Pink in 2011, Featureflash /

Birth Name: Alecia Beth Moore

Place of Birth: Doylestown, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 8, 1979

*father – Irish, German, English, small amount of French
*mother – Ashkenazi Jewish

Pink, also known as P!nk, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress.

Pink is the daughter of Judy (Kugel), a nurse, and Jim Moore, a Vietnam War veteran. Pink’s father has Irish, German, English, and a small amount of French, ancestry. Pink’s mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family (from Bohemia, Russia, and Lithuania). Pink was raised in a secular household. She has referred to herself as Jewish.

Pink grew up in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She is married to professional motocross racer Carey Hart, with whom she has two children. Pink is a vegetarian and an animal rights activist. She is also involved in other charities and organizations.

Pink’s paternal grandfather was James Ira Moore (the son of James Michael Moore and Anna Wilhelmina Sokol/Sokoll). Pink’s grandfather James was born in Pennsylvania. Pink’s great-grandfather James was born in Connecticut, to Irish parents, Patrick Moore, from Ennis, Clare, and Ellen Roche. Anna was German, born in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, the daughter of Friedrich Julius Wilhelm Sokoll and Johanna L.

Pink’s paternal grandmother was Florence Mary McSorley (the daughter of James Aloysius McSorley and Florence Brion). Pink’s grandmother Florence was born in Pennsylvania, and had Irish, English, German, and French ancestry. James was the son of William McSorley and Mary Mulgrew. Pink’s great-grandmother Florence was the daughter of John William Brion and Alice Haworth, who was born in England.

Pink’s maternal grandfather was Louis/Lewis Kugel (the son of Samuel Kugel and Ida Bloomberg/Blumberg). Louis was born in New Jersey. Samuel was a Jewish emigrant from Bohemia. Ida was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish parents, Lewis/Louis Bloomberg/Blumberg and Rebecca.

Pink’s maternal grandmother was Henrietta Max (the daughter of Lewis Max, Jr. and Jennie Harris). Henrietta was born in New Jersey. Lewis was born in New York, to parents of Russian Jewish origin. Jennie was born in New Jersey, to Russian Jewish parents, Theodore Harris and Jennie Beck.

Sources: A discussion of the ancestry of Pink, and of her husband, Carey Hart, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, at The Huffington Post –

Genealogy of Pink –

Pink’s paternal grandfather, James Ira Moore, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Pink’s paternal grandmother, Florence Mary McSorley, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Pink’s paternal grandmother, Florence Mary (McSorley) Moore –

Pink’s maternal grandfather, Louis/Lewis Kugel, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Pink’s maternal grandmother, Henrietta Max, on the 1920 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

31 Responses

  1. vitordesouza says:

    She doesn’t look jewish

  2. Pegzi says:

    I love her soooo much. She was the soundtrack of my childhood.

    • neiltennant says:

      NOT only our soundtrack

      she is a living legend

      in 2000 i was a hater and i laughed at people who bought her cds

      by 2011 i had all of her albums as digital paid downloads

      • fuzzybear44 says:

        Not hating, I think she has to go a couple more decades in the business before she becomes a living legend .

      • andrew says:

        @ NEIL TENNANT

        I think you had more sophisticated musical tastes

        @ fuzzybear

        talking about female pop music stars, only Madonna has “living legend” status.

        • neiltennant says:

          come on wake up

          we have the year 2018 and the half time of living legends is not 20 years anymore but 10 Years or less

          dont forget that

          pink is here for nearly 20 years
          even britney spears flopped with her 2-3 last albums

        • passingtime85 says:


          Cher, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, the list could go on and on, living legends aren’t as rare as you’d think.

  3. neiltennant says:

    i love PINK

  4. Kimmel says:

    I thought she was part Scottish.

  5. neiltennant says:

    wow i love PINK

    by 2000 i thought she is an annoying one hit wonder wiTH” there you go” but i was wrong like hell

    she is great and now i have her greatest hits album

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