When Seth Meyers isn't on TV or getting drunk with Ina Garten, he's at home with his family. Seth and his wife, lawyer Alexi Ashe, have two sons: Ashe, born March 2016, and Axel, born April 2018…in the lobby of their apartment. (Watch Seth tell the story to Jimmy Fallon here.) Seth isn't Jewish, but Alexi is, and the couple plans on raising their kids Jewish. And Axel — whose full name is Axel Strahl Meyers — is named after Alexi's grandparents, who are Holocaust survivors. "I never met my wife’s grandparents,… >> Read More
When screenwriter Amy Sherman-Palladino gifted the world with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, we here at Kveller went wild. At last, there was a show (a major hit, no less!) that seemed to be aimed…directly at American Jews — specifically speaking, Jewish mothers. Although titular character Midge Maisel has been criticized for being an absentee parent to her two young children, she’s equally praised for her spitfire standup comedy. Jews and humor notoriously go together like cream cheese and bagels, but another unwavering and less flattering stereotype is that… >> Read More
When it comes to Seth Rogen and his mom, the apple certainly doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Last year, Rogen's mom, Sandy, demonstrated how she’s Twitter's ultimate Jewish mom. And just this…week, Rogen himself was outed as the Jewish dad of Instagram. On Monday, Twitter user Montana Murray brought Rogen’s concern for rappers’ safety to our attention. In the now viral tweet — which feature two Instagram screen grabs from celebrity musicians 21 Savage and Travis Scott — Murray wrote: "Shoutout to Seth Rogen for always… >> Read More
Since the '70s, comedian Catherine O'Hara has gifted us with countless hours of laughter. The Canadian American actress is currently known for starring in Schitt's Creek as Moira Rose, the hyperbolic…Jewish mother of a formerly filthy rich family. Between her roles in Home Alone, Best in Show, and outstanding writing for SCTV Network 90, O'Hara has built herself quite the legacy. And who does she have to thank? None other than the beloved, late Jewish comedian Gilda Radner. In an interview with the New Yorker — timed… >> Read More
The saying "opposites attract" has never been truer for Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini. One's a Jew from Canada, the other's a daughter of a Palestinian family. Salomon is a Taurus, and…El-Husseini is a Leo. One's a ginger, the other a brunette. So, nu? What's the glue that keep this Odd Couple together? Love, of course. After a few years of platonic friendship in Montreal, El-Husseini and Salomon fell in love and moved to New York, just before the 2016 presidential election (the timing of their… >> Read More