Noah Baumbach

Baumbach in 2017, photo by excelentphoto/

Birth Name: Noah C. Baumbach

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 3, 1969

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – likely English

Noah Baumbach is an American filmmaker.

Noah is the son of Georgia (Nelson) Brown and novelist and film critic Jonathan Baumbach. Noah’s father was Jewish. Noah’s mother is Protestant. Noah has a son with his former wife, actress Jennifer Jason Leigh; and two children with his partner, actress and filmmaker Greta Gerwig.

Noah’s paternal grandfather was Harold M. “Harry” Baumbach (the son of Isaac Baumbach/Bomback/Bombach and Anna/Annie Summer/Sommer). Harold was born in New York, to Austrian Jewish parents. He was a noted painter and academic.

Noah’s paternal grandmother was named Ida Helen Zackheim (the daughter of Ison/Isaac Zackheim and Eva). Ida was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.


Genealogy of Noah Baumbach (focusing on his father’s side) –

Marriage record of Noah’s parents –

Noah’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Noah’s paternal grandfather, Harold M. Baumbach –

Obituary of Noah’s paternal grandfather, Harold M. “Harry” Baumbach –

Noah’s paternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother), on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Noah’s paternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother) –

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