Odeya Rush

Odeya Rush

Rush in 2012, image via kathclick/bigstock.com

Birth Name: Odeya Rushinek

Place of Birth: Haifa, Israel

Date of Birth: May 12, 1997

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Odeya Rush is an Israeli-born actress and model. She has starred in the films The Giver and Goosebumps, among others.

Born in Haifa, Israel, she moved to the U.S. at the age of nine, initially living in Alabama. Odeya’s father, Shlomo Rushinek, is an Israeli-born Jew, with Polish Jewish ancestry. Odeya’s mother, Maia Grinfeld, is a Russian Jewish immigrant. Odeya’s grandmother lived in Ukraine.

Odeya’s paternal line can be traced back to her seventh great-grandfather, Samson Rusinek.

Odeya’s paternal grandfather was Mordechai/Mordecai Rusinek (the son of Shlomo/Szlomo Rusinek and Hanna/Chana Sara Schneiderman/Shniedermann). Mordechai was a Polish Jew. Shlomo was born in Pilica, Zawiercie County, Silesian Voivodeship, the son of Rafal Rusinek and Chana Jablonowska/Herbet. Shlomo and his father were killed in the Holocaust, in 1942, in the Treblinka extermination camp. Hanna was born in Zawiercie, Zawiercie County. She was killed in the Holocaust, in 1942.

Odeya’s paternal grandmother is the daughter of Asher Bendall and Chila.

Source: Genealogy of Odeya Rush (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com


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36 Responses

  1. ShawntheGod says:

    i’d smash

  2. Marseille says:


  3. Marseille says:

    Hmmm, she looks like a freak.

  4. WTF says:

    she looks part black and indian.

  5. shobohunter says:

    she look Jewish..

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