Pablo Schreiber

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Schreiber in 2010, photo by

Birth Name: Pablo Tell Schreiber

Place of Birth: Ymir, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: April 26, 1978

Ethnicity: German, Swiss-German, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Norwegian, Belgian [Flemish], Scottish, Welsh, Irish

Pablo Schreiber is a Canadian-American actor. He is known for his portrayals of Polish-American character Nick Sobotka on HBO’s crime drama The Wire, and crooked corrections officer George “Pornstache” Mendez on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Awake and Sing! on Broadway. He has also performed work for audiobooks.

Pablo’s father, Tell Schreiber (Tell Carroll Schreiber III), is an American actor. Pablo’s mother, Lorraine Reaveley, is a psychotherapist originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Pablo is the half-brother of actor Liev Schreiber. He was named Pablo after Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. He has two children with his former wife, Jessica Monty.

Pablo’s ancestry includes German (the origin of his surname), Swiss-German, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Norwegian, Belgian Flemish, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish.

Pablo’s paternal grandfather was Tell Carroll Schreiber (the son of Tell Carroll Schreiber and Marie Louise Didrichsen). Pablo’s great-grandfather Tell was the son of Louis Georg Adolf Schreiber, who was born in Cassel, Germany, and of Ida Laura Gebner, who was Swiss, of Swiss-German descent. Pablo’s great-grandmother Marie Louise’s parents were William Gordon Nicholas Cornelius Franz Didrichsen, who was born in Denmark, and Marie Louise Van Zandt, who was born in New York, of Dutch, English, German, French, Norwegian, and Belgian (Flemish) descent.

Pablo’s paternal grandmother was Pamela Dutton Prime (the daughter of William Albert Prime and Ruth Melville Shaw-Kennedy). Pamela was of mostly English descent, with more distant Scottish, Welsh, and Dutch, roots. Some of Pamela’s ancestral lines have been in the United States since the 1600s, and through her, Pablo is descended from several Mayflower passengers. Through Pamela, Pablo is also the great-great-great-great-grandson of James Shaw Kennedy, a British soldier and military writer. Pablo’s great-grandfather William was the son of William Albert Prime and Marion Sands Dutton. Pablo’s great-grandmother Ruth was the daughter of Vernon Hugh Primrose Shaw Kennedy, who was born in Kirkmichael, South Ayrshire, Scotland, and of Grace Dunlap Cummings.

Pablo’s maternal grandfather was Ernest Richard Hirom Reaveley (the son of Ernest Harold Reaveley and Ellen Simpson). Pablo’s grandfather Ernest was born in Fort William, Ontario. Pablo’s great-grandfather Ernest was born in Neebing, Thunder Bay, Ontario, to English parents, Richard Robert Reaveley and Fannie C. E. Hiorns/Hirom. Pablo’s great-grandmother Ellen was Irish, the daughter of John Simpson and Mary Jane Cadden.

Pablo’s maternal grandmother is likely named Jean Marjorie Aarsted.

Sources: Genealogy of Pablo Schreiber –

Genealogies of Pablo Schreiber (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Pablo Schreiber (focusing on his father’s side) (through Pablo’s half-brother, Liev Schreiber) –

Birth record of Pablo’s paternal great-grandfather, Tell Carroll Schreiber –

Pablo’s paternal great-grandfather, Tell Carroll Schreiber, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Pablo’s paternal great-grandmother, Marie Louise Didrichsen (“Marry Didrichsen”), on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Pablo’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Marie Louise (Van Zandt) Didrichsen (focusing on her father’s side) –

Pablo’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, James Shaw Kennedy, a British soldier and military writer –

3 Responses

  1. J.J. says:

    correction: his eyes are green/amber, they’re not brown

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