Mandy Moore

Moore in 2011, Featureflash /

Birth Name: Amanda Leigh Moore

Place of Birth: Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 10, 1984

*75% British Isles [English, Irish, Scottish]
*25% Ashkenazi Jewish

Mandy Moore is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and fashion designer. Early in her career, she was labeled as one of the “pop princesses,” along with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.

Mandy is the daughter of Stacy and Donald Moore. She is married to singer, songwriter, and guitarist Taylor Goldsmith, with whom she has a son.

Mandy’s father has English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Mandy’s maternal grandfather was a Jewish American soldier, of Russian Jewish and Galician Jewish descent. Mandy’s maternal grandmother was an English war bride, who also had some Irish ancestry. The two married in 1945. Mandy was raised Catholic.

Mandy is described on the internet as having Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear where this claim originated, if Mandy herself has stated so, or if her Cherokee Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Mandy is a step-sister of actress Carly Craig.

Mandy’s paternal grandfather was named Benjamin B. Moore, Jr. (the son of Benjamin B. Moore).

Mandy’s paternal grandmother was Mildred Karen Croley (the daughter of John Quincy Adams Croley and Minnie Lee Page). Mildred was born in Alabama. John was the son of John Tyler Croley and Susan Martha Thomas. Minnie was the daughter of Jeptha Amos Page and Colie Rebecca Lee Stephens.

Mandy’s maternal grandfather was Julian Leonard Friedman (the son of Samuel Wolf Friedman and Anna Rotter). Julian was born in Maryland. Samuel was born in St. George In The East, London, England, to Russian Jewish parents, Harry F. Friedman and Jennie Wolfson. Anna was born in New York, the daughter of Jewish emigrant parents, Adolf/Adolph Rotter, who likely was from Oświęcim, Galicia, and Becky/Beckie/Bettie/Betty Kellner, who was born in New York, to an Austrian Jewish father and a Russian Jewish mother.

Mandy’s maternal grandmother was Eileen Mary Hardy (the daughter of William Hardy and Caroline Ellen Barney). Eileen was born in Hackney, London, England. Caroline was the daughter of Sydney Barney, whose mother was Irish, from Cashel, and of Maria Smith. Sydney’s parents lived in Australia for a time.

Moore in 2009, photo by Kate Gardiner

Sources: Mandy’s appearance on Who Do You Think You Are?, 2018 –

Genealogy of Mandy Moore –

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

Obituary of Mandy’s maternal grandfather, Julian Leonard Friedman –

Birth record of Mandy’s maternal great-grandfather, Samuel Wolf Friedman –

Mandy’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna Rotter, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Anna Rotter on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Mandy’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Adolf/Adolph Rotter and Becky/Beckie/Bettie/Betty Kellner, on the 1920 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

30 Responses

  1. jonasbttencourt says:

    Her performance in A Walk to Remember is so moving and charismatic, also great vocal talent. And she does look British&Irish, i would say especially southern english/cornish. Ashkenazi Jews don’t have an specific look anyway, Dustin Hoffman and Mark Zuckerberg are both full Ashkenazi Jews, human ethnicities are very complex and diverse whitin themselves that’s whats fascinating.

    • porkarella says:

      She doesn’t look Brit or Irish her face is typically Murican of Baltic Slav-mongoloid features high cheekbones, large flat square face, partly almond shaped eyes, flatter nose bridge with wider nostrils.
      Muricans looking real Brits&Irish are Julianne Moore, Heather Graham, Emma Stone, Jodie Foster, Annette Bening.

      • andrew says:

        What is this “Baltic Slav” fetish you have. Sexual tourism (for those who dont know, Baltic countries are such destinations) nostalgia or some Baltic tourist broke your heart on Costa Smeralda holiday?

      • NOTREALLY says:

        This guy is truly a nutjob, he thinks that every human being in the planet is a pure bred and that their phenotypes are representative of one singular ethnicity, he gennuinely doesn’t understand something as simple as mixing, he thinks people only have 1 ethnicity, I’ve NEVER seen someone this stupid, and I absolutely mean this

  2. jackson9 says:

    “Julian was born in Maryland, to Russian Jewish parents.” Ethnic, I don’t think that is 100% accurate. From my research Julian Leonard Friedman was born in Maryland to Samuel Wolf Friedman and Anna Rotter, yes. However, Samuel was born In London, England to Russian Jewish parents Harry F Friedman and Jennie Wolfson. Anna was born in New York to Adolf Rotter and Becky Kellner. Becky was Russian Jewish and Adolf Rotter was Austrian and I am uncertain if he was Jewish looking at the cemetery he was buried at. If I am wrong my apologizes but happy to discuss.
    No links but go to ancestry U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 for the parents of Julian Friedman

    • follers says:

      We already knew the parents of Julian. And yes, Adolf was Jewish.

      • jackson9 says:

        Thanks @follers, and I know you guys knew the parents of Julian, was only wondering if his parents birthplace was Russia or not.
        Sincerely, Bearboy/Jackson9

        • andrew says:

          Bearboy whats goin on in US??

          • jackson9 says:

            Hi Andrew. personally things are going okay, thanks :) How are you buddy?

          • jackson9 says:

            I think I misunderstood your question. were you referring to the recent protests going on across the US?

          • Oaken05 says:

            I mean, if he’s talking about the current political situation, that is hardly appropriate or relevant to a discusson on Mandy Moore.

          • jackson9 says:

            I was uncertain what the question was. Wanted to make sure sure I was answering and knowing Andrew’s question. But you’re right @Oaken05 my apologizes

  3. bablah says:

    Who Do You Think You Are? did her maternal grandmother’s genealogy:

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