Birth Name: Seth Aaron Rogen
Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date of Birth: April 15, 1982
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Seth Rogen is a Canadian actor, stand-up comedian, writer, producer, and director. He is the son of Sandra and Mark Rogen. His father is American and his mother is Canadian. He has described his parents as “radical Jewish socialists.” His ancestors Jewish emigrants from the Russian Empire (including Ukraine and Poland), and from Austria. Seth is married to American actress and writer Lauren Miller Rogen. Lauren is also Jewish.
Seth’s paternal grandfather was Daniel Rogen (the son of Joseph Rogen and Edith/Ida Gusakow/Gusakov). Daniel was born in New Jersey. Joseph was born in New York, the son of Abraham Rogen and Katie/Kathie, who emigrated from the Russian Empire, and had roots in Kiev. Edith was born in Zinkov, Ukraine, and moved with her family first to Pittsburgh, U.S. She was the daughter of Abraham Gusakov and Marja/Mary/Minnie Toivis/Davis, and also had roots in Duniefstza, Poland.
Seth’s paternal grandmother is Annette Weissman (the daughter of Harry Weissman and Rose Fishman). Annette likely was born in New Jersey. Her family was from Austria.
Seth’s maternal grandfather was Kelly Belogus (the son of Paul Belogus and Freda Lander). Paul and Freda were emigrants from the Russian Empire. Paul was born in Odessa, the son of Sam/Shia Belogus and Frima Delen/Diluion. Freda was the daughter of Colman Lander and Clara Klatkin. Her family was from Polonnoe, Ukraine.
Seth’s maternal grandmother is Faye Averbach (the daughter of Israel Averbach and Sonia Dorfman). Faye’s parents were from Russia.
Source: Marriage records of Seth’s paternal grandparents, Daniel Rogen and Annette Weissman – https://www.familysearch.org
Seth’s paternal grandfather, Daniel Rogen, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Seth’s paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Rogen, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Joseph Rogen on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Joseph Rogen on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Naturalization record of Seth’s paternal great-grandmother, Edith/Ida (Gusakow/Gusakov) Rogen – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Seth Rogen (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Seth’s maternal great-grandfather, Paul Belogus – https://newspapers.lib.sfu.ca
Obituary of Seth’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Frima (Delen/Diluion) Belogus – https://newspapers.lib.sfu.ca
Gravestone of Seth’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Colman Lander – https://www.jhcwc.org
Gravestone of Seth’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Clara (Klatkin) Lander – https://www.jhcwc.org
Here is naturalization record for Edith Rogen showing she was born in
Zinkov in Ukraine.
Her family first settled in Pittsburgh.
This records shows Edith’s mother Marja/Mary/Minnie Toivis/Davis was
also born in Zinkov and her father Abraham Toivis/Davis was born in
Duniefstza, Poland [which I’m unsure which city that is suppose to
Also Freda Lander is the daughter of Colman Lander and Clara Klatkin
Her maiden name comes from here
It seems all were from Ukraine, except the Weissman family which were
Although Joseph Rogen was born in NYC, his big sister was born in
Kiev. You can see it on the image of her husband’s naturalization
Obituary for Frima Belogus mentioning she was born in Odessa.
Obituary for Paul Belogus mentioning he was born in Odessa.
Naturalization for Joseph Lander and Israel Lander, big brothers of
Freda Belogus, née Lander listing their birthplace as Polona.
More on Polona [the Yiddish spelling].
Seth Aaron Rogen is the son of Mark Alan Rogen and Sandra Corry
Mark Alan Rogen is the son of Daniel Rogen and Annette Weissman.
Daniel Rogen is the son of Joseph Rogen and Edith Gusakow. Annette
Weissman is the daughter of Harry Weissman and Rose Fishman.
Sandra Corry “Sandy” Belogus is the daughter of Kelly Belogus and
Faye Averbach. Kelly Belogus is the son of Paul Belogus and Freda
Lander. Faye Averbach is the daughter of Israel Averbach and Sonia
I love Seth. I never knew he was Canadian!