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: 22 September, 1985

Ethnicity: Austrian, German, Polish, Romanian, Ukrainian

Tatiana Maslany is a Canadian actress and producer.

Her first language is German, and she learned French in elementary school. She is of Ukrainian and Polish descent on one side of her family, and German, Austrian, and Romanian on the other side.

Her brother, Daniel Maslany, is also an actor, as well as a producer and composer.

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 Kratz.

Tatiana’s maternal grandmother is named Irma.

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

15 Responses

  1. passingtime85 says:

    Correction.

    Please change learnt to learned. Technically learnt can be used, but to my American ear, it sounds like uneducated drivel.

    • Oaken05 says:

      lol, they are not hear to cater to your personal tastes concerning the English language. “Learnt” is entirely grammatical in British English. I honestly can’t believe you posted this.

      • andrew says:

        It’s “learnt” the correct version.

        • passingtime85 says:

          Regardless, my request was accommodated.

        • Oaken05 says:

          It is no more right than “learned.” It’s just that it’s also not more correct. English doesn’t have an academy or any such thing.

          It’s petty and nonsensical to not only ask for it to be changed, but call another version of the word – from the people who invented the language, no less – “uneducated drivel.”

          • passingtime85 says:

            I can’t imagine someone of the gentry saying turnt, it sounds like something someone with a cockney accent would say, ie uneducated. It’s just my perception, most likely incorrect, but it doesn’t matter. Ethnicelebs is an American website and my request was accommodated. At least one of the moderators seems to agree with me.

            There’s tens of thousands of English words that are considered obsolete these days. Turnt should be among them, in my opinion.

          • passingtime85 says:

            Whoops, learnt*.

          • Oaken05 says:

            Excuse me, but who the f%ck cares what the “gentry” has to say anymore than what anyone else has to say?

            “Learnt” is neither grammatically incorrect nor is it archaic. Just because your world is narrow doesn’t make it so.

          • passingtime85 says:

            The word was changed. Apparently my opinion and the preferred American spelling trumped the British version, at least in the eyes of Ethnic or Follers, or another moderator that may be unknown to myself. Either way, the narrow views of Americans won a very very trivial issue. Go USA.

            Ps learnt still sounds incorrect regardless of validity.

            “You like potayto, I like potahto; you like tomayto, I like tomahto; potayto, potahto, tomayto, tomahto, let’s call the whole thing off!”

  2. bablah says:

    https://www.newspapers.com/clip/68341251/obituary-for-joseph-maslany-1920-2003/

    Tatiana’s paternal grandfather was named Joseph Maslany. Joseph was born in Zahutyn*.
    *the obituary says Ukraine, but I’m pretty sure it’s the Ukrainian village Zahutyn in Poland.

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

    Tatiana’s maternal grandfather is named Josef Kratz.

    Tatiana’s maternal grandmother is named Irma.

  3. Akwaba says:

    Her brother, Daniel Maslany, is also an actor

  4. madman says:

    I’m almost certain her paternal grandparents were Joseph Maslany and Gabriele Josephine.
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/149940363
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/149940335/gabriele-josephine-maslany

    They are buried in Regina, and Tatiana’s middle name is Gabriele.

  5. J.J. says:

    correction; her eyes are green and her hair is dark brown (brunette)

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