayburgh, on the 1870 U.S. Census –

Lily’s maternal great-great-grandparents, David Lachenbruch and Henrietta Meinhard/Meinhardt, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Lily’s mother –

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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