Rebecca Sugar

LOS ANGELES – APR 1: Sugar at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, CA, Joe Seer/

Birth Name: Rebecca Rea Sugar

Place of Birth: Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 9, 1987

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish

Rebecca Sugar is an American animator, composer, director, and screenwriter. She is known for her work on Adventure Time and Steven Universe. She is the first non-binary person to independently create a series for Cartoon Network, Steven Universe. Her brother, Steven Sugar, was the background artist for the show.

Rebecca was raised Jewish, and had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony. She is married to animator, voice actor, storyboard artist, writer, director, and producer Ian Jones-Quartey.

Rebecca’s paternal grandfather was Marvin H. Sugar (the son of Louis Sugar and Tilly/Tillie Newman). Marvin was born in Washington, D.C., to a Russian Jewish father and a Polish Jewish mother.

Rebecca’s paternal grandmother was named Thelma.

Rebecca’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Rea.


Obituaries of Rebecca’s paternal grandparents, Marvin H. Sugar and Thelma Sugar –

Obituary of Rebecca’s paternal grandmother, Thelma Sugar –

4 Responses

  1. cartoonfan11 says:

    Obituary of her paternal grandfather
    Her paternal grandfather on the 1940 census
    Marvin was the son of Louis Sugar, who was born in Russia, and of Tilly/Tillie Newman, who was born in Poland.

  2. passingtime85 says:


    She isn’t the first female to create a cartoon. She is the first woman to independently create a series for Cartoon Network.

  3. andrew says:

    “Rea” is also an Italian last name

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