Mark Ivanir

Mark Ivanir – “Johnny English Reborn” UK Premiere – Arrivals – Empire Leicester Square – London, UK, 2011 – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Mark Alexandrovich Ivanir

Place of Birth: Chernivtsi, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

Date of Birth: September 6, 1968

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Mark Ivanir is a Ukrainian-born Israeli actor. He is the son of Maya Malka, a teacher of German, and Alexander “Sasha” Ivanir, a teacher of English. His father was born in Vyzhnytsia.

Mark’s paternal grandfather was named Zalman Ivanir.

Mark’s paternal grandmother was named Berta Kurtz (the daughter of Hersh Kurtz, and of a woman surnamed Hazenfratz).

Mark’s maternal grandfather was named Meshulam Surkis (the son of Yacov Surkis and Perl). Meshulam was a writer, journalist, and actor of the Yiddish language. He was born in Berehomet.

Mark’s maternal grandmother was named Esther Wohl (the daughter of Menahem Mendl Wohl). Esther was born in Chernivtsi.

Sources: Interview with Mark Ivanir –

Genealogy of Mark Ivanir –

1 Response

  1. littlebodybigheart says:

    He’s from the same city as Mila Kunis.

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