Lindsay Hartley

Lindsay Hartley

Hartley in 2011, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Lindsay Nicole Korman

Place of Birth: Rancho Mirage, Riverside, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 17, 1978

*62.5% Ashkenazi Jewish
*37.5% mix of Italian and Greek

Lindsay Hartley is an American actress and singer, previously credited under her maiden name, Lindsay Korman. She is known for playing Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald on the soap Passions.

Lindsay is the daughter of Wendy and Jeff Korman. Her father is Ashkenazi Jewish. Her mother has Italian, Greek, and one quarter Ashkenazi (through her own maternal grandmother) ancestry.

Lindsay has a daughter with her former husband, actor Justin Hartley.

Lindsay’s paternal grandfather was Raymond Joel “Ray” Korman (the son of Max Korman and Sadie Kolman). Raymond was born in Ohio. Max was a Jewish emigrant from Galicia. Sadie was born in New York, to Jewish parents from Galicia.

Lindsay’s paternal grandmother was Charlotte May Price (the daughter of David Price and Goldie Simon). Charlotte was born in Ohio. David was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to a Russian Jewish father, Sam Price, and a Hungarian Jewish mother, Rose Arshonovitz. Goldie was born in either England or Russia, to Russian Jewish parents, Sam Simon and Bessie Binyon.

Lindsay’s maternal grandmother is Constance Victoria “Connie” Bailis (the daughter of Gustave/Gustav George “Gus” Balogiannis/Bailis and Anna Schwalberg). Constance was born in New York. Gustave was born in Thessaloniki, and was Greek, the son of Victoria Balojiannis. Anna was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.

Sources: Lindsay’s paternal grandfather, Raymond Joel “Ray” Korman, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Lindsay’s paternal grandfather, Raymond Joel “Ray” Korman –

Lindsay’s paternal grandmother, Charlotte May Price, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Lindsay’s paternal grandmother, Charlotte May (Price) Korman –


Curious about ethnicity

36 Responses

  1. Capricious says:

    Looks Lebanese or Assyrian. Could easily pass as these two.

  2. cwm85 says:

    I miss her and the soap opera passions. I used to think her character was a bit nutty tho. That was a cool soap.

  3. cwm85 says:

    I bet she’s more greek than Italian. Can totally understand the latina roles she plays.

  4. andrew says:

    greek or italian is not confirmed though

  5. Check7t says:

    Looks totally European.

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