Owen Kline

Birth Name: Owen Joseph Kline

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

Date of Birth: October 14, 1991

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish, Irish
*maternal grandfather – Ashkenazi Jewish
*maternal grandmother – Chinese-Filipino, Russian

Owen Kline is an American actor, writer, and director. He has starred in the films The Squid and the Whale, as Jesse Eisenberg’s character’s brother, and Jobe’z World, and written and directed the film Funny Pages.

His parents are actors Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates. His sister is Frankie Cosmos (born Greta Simone Kline), a musician, singer, and songwriter.

Owen’s father is of half German Jewish and half Irish (Catholic) ancestry. Owen’s maternal grandfather was of Russian Jewish descent, and Owen’s maternal grandmother was of Chinese-Filipino and Russian origin.

Owen’s paternal grandfather was Robert Joseph Kline (the son of Julius Kline and Clara Cahn). Robert was born in Ohio. Julius was born in Denver, Colorado, to German Jewish immigrants, Joseph Kline and Sophie Baer/Berry. Clara was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Lee Cahn and Zerlina Dreyfoos. Clara’s father was a Jewish immigrant from Bavaria, Germany, while Clara’s mother was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to Jewish parents from Aldingen, Germany, Samuel Dreyfoos/Dreyfus and Dryka/Therese Pappenheimer.

Owen’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Agnes Kirk (the daughter of Joseph Jeremiah Kirk and Agnes B. Delaney). Margaret was born in Missouri. Joseph was born in Drumcah, County Louth, Ireland, the son of Patrick J. Kirk, Sr. and Julia Brady. Agnes was born in Missouri, to a father from Ireland, Peter J. Delaney, and to a mother, Jane “Jennie” Hickman, who was born in New York, to Irish parents.

Owen’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Cates, a producer (born Joseph Katz, the son of Nathan Katz and Nina Peltzman). Joseph was born in New York, to Jewish emigrants, from Podolia, Ukraine. Nathan was the son of Jacob Katz and Mitchel Gilman. Nina was the daughter of Nathan Peltzman and Bella Silverman.

Owen’s maternal grandmother is Helene/Helen Sergeveevna/Sergeyeevna “Lily” Lue (the daughter of George Lue and Anna Petrovna Juravlev/Belotserkovsky). Lily was born in Shanghai, China. George likely was born in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Anna was born in 1907 in Stanitza Kamenskaya (Kamenskaya railway station), Don, Russia.

Sources: https://www.irishamerica.com

Genealogy of Owen Kline – https://www.geni.com

Owen’s paternal great-grandmother, Agnes B. Delaney, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Owen’s maternal grandfather, Joseph Katz, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Owen’s maternal great-grandparents, Nathan Katz and Nina Peltzman – https://www.familysearch.org

U.S. naturalization record of Owen’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna Petrovna Juravlev/Lue/Belotserkovsky – https://www.familysearch.org

1 Response

  1. madman says:

    *62.5% Ashkenazi Jewish
    *25% Irish
    *12.5% Chinese

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