Lisa Cholodenko

Cholodenko in 2011, photo by s_bukley/

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 5, 1964

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Lisa Cholodenko is an American screenwriter and film director.

Lisa is the daughter of Marcia and Paul Cholodenko. She is married to musician Wendy Melvoin, with whom she has a son.

Lisa’s paternal grandfather was named Hyman Cholodenko. Hyman was from Ukraine/Russia.

Lisa’s paternal grandmother was named Ety Strauss. Ety was from Romania.

Lisa’s maternal grandfather was Sidney B. Elins (the son of Jacob Elins and Rose Morsoff). Sidney was born in New York, to parents from Russia.

Lisa’s maternal grandmother was named Mildred “Mimi.”

Sources: Lisa’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Lisa’s maternal grandfather, Sidney B. Elins –

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