Tatiana Maslany

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Maslany in 2011, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Tatiana Gabriele Maslany

Place of Birth: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Date of Birth: September 22, 1985

Ethnicity: Ukrainian, German, Austrian, Polish, Romanian

Tatiana Maslany is a Canadian actress and producer. Her roles include the series Orphan Black and the films Two Lovers and a Bear, Destroyer, Stronger, and The Vow.

Her first language is German, and she learned French in elementary school. Her brother, Daniel Maslany, is also an actor, as well as a producer and composer. She is married to American actor and singer Brendan Hines.

Tatiana’s paternal grandfather was named Joseph Maslany. Joseph was born in Zahutyn. He was an ethnic Ukrainian. He came to Canada in the late 1940s.

Tatiana’s paternal grandmother was named Gabriele Josephine Altenhoff (the daughter of Josephine). Gabriele was born in Neuötting, Bavaria, Germany.

Tatiana’s maternal grandfather is named Josef/Joe Kratz. Josef was from Germany.

Tatiana’s maternal grandmother is named Irma Anna Hanowski (the daughter of Josef Hanowski and Maria). Irma was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.

Sources: Obituary of Tatiana’s paternal grandfather, Joseph Maslany – https://www.newspapers.com

Obituary of Tatiana’s maternal grandmother, Irma Anna (Hanowski) Kratz – https://leaderpost.remembering.ca

21 Responses

  1. madman says:

    This article is about her cousin, and mentions their grandfather Joseph:

    “Alex Kratz’s grandfather Joe established Kratz Homes 54 years ago after emigrating from Germany.”

    Austrian and Romanian can be removed. I think her grandmother Irma was most likely German or Polish (or a mix of the two). Hanowski sounds more Polish of course, but she and her husband are called “Oma” and “Opa” in her obituary, German for grandma and grandpa. Chernivtsi was a very ethnically mixed city when she was born, with a large percentage of Jews, Romanians, Germans, Ukrainians, and Poles according to Wikipedia.

  2. madman says:


    Irma –> Irma Anna Hanowski (the daughter of Josef Hanowski and Maria).

    The obituary says Irma was born in “Chernowitz, Romania”, and I’ll assume that is Chernivtsi in Ukraine as the city was under Romanian control when she was born.

  3. jonasbttencourt says:

    She looks exatly what her documented ancestry says, really nothing more to add.

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