Lola Kirke

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Kirke in 2014, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Lola Clementine C. Kirke

Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: September 27, 1990

*father – English, Scottish
*mother – Jewish [including Iraqi Jewish]

Lola Kirke is a British-born actress, singer, and songwriter. Her roles include the films Reaching for the Moon, Gone Girl, Mistress America, Fallen (2016), Gemini, Active Adults, Viper Club, Untogether, American Woman, Lost Girls, and Broken Diamonds, and the show Mozart in the Jungle.

She is the daughter of Lorraine (Dellal), who owns vintage boutique Geminola, and musician Simon Kirke. Her father has English and Scottish ancestry. Her mother is Jewish, of Israeli and Iraqi Jewish descent. Lola has described herself as Jewish.

She is the sister of singer, songwriter, and doula Domino Kirke and actress Jemima Kirke. Model Alice Dellal and art dealer Alex Dellal are her cousins. Her maternal grandfather was property investor Jack Dellal.

She was raised in New York City, New York, from the age of five.

Lola’s paternal grandfather was Vivian Percy Ughtred Kirke (the son of Percy St George Kirke and Alice Gertrude Gibson-Craig). Vivian was born in Pancras, London, England. Lola’s great-grandfather Percy was the son of St. George Mervyn Kirke and Sarah Elizabeth Werge Howey. Alice was born in Riccarton, Midlothian, Scotland, the daughter of James Henry Gibson-Craig, 3rd Bart of Riccarton, and of Julia Buchanan.

Lola’s paternal grandmother is named Olive May Pollard.

Lola’s maternal grandfather was Jack Dellal (the son of Salomon/Selman Dellal and Charlotte Salha Shashoua/Shashona). Jack was born in Chorlton, Lancashire, England, to Iraqi Jewish parents, who were born in Baghdad. Salomon was the son of Aboudi Dellal and Emy Rahma Elbeg. Charlotte was the daughter of Jacob Shashoua and Aziza Badnani.

Lola’s maternal grandmother is named Zehava Helmer. Zehava is an Israeli Jew, and may be of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

Sources: Genealogy of Lola Kirke –

Genealogy of Lola’s father (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Lola’s maternal grandfather, Jack Dellal –

Obituary of Lola’s maternal grandfather, Jack Dellal –

3 Responses

  1. mycarf123123 says:

    Jews whose ancestors hail from the Middle East and North Africa consider themselves as Sephardic Jews as well.

    Add that ‘Sephardi Jewish’ tag.
    Also, change her ‘Ethnicity:’ to ‘*mother – Sephardi Jewish, Ashkenazi Jewish’

  2. andrew says:

    her mom is related to Alex Dellal, Elisa Sednaoui’s husband.

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