Birth Name: Zachary E. Posen
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 24, 1980
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Zac Posen is an American fashion designer.
He is the son of Susan and Stephen Arnold Posen. Both of his parents are Jewish, and he was raised in the SoHo neighborhood of lower Manhattan.
A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2021) stated that Zac’s genetic ancestry is:
*100% European Jewish
Zac’s paternal grandfather was Eliezer Aaron/Edward Aaron/Aron Pozin/Posen (the son of Meir/Meyer Pozin/Posen and Chaye Rachael Pollikoff). Eliezer was born in the Russian Empire. The family was from Shklow, now Belarus.
Zac’s paternal grandmother was Sylvia R. Zepin (the daughter of Samuel Zepin and Pauline Klein). Sylvia was born in St. Louis, Missouri.
Zac’s maternal grandfather was Everett David Orzack (the son of Morris Orzechowicz/Orzack and Jeanne “Jennie” Hirsch). Everett was born in New York. Morris was born in Poland, the son of Juklew/Jacob Orzechowicz/Orzack and Surel Tyla “Sarah Tillie” Loncka. The family was from Żychlin. Jennie was born in New York, to parents from Germany, Louis Hirsch and Eva Roesh.
Zac’s maternal grandmother was Mildred M. Levin (the daughter of Samuel Levin and Beatrice Smith). Mildred was born in New York. Samuel was born in Russia, the son of Moses Levin and Becka Schneer. Beatrice was born in Maryland, to parents from Russia, Israel Smith and Esther.
Genealogy of Zac Posen – https://www.geni.com
Is it worth mentioning his distant relationship to Scarlett Johansson?
That is cool.
It’s probably distant, all people of Ashkenazi descent are cousins of one another. It could be just a few times removed 2nd-5th, or maybe be all the way to 30 times removed.
1. Glenn Close’s 9th cousinships, which probably extend to about half of the U.S. population, aren’t notable.
2. You’re confusing Zac Posen with someone else.
Christopher Meloni’s relationship to Nancy Pelosi is mentioned in his profile, and it wasn’t even given a proper designation, it could be even more distant than Glenn and Diana’s.
O damn, you’re correct, I was thinking of Andy Cohen. My mistake, I apologize.