Marielle Jaffe

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Jaffe in 2013, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Jaclyn Marielle Jaffe

Place of Birth: Valencia, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 23, 1989

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish (at least 37.5%), German, English, smaller amounts of French and Swiss-French

Marielle Jaffe is an American actress, singer, and model. She is known for her role in Scream 4, and on television’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Marielle’s paternal great-grandfather was Jewish, and Marielle’s maternal grandfather was Jewish as well. Their Ashkenazi families were from Russia, Lithuania, and Poland. Marielle’s other ancestry includes German and English, as well as more distant French and Swiss-French. It appears that Marielle herself is Christian by religion.

Marielle is married to film director, screenwriter, and editor TK McKamy.

Marielle’s paternal grandfather was Philip Bell Jaffe (the son of Benjamin/Ben Jaffe and Glenrose Bell). Philip was born in Los Angeles, California. Benjamin was born in New York, the son of Jacob I. Jaffe and Ida Schenker, who were Jewish emigrants, Jacob from Russia and Ida from Russia or Lithuania. Glenrose was born in Wisconsin, the daughter of Frank Buck Bell and Kathryn S. Seabolt, and had English and German ancestry.

Marielle’s paternal grandmother is Marilyn Jean Lauts (the daughter of John William Lauts and Dorothy De La Croix). Marilyn was born in Illinois. John was born in Illinois, to German parents, Ulrich Lauts and Hannah Harriet Westendorf. Dorothy was born in Ohio, the daughter of George William De La Croix, who had French, Swiss-French, and German ancestry, and Maude Edith Sand.

Marielle’s maternal grandfather was Stephen Michael Fleishman (the son of Benjamin Sydney Fleishman and Gertrude Mann). Stephen was born in Los Angeles, California. Benjamin was a Polish Jewish immigrant, the son of Isadore Fleishman and Toby Bagno. Gertrude was born in New York, the daughter of Harry Mann and Lillian Goldenberg, who were Russian Jewish immigrants.

Marielle’s maternal grandmother is named Arlene Mary Jarrett. It is not clear what her ancestry is.

Sources: Genealogy of Marielle Jaffe –

Marielle’s paternal grandfather, Philip Bell Jaffe, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Marielle’s paternal grandfather, Philip Bell Jaffe –

Marielle’s paternal grandmother, Marilyn Jean Lauts, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Marielle’s maternal grandfather, Stephen Michael Fleishman, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Marielle’s maternal great-grandmother, Gertrude Mann, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

3 Responses

  1. annabelle says:

    Thank you follers, you are a sweetheart!
    I guessed she was Jewish from her last name but due to her exotic look I thought she was also Native American or even Italian/Greek. Very very beautiful! Thank you!

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