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, musician, director, screenwriter, and producer. 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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