Is Woody Allen Jewish?

Yes, Woody Allen is a Jew. Allen is an American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician. His career spans over half a century.

Woody Allen Jewish

Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg. He was born in the Bronx and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He is the son of Nettie (November 8, 1906 – January 27, 2002), a bookkeeper at her family's delicatessen, and Martin Konigsberg (December 25, 1900 – January 13, 2001), a jewelry engraver and waiter. His family was Ashkenazi Jewish; his grandparents were immigrants from Russia and Austria and spoke Yiddish, Hebrew, and German.

At the age of 17, he legally changed his name to Heywood Allen. He began writing jokes and publishing them and, at just 17, was already earning more than both of his parents combined.

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