Paul Feig

Feig in 2016, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Paul Samuel Feig

Place of Birth: Mount Clemens, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 17, 1962

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – English, Scottish

Paul Feig is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. He has directed the films I Am David, Unaccompanied Minors, Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy, Ghostbusters (2016), A Simple Favor, Last Christmas, and The School for Good and Evil, and created the shows Freaks and Geeks and Other Space.

Paul is the son of Elaine Elizabeth and Sanford William Feig. He is married to Laurie Karon.

Paul’s father was raised Jewish. He later converted to Christian Science. Paul’s mother was of English and Scottish descent.

Paul’s paternal grandfather was Pesach/Philip Meir/Meyer Feig (the son of Jacob David or Sholom Volfe Feig and Frumet/Frimma Pollak). Pesach was born in Nagy Bocska, Marrmoroz, Hungary (Velykiy Bychkiv, Ukraine). Jacob was the son of Peiszech Majer Feig and Szaszje.

Paul’s paternal grandmother was Chaya/Chaika “Clara” Goldenberg (the daughter of Samuel Goldenberg and Sara/Sarah Heinick/Hajnik/Haynick). Chaya was born in Missouri. Samuel was born in Hungary, the son of Sholom/Shurley Goldenberg and Sizie/Sophia. Sara was born in Romania, the daughter of Shoil/Saul Haynick/Haing and Dobrish/Dora, who was from Russia.

Paul’s maternal grandfather was Samuel Artingstall (the son of Geoffrey/Jeffrey Artingstall and Anne/Ann Rayson). Samuel was born in Winsford, Cheshire, England. Geoffrey was son of Samuel Artingstall and Kate/Catherine Bunn. Anne was the daughter of Miles Rayson and Catherine McDougal, who was Scottish.

Paul’s maternal grandmother was named Ethel Hinton Whitehead (the daughter of Benjamin/Ben Whitehead and Elizabeth Henrietta).


Paul’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Paul’s maternal grandparents, Samuel Artingstall and Ethel Hinton Whitehead –

Christening record of Paul’s maternal grandfather, Samuel Artingstall –

Paul’s maternal grandfather, Samuel Artingstall, on the 1901 England and Wales Census –

Marriage record of Paul’s maternal great-grandparents, Geoffrey/Jeffrey Artingstall and Anne/Ann Rayson –

Christening record of Paul’s maternal great-grandfather, Geoffrey/Jeffrey Artingstall –

Marriage record of Paul’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Samuel Artingstall and Kate/Catherine Bunn –

Paul’s maternal great-grandmother, Anne/Ann Rayson, on the 1851 England and Wales Census –

Marriage record of Paul’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Miles Rayson and Catherine McDougal –

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