Paul Anka

Anka in 2010, photo by Helga Esteb /

Birth Name: Paul Albert Anka

Place of Birth: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: July 30, 1941

Ethnicity: Lebanese

Paul Anka is a Canadian and American singer, songwriter, and actor.

He is the son of Camelia (Tannis) and Andrew Emile Anka. His parents were Antiochian Orthodox Christians, of Lebanese origin. His family is from Kfarmishki, Lebanon. He became a U.S. citizen in 1990.

Paul is married to Lisa Pemberton. He has five children with his former wife, Egyptian-raised fashion model and actress Anne de Zogheb; and a son with his former wife, Polish-born model, actress, and author Anna Anka. His daughter with Anne, actress Amanda Anka, is married to American actor, director, and producer Jason Bateman.

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1 Response

  1. ethnogenesis says:

    I don’t know where this myth that Paul Anka is of Inuit or First Nations ancestry comes from, I can’t find anything to back that claim up. I’m oddly reminded of Neil Sedaka (there are doubles in the world) who is another celebrity of Lebanese (but Jewish) descent.

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