List of Ukrainian Americans

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This is a list of notable Ukrainian-Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Ukrainian American or must have references showing they are Ukrainian American and are notable.


Artists and designers[edit]

Chess players[edit]

Government / civil servants[edit]

  • Christopher A. Boyko – United States federal judge
  • Paula Dobriansky – an American foreign policy expert who has served in key roles as a diplomat and policy maker in the administrations of five U.S. presidents, both Democrat and Republican. She is a specialist in the areas of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union as well as political-military affairs.


Military officers[edit]



Religious figures[edit]

Sports stars[edit]

Scientists and scholars[edit]

Writers and journalists[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nick Adams, the Ukrainian-American actor". Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  2. ^ "The Good Wife’s Matt Czuchry on Cary’s Sex Life and How to Pronounce His Last Name". February 8, 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2011.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ "Official website : Erika Eleniak". Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  4. ^ Born and raised in New Jersey's insulated Ukrainian community, where she went to Ukrainian Catholic school, was in the Ukrainian Girl Scouts, and did Ukrainian folk dancing in the Catskills during summers Farmiga did not learn English until she was six
  5. ^ The Ukrainian heritage in America – Walter Dushnyck, Ukrainian Congress Committee of America – Google Books. September 17, 2008. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^, An American actress of Ukrainian descent, born Laryssa Kukritsky, aka Laryssa Lysniak. She has worked on Broadway and off Broadway as well as in television in long running roles in The Doctors and for one season of The Guiding Light as Simone Kincaid. Her most notable film role was for Everything Is Illuminated as Lista.
  8. ^ Traci Lords: Underneath It All – Traci Lords, Traci Elizabeth Lords – Google Books. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Jack Palance has everyone smiling as he recites stories about growing up Ukrainian in a tough neighborhood". Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  10. ^ following last Sunday's matinee performance and enthusiastically declared "Yes, I'm half Ukrainian."... he was Ukrainian on his mother's side. "My mother's maiden name was Bincarowski – I have no idea where the family came from in Ukraine – and my father's Irish. I think there may have been some Czech (ancestry) in my father's family – on his father's side – but I only found that out in the last six-seven years.[dead link]
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  12. ^ "Ukrainian-American sculptor, b. Kiev". 1964-02-02. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  13. ^ International Chess Tournament in Lviv dedicated to memory of champion (10/31/99)[dead link]
  14. ^ two-time Ukrainian Women's Champion and two-time Olympian WGM Anna Zatonskih...[dead link]
  15. ^ "Sikorsky, Igor Ivan – Photograph – Britannica Concise". Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  16. ^ OBITUARY: Kvitka Cisyk, 44, popular singer (04/12/98)[dead link]
  17. ^ Anthony Fedorov – or the Ukrainian cowboy, as Ryan introduced him – sang LONESTAR's I'm Already There
  18. ^ "Hutz-pah! | Seven Days". Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  19. ^ a b Mitchell Peters (August 12, 2011). "Lenny Kravitz Returns With 'Black and White America,' Countless Partnerships". Billboard. 
  20. ^ Wally Palmar traversed this virgin finally lay his eyes on the Ukrainian homeland[dead link]
  21. ^ This article is unavailable – HighBeam Research
  22. ^ honor the memory of famed Ukrainian opera singer Maria Sokil[dead link]
  23. ^ "Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton - Kathleen Willey - Google Books". Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  24. ^ "ce of the Ukrainian patriot and exile Orthodox priest Agapius Honcharenko". 1999-05-15. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  25. ^ Mihoces, Gary (2006-02-13). "Alexandra Pauline Cohen, nicknamed Sasha by her Ukrainian-born mother, Galina". Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  26. ^ The year before, the Ukrainian American had been named coach of the year by Sporting News and the Associated Press[dead link]
  27. ^ Following in Ahnold's footsteps, 11-year-old Ukrainian body-builder Richard Sandrak sets his sights on Hollywood
  28. ^ "Groundbreaking work in the structure & workings of plants."
  29. ^ First suggested hydrogen fusion as source of solar energy.[dead link]
  30. ^ [2][dead link]
  31. ^ Davis, William L, Bob Figgins, David Hedengren, and Daniel B. Klein. "Economic Professors' Favorite Economic Thinkers, Journals, and Blogs," Econ Journal Watch 8(2): 126-146, May 2011. [3]
  32. ^ "Prof. Jeffrey Alan Miron Ph.D.". Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  33. ^ "Faculty Profile". Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  34. ^ "Volokh, Eugene - People". Mayer Brown. 2004-01-18. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  35. ^ Ukrainian-American Steve Ditko is acknowledged as one of the all-time great illustrators of comic books[dead link]
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  37. ^ The Ukrainian-born, Brooklyn-reared ex-model...
  38. ^ "Court's acquittal of Ukrainian-American auto worker John Demjanjuk". Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  39. ^ Some Ukrainian Canadians have found success in the USA such as Hollywood film director Edward Dmytryk...
  40. ^ Freed, Ben. "Milstein and Milshteyn: Ann Arbor brothers with different names share the same drive". Ann Arbor News. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  41. ^ "Igor Vovkovinskiy". Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  42. ^ a b Eurovision Song Contest won by Denmark, BBC News (19 May 2013)