Birth Name: Joseph Lawrence Mignogna, Jr.
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 20, 1976
*English, Northern Irish (mother)
Joey Lawrence, also credited as Joseph Lawrence, is an American actor, singer, and game show host.
Joey is the son of Donna (Shaw) and Joseph Mignogna. He is the brother of actors Matthew Lawrence and Andrew Lawrence. Joey is married to actress Samantha Cope. He has two children with his former wife Chandie Yawn-Nelson; and one child with Samantha.
Joey’s paternal grandfather was named Joseph Lawrence Mignogna (the son of Nicolas/Nickolas Mignogna). Joseph was born in Pennsylvania. Nicolas was born in Riccia, Molise.
Joey’s paternal grandmother was Josephine R. Pinto (the daughter of Domenic/Domenico Pinto and Mary Inverso). Josephine was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents. Domenico was from Casal Velino, Campania.
Joey’s maternal grandfather was Harry William Shaw (the son of Albert Henry Shaw and Violet Knox Thompson). Harry was born in Pennsylvania. Albert was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Northern Ireland, John Becket Shaw and Lucinda Martha “Lucy” Doherty. Violet was the daughter of Harry Roger Thompson and Amelia C. Knox.
Joey’s maternal grandmother was Edna Grace Hallam (the daughter of Thomas Henry Hallam and Edna G. Hartley). Joey’s grandmother Edna was born in Pennsylvania. Thomas was born in Pennsylvania, to English parents, James Hallam and Louisa Taylor. Joey’s great-grandmother Edna was born in England, the daughter of John Hartley and Emily Jane Taylor.
Sources: Obituary of Joey’s paternal grandfather, Joseph Lawrence Mignogna – https://www.loganfuneralhomes.com
Obituary of Joey’s paternal grandmother, Josephine R. (Pinto) Mignogna – http://www.legacy.com
Joey’s maternal grandmother, Edna Grace Hallam, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org