Birth Name: Madison Michelle Pettis
Place of Birth: Arlington, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 22, 1998
*father – African-American
*mother – Irish, French, Italian
Madison Pettis is an American actress and model. She is known for her roles in the films The Game Plan, Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out?, Seven Pounds, Free Style, The Search for Santa Paws, in voice-performance, in the Beverly Hills Chihuahua sequels; Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?, Do You Believe?, American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules, and He’s All That; and on the series Cory in the House and Life with Boys.
Her father is Afircan-American. Her mother has Irish, French, and Italian ancestry.
Madison’s paternal grandfather was James Adell Pettis (the son of Alexander Adell Pettus/Pettis, Jr. and Mary Bonner). James was born in Texas. Mary was the daughter of James Barnes.
Madison’s paternal grandmother was Shelvy Thomas (the daughter of The Rev. Essex Thomas and Georgia/Georgie Green). Shelvy was born in Texas. The Rev. Essex was the son of Silas Thomas and Mary Jane Prince. Georgia was the daughter of George Green and Eisie Hutchison.
Madison’s maternal grandfather is named 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 named 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.
Sources: Genealogies and obituaries of Madison’s paternal grandparents, James Adell Pettis and Shelvy Thomas – https://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Madison’s paternal grandfather, James Adell Pettis – http://hosting-22209.tributes.com
Madison’s maternal great-grandfather, John Emmet Gogan, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Madison’s maternal great-grandfather, John Emmet Gogan – http://www.pittsfield.com