Birth Name: Mina A. Badiyi
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: November 28, 1970
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Mina Badie is an American actress. She is the daughter of screenwright Barbara Turner (born Gloria Rose Turner) and director Reza Badiyi (Reza Sayed Badiyi). Her half-sister is actress Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Mina’s father was born in Arak, Iran, to parents from Isfahan, Iran. Mina’s mother was American, from New York, and was Ashkenazi Jewish.
Mina’s maternal grandfather was Alexander Chaim Turner (the son of Meilech/Milton Turner and Hanna/Henie/Anna/Annie Teicholtz). Alexander was a Jewish emigrant, from Galicia. Hanna was the daughter of Isaac Teicholtz and Ida.
Mina’s maternal grandmother was Pearl Pauline Zisez/Zises (the daughter of Samuel/Sam Zisez/Zises and Fannie/Fanny Abershtark/Aberstark). Pearl was born in New York, to Jewish parents from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Fannie was the daughter of Gussie.
Sources: Obituaries of Mina’s parents – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Mina Badie (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Mina’s maternal grandparents, Alexander Chaim Turner and Pearl Pauline Zisez/Zises, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Alexander Chaim Turner and Pearl Pauline Zisez/Zises on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org