Birth Name: Molly June Gordon
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: December 6, 1994
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Molly Gordon is an American actress. Her roles include the films Love the Coopers, Life of the Party, Booksmart, Good Boys, and The Broken Hearts Gallery, and the series Animal Kingdom.
She is the daughter of Jessie Nelson, a producer and screenplay writer, and Bryan Gordon, a director, writer, and producer. Her aunt, Davia Nelson, is one of The Kitchen Sisters, who are radio producers.
Molly’s paternal grandfather was named Lewis/Louis Allen Gordon (the son of Arron Gordon and Fannie). Lewis was born in Maryland, to Russian Jewish parents.
Molly’s paternal grandmother was Anne/Anna Jacobson (the daughter of Moyshe/Morris Jacobson and Zippe/Sziba/Celia Topel/Topol). Anne was born in Illinois, to Russian Jewish parents. Zippe was the daughter of Samuel Schloime/Shloyma Topol/Topel and Bertha Beila/Baila/Beile/Bule/Bella Winterman.
Molly’s maternal grandfather was named Leonard N. Nelson. Leonard was born in New York, and was also Jewish.
Molly’s maternal grandmother was Alice J. Dritz (the daughter of Harry/Henry Dritz and Roselyn/Rosalyn/Rose Shein). Alice was born in New York. Harry was a Jewish emigrant, from Vilnius, Lithuania, and was the son of Jacob Dritz and Shimka/Shimke “Sadie” Cohen. Roselyn was born in New Jersey, to Russian Jewish parents, Hyman Shein and Ray Solow.
Sources: Molly’s paternal grandfather, Lewis/Louis Allen Gordon, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Molly’s paternal grandmother, Anne/Anna Jacobson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Molly’s paternal grandmother, Anne/Anna (Jacobson) Gordon – http://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Molly’s maternal grandfather, Leonard N. Nelson – http://www.legacy.com
Molly’s maternal grandmother, Alice J. Dritz, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org