Simon Rex

Birth Name: Simon Rex Cutright

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 20, 1974

*English (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Simon Rex, also known as Dirt Nasty, is an American actor, rapper, VJ, model, comedian, record producer, and television personality. He is the son of Zoe and Paul Cutright.

His father, who is from the American South, has English ancestry. His mother is Jewish.

Simon’s maternal grandfather was Harold Yood (the son of Benjamin Yudelovitch/Yood and Fannie Kowal). Harold was born in New Jersey, to Russian Jewish parents. Benjamin was the son of Abraham Aaron Yudelovitch, who was born in Navahrudak, Grodno Region, Belarus, and of Ester/Esther Epstein.

Simon’s maternal grandmother was Evelyn Weiner (the daughter of Lewis Weiner and Yetta). Evelyn was born in New Jersey, to a Lithuanian Jewish father and a Russian Jewish mother. Lewis was the son of Tzadek Weiner and Basha “Bessie” Fendell.

Sources: Genealogy of Simon’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) –

Simon’s maternal grandmother, Evelyn Weiner, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

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