Birth Name: Rena Sherel Sofer
Place of Birth: Arcadia, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: December 2, 1968
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Rena Sofer is an American actress. Her parents are both Jewish and her father is a Conservative rabbi.
Rena is married to television director and producer Sanford Bookstaver. She has a daughter with her former husband, singer and television performer Wally Kurth; and a daughter with Sanford.
Rena’s paternal grandfather was Shammai Yoel “Joseph” Sofer (the son of Meir/Meyer Sofer and Tzirel). Shammai was a Russian Jew.
Rena’s paternal grandmother was Rivka/Rebecca Saliternik (the daughter of Nachman Saliternik and Frieda). Rivka was a Russian Jew.
Sources: Interview with Rena Sofer – https://triblive.com
Genealogy of Rena Sofer (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
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