Madison Pettis

by ethnic on August 10, 2009

Madison Pettis ethnicity

Birth Name: Madison Michelle Pettis

Place of Birth: Arlington, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 22, 1998

*African-American (father)
*Irish, French, Italian (mother)

Madison Pettis is an American actress and model.

Her father is Afircan-American. Her mother has Irish, French, and Italian ancestry.

Madison’s paternal grandparents are James Adell Pettis (the son of Alexander Adell Pettis and Mary Bonner) and Shelvy Thomas (the daughter of Essex Thomas and Georgia/Georgie Green).

Madison’s maternal grandfather is Frederick P. Dallava (the son of Joseph Paul Dallava and Georgette M.). Joseph was of Italian descent. Georgette likely had French ancestry.

Madison’s maternal grandmother is Kathleen J. Gogan (the daughter of John Emmet Gogan). John was the son of Warren Harry Gogan and Sarah “Sadie” Farley, who were of Irish descent.

1st pic by Prphotos
2nd pic by Featureflash /

Sources: Obituary of Madison’s paternal grandfather, James Adell Pettis –

Madison’s maternal great-grandfather, John Emmet Gogan, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Madison’s maternal great-grandfather, John Emmet Gogan –

by Lil V4ch4

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Multiethnicchick July 8, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Since people don’t distinguish how black an “African American” is, her father could easily be mixed race himself. Quincy Jones is more mixed than his daughters, yet he’s just called black, but for some reason, his daughters are call mixed. This girl is mostly white no doubt.

alexgxo September 25, 2016 at 3:03 pm

Looks quarter black and with straight hair looks eighth black imo. Considering how white she looks I think her father can’t have been more then 75 percent Sub Saharan African. 75 percent at most and then there must have been some english blood there.

Adrian1Cram February 12, 2016 at 11:11 pm

With the natural hair I could tell she’s part black but with the straight hair she looks just white. It’s weird.

Adamina September 14, 2016 at 12:27 am

I can see that too.

Ajaxfan October 31, 2015 at 3:01 am

Looks white

cwm85 October 31, 2015 at 10:45 am

She’s mixed

slowdive December 11, 2015 at 3:46 pm

She could pass for with straight hair. Not naturally, though.

Capricious October 10, 2015 at 6:36 pm

She’s cute. Could pass as Moroccan or Algerian.

labird August 31, 2015 at 4:50 am

Hunt is an English Surname so she has English ancestry as well.

follers August 31, 2015 at 2:49 pm

It can be Irish. However, it looks like Margaret E. Hunt was her step-great-grandmother.

fuzzybear44 April 12, 2015 at 4:43 am

fro some reason I thought she would grow up to be cuter. However maybe I’m being a bit harsh, she’s still young

fuzzybear44 April 12, 2015 at 5:10 am

correction: For some reason

xoxo August 2, 2015 at 6:05 pm

I agree. I don’t want to say she’s ugly, but she’s not very attractive either. I thought she was a Latina though.

WTF June 20, 2014 at 5:35 am


THebestgal_101 June 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Well hispanics are just a combo of black and white and also native american

Gurrl July 21, 2015 at 12:22 am

Many Countries in latin America have a mestizo majority. When people say latino that’s what they usually think of. Other Latin American Countries are triracial, while some are afro.

Kate December 13, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Correction: Madison’s birth name is Madison Michelle Pettis.
She has mentioned this on her twitter account.
Madison said specifically Michelle-not “Angel”
Like Wikipedia says. LOL!
Source- Twitter: Madison Pettis (verified account)

Mikaylah February 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm

@ Vanessa you are correct I’m mixed with French and Indian but since I have black in me I’m black! I was picked on at school because my hair is long but my skin color was light brown! My friends even turned on me the call me mixed girl!! It’s really hard Being mixed race!!

fuzzybear44 February 4, 2013 at 1:44 am

I always have to asked this,where do you people live,that this goes on?Is there a Dominant shade of black where you live(like really dark or something)?Maybe it had nothing to do with your skin or hair.Maybe you just ran into some sh***** people

SpanishPrincess April 14, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Didn’t she play a young Mexican girl? Cory in the house? Yeah! She played Sophie Martinez the President’s daughter in Cory in the house.
So she must look Mexican or she wouldn’t have got the part… You don’t see Asians playing White people. Something you can’t contradict.

marjanel November 7, 2015 at 1:41 pm

you can´t compare mexican with whotes annd Asians. Mexican is a nationality and they can look whatever. Also, it is very interesting that there are a lot of mexicans and Americans of mexican descent that never paly mexican roles because they don´t look like the American stereotype of mexican but they play “white anglos and black roles”.

marjanel November 7, 2015 at 1:44 pm


fuzzybear44 March 1, 2017 at 11:24 pm

Quote( You don’t see Asians playing White people. )

But I have seen white people playing Asians, black, and native american

Vanessa April 5, 2012 at 9:12 am

A person that her mother is withe and her father is black
is a black person
She’s mixed …yes… but doesn’t stop to be black
Don’t forget the One-drop rule.
meaning any person with “one drop of black blood” is considered black.
I’m mixed to but i know that i’m black

lanadelrey August 30, 2015 at 4:31 pm

If you can say that you are black you also can say that you are white, 50% 50%, she also looks very white to me, she can easily say she is white.
But thats wrong she is not white, she is not black she is MIX ignorant people

bleachsoda April 10, 2016 at 2:59 pm

the one drop rule is retarded as fuck

fatkat February 27, 2017 at 8:01 am

exactly. The one drop rule is just massive bullshit

fuzzybear44 March 1, 2017 at 11:33 pm

I don’t think anyone actually follows that rule. Even when it was first conceived, it was rarely enforced. The government will label you as a baby, but later on, you label yourself. You guys are also taking away personal choice. You ever thought that some of these mixed-bloods actually want to be seen as black?

Bobatu March 25, 2012 at 2:10 am
kAyla March 5, 2012 at 12:11 pm

She look exactly what she is,black and white..

ggg March 5, 2012 at 10:50 am

people is so stupid im a real mexican from mexico and she doesnt look nothing like mexican if she came to visit mexico i would tougth she is foreiner

ena March 24, 2012 at 8:03 pm

What about the Afro mexicans they do exist i met quite of few in california.

Sue Elle May 21, 2015 at 12:03 am

The Afro-Mexicans I’ve seen look more like zambos (mix between African and Native American). Madison would look more like a Dominican (primarily of Southern European and African descent with only minor Native American ancestry).

fuzzybear44 March 1, 2017 at 11:35 pm

I seen some Afro-Mexicans that look just like her

boss February 17, 2012 at 7:04 am

she black

Lovely February 24, 2012 at 12:57 am

No, she’s not “Black” !! She’s “Black & White” !!! Stop calling Mixed (Black & White) people “Black”, because, they’re not :) !!

Adamina September 14, 2016 at 12:34 am

@lovely Mixed people (Black and White) are actually Black….and White

Maria December 30, 2011 at 5:18 pm

She is so pretty. I love her hair it’s just like mine.

Kayleene September 29, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Madison is Mexican she stated it on Some website .

Casey March 31, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Yea, She said her mom was Mexican.

Magis September 5, 2011 at 7:27 am

I think madison is mexican on her dads side just go on her and look at the pictures of her dad

Ariana decir-gracias! August 9, 2011 at 8:35 am

She is not mexican! Shes white and black! She just took her white side to look be a lightskinned person, shes still black and white . . .

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