Birth Name: Ava Michelle Cota
Place of Birth: Fenton, Michigan, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 10, 2002
Ethnicity: French-Canadian, Polish, Armenian, English, Irish, Scottish, German
Ava Michelle is an American actress, dancer, and model. She is known for starring in Netflix’s Tall Girl films, and appeared on Dance Moms. She is 6’1½”.
Her mother, Jeanette, owned and operated JC’s Broadway Dance Academy.
Ava’s paternal grandfather is Gregory Paul Cota (the son of George William Cota, Jr. and Ruth Marion Gray). Gregory was born in St. Albans, Franklin, Vermont. George was of at least three quarters French-Canadian descent, and was the son of George William Cota, whose father was born in Québec, and of Hattie V. Wells. Ruth was of English, Irish, and German descent, and was the daughter of Charles Thompson Gray, who was of three quarters Irish and one quarter Colonial American (English) ancestry; and of Flavilla May Hunt, whose father was of Colonial American descent, and whose biological maternal grandparents were German.
Ava’s paternal grandmother is Debra Lynn Zaratzian (the daughter of George John Zaratzian and Virginia Ann Clarkson). George was the son of Harry/Haigazoon J. Zaratzian, who was born in Sivas, Turkey, of Armenian descent, and of Marian/Mariam S. Misakian/Masakian, who was born in New Jersey, to also to ethnic Armenian parents, from Turkey. Virginia was the daughter of Joseph R. Clarkson and Ellen/Helene/Allene Moore.
Ava’s maternal grandfather was named Michael Douglas “Mike” Malinowski (the son of Stanley W. Malinowski and Mary Jane). Stanley likely was born in Michigan, to Polish parents, Nick Malinowski and Julia.
Ava’s maternal grandmother is named Darlene Ann Johnson.
Sources: Genealogy of Ava Michelle – https://famouskin.com
Obituary of Ava’s paternal great-grandfather, George John Zaratzian – https://www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
Ava’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Harry/Haigazoon J. Zaratzian, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Ava’s paternal great-grandmother, Virginia Ann Clarkson, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Ava’s paternal great-grandmother, Virginia Ann (Clarkson) Zaratzian – https://www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
Obituary of Ava’s maternal grandfather, Michael Douglas Malinowski – https://www.legacy.com