Spielberg's parents descended from the families of Jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire. He also has Hungarian roots.
Steven Spielberg was born on December 18, 1946, in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. He is a son of Arnold Spielberg, an electrical engineer, known for his contribution to the development of computers, and Leah (Posner) Adler, a restaurateur and concert pianist. Steven's parents divorced, while he was still in school.
Spielberg's paternal grandparents were Jewish Russian immigrants, who settled down in Cincinnati in the 1900's. One of Steven's grandmothers was from Sudylkiv, a village in Ukraine, while his grandfather was from Kamianets-Podilskyi, a Ukrainian city.