Birth Name: Pom Alexandra Klementieff
Place of Birth: Québec City, Québec, Canada
Date of Birth: 3 May, 1986
*Russian, French (father)
Pom Klementieff is a Canadian-born French actress. Her films include Oldboy (2013) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).
Pom was born in Québec City, Québec, Canada. Her father is of Russian and French descent and her mother is of Korean descent. During her childhood, her family lived in Japan and the Ivory Coast, before settling in France.
The name Pom is similar in pronunciation to the Korean words for both “spring” (봄) and “tiger.”
Pom’s paternal grandfather was Russian painter Eugene/Evgeniy Alexeyevich Klementieff (the son of Alexey Nikolayevich Klementieff). Eugene was born in Saint Petersburg or Rybinsk, Russia. Pom’s great-grandfather Alexey was the son of Nikolay Klementieff and of a woman surnamed Elpatievskaya. A picture and biography of Pom’s great-grandfather Alexey can be seen here.