Robin Weigert

Weigert in 2015, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Robin Joselit Weigert

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: July 7, 1969

*75% Ashkenazi Jewish
*25% German

Robin Weigert is an American television and film actress. Her roles include the shows Deadwood and Sons of Anarchy and the films Concussion and Smile.

She was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Dionne, a pianist, and Wolfgang Oscar Weigert, a psychiatrist. Her father was born in Berlin, Germany, to a Jewish father and a mother of Protestant background. He moved with his parents to Maryland, U.S., at the age of six. Robin’s mother is American-born, of Polish Jewish, Russian Jewish, and German Jewish descent.

Robin’s paternal grandfather was named Oscar Weigert. Oscar was born in Berlin, Germany, to a German Jewish family.

Robin’s paternal grandmother was Edith Vowinckel (the daughter of Emanuel “Eduard” Gottfried Vowinckel and Agnes Augusta Hedwig “Auguste” Pieper). Edith was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, and her ancestors were Germans/Prussians of Protestant background. Emanuel was the son of Johann Wilheim Vowinckel and Carolina “Caroline” Fudickar. Agnes was the daughter of Abraham “Albert” Pieper and Johanna Frederika “Friederike” Wüsthoff.

Robin’s maternal grandfather was Harold Laufman (the son of Jacob Laufman and Sophia/Sophie Pietrokowski/Peshhakoffsky/Peterkovski). Harold was born in Wisconsin, to Polish Jewish parents. Jacob’s father was from Russia.

Robin’s maternal grandmother was Marilyn Ruth Joselit (the daughter of Lawrence David Joselit and Helen Goodman). Marilyn was born in Illinois, to a Jewish family. Lawrence was born in Illinois, to a father from Germany and a mother from Illinois, whose own parents were from Germany. Helen was born in Illinois, to a father from Russia/Poland, Samuel Goodman, and a mother, Minnie Barnett, who was born in Illinois, to parents from Poland.


Obituary of Robin’s father –

Genealogies of Robin’s paternal great-grandparents, Emanuel “Eduard” Gottfried Vowinckel and Agnes Augusta Hedwig “Auguste” Pieper –

Genealogy of Robin’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Obituary of Robin’s maternal grandfather, Harold Laufman –

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