Birth Name: Tamsin Margaret Mary Greig
Place of Birth: Maidstone, Kent, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 12 July, 1966
Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Spanish or Portuguese, Ashkenazi Jewish
Tamsin Greig is a British actress, narrator, and comedian. Her roles include the shows Black Books, Green Wing, Episodes, and Friday Night Dinner, among many others.
She is the daughter of Ann (Grahame) and Eric Greig, a colour chemist. Tamsin is married to actor Richard Leaf, with whom she has three children.
Regarding her ancestry, an article on the website Go London wrote, “the keynote of her characters is their diversity, and she is “an interesting soup” herself, a mixture of English, Scottish, Iberian and Ashkenazi Jewish heritage – her maternal great-grandfather was a rabbi in Poland.”
She has also evidently stated, “On my mother’s side I’m Polish-Jewish, and on my father’s side I’m Scottish puffin.”
Tamsin is a practicing Christian.
Tamsin’s paternal grandfather likely was Edwin William Greig (the son of Frederick William Greig and Mary Ann Warner). Edwin was born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, England. Frederick was the son of John Greig, who was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and of Jane Griggs.
Tamsin’s paternal grandmother likely was Mary Joanna Bazeley (the daughter of John Bazeley and Elizabeth Higgins). Mary was born in Stoke Goldington, Newport Pagnell. John was the son of Thomas Bazeley and Joanna Montgomery.