Tony Shalhoub

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Shalhoub in 2013, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Anthony Marcus Shalhoub

Place of Birth: Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 9, 1953

Ethnicity: Lebanese

Tony Shalhoub is an American actor. He is famous for playing Adrian Monk on the television series, Monk.

His father, Joseph Shalhoub, was a Lebanese emigrant, who came to the U.S. as an orphan. His mother, Helen (Seroogy), was born in Wisconsin, to Lebanese parents. Tony is married to actress Brooke Adams, with whom he has two children, who are adopted.

Tony’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Rouks Seroogy (the son of Rucas Seroogy and Anastatia Shalhoub).

Tony’s maternal grandmother was named Elizabeth A. Neimy.

Source: Tony’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

38 Responses

  1. Thenabster says:

    Some Iranians look Indian.

  2. gnr0720 says:

    He is actually portraying a Jew in the show mrs marvelous Maisel & perfectly in my opinion.

  3. lelo4 says:

    And of course Southern Italians resemble the Lebanese more than other Europeans, they are genetically equidistant between Spaniards (who are already very Southern Euro looking) and Levantines/Lebanese.

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