American people of Belarusian-Jewish descent

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  1. Scarlett Johansson

    Scarlett Johansson


    Scarlett Johansson (/ˈhænsən/ joh-HAN-sən; born November 22, 1984) is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North (1994). Johansson subsequently starred in Manny & Lo in 1996, and garnered further acclaim and prominence with roles in The Horse Whisperer (1998) and Ghost World (2001). She shifted to adult roles with her performances in Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) and Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation (2003), for which she won a BAFTA award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

  2. Gwyneth Paltrow

    Gwyneth Paltrow


    Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (/ˈɡwɪnɨθ ˈpæltr/; born September 27, 1972) is an American actress, singer, and food writer.

  3. Harrison Ford

    Harrison Ford


    Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of the Indiana Jones film series. Ford is also known for his roles as Rick Deckard in the 1982 neo-noir dystopian science fiction film Blade Runner, John Book in the 1985 thriller Witness, and Jack Ryan in the 1992 action-suspense film Patriot Games and the 1994 spy action thriller film Clear and Present Danger.

  4. Lisa Kudrow

    Lisa Kudrow


    Lisa Valerie Kudrow (born July 30, 1963) is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer. She gained worldwide recognition for her ten-season run as Phoebe Buffay on the television sitcom Friends, for which she received many accolades, including an Emmy Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

  5. Michael Douglas

    Michael Douglas


    Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer. His career includes a diverse range of films in both independent and blockbuster genres, for which he has received a number of accolades both competitive and honorary; these include the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for "outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment" and the AFI Life Achievement Award which "honor[s] an individual whose career in motion pictures or television has greatly contributed to the enrichment of American culture".

  6. Jon Stewart

    Jon Stewart


    Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, actor, media critic, and former television host. From 1999 to 2015, he was the host of The Daily Show, a satirical news program that airs on Comedy Central.

  7. Kirk Douglas

    Kirk Douglas


    Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch; December 9, 1916) is an American actor, producer, director, and author. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he had his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s and 1960s, known for doing serious dramas, including westerns and war movies. During a sixty-year acting career, he has appeared in over 90 movies, and in 1960 was responsible for helping to end the Hollywood blacklist.

  8. Harry Connick Jr.

    Harry Connick Jr.


    Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. (born September 11, 1967) is an American singer, musician, and actor. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide. Connick is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with 16 million in certified sales. He has had seven top 20 US albums, and ten number-one US jazz albums, earning more number-one albums than any other artist in US jazz chart history.

  9. Randy Savage

    Randy Savage


    Randy Mario Poffo (November 15, 1952 – May 20, 2011), better known by his ring name "Macho Man" Randy Savage, was an American professional wrestler and color commentator best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and for World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He is regarded as one of the greatest pro wrestlers in history.

  10. Jared Kushner

    Jared Kushner


    Jared Corey Kushner (born January 10, 1981) is an American businessman and investor. He is the principal owner of Kushner Properties, his family’s real estate holding and development company, and The New York Observer, a newspaper publishing company which he purchased in 2005. He is the son of American real estate magnate Charles Kushner and is married to Ivanka Trump, the daughter of American business magnate Donald Trump.

  11. Larry King

    Larry King


    Larry King (born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger; November 19, 1933) is an American television and radio host, actor, voice artist, and comedian whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys and 10 Cable ACE Awards.

  12. Ralph Lauren

    Ralph Lauren


    Ralph Lauren (born Ralph Lifshitz; October 14, 1939) is an American fashion designer, philanthropist, and business executive, best known for the Ralph Lauren Corporation clothing company, a global multibillion-dollar enterprise. He has also become well known for his collection of rare automobiles, some of which have been displayed in museum exhibits. On September 29, 2015, it was announced that Mr. Lauren would be stepping down as C.E.O. of the company that he founded, but intended to remain active at the company in the new roles of executive chairman and chief creative officer.

  13. Benjamin Netanyahu

    Benjamin Netanyahu


    Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu (Hebrew בִּנְיָמִין "בִּיבִּי" נְתָנְיַהוּ ; born 21 October 1949) is the current Prime Minister of Israel. He also currently serves as a member of the Knesset and Chairman of the Likud party.

  14. Mel Tormé

    Mel Tormé


    Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999), nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician, best known as a singer of jazz standards. He was also a jazz composer and arranger, drummer, and actor in radio, film, and television, and the author of five books. He composed the music for the classic holiday song "The Christmas Song" ("Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire") and co-wrote the lyrics with Bob Wells.

  15. Greg Lauren

    Greg Lauren


    Greg Lauren (born 1970) is an American actor and painter.

  16. Louis B. Mayer

    Louis B. Mayer


    Louis Burt Mayer (/ˈm.ər/; born Lazar Meir; July 12, 1884 – October 29, 1957) (Russian: Лазарь Меир) was an American film producer and co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios (MGM) in 1924. Mayer was skilled at developing star actors, including child actors, then placing them in consistently slick productions, such as musicals or comedies, for which MGM became famous. Under Mayer's management, MGM accumulated the largest concentration of leading writers, directors and stars in Hollywood.

  17. Cameron Douglas

    Cameron Douglas


    Cameron Morrell Douglas (born December 13, 1978) is an American actor.

  18. Irving Berlin

    Irving Berlin


    Irving Berlin (born Israel Isidore Baline, May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was a Russian-born Jewish-American composer and lyricist. Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history, his music forms a great part of the Great American Songbook. He published his first song, "Marie from Sunny Italy", in 1907, receiving 37 cents for the publishing rights, and had his first major international hit, "Alexander's Ragtime Band" in 1911. He also was an owner of the Music Box Theatre on Broadway.

  19. Michael Bloomberg

    Michael Bloomberg


    Michael Rubens Bloomberg KBE (born February 14, 1942) is an American business magnate, politician, and philanthropist. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms beginning with his first election in 2001. With a net worth of $40.8 billion, he is the 8th richest person in the United States and the 13th wealthiest in the world.

  20. Alec Mazo

    Alec Mazo


    Alec Mazo (born April 5, 1978) is a Belarusian American producer and former professional dancer. He became known for his participation in the American edition of the reality television series Dancing with the Stars, the first season of which he won with partner Kelly Monaco. He participated in five seasons of the television show and four DWTS tours.

  21. Eric Douglas

    Eric Douglas


    Eric Anthony Douglas (June 21, 1958 – July 6, 2004) was an American actor and stand-up comedian. Douglas was the youngest son of actor Kirk Douglas and his second wife Anne Buydens. One of his half-siblings was Academy Award-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas.

  22. Joel Douglas

    Joel Douglas


    Joel Douglas (born January 23, 1947) is an American movie producer.

  23. Bruce Paltrow

    Bruce Paltrow


    Bruce Weigert Paltrow (November 26, 1943 – October 3, 2002) was an American television and film director and producer. He was the husband of actress Blythe Danner, and the father of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and director Jake Paltrow.

  24. David Lauren

    David Lauren


    David Lauren (born October 11, 1971) is the middle child and youngest son of clothing designer Ralph Lauren. His siblings are Dylan and Andrew Lauren.

  25. Joshua Bell

    Joshua Bell


    Joshua David Bell (born December 9, 1967) is an American violinist and conductor.

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