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 the son of Domenico Dall’Ava and Rosina Tulpo, who were from Nogarole Vicentino, Veneto, Italy. 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 –

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bablah September 14, 2017 at 6:08 pm

Joseph Paul Dallava was the son of Domenico Dall’Ava and Rosina Tulpo from Nogarole Vicentino, Veneto.

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 . . .

lovely July 26, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Omg I thought she was black and puertorican. I’m italian,puertorican,and african american.but she african american,irish,french,italian. Most people think she mexican,african american.she very pretty and cute and a great actress

kimmievalentine July 4, 2011 at 10:17 pm

she’s so beautiful <3

Mira12 May 16, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Sorry but u all sound dumb! the child is what she is and she is very beautiful! Its so typical america to try and figure the race of a person. Y not just say she is beautiful and leave it at that!?! and if u must know what her mixture is then know it and leave it at that. we are all of some mixture… america just see’s everyone in black and white. also african american or black people vary in colors and countries. There are black people everywhere but people are too scared to reveal their past.

Dee March 19, 2011 at 10:28 am

She is not Mexican.

Her mother is Italian/French and Irish


ethnic March 19, 2011 at 5:59 pm
Makayla March 17, 2011 at 2:45 pm

“Correction” Madison is also irish french and italian
You have to scroll down alot cause it is in her tweets

danaeSUCKS March 7, 2011 at 9:06 pm

african really? I thought she had italian and filipino, haha

Makayla March 7, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Madison is also irish french and italian..

leelee December 5, 2010 at 12:52 pm

she is my cousin she is african american and white she does not have any kind of hispanic ancestors

hmmm November 18, 2010 at 11:54 pm

She does look BLACKXICAN, more Mexican features but mixed hair or white & black mixed.

Kezia December 13, 2010 at 6:54 pm

dude she doesn’t even have mexican features im half mexian half jamaican no im not lying about my ethnicity. she looks like
shes half black half white beleive me i grew upp with my moms side of the family(the mexican and white half) and i know when i see a mixed person and she doesn’t look like she has mexican features.well not that much more caucasion features though

Arnold & Willis March 7, 2011 at 10:27 am

Who are you to say what she looks like? Everyone is different. You don’t have the right to define anyone but YOURSELF.

Makayla March 6, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Madison is also irish french and italian

Richard Kerr March 19, 2011 at 7:01 pm

you do realize that not all mexicans are mexican features that you pick.. levy williams, guy ecker, and another white mexican are those exampls definitely. some mexicans are white.. besides features are features, some people are gonna look mexican even they are not.. features defer sometimes…

miki November 12, 2010 at 4:11 pm

hello anyone dere?

bzbunni October 23, 2010 at 7:07 pm

I kinda figured she had black in her when they placed her as the Rock’s daughter in that movie The Game Plan. don’t ask me why…call it Intuition lol

andriana October 11, 2010 at 12:22 pm

i thought she was half american, quater mexican and quater white! oh well she is still pretty! i love her hair so much!

Richard Kerr March 19, 2011 at 7:02 pm

You dont make sense at all with the half american… what is half american???

izzy August 5, 2010 at 1:59 pm

she is realy pretty i love her hair

Amber August 5, 2010 at 9:59 am

dat bitch up there aint the real madison
madison even sed she was black and mexican of tv

Bella July 21, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Madison Pettis is half Black and Mexican!

Madison July 15, 2010 at 10:29 am

I am not black, I am Mexican and White.

Total23 August 5, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Oh Please! Were Really Gonna Believe You!

navelgirl123 August 18, 2010 at 3:04 am

yea nd really you can kinda tell by her her you no she has to have black in her lol

Makayla March 7, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Yo you gotta admit though if you seen madisons dad he dont look black he look mexican..

Cindyj27 July 4, 2010 at 9:09 pm

I didn’t know that she was half black/half mexican. I thought that she was black and white. Or Puerto Rican or Dominican. She’s a very pretty girl. That American Girl doll that she carries around on the show Corey in the House looks just like her.

Anonymous June 3, 2010 at 10:43 pm

i thought she was half african and white,but she is mexican and african,she has real pretty hair

Adriana May 9, 2010 at 7:33 am

I think she looks half african american and half white. Maybe her mexican ancestry is mostly part white and her african american parent isn’t very dark skinned.

Nice mix!

Fuzzybear May 9, 2010 at 12:23 pm

To Adriana and Unknown

I got to admit she actually fool me,but looking at her in this pic,I think you can see it better:

Total23 August 5, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Still Don’t See It!

navelgirl123 August 18, 2010 at 3:06 am

you do realize you can be the darkest of the dark nd have a baby with a white or hispanic person nd its most likely gonna turn out a light carmal or even a white complextion

Unknown May 9, 2010 at 7:09 am

I didn’t know she was mixed African & Mexican. I thought she was Mexican & White.

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