What Is Zac Efron's Ethnicity?

Zac Efron’s ethnicity is mixed. His paternal side has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry while his mate al side has a mix of English, Scottish and Irish heritage. Get to know more about his ethnicity from the paragraphs below. 

What Is Zac Efron’s Ethnicity?

Zac Efron, born on the 18th of October, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California, is an iconic American actor, singer and producer. His father, David Efron, has a Jewish background and his mother, Starla Baskett, has English, German and Scottish roots.

Zac’s paternal grandfather is Jewish, making him Ashkenazi Jewish. Ashkenazi Jews are quite rare. They are a Jewish ethnic group with roots in Eastern and Central Europe. They historically spoke Yiddish and have distinct cultural traditions.

Aside from being an actor, Efron is a singer. He gained prominence through his role in Disney’s “High School Musical” franchise. He contributed vocals to the film’s soundtracks and became known for his singing talents. The success of the “High School Musical” led to the release of albums associated with the movies, featuring Zac and the cast.

Outside of the Disney realm, he has explored music in other projects. He starred in the film adaptation of the musical “Hairspray” showcasing his singing and dancing abilities.

For his exceptional acting skills, he has been nominated for over 44 awards and won 35 awards. Some of his achievements include, “Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Program Host which he won in 2021 for Down to Earth with Zac Efron”, “MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance for his role in Hairspray in 2008” and more.

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Zac Efron’s Parents 

Efron’s parents are Starla Baskett and David Efron who was a power plant engineer. His parents  met each other while working together and began a relationship. Zac’s father is a California Maritime Academy alumni. 

Starla is not much of a celebrity. She came to the limelight via his son’s consistent mentions of her in interviews. She is said to have helped the foundation of Zac’s acting career, when she forced him to go for his first film audition at Disney.

Starla had her high school education at Avalon High School and graduated in the year 1967. She is the daughter of Robert Baskett and June Glideen Baskett.

As of 5th January, 2024, the couple are no more together as they parted ways in 2016 over irreconcilable differences after being together for thirty years. He was also raised as agnostic hence he considers himself as someone without a religion though his paternal grandfather was said to Jewish. 

Zac Efron’s Personality Summary

Full NameZachary David Alexander Efron
Date of Birth18th of October, 1987 (36)
Place of BirthSan Luis Obispo
Zodiac SignLibra
ParentsStarla Baskett and David Efron 
SiblingsDylan Efron
EducationArroyo Grande High School and Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts
CareerActor and Producer 
Known ForHigh School Musical
Marital Status Single
Net worth $25million USD

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